Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Stuff

We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone for your continued support of The Bike Hub over the last 12 months.  Its been another amazing year, and we'd like to wish everyone a great Christmas.

The shop is open on   Christmas Eve from 9am-1pm
                                 Christmas Day CLOSED
                                 Boxing Day CLOSED
                                 27th to 29th  11am to 4pm (ish)
                                 30th CLOSED
                                 31st  CLOSED
                                 New Years Day CLOSED

These times are subject to change (surf conditions willing- http://www.gowerlive.co.uk/ )
Please phone to check we are here.



We went to Afan last Sunday for our Christmas Ride, (any excuse to wear fancy dress) to try out the new skills park. As you can see from the video it was very muddy but brilliant fun.



Wednesday, 12 December 2012

We have just started stocking t-shirts from custom designer The True Destroyer, who just happens to be a sponsor of James Jones.  They are £15 a shirt, so make great Christmas presents


Sunday, 2 December 2012

This Sunday...

...We managed to catch some sunshine at Whites Level, Afan.


Two laps of the Black run, one with added puncture


Then a quick dash through the snow, and home while it rained.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

This Sunday

We went up Kilvey Hill and did this...







Thursday, 8 November 2012


Finally there are some fresh bikes up on the second hand bike page. We find that we're selling bikes before we have time to photograph and put them up.


Recently we went to Cwm Rhaeadr and did this....



.....And afterwards stuffed our faces back at the car park with a BBQ






Thursday, 11 October 2012

Gower Cider Weekend 13th -14th October

This coming weekend is The Gower Heritage Centres annual Cider Festival.  The Mill produces cider from its own apples and you will be able to try over 15 other Welsh Ciders and Perry's at the event.

There's lots on offer over the weekend including a BBQ and Bar, stalls featuring local producers and live music including talented local band The Lost Tuesday Society, whose guitarist and singer just happens to be Nick's girlfriend.  You should be able to catch them about 4.15pm on the Saturday, so if you fancy a great day out then go down and support Sarah and the boys.



Heres a link to their Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lost-Tuesday-Society/191248494224008?fref=ts

and a link to the Mills website for more details

http://www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk/whatson.htm



Monday, 1 October 2012

Hub Grub

There are many fine places to eat within a stones throw of The Bike Hub. This is a good thing.

So this week we are trying out La Parmigiana Italian Delicatessen in Duke Street and Mike was our tester. He went for a ciabatta filled with finely sliced speck ham, along with lettuce, cucumber, onion, drizzled with olive oil, all for £2.90




And the verdict? Mike highly recommends it saying it was very tasty, which is a good benchmark for other eateries in the area to try to beat.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

This Sunday...

Gareth, Stewart, Mike, Jamie and I...

...set off for Brechfa to ride "Gorlech" a red route starting in the village of Abergorlech

We rode the Red graded route and amazingly the forecasted rain held off so we could ride and get dusty for a change


Its a very good route with a bit of everything thrown in, the final descent has some jumps at the top and some nice flowing singletrack further on.
Head HERE for some info about the forest and the routes nearby

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Gower Bike Ride : 16th September

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru is calling on people in Swansea to get on their bikes and join the South Wales Bike Ride.

The event, which has run for over 25 years, will be held on 16th September. More than a thousand are expected to saddle up and help to raise £50,000 for the vital work of BHF Cymru. For families and beginners, the traditional and ever-popular 12 and 28 mile routes are a favourite, but if riders want to challenge themselves, they can take on the new 46 mile route that was introduced last year. The routes will take cyclists around Swansea and the Gower Peninsula in what promises to be a fun day for all the family.

Event organiser Hannah Townsend said: “We are calling on the people of Swansea to get on their bikes and sign up to this fantastic event, which is supported by Santander. It is one of the region’s most popular events and we always get great feedback. With 12, 28 and 46 mile routes to choose from, there is something for everyone, whether you are a serious cyclist or a young rider.

“I guarantee people taking part will have fun so why not sign up today and help us in the fight against Wales’ biggest killer.”

Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children. For more information, call 0800 169 3672, email northwestwales@bhf.org.uk   or visit bhf.org.uk/southwales

Pit Stop at Gowerton - Dave and Nick at last years Gower Bike Ride



Monday, 27 August 2012

This Sunday

We....
Went here....
To ride on this....
We saw this (which is unusual)


Three laps of the Cwm Rhaeadr loop finished us off. If you've not been, then next time your at Brechfa head up and have a look (its about 20 miles away), website HERE




Saturday, 4 August 2012

James' new frame and fork (again)



Frame is a Stranger DayTripper in raw (rrp £279) forks are Odyssey R25 
(rrp £139)


Flat tyre optional :)

Thursday, 12 July 2012

We're glad Sprout isn't a Labrador or we'd need a bigger counter...

Friday, 6 July 2012

We now offer debit/credit card payments. The machine is up and running so why not treat yourself to something new and shiny.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

This is the latest video of James Jones filmed in Llanishen Skatepark, Cardiff.








Tuesday, 1 May 2012

X-Fest 2012

X-Fest 2012 is being held over the coming Bank Holiday weekend from 5th-7th May at SantaPod Raceway near Northampton.

There's going to be many events taking place, but ones of interest to us are the King Of Dirt and the BMX events (Lords of Dirt, Street and Park in particular) 

Adam Williams is riding in the MTB and James Jones and Chad Punchard will be riding as well. James and Chad are both well known local BMX riders and good friends of the bike hub. We help them out as often as we can, and make sure they keep on riding. Good luck to them!


James
Chad

Head HERE for more details about X-Fest

Monday, 16 April 2012

Weekend Riding

Went to the Forest Of Dean to ride for the first time in about 15 years. There's been some trail building since I was there last :)
Seven DH tracks and a couple of XC loops coupled with sunny weather made for a great days riding.
We rode all of the DH tracks, some of them a couple of times but the push back up the hill took its toll and we gave up after about 6 hours. We'll be back though.
From the left, at the back Jamie,Rob and Stewart
at the front Gareth,Myself and (Victorian)Dave

Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter Weekend Opening Hours

Our Easter weekend hours are :-
Good Friday - Closed
Saturday       - Open 10am - 5pm
Sunday         - Closed (as usual)
Monday        - Closed
Back to normal then from Tuesday



As its Easter here's a bunny picture.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

What have we been up to?

Not posted much lately so just a quick update. 

We've got some new bits and pieces in. Some surfboards and wetsuits and some bike parts (brakes, wheels etc) so have a look on the relavent pages and give us a call for more details.

We managed to find time to ride after work on Tuesday and on Sunday, so heres some pictures from the last couple of rides.



Sunday, 11 March 2012

Shirt Shop

We've been asked if we sell bike hub clothing for nearly a year now so we've finally caved and opened an online shop. There are some funky designs to choose from and we'll be adding more in the future. 



Anyone whose met Sprout the Shop Dog will recognise the uncanny resemblance on the above shirt. 

For more designs go to

http://thebikehub.spreadshirt.co.uk/

Monday, 27 February 2012

Weekend


Great weather at the weekend so we did some of this before work on Saturday



Sprout the shop dog 


Back to the shop for breakfast, work, then home to watch Wales beat England in the rugby!


Then on Sunday we went up to Cwm Rhaeadr for a bit of this.


(Thanks to Chris French for the surfing photos.)



Friday, 24 February 2012

Early Closing

We will be closing a bit earlier on Saturday because of the rugby. So if you're coming to see us then make sure you call in before 3.45pm.

Normal service will resume on Monday.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Clyne Valley MTB Trails

I Managed to make it to the Clyne Valley MTB trails meeting last night. There was some positive talk from the council employee regarding the XC trail so we hope to see some progress "soon".

With regards to Moos and Clyne there was less news and more speculation. Clyne Jumps may have some progress in the near future, i'll post more when I hear it. No major news on Moo's yet.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Singletrack have "Fresh Goods Friday" we have "New Stuff Wednesday" not as catchy, but I couldn't find anything that went with Wednesday. This is some of the pimpy stuff now in the shop.

Gusset Tight Bastard Lock On Grips £11.99
Also from Gusset, R-Series Saddle in Brown,White or Black/Grey £22.99
(It's the same shape as the Charge Spoon saddle)

We'll also be carrying limited stock of the Urge Enduro-Matic Helmet
They are fantastic for all kinds of riding (we use and recommend them)
RRP is £79.99

We have one left of last years model at £50, come in and try it on.
The new range will be here once the suppliers have stock.
Have a browse of the full range 

Saturday, 14 January 2012

We are now a dealer for Michelin tyres and tubes and have a range of touring, commuting and mountain bike tyres at excellent prices.

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Birthday Cakes!

Bryony (Nick's daughter) has baked amazing cupcakes to mark the first anniversary of the shop. They are so good we thought they were worthy of a blog post. Thanks Bryony!




Friday, 6 January 2012

Save Moo's

As part of the campaign to re-open Moo's , Clyne Riders have produced T-Shirts to get the message out.
They can be purchased HERE

£2 from the sale of each shirt goes the Clyne Riders to support local riding,trail building and maintenance.
Here's the "Save Moo's" Video


Moos - Swansea from Sam Davies on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year!

A bit of time off over Christmas has given us a chance to collate a list of brands available to us. 

We don't carry a lot of stock in the shop as there's just no room to put it, but we can order shiny new bits for you in usually just a day or two.

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