We’ll be at the NEC Cycle Show again this year (28-30 September, Stand G71) and have 15 complementary tickets to give away.
To get your hands on one just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Friday 14 September and we’ll make a draw from emails received then send tickets to successful submissions on Monday 17 September.
Please provide your name and postal address in the email so we can send a ticket if your name is drawn.
Please note that complimentary tickets are only valid for Friday 28th and Sunday 30th – NOT Saturday 29th.
We’re launching an interactive map showing where Shand riders are having their adventures all around the globe and would love you to get involved.
If you’re a Shand rider and want to help populate our map, head over to this page to see how you can get involved.
Thanks and we’re looking forward to seeing all the awesome, inspiring entries!
If you’re reading this I’ll be well on my way to Kyrgyzstan to take part in the above. I’ve not mentioned previously as with one thing and another I didn’t think I’d actually make it to the start line.
The original plan was to make an attempt on the Tour Divide Race this year, but having done the graft throughout winter (and what a winter it was), I injured my back at Easter, resulting in the decision not to head to Banff. However, as the injury improved, an alternative loomed in the shape of the Silk Road Mountain Race (that we also happen to be supporting).
I really don’t know what the next couple of weeks will hold and I’ve never been so wound up and stressed about getting to a start line, but if the planets finally align in the next couple of days I’m going to be lucky enough to experience an adventure like no other – regardless of outcome.
To follow the race from 18 August, visit DotWatcher/SRMR.
In conjunction with Developing Mountain biking in Scotland we will have the following bikes available to try out at Peel Tower, Glentress (near Peebles) in the Scottish Borders:
There are numerous forest roads and trails to ride (as well as the paved cycle path along the Tweed valley) and bikes will be available to book in 90-minute slots from 9am.
If you’re interested in a demo, email email@example.com with the bike you’re interested in and a rough idea of time you’d like to ride and we’ll be back in touch with details.
Date for demo day is Saturday 1 September.
Try before you buy for Rohloff customers
Like the idea of a Rohloff bike, but never tried one before? Well now’s your chance. As well as demo days, we’re planning to offer a Try before you buy scheme for customers interested in our Rohloff bikes.
The way it would work is like this:
1. Contact us about the bike you’re interested in
2. Pay a refundable deposit to the value of the bike
3. We send the bike to you to try, then you have it ready for collection after 5 days by us
4. After delivery of the bike to Shand we refund your deposit, less £120 fee to cover delivery, collection and other costs.
If you place an order, then the £120 fee will be deducted from the cost of the bike when you place the order.
If you’d like to try one of our Rohloff bikes, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to help us gauge interest and the bikes required for us to make this work.