23rd April 2014

Get Cycling in Sheffield

Get cycling in SheffieldWe are marking the fourth anniversary of the opening of our shop on Broadfield Road (off Abbeydale Road) by running a year-long programme of events under the banner, Get Cycling in Sheffield.

Beyond The Tour

As you are no doubt aware, the start of the world’s most famous cycle race has been renamed Le Tour Yorkshire this year. The Tour coming to Sheffield is indeed a fantastic occasion that will put cycling in Yorkshire in the spotlight. For two days. We’re on a mission to make cycling in Sheffield more accessible for more people, any day of any year, Tour or no Tour. That’s why we have set up a programme of events designed to help you (and perhaps your cycle-sceptical friends) feel more comfortable about cycling in Sheffield (and far beyond). Our Get Cycling in Sheffield programme covers a variety of activities including basic bicycle DIY classes; comfort fit consultancies; Dr Bike sessions where we go out to your workplace or organisation or you come to us; and rides from the shop. An outstanding feature of our Get Cycling in Sheffield programme is that every one of these activities is free.

Get Cycling in Sheffield Programme of Events

  1. Basic Bike DIY for Beginners
  2. Comfort Fit Consultation
  3. Dr Bike
  4. Group Rides

Sheffield classes1. Basic Bike DIY for Beginners

We piloted FREE classes in basic cycle maintenance and repairs in our shop this April (see our blog). These classes proved so popular, we will continue hosting at least two x 3-hour classes per month over the summer months. Why? Because we know you’ll be a more self-confident cyclist when you discover how easy it can be to, for instance, deal with a puncture and keep your brakes and gears in good working order.

Booking Essential
To book yourself onto a FREE Basic Bike DIY class, pop into our shop on Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S8 0XQ. Alternatively, you can call us on 0845 257 0808 or 0131 331 5010 to book your place. Dates

  • August – Saturday 30
  • September –  Sunday 14, Saturday 27

Sheffield shop Comfort Fit Zone

2. Comfort Fit Consultation

Are you sitting comfortably? Or is riding a bike a pain in the ass, or neck, or back or wrists or whatever? We’ve all been there too, so feel free to pop into our shop anytime for free advice on getting more comfortable on your bike. As an approved Specialized dealer, our Sheffield shop is equipped with the Body Geometry Arch-o-Meter that quickly gauges your footwear requirements. The Specialized Body Geometry Ass-o-Meter equally swiftly measures your sit bones, and can therefore discreetly guide you towards a more comfortable saddle. If you would like a more intensive consultation, we can book you and your bike for a free one-hour Comfort Fit session with a trained member of our team. You’ll be invited to sit on your own bike, which will be mounted on a stationary home trainer, so our guy can gauge your riding position and offer advice on how it can be improved to maximise comfort and performance. Booking Not Essential Drop into the shop and we may well be able to address your comfort needs on the spot. Alternatively, you can book your free one-hour Comfort Fit Consultation in advance if you pop into our shop on Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S8 0XQ or call us on 0114 255 8580. 

3. Dr Bike

If you are thinking of organising a Bike Day at your workplace, school, club or college, our Dr Bike service can arrange a 2-or-so-hour visit and offer free bike checks and a free chain clean and lube service at your organisation. We need a little notice to arrange an appointment with Dr Bike, so please email our Sheffield shop manager Ian Hibberd with your Bike Day plans and contact details. Dates

  • August, September – Dates to be confirmed

Just come along with your bike to our shop at Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S8 0XQ.

Sheffield group ride4. Group Rides

You’ve got a bike. You like the idea of riding in a group. But you’re worried you might struggle to keep up with the pace of an established cycling club. Come join us on one of our rides. Our rides will take you on a loop of around 20 miles beginning and ending at our shop at Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S8 0XQ. One promise. We will never leave you behind. No booking required. Just turn up. Riders need to be over 18. Dates

  • September – Sunday 21, 10am

Gallery of route

A few examples of the lovely views on the ride, taken by shop manager, Ian.

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