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MASS CYCLE RIDE
Saturday, June 16 at 2pm
In support of better cycling for Shepway
and a shoreline cycleway from Folkestone to Dungeness
Start: Sandgate Seafront at The Ship
Farthest Point: Aldergate Bridge, Romney Marsh
Finish: The Bell Inn, Hythe, for barbecue
or call 01303 226234 / 07880 702969
Please call into the Hub Cycle Shop, Sandgate to sign the petition or click on the Link to sign the e-petition
Many ThanksPosted by: simon on Monday, June 11th, 2012 posted in: News > Shop > Team
You will be sure to get a surprise!
Not Bears but Giraffe’s your very own safari……….along the new part of NR2 from Botolphs Bridge to Aldergate Bridge.
Well a splendid ride out on the marsh with some fantastic views
Tame Lane a fantastic quiet cycling route
Botolphs Bridge Rest Spot!
Starting off at the Military Canal and following NR2 all the way across the marsh and back a great ride for all levels!Posted by: simon on Saturday, May 26th, 2012 posted in: News > Shop > Team
A Fantastic idea!
Please sign this petition many thanks
Fresh in a Fantastic collection of Tee’s and Cycle Jersey’s from Morvélo
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Had a splendid day dishing out tea to the Tweed Run Cyclist’s
Tea, Tweed and Vintage Bicycles what more could you want!
A Superb “Flying Gate”
Female Version of “Le Randonneur”Posted by: simon on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 posted in: News > Shop > Team
We have just finished a beautiful bespoke build
on a Titanium Enigma Etape Frame
with a full Ultegra group set.Posted by: simon on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 posted in: News > Shop > Team
Just one of the many things we offer in our workshop are “Bike Builds”
It could be a new Carbon or Ti Build for your road bike or the latest “All Mountain” MTB or in this case a restoration project for a 1974 Peugeot “Le Randonneur”
Both Wheel Bearings Sorted!
BB Bearings Serviced and Cranks Installed
Using Continental Cotter Pins!
Original Simplex Rear Mech
Back in Place!
A Little Bit Of Luxury
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Story So Far………Posted by: simon on Monday, April 23rd, 2012 posted in: News > Shop > Team
British cyclists will continue to deliver Olympic success even if Dave Brailsford gives up day-to-day control of the team, says GB rider Ed Clancy.
Brailsford combines his role as GB performance director with his position running Team Sky and could focus solely on the latter after London 2012.
“It will be hard to replace him if he goes,” said Clancy.
“[But] he’s doing great things with Team Sky and if he wants to go there will be no hard feelings from us.”
Clancy believes Brailsford, who joined British Cycling as a consultant in the late 1990s and now has responsibility for the entire team, would leave a lasting legacy.
“He’s already done us a massive favour over the years, and I’m sure the infrastructure he’ll leave behind, if he goes, will be pretty stable and things will carry on,” said Clancy.
“I know the team is funded until 2016, so onwards and upwards.”
Five-time world champion Clancy won his Olympic gold as part of a world record-breaking team-pursuit quartet, and it was one of a remarkable haul of 14 medals claimed by GB in Beijing, including seven golds from 10 events in the velodrome.
This built on impressive returns from the Athens and Sydney Olympics, which helped Great Britain emerge as a cycling superpower.
Brailsford’s part in this made him the obvious choice to manage Sky’s high-profile foray into the competitive world of road cycling.
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“We know we’ve got our work cut out to beat them [Australia] but it’s great to be trading punches with them again”
Now in their third full season, the team can boast the best of British talent in Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins, as well as foreign stars such as Edvald Boasson Hagen and Richie Porte.
Speaking shortly before this month’s
Brailsford hinted for the first time that he can no longer continue to do both jobs to the same high standard.
“The growth of cycling is enormous and there’s only so much I can do in a day,” the 48-year-old said.
“There’s no doubt that with all the responsibilities I have it’s difficult to maintain the same level of detail across the entire programme.
“I think we’re all in agreement that it would make sense for my role, or my job description, to shift slightly, but we’ll review that after the Games.”
This prompted British Cycling’s chief executive Ian Drake to stress that nothing would change until after London 2012, and the link between British Olympic cycling and Team Sky would remain, with Brailsford central to that relationship.
For his part, Clancy is relaxed about any changes that may be made to the management structure, particularly after GB’s fine display in Melbourne, where the team won half of the events that will be staged in the Olympic Velodrome in August.
GB’s victory in the men’s team pursuit was especially significant as it came after a few years that had seen fierce rivals Australia gain the upper hand.
“It was probably the first time that our A team and theirs has come together since Beijing and we beat them,” said the 27-year-old, who is also likely to ride the omnium in London, a multi-discipline event he won at the
“We know we’ve got our work cut out to beat them but it’s great to be trading punches with them again.”
Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/sport/0/cycling/17743885Posted by: keith on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 posted in: News
17 April 2012
Last updated at 12:30
Sir Chris Hoy is a four-time Olympic champion
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy’s first bicycle was a girl’s bike, the Olympic gold medallist’s mother has revealed.
Sir Chris, 36, a four-time Olympic champion who won three golds at the 2008 Beijing Games, got the second-hand bike from his neighbour.
His mother, Carol Hoy, said he broke the bike “very quickly” so had to get a new one.
She said she thinks it is “mad” he earns his living by riding a bike but said she is very proud of him.
Mrs Hoy said: “His first ever bike was a girl’s bike, handed over by a neighbour.
“I don’t think he realised it was a girl’s bike at the time. He managed to break that very quickly which perhaps meant he’d like a new one.”
His Olympic titles are “very, very proud moments” but Carol Hoy added: “Then I was proud of him when he won the egg-and-spoon race when he was a wee boy as well. So I’m just a boring mum who loves her kids.”
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I thought he was going to cry with happiness”
Sir Chris Hoy’s mother
Chris Hoy is considered one of Britain’s biggest medal hopes for London 2012.
Mrs Hoy’s view of her son’s success forms part of eight short documentary-style films, commissioned by Olympic sponsor Procter and Gamble.
Each tells the story of raising a world-class athlete.
Mrs Hoy recalled: “I think it does seem mad to earn your living from riding a bike, but it’s what makes him happy.”
Edinburgh-born Sir Chris got his first BMX bike when he was about eight or nine.
Mrs Hoy said: “I thought he was going to cry with happiness when we took him to the shop, he was so excited, thrilled.”
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London 2012 – One extraordinary year
He has a BSc Honours in applied sports science from Edinburgh University.
She added: “When he said he wanted to continue with cycling and he was at university and I said ‘Fine, but university is the priority. Once you’ve done that, it’s up to you.’
“Secretly I was thinking ‘Hmm, you’ve got a really good degree and he wants to ride a bike…’.
“Did I say that to Chris? No. I think in my heart I thought he’ll get fed up with that in a couple of months.
“I’m really glad I didn’t say it to him.”Posted by: keith on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 posted in: News
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