Events

 

Here you’ll find up to date information about events being organised by us whether it’s demo days, out of hours social rides, races, event support or anything else you care to think of! As a community cycle store it’s really important for us to engage with our customers on a personal level and share the joy of riding bikes, we feel a great bike shop is more than just a place to buy things and should be as much about promoting the lifestyle and passion for sport.  We welcome anyone and everyone and hope you can join us on our next event!

 

Upcoming Events

 

 


Wednesday Night Cross

 

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Ahhh Cyclocross. Mud, bobble hats, beer and some of the best racing you can get for £15 quid a go. We think it’s ace and you should too. With a huge spectrum of riders and races scattered all over the north west with a real ‘have a go’ atmosphere it’s a sport that everyone should try.

Wednesday Night Cross Training at 

Oldfield Brow Recreation Ground

Altrincham

WA14 4LE

A friendly all inclusive social session to work on skills, fitness and Cyclocross specific technique. We aim to practice race scenarios working on high intensity fitness and specific skills such as off camber corners, dismounting and maintaining momentum.

Sessions will start at 6:30 and run for about one hour – you are more than welcome to leave with us from the shop and leave any gear / cars there for collection afterwards. kids are more than welcome.

Taped sections of course? You betcha
Some of the ‘Regulars’

 

 

You will need:

  • Lights to get too and from the park safely and for during the session. It’s getting dark at the ground now so lights are a must to see clearly, we can provide two or three head lights if needed.
  • Helmet – This is mandatory for Kid’s and Adults – No lid, no ride.
  • An off-road capable bike – we strongly recommend tyres with a good tread as the grass will be slippery in places. Mountain bikes can be used if you prefer although a proper Cyclocross bike with decent tyres is the best option.
  • Under 16’s MUST be accompanied by an Adult, preferably on a bike. We are getting an increased number of youth participants which is great but with just myself acting as Shepherd it can be difficult to keep the adults busy and the Kid’s supervised. Dig out your bike and come and join in with the kids, you’ll love it and so will they!

This will be a new venture for us so keep posted on social media to check for any updates.


 

Wheel Truing Basics

Wednesday 8th of January – 2020 – 6:30pm

Classes are FREE to attend but limited to 6 attendees please let us know asap if you would like to attend

 

What is this class about?

Wobbly wheels getting you down? Fear not for the first of our Workshop Classes for 2020 will be covering Wheel Truing Basics. In this class we will give a break down of the components of a modern wheel explaining their function and differences in material with the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular wheel types on the market today. We will show you the basic techniques for truing wheels as well as the essential tools for the job and techniques for straightening buckled wheels to get you home on a ride. We will also cover essential wheel maintenance and how to keep your wheels in the best possible condition.

How long will the class be?

This class will run for 1 hour approximately.

What do I need?

Just yourself! We will be providing refreshments and hot drinks on the night. If you have your own wheel you would like to ask any questions please do bring it along. We’ll be getting you to try your hand at wheel truing so best to wear clothes which you don’t mind getting dirty.

 

Winter Maintenance

Wednesday 15th of January – 2020 – 6:30pm

Classes are FREE to attend but limited to 6 attendees please let us know asap if you would like to attend

 

What is this class about?

Our popular winter maintenance class returns and will cover the basics of cleaning, lubing and maintaining your bike with an emphasis on best practice for winter and wet weather riding. We’ll show you a range of bike cleaning products from Juice Lubes, what they do and how they should be used. We’ll show you how to monitor and check the condition of components to avoid premature wear and we’ll also give you top tips and tricks to keep your bike running smooth all through the winter months and beyond.

How long will the class be?

This class will run for 1 hour approximately.

What do I need?

Just yourself! We will be providing refreshments and hot drinks on the night. Demonstrating cleaning products can (ironically?) be a messy business so it’s best to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

 

 

Ladies Night

Friday 24th of January – 2020 – 7pm

Classes are FREE to attend but limited to 6 attendees please let us know asap if you would like to attend

 

What is this class about?

These free to attend classes are exclusively for women who want to learn some basic maintenance skills to help keep their bikes running smoothly and perform puncture repairs.

In the class we will cover:

Puncture Repair – Replacing and repairing an inner tube

Basic Maintenance – A look at the most useful maintenance
products, what they do and how to use them to look after your bike.

All attendees will receive 20% off Juice lubes cleaning and maintenance products on the night and free Prosecco will be provided! Why else would we do this on a Friday night!?
We welcome women of all levels of experience so don’t worry if any of the above is something you’ve never done before, we’ll help and guide you every step of the way until you can tackle puncture repairs and
daily maintenance like pro!

How long will the class be?

This class will run for 1 hour approximately.

What do I need?

Just yourself! We will be providing refreshments and hot drinks on the night.