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Silk Road Mountain Race No. 1 // Teaser from Silk Road Mountain Race on Vimeo.

Following in the spirit of the Tour Divide and Transcontinental, Nelson Trees has put together an off-road race through the remote and distant mountains of Kyrgystan that we’re proud to be involved with.

The race is a fixed route, unsupported, single-stage cycle race following gravel, single track, double track and old soviet roads that have long been forgotten and fallen into disrepair. Covering a distance of 1,700kms with 26,000m of climbing and minimal resupply points, it’s a classic adventure race as the film above will testify.

We delighted to support Nelson and the team with a series of race podcasts that will be available before and during the race on this page, the SRMR website and all the usual podcast download sites. Internet coverage in the country is limited and a podcast was thought the best way to file daily reports to the outside world.

Read more about race on the Silk Road Mountain Race website:

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posted by russell - July 16th, 2018

Demo days – your feedback

Like to visit us person, but Scotland is too far for you to travel? Then let us come to you!

We’re planning some demo days around the UK where you can make an appointment to meet us, try out our bikes and ask any questions you might have.

If this is of interest, please complete the online survey (link below) to help us gauge interest and plan what format a demo day might take.

Shand demo day survey

posted by russell - July 13th, 2018

Jenny Graham – Round the World Record Attempt

Jenny sets off on 18 June on her attempt to break the record cycling around the world.

Read more about her record breaking attempt and follow progress here.

posted by russell - June 15th, 2018

We’re recruiting

We’re currently looking to recruit a fabricator to join our team in Livingston, Central Scotland. This is a geat opportunity for anyone hoping to show off their fabrication skills and work for one of the UKs leading bicycle manufacturers.

You’ll be working on producing bicycle frames for both the Shand brand and our sister brand Trillion. Experience in metal fabrication is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with experienece working with manual machine tools (turning and milling). Welding (TIG) and brazing (Oxy/Fuel) skills would be advantageous.

– Good experience using hand tools such as files and drills
– Basic knowledge metallurgy (specifically steel)
– Good experience working from engineering drawings
– Attention to detail and accurate working
– Proactive and team player

– Experience using milling machines and lathes
– Basic gas and tig welding skills
– Basic experience in fixture / tool making
– Interest in cycling / bicycles advantageous

You’ll be working with a team that includes other fabricator, welders, painter etc.

Applications (CV and covering letter) by email only to

posted by steven - May 24th, 2018

Lower deposits!

We’ve decided to lower the deposit amount for anyone placing an order for a Shand as of today. The new deposit is £250 for both frames and full bikes (previously £500 and £1000 respectively).

We’ve had some feedback that the £1000 deposit was just sometimes a little too high to place the order at the right time. Perhaps payday was too far far away or it was going to take a little while to save up. Hopefully this will mean more people will get their order in earlier and will get their bike sooner.

posted by steven - April 24th, 2018

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