‘Don’t Go to Church in your bicycle costume’

Cycling has come a long way since this list of things women shouldn’t do on a bicycle

A List of Don’ts for Women on Bicycles Circa 1895

Last month, Blazing Saddles hosted the monthly Women’s Institute event, who recently celebrated 100 years of inspiring women. Read the account of our evening in their August blog.

WI Blog

Thanks to the staff at Blazing Saddles for a lovely evening re-discovering the joy of bike riding


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!


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!
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