Friday, 18 April 2014

Easter Opening


Its Easter again so here's the opening times

Good Friday--------CLOSED
Saturday 19th----------OPEN
Easter Sunday-------CLOSED
Monday 21st--------CLOSED
Back to normal (sort of) from Tuesday

Racing'n'stuff

   It's a bit late coming but on the 30th Of March we entered another race organised by Naked Racing .
Same as last time it was a mini downhill race at the Forest Of Dean(although much drier this time).
   We had a larger group this time, along for the race were myself,Jamie, Stewart, Chris and his son Sam.
Due to a combination of a lack of sleep and poor preperation we didn't do so well but we still had a great time. All the results and photos are over on ROOTS AND RAIN , if your looking for us we are numbers 378,47,386,302 and 215.
   We'll be trying our luck again at the summer DH series organised by MIJ RACING.
"Image supplied by photo-bike.com"






Thursday, 13 March 2014

Tuesday Evening Ride

Tuesday evening rides are still a weekly event. We've been mostly been riding Kilvey with lights or Ramps in Llanelli.

This week though we booked a private session at Rampworld.  17 of us travelled up to Cardiff.  We had all manner of riders in attendance, one pro BMXer, skaters, roller bladers and some mountain bikers.


James Jones (ANIMAL / IMPURITY BMX)

Not sure what Nick was trying to do but it didn't end with a safe landing

Chris French showing the kids how its done :)


Julian showing the bowl who's boss



Thanks to Chris French for taking the photos (and showing his impressive skating)
It's a superb facility. Get over there and have a go.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Night Riding, Racing and Falling Off

We finally had our first night ride of 2014 tonight.  What with other riding we haven't really been out after dark. 

Kilvey was surprisingly dry(ish) and all the trails are clear of fallen trees (after some sterling work by Julian to clear them over the weekend).  No pictures, but it was a great ride.

The falling off was at Ramps in Llanelli (always remember wet tyres on wood are not a good idea) two weeks before we were due to race at the Mini DH in the Forest of Dean on the 26th of January.  Although shoulder and ribs were hurting I still went for our first race with mate Jamie.  Jamie was in Seniors (he's only 26) whilst I was in Veterans (over 40's).



After two runs the fastest one counted, I finished 14th (out of 30 competitors) in the Vets category despite a crash on my second run, Jamie finished 61rd (out of 93) in a very competitive senior class.

Race results and photos from ROOTS AND RAIN

Mini Downhill racing entry and info from MINI DH


There's loads of different types of racing, from BMX to Cyclocross and everything in between, have a look on the British Cycling Website for dates and more details.

Monday, 13 January 2014

New James Jones BMX edit

James' new edit is out over at VITALBMX ,  head over to watch it or look below



James Jones at Rush Skatepark - More BMX Videos

Monday, 6 January 2014

Latest Custom Build



Using a carbon Scott Ransom frame with Fox DHX5.0 Air rear shock, X-Fusion Vengeance Coil forks, bars, stem and seatpost from PRO, with a mostly SLX groupset and some Hope Mono M4 brakes.  It's a custom build using new and used components.

Its first outing was the Christmas ride at The Forest Of Dean  (CLICK HERE FOR POST) 
I'm not sure it deserved being piloted by a reindeer for its first go but beggars can't be choosers.



Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Stuff

We'd like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and thank you for your continued support of our shop.  Another busy year over and looking forward to the next...

Christmas Opening Times

Tuesday 24th December  9am - 2ish
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Thursday 26th - CLOSED
Friday 27th - CLOSED
Saturday 28th  10am - 5pm
Sunday 29th - CLOSED
Monday 30th 9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 31st 9am - 4ish
Wednesday 1st January - CLOSED



Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Christmas Ride 2013

Arrrrr, There be Dragons!

Errr, no thats just Chris in his onesie

Our annual Christmas ride was to the uplift in the Forest of Dean.  The weather was a bit iffy but we had a great time. There were 16 of us this year and the majority made a great effort to join in the theme of "onesie wearing"

We had some strange looks from other riders in the car park but nothing new there!

The Bike Hub Rabble. Left to Right - Minty(Rudolf), Dave(Giraffe), Nick(Rudolf),
Jamie(Dinosaur), Mike(Elf/Robin), Chris(Dragon), Stewart(Gorilla)
By the time we had finished for the day we were a bit muddy as you can see from the photo below

Left to Right
Mike, Jamie, Stewart, Minty, Chris, Gwyn, Dave, Rob, Julian, Jamie, Nick and Rhod




Friday, 6 December 2013

Gift Vouchers

You know how it is, there are some people that you never know what to buy for Christmas.  So before your head explodes with the stress of it all, why not get them a gift voucher from The Bike Hub.

We offer vouchers for any product or service we provide in the shop.  Maybe their bike needs a service or new tyres, a set of lights for these dark nights, or a wheel true if things are starting to feel a little bit wobbly and its not the mulled wine.


Gift vouchers are also redeemable against bike and tandem hire, so you could give your loved one a half or full days tandem experience for the coming warmer months.





Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Back At Last

Sorry for the long silence, we've been riding loads lately but there's only so many photos of cake at Bike Park Wales that I can post here. We've also been riding the Masts trails, so much so that we have alternated exclusively between Masts and BPW (with a little Kilvey night riding thrown in for midweek rides).

We've been quite lax on the video front but we finally got the camera's out last weekend, so here we go, more video and more Parliment :)


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