Customer Reviews

Read some of our Google and Facebook reviews.

Dave Lomax reviewed Blazing Saddles – 5 stars 

Superb turnaround on a Saturday wheel fix using the weekend drop in workshop. By Sunday afternoon we were pushing hard towards An Cladach a remote bothy on the eastern side of Islay.

Pat Rowlands reviewed Blazing Saddles – 5 stars
What a fantastic establishment
I can not recommend them highly enough.
Great advice, excellent service.
Ian in particular went out of his way so sort out my headlamp dilemma.
Thank you

Gene McDonough – 5 stars
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Can’t say enough thanks for the team at Blazing Saddles! In town for a short trip, and without a bike. They were wonderful, with providing. E not only a perfect bike at a great rate, but also took the time to suggest some good local trails. Thanks again to the team. Special thanks to Allen, Anna and Beau.

George M – 5 stars
Brilliant shop with loads of quality products. I went in for workshop stuff and there was way more stuff than pretty much any other shop I’ve been in. The staff were really helpful and the mechanic was happy to pass on his knowledge too.

Brian Walker – 5 stars
5 Stars
We called yesterday as my wife had a puncture on her ebike.We couldn’t find our spanner so we bought one here along with a new inner tube.The staff were so helpful they offered us any help we needed and gave us a track pump to blow tyre up.They also asked if we wanted to go inside to fix as it was starting to rain.The staff were very genuine and well clued up on bike components.I would definately recommend this shop anyone.There isn’t many places where you will get genuine help like that these days.

Kevin Booth reviewed Blazing Saddles – 5 stars
From the first visit to the Cragg Vale Shop to discuss ebike, with a second for a test ride and the final to collect my new bike the service was 5 star

Just looking forward to all the rides I have planned, once the sun decides to play out

Steve Lee – 4 stars
Took my road bike in for a service and it’s been transformed. It rides brilliantly and genuinely feels better than new.

Service cost was very reasonable, especially when you factor in the lengths the guys went to in degreasing the bike and getting her back into shape.

Highly recommended.

Stacey MacNaught – 5 stars
These guys are awesome… set off on a towpath ride from Hebden Bridge to Manchester this afternoon. Unfortunately, just a mile outside of Hebden, I had something of a mechanical mishap with my pedal crank! The guys got it sorted and even lent us a lock (left without one – fail!) to leave my other half’s bike there so we could go get a cuppa while we waited.

Really friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thanks guys!

 

Cragg Challenge 2018

A Cycling and Running Festival for all ages

We’re excited to be part of this year’s big Cragg Challenge on Sunday 23rd September.- sign up today for one of the events via the link below! We’ll be there with Ebikes to show off, children’s bikes for the small people in your life to try, a children’s ‘slow race’ with prizes, and for the adults, free Science in Sport tasters of gels, energy drinks and bars, along with information about nutrition for sport from an expert. Come and join us!

https://www.racespace.com/paul-mcmahon/cragg-challenge-2018

Main events planned for the day are:

A Cycling Event – a chance to cycle the longest climb under a full road closure. This event is open to all, those looking to set a time will set off first, those just looking to make it up the hill following on afterwards. Everyone entering will have the opportunity of being timed for the ascent.

A school relay – involving children from local primary and secondary schools working together to set a time for running the hill that is a challenge for future schoolchildren. This event is to be known as ‘The Collinge Climb’ in memory of a young teacher and resident of Cragg Vale who sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2016.

A 5K run – the typical ‘fun run’ distance, this event starts in Mytholmroyd and will ascend to a turning point part-way up Cragg Road where entrants will then return down the hill to the start/finish area.

A 10K run – aimed at the more serious runner, or those who are looking to move up from a fun run to a longer distance. This event will work in the same way as the 5K – an ascent to a turning point then a return to the start/finish line.

A 10-mile run – running a measured 10 miles is one thing, running it up and down England’s longest continuous climb is another! This event will start and finish in Mytholmroyd.

Don’t miss out

You don’t want to miss your chance to enjoy the delights of Cragg Vale as you run or cycle up a nice quiet CLOSED ROAD on Sunday 23rd September 2018 – so get online NOW and get your name down

There are restricted numbers for each event – so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.
(Note that the school relay entries are being dealt with through the schools and not through this web site, If you would like your school to take part please contact, [email protected])

You can of course simply turn up to watch/support, browse the stalls and enjoy refreshments. Sunny weather has been booked obviously…

Brompton Hill Climb 2018

The Blazing Saddles Brompton Hill Climb is back for its 3rd year!

Test out the bike’s reputation on the Cragg Road Hill Climb, the longest continuous hill climb in England.
Book a ride and challenge yourself in the art of bike folding and uphill pedalling!
BRING YOUR OWN BROMPTON OR BORROW ONE OF OURS!
SPOT PRIZES
FANCY DRESS OPTIONAL
Every rider gets their name on the leaderboard
£5 per entry which includes bike hire of a Brompton if needed. All proceeds go to Calder Valley Search and Rescue, and let’s hope no-one needs them on the day…
If you’ve taken part before this is your chance to beat your time, or just bully some other people to have a go – it’s in a very good cause!
RING 01422844435 to book your place or email us at [email protected]

Take a look at some of the gallery photos from the last two years!

 

Final bargains on 2017 MTBs – not to be missed!

Final Bargains

Huge MTB, Road bike and E-bike sale now on. Unbeatable deals – you won’t get these bikes cheaper!

Road bikes

Also available at massively reduced prices:

Specialized Tarmac SL4 Sport 52cm. Save £400. Was £1700 Now £1299

Specialized Tarmac Comp 56cm Save over £700 Was £2700 Now £1999