One Saturday morning before the Peddler Night Market, seven of Sheffield's bravest (most foolish?) riders took on three of its toughest urban climbs: Copper Street, Trinity Street and Snow Lane
Parking your bicycle in any public space can put it at risk and using a simple cable lock makes it an easy target for thieves but there are a number of more secure locations in both Sheffield and Nottingham that can be accessed through our network of shops.
We're sorry we've not been too talkative the last couple of months its been really hectic around here and we know that so many of you guys like our weekly newsletters.
British Cycling Elite Circuit Series:
Sheffield Hallam Grand Prix
To give you a taster of what you can expect tonight, here are just a few photographs from a previous event.
Top three spectator tips:
- Try standing on the apex of a bend (for a short while): you get a real sense of speed.
- Lots to see; so, walk around the circuit clockwise: you will always be facing the action.
- Taking photos? Get low and high, but be very careful, don't put yourself or the riders in danger - they will be moving at quite-a-lick.
Fingers crossed the weather will be fine tonight and it will be wheel to wheel action.
Photography courtesy of our friend at studio | P O L Y M A T H I C.
© ALR / studio | POLYMATHIC 2014/15
Well that was an amazing first day at Cliffhanger 2015, Sheffield. Wonderful support for our small independent bike shop from all the people who stopped to say hello. Thank you so much for spending time with us - we really appreciate it.
We've also had some good feedback. Lots of people are keen to try cycling to work this summer and many have shown an interest in our new 5-Day Commuter Trial which we officially launched this weekend:
Hire a commuter bike from us for 5 days for only £45 - if you love the experience (and we are pretty sure you will) If you then buy a new bike from us, we will give you your hire fee back.
Also, pick up one of our flyers from the CliffHanger Festival; we'll be pleased to offer you a special 10% discount of any new bike in our shop.
(valid for next 28 days).
Both these bikes have been attracting the crowds and they have both been taken on several test rides around Millhouses Park.
Sunday is set to be another good day - we hope to see you here, please pop-by and say hello.
When you start selling bikes, often the manufacturers supply you with some photographs to use on your website and in brochures etc.
Whilst the ones we have got are really good photographs (very dynamic and full of life) and in fact some are OK for our needs. We wanted some photos of our own that were less generic, unique to us; something that gives our website a real sense of place and character.
So, we've been exploring Sheffield to find some picturesque locations. There is a great mix of backdrops within minutes of the railway station (where our shop is). So, with the help of our designer/photographer friend 'Polymathic' we decided to take some of our own Sheffield bike photographs.
We took out our new Tern folding bikes. These bikes a built for commuting in and around places like Sheffield. Unlike some other foldies, Tern's have a good range of gears and even a 24 inch wheeled version - perfect for hills .
So, here are just a few photos from the day. Now we have them, look out for some changes to our website within the next few weeks. Ps. have you see our Russell's Bike Shop taster page yet?
Love commuting? You might by bike.
Finding a route in Sheffield by bicycle to any place, even just the local shops can be daunting I know. The city is not renown for its cycle lanes or flat roads; so finding a safe and easy route to ride, when you are starting out, is the thing that puts people off.
But don't worry, there are lots of ways to discover new cycling routes around Sheffield that suit you and there are lots of people and technology to help you...
On the eve of the Grand Départ and coinciding with the opening of phase 1 of the new Cycle Hub at Sheffield Railway Station. Russell has been presented with the keys to his new retail unit. This is in readiness for the fit-out of the shop; when finished, it will complete the final phase of the Hub's development... (click the image to read and see more)