Saturday 19th May started hot and just got hotter, which more than made up for the hail and gales of previous years! The Brompton Hill Climb is now in its 4th year, and involves the riding of a small wheeled folding bicycle up the longest continuous gradient in England; a rise of 968 feet over 5 and a half miles. The course record on a Brompton is 24 minutes – highly respectable given that the road bike course record is nearly 16 minutes;
The last 3 years have seen some creative fancy dress ideas including Dracula, a full scuba diving suit and flippers, clowns, and many more. This year the majority of riders chose to dress up and I’ve no idea how some of them made it up the hill, especially considering the temperature! So, in no particular order, here are some of the faces (and one faceless rider) who helped to make last year’s hill climb such a fun affair.
Some stuck to lycra…not literally, although it was very very hot.
Here are some of the best fancy dress costumes from the day – considering the heat, a very impressive effort.
And then there was this…
Some had had their bikes groomed for the occasion! This very special Brompton was custom pimped with inline skate wheels, a green Brooks saddle, green valve caps, union jack mudflaps and a sparkling green paint job. Fran wins most blinged Brompton.
Riding a Brompton isn’t usually considered to be hazardous, but a couple of competitors were taking no chances and turned up in full face helmets…
And the views at the top made it well worth the climb. That and the ice – cream van!
A great success!
We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who attended our E Bike demo day last Sunday. More than 100 people attended over the day and over 50 people took bikes out to test ride, which is even more than last year!
If you were there and gave us your details you should have already received an email containing a thank you gift voucher – a few of the forms filled in were missing email addresses, so if this might be you, do get in touch, and we will email your £100 to you. The voucher is valid towards the purchase of any new Ebike bought before August 2019.
Choose your package
We offer the following packages with the purchase of any E-Bike.
Package A: Accessories
10% of the value of your new E-Bike in accessories including clothing, tools, parts, bags etc.
Example: Cost of bike £1800
Accessories package worth £180
Package B: Servicing
(In addition to your first free check up service)
Two further free services ie no labour charges over the course of your first year. (Parts not included)
These services will include any software updates which need to be done
For advice and any other questions, just ask a member of staff who will be happy to help you.
Sunday 24th March
Mytholmroyd Community Centre
Experience the amazing feeling of riding an electric bike.
There’ll be friendly advice from e-bike specialists, and a wide range of brands and styles of e-bikes, so that you can ride and compare models and find the right bike for you.
Test riding the bikes is free and you can try as many as you want (subject to availability)!
Just come along, bring a helmet, and some photo ID (driving licence, passport etc)…and of course all your questions about electric bikes.
Bikes available to test from Kalkhoff, Ridgeback, Raleigh, Specialized and Saracen -here’s a taste of some of the bikes tested at last year’s event. This year’s fleet to be confirmed soon. Watch this space!
Refreshments (most likely cake…) will be available!