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  • Dear customers and friends,

    After much deliberation and soul searching we have made the decision to temporarily close the shop on Saturday 28th March until further notice. The decision wasn’t easy, but the well-being and safety of our staff and customers is paramount, and we feel the risk is too great to justify staying open.

    We want to say thank you to our staff for their hard work and dedication, and also to you, our valued and loyal customers, thank you for your good wishes, and continued support in these difficult and stressful times. When this is all over, that support will be more important than ever.

    We don’t have a reopening date as yet, but will reopen as soon as we consider it safe to do so. We’ll keep in touch regarding any updates via social media or our website.

    Please take the government’s advice seriously, and look after yourselves and each other.

    We WILL be back and we hope we can rely on your support when that happens. See you on the other side!

    Stay Safe!

    1. Covid 19 and Blazing Saddles

    Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, given the fact that so much is unknown, we’ve decided that the responsible thing to do is to postpone the Ebike demo day until the peak is hopefully behind us. We hope everyone understands!

    In the meantime, we have a great range of Ebikes in our Ebike fleet, that are all ready and available to test ride on any day to suit you – please ring or come in for any ebike advice, or to try one for yourself.

    At times like these, getting out and riding a bike in the fresh air is probably just the thing everyone needs.

    What to Expect:

    Friendly advice from eBike specialists, and a wide range of brands and styles of eBikes, so that you can ride and compare models and find the right bike for you. Test riding the bikes is free; just come along, bring a helmet, and some photo ID (driving licence, passport etc)…and of course all your questions about electric bikes. The 4 main brands we’ll have on show are Kalkhoff, Specialized, Ridgeback and Tern. There’ll be bikes in a range of styles and sizes and hopefully, there’ll be something for everyone. Contact us in advance if you have any questions at all!

    Important Information if you are thinking of test riding an eMTB:

    eMTBs on the day

    Due to the very high demand for the eMTB range we will be running 4 mini test rides throughout the day at 10am, 11.30pm, 1pm and 2.30pm, which you’ll need to book in for. There will be a Turbo Levo (Medium), a Turbo Levo SL (Medium) and a Turbo Levo SL (Large). These free test rides will be a short introduction to what the bikes are capable of. Then, if you’re interested in a more in depth test ride, you can book a full day’s demo through the shop at a date to suit you. There is a charge for a full demo day, but that charge is take off the price of any bike you subsequently buy from us.

    The Kalkhoff Range

    New electric bikes for 2020

    The Specialized Range


    Specialized Turbo Levo: E-mountain Bike Magazine’s Best in Test for the second year running.

    Specialized S-Works Turbo Levo in Review

    Specialized Turbo Levo Comp FSR review:

    ‘EXACTLY how all electric mountain bikes should perform. Powerful electric motors and a nuke-proof frame equate to a trail-shredding experience like no other’

    Specialized Turbo Levo SL

    Specialized Turbo Levo SL | Lighter Than Your Old Enduro Bike!


    Specialized Turbo Creo:  Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice 2019

    Specialized S-Works Turbo Creo SL


    Specialized Turbo Vado 3.0

    Specialized Turbo Como 3.0



    The Ridgeback Range

    The Ridgeback X2 – Never Break a Sweat!

    Ridgeback Arcus 2020

    The Ridgeback Cyclone Open Frame 2020

    The Ridgeback Cyclone 2020

    The Tern Range

    Tern HSD P9 Cargo eBike

    Tern Vektron D8 Folding eBike

    Ring 01422844435 or email [email protected] if you have any questions.

  • First things first – it was impossible to stop at 11…so there are an extra 7 hopefully inspiring ideas for stress-free gift buying


    Got enough stuff? Here are 2 final suggestions for that difficult to buy person:

    1. Let them choose their own gift with a Blazing Saddles gift voucher – available from £5
    2. Buy them a bike service – from £40.

    Happy Christmas everyone!