All our customers are important, but it’s fair to say it’s not every day you get to collaborate on a project with a seven times Olympic medalist.
The Keirin track bike you see above was a collaboration between Sir Chris Hoy, bicycle designer James Olsen and ourselves – and it would be fair to say we’re rather pleased with the result.
If you’d like to learn more about the project then you can read Brian Palmer’s interview on The Washing Machine Post: Sir Chris Hoy’s new bike.
Some more pictures of the project can be found on our Flickr set.
New jerseys are in production with Endura and will be available in October.
The order consists of short-sleeve jerseys with 3/4 length zip, but there’s scope for the following to be made if you pre-order before end of July:
– Short-sleeve : full length zip
– Roubaix jacket : insulated winter windproof
– Gilet : insulated winter windproof
– Gilet : lightweight summer windproof
If you’d like to be notified when pre-orders can be made through our shop (along with sizing and other details), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Shand kit’ and we’ll let you know.
Ian Barrington rode a Shand 29er in the Highland Trail 550, the UK’s toughest bikepacking event – an uncompromising 550 mile route through the Highlands of Scotland. Watch his film to see how he got on.
A writeup of the race can be read on his blog post here: Highland Trail Race 550.
Location: Peel Tower, Glentress (nr Peebles)
Time: 15:00 – 19:00 (free entry)
As part of the Tweedlove bike festival, we’ll have a couple of bikes on show along with other innovative bike products being developed in Scotland. If you’re in the area, come along and say hi.
More info here: Scottish Bike Product Showcase.
Here at Shand World HQ we’re excited to announce that we have a new rider on board. Ian Barrington who is an accomplished endurance rider/racer will be riding on Shand bikes this year. The first call of duty for Ian will be to tackle the daunting Highland Trail 550 next weekend (that’s if we finish his bike on time!). Ian finished 2nd in this race last year (on a singlespeed) but the organisers obviously though the route was too easy so they’ve tacked on an additional 130 miles!
The kind of riding Ian does will bring some fantastic input to our product development. We’re going to try and get Ian to write up some of his races and adventures on our blog too so it’ll be worth keeping an eye out for that.