Ian took part in the BareBones 200 last weekend in his native Wales and although it’s primarily meant to be a MTB event, this was the second time he’s done it on his Stooshie. Read about his experience over on his Middle Ring All The Way blog.
Next week we’ll be heading south to setup shop at the NEC Cycle Show and you’ll find us on stand number F63.
We also have 10 complimentary tickets to give away, so if you’re planning on coming to see us, send an email to email@example.com with the following details before midday on Monday 19 September to claim a free ticket:
First come, first served – oh and only one ticket per request!
Show website: http://www.cycleshow.co.uk
We’re giving some advance notice that prices on our all bikes will go up on the 10th of August this year. We’ve held off on price increases for as long as we could but we just don’t have the option any more.
As a small company, our buying habits dictate that we’re always going to be a little more at risk of price fluctation of raw materials and components. 2 major things have contributed to this increase, the price of locally sourced parts and components and the drop in the value of sterling. Obviously these 2 issues are closely connected. Most of the suppliers we use who are based here in the UK but are buying materials in from outside the UK have increased their pricing quite substantially over the past 6 months. As an example, we’re seeing huge price hikes of up to 20% on some Shimano products. The second issue that affects us is that we buy a significant part of our stock from outside the UK and we pay for this in Euros or US Dollars. The value of sterling is currently very low against both these currencies, this has an immediate and direct affect on how much in real terms it costs us to buy tubes or hubs or dropouts etc.
Obviously any orders placed before the 10th of August will be secured at the pre-increase price no matter when the balance is paid or the bike is delivered.
Can’t believe it’s 12 months since last year’s race and although I’ve not made it to the start for 2016, Emily Chappell has and she’s written some pre-race thoughts over on her blog.
We wish Emily all the very best of luck and you can follow her and the other riders live over on the Trackleaders TCR page. A fine distraction for the next couple of weeks for sure!
Emily was first woman to arrive in XXX after 3,980kms covering the route in 13 days, 10 hours and 28 minutes. Chapeau Emily – an amazing result!
Laurence borrowed our Drove for the week and took to the Pembrokeshire coastline with presenter Sean Fletcher to explain the joys of off-road touring. You can also view the programme here on iPlayer Countryfile after broadcast.