Been thinking of ordering a hand-built Shand bike? Well now is the perfect time because if you place an order by 24 December 2018 you will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win one of 2 sets of accessories and/or upgrades worth up to £350 RRP.
This could be a combination of components, dynamo, lighting, racks, dropper post – anything really that’s available from our current suppliers.
Ready to place the order or want to know more? Pick up the phone or send us a message!
*The small print: The two winners will be announced on 3 January 2019 and names will be drawn from a list of customer orders for full bikes or frames placed between 1 November 2018 and midnight of 31 December 2018. Only customers placing new orders up to and including 31 December are eligible for participation in the prize draw.
Just placed an order and not yet received your bike or frame? Don’t worry, your order will be included in the prize draw as mentioned above.
As you may be aware, Jenny Graham completed her record-breaking cycle around the world on 19 October 2018.
On her way home to Inverness, she stopped by Shand HQ to tell us all about it, so we decided to record a video interview of her experiences and hear her thoughts about the Shand Stooshie she used to break the record.
In addition to the video above, in the next month or so we plan to share a longer edit of the interview where Jenny talks more about her epic 124 days riding around the world.
Everyone needs a little bit of help finding the right gifts for their family and friends at Christmas. So if your nearest and dearest are still asking “What would you like for Christmas?” you might just be able to help them – and get your hands on a hand-built Shand bike, made just for you.
We’re pleased to offer gift vouchers that can be used across our range of cycles and accessories. These are available in any amount between £50 and £1,000 and come in the format of a personalised letter from Steven Shand and can include a head tube badge in a smart presentation box for eventual fitting to the completed frame or bike.
Just ask your friends and family to call 01506 435 400 or send us and email and we will do the rest.
The small print: Gift vouchers can be used for all or part-cost of an order. Gift vouchers are issued by Shand Cycles Limited and only redeemable for a frame or full bike from the Shand Cycles range by either the intended recipient of the voucher or the original purchaser of the voucher. Vouchers are valid for a period of 18 month from purchase date.
Price increases are never a good thing (we’ve held off an increase as long as possible), but increasing supplier costs and currency devaluation means prices on all our models will increase from the start of December.
On the positive side however, all orders placed before the end of November can be secured at the current listed prices.
We know that prospective customers take a time to make a decision to place an order so hopefully announcement of the increase will give enough notice to take advantage of current prices.
Thanks for your support.
First of all a very big thank you to all of you that completed our online survey. Whether you are one of Shand’s current valued customers or our cohort of followers, we are grateful for the time you took to answer our questions. We are completely blown away by the fantastic feedback you have provided us with. We are analyzing the results of the survey at the moment and we are certain that with your help we could make our bikes and your experience on them even better!
We are also delighted to announce that the lucky winner of our Stoater bike prize draw is David Moore from Fareham. Congratulations David, and we look forward to creating your bike in the next few weeks!
We caught up with David in the last couple of days to share the news and this is what he had to say:
So David how did it feel to win the Shand bike?
To be frank I am flabbergasted!! Indeed I am very pleased and thank you. I didn’t really expect to win anything so it has been a great surprise.
We hear you have a couple of road bikes but you have been after a gravel bike for a while?
Well, I was really after something more versatile, something that you can ride on the road but you can also take off-piste. I like the idea of exploring different routes and while I am not a mountain biker, I have been researching Shand and was after a more comfortable ride than the off-the-shelf bikes. The Stoater is my dream bike and I am so pleased that I will soon have one which will complement my carbon and titanium bikes.
You mentioned in the survey that Shand was the only bike manufacturer you considered – why?
It all started with me reading Emily Chappell’s book, that really inspired me and got me thinking about the gravel/adventure bikes. Then of course I followed Jenny Graham, who has been so amazing beating the world record for circumnavigating the globe unassisted on a Shand and that really made up my mind.
I wanted a steel bike, hand-built individually for a better and more comfortable ride. I really like the fact that someone has taken the time and care to create the right bike just for me. I love the fact that Shand’s made in Britain, by people who cycle and love cycling. I was most impressed with the Shand team – we chatted a few times and although the bike is a little bit more expensive, to me it is completely worth it.
We noticed that you have decided to upgrade the bike we gave away to the Stoater Rolhoff. Tell us more about that?
I did lots of research on the Rolhoff gear hub and spoke to Steven at Shand on a number of occasions. He explained that it is low maintenance and why it was better suited for cycling off the beaten track. I am pretty convinced about its reliability which is why – although it is different from what I’ve had in the past – I decided to upgrade from the bike that I won.
Great – so where do you think you will be taking your new Stoater when you receive it?
I haven’t decided quite yet but I am really looking forward to trying it out first on the hills around where I live. Then start planning something adventurous!
We are really excited that David will soon be able to experience what we at Shand love about adventure cycling. Once again well done and congratulations!