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Cycling Map of the French Alps

19 Apr

Taking advantage of the Covid19 Lockdown here in France and the fact we are not allowed to ride outside at all at the moment despite some glorious weather, I have finally put the finishing touches to our Climbs of the French Alps Cycling Tube Map posters and stocked a few for mail order dispatch only. Due to the complexity and details of the map they are only available in the larger 70cmx50cm size. They do however fit in an IKEA frame.

Climbs of the French Alps

These are now available to buy on-line only until we are allowed to open up shop again sometime in the future.

I have also created a new stand alone website for our tube maps to which I will be adding a lot more information to over the coming months.

Covid19 and our summer season…

Like all small business (it’s just me!) and especially those in the tourist industry we have seen a collapse of our summer booking both new and existing.

We really do have too many hire bikes in stock for this summer now especially in sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

So, if you are interested in buying any of our standard rim brake carbon Shimano Ultegra complete bikes, or if you have a bunch of bits in your garage and you just need a frame and fork please get in touch with us via email.

Complete bikes from 800 euros

Frame and fork plus headset from 250euros plus postage then please contact us for more information.

Paris Roubaix Cycling Tube Map

6 Apr

Release of Cycling Tube Map Paris Roubaix (CTM:8)

We were going to release this exclusively at the Paris Roubaix this weekend but for obvious reasons this will no longer happen ! So we are pleased to announce that you can now buy online directly in the following two versions

70cmx50cm Paris Roubaix Cycling Tube Map that fits nicely into a standard Ikea Frame

A4 size Paris Roubaix Cycling Tube Map

Other Cyling Tube Maps available

We have a flat rate for shipping so the more maps you buy the cheaper it is.

CTM1 Climbs of the Oisans Region

CTM2 Alpe d’Huez

CTM3 La Marmotte

CTM4 Climbs of the Maurienne Region

CTM5 Bergs and Cobbles of East Flanders

CTM6 Climbs of the French Alps (70×50 only)

CTM7 Climbs of the Ventoux Region

Cycling Tube Map posters early spring price reduction

14 Feb

Is it early spring or late winter?

Anyway we have reduced our Cycling Tube Map posters by up to 10 euros for the remainder of February 2020.

Click here to buy all our designs online now

Climbs of the Ventoux Region Cycling Tube Map

3 Jan

A new year brings a new Cycling Tube Map and we are pleased to announce the release of our Mont Ventoux Region Cycling Tube Map (Catalogue Number CTM7)

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To celebrate the launch of the new map we are offering to our subscribers one free print of the same size (but different print) throughout January 2020. (See conditions and links to other prints below)

The maps are printed in the following two sizes. Both sizes fit perfectly into Ikea Frames.

Please add a note when you buy a print and we will add it to your order free of charge.

Condition of offer for free print

  • It cannot be a second Ventoux print
  • It has to be the same size as the print you are ordering
  • It must be in stock
  • it has to be sent in the same delivery
  • Prints will be dispatched week commencing 13th January 2020
  • Must be ordered before 31st January 2020

Check out our other prints here for more inspiration

  • Climbs of the Oisans  Cycling Tube Map [A4 / 70cmx50cm]
  • Alpe d’Huez Cycling Tube Map [A4 / 70cmx50cm]
  • Climbs of the Maurienne Valley Cycling Tube Map[A4 / 70cmx50cm]
  • La Marmotte Cycling Tube Map [A4 / 70cmx50cm]
  • Bergs and Cobbles of the Flanders Region Cycling Tube Map[A4/ 70cmx50cm]
  • Alpe d’Huez Black and White Photo [A4 / 70cmx50cm]

Want to ride Mont Ventoux / Alpe d’Huez and more ?

Join More Than 21 Bends for a week of riding this summer in the Oisans and Ventoux region.

 

 

Watch the Giro d’Italia with More Than 21 Bends

1 Jan

And climb the iconic climbs from Bourg d’Oisans such as Alpe d’Huez and the Col de la Croix de Fer.

Start your cycling week in Bourg d’Oisans at the More Than 21 Bends newly refurbished bed and breakfast before transferring fully supported to the base of the Colle di Sestriere to watch the huge and probably decisive penultimate stage of the 2020 Giro d’Italia on the 30th May 2020.

Book your tour and bike hire at the same time and receive a ten percent discount on your bike hire. Hurry though spaces are limited to just 8 lucky cyclist.

To check out the full itinerary and to make a reservation please go the More Than 21 Bends Giro d’Italia page


Fancy a trip to Lake Como in October 2020?

Tour of the Falling Leaves

Although we would like it if you hired a bike from us for the holiday you are also very welcome to bring your own bike along for tour. More than 21Bends are also happy to have e bike riders and non cyclists

Paris Nice Challenge 2020 Bike Rental

25 Nov

14th march 2020 : Join us in Nice for the 2020 version of the Paris Nice Cycling Challenge

We are providing a bike hire delivery service to your holiday accommodation in and a round the beautiful seaside city of Nice for you to ride the Paris Nice Cyclosportive. Bike hire is based on a minimum of two days hire and further days can be reserved if you want to explore the other great riding opportunities in the area either before or after the event.

For more details on the bike hire and to see further discounts you can receive on our other event bike rental please visit our dedicated Paris Nice Challenge booking form

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Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge Bike Rental 2020

14 Nov

The Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge 2020 entries go on sale on the 19th November 2019.

If you are doing the event and want to rent a bike rather than travel with your own bike you can rent from us and pick up and drop off the bike directly at the Liege cycle sportive event headquarters and start / finish line.  All Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge Bike Rental must be pre booked before the 19th April 2020.

We have a selection of both disc and standard brakes carbon brakes all with climbing friendly compact chainsets and 11-34 rear cassettes.

Book your bike rental before the event goes on sale to get the best price available

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Il Lombardia Gran Fondo

12 Nov

We took part in our first Il Lombardia Gran Fondo in October 2019.

Here are a selection of photos from the beautiful region both of the event itself and also the surrounding area

La Marmotte 2020 entries 2020

5 Nov

La Marmotte Alps 2020 are now available to purchase online now.

As usual we will be providing bike hire for the event from our shop in Bourg d’Oisans that is located just 100 metres from the start line.

Our partners More Than 21 Bends are also providing bed breakfast and optional bike hire again in the centre of town.

Paris Roubaix Challenge 2020 Bike Rental

3 Nov

The Paris Roubaix Challenge entries will go on sale on the 5th November 2019.

Join us for our seventh consecutive year at the Roubaix vélodrome cycle sportive event headquarters to pick up and drop off our pre booked bike hire for the event.

Book your bike rental before the event goes on sale to get the best price available

This year we have a new set of 28mm tyred full carbon ultegra hydraulic disc braked bikes for the event as well as our usual road bikes.

As usual at the event we will have our exclusive Cycling Tube Maps as well as our great collection of Cycling Caps to buy.

We ride Flanders 2020 bike rental

25 Oct

The We Ride Flanders cycle sportive entries will go on sale on the 30th October 2019.

Join us for our sixth consecutive year at the cycle sportive event headquarters to pick up and drop off our pre booked bike rental for the event.

Book your bike rental before the event goes on sale to get the best price available

This year we have a new set of 28mm tyred full carbon ultegra hydraulic disc braked bikes for the event as well as our usual road bikes. Both bikes come with a 34 rear cassette to help you up the Koppenberg cobbled climb.

As usual at the event we will have our exclusive Cycling Tube Maps as well as our great collection of Cycling Caps to buy.

End of season ex rental bike hire sale.

25 Sep

We have a selection of full carbon Wilier GTR ex rental hire bikes for sale in the following 3 sizes medium , large and extra large. Colours are green / black and orange / black. (Not shown below)

All bikes are Ultegra level with compact Chainset and an 11 speed 11-34 cassette and come fully serviced. Protective tape is used on the frame but they will have minor cosmetic damage. Photos can be supplied.

To make way for some new incoming 2020 bikes we have a special price of just 800 Euros if paid for before the end of September 2019. Additional shipping will apply and will be charged at cost to us.

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Last few days of our 10% early bird 2020 discounted bike hire for summer 2020.

Discounted bike hire

10 percent discount on all summer 2020 bike rental if booked before end of September

10 Sep

We are currently running our annual summer 2020 10 percent early bird discount for all bikes rented between now (September 10th 2019) and the end of September 2019

Simply book online here to receive your early bird discount

Terms and Conditions apply (see below) #

# Discounts only apply to bikes hired between the dates of May and October 2020 and exclude the Tour de France and La Marmotte Bike Hire.

#Discounts are not applied on top of group discounts and cannot be applied retrospectively.

Ex Rental Late summer bike sale

28 Jul

Its that time of year again when we sell off some of our ex rental hire bikes.

Battaglin Faster Carbon Road Bike (2016)

Full Carbon Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Battaglin Faster road bikes available for the price of 800 Euros per bike. Bikes are available in sizes 50cm (Small) / 55cm (Large) and 58cm (Extra Large).

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Wilier GTR Carbon Road Bike (2017)

Full carbon Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed Wilier GTR road bikes available from 900 euros to 1000 Euros. Bikes are available in sizes 53cm (Medium) / 55cm (Large) / 58cm (Extra Large)

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PROMPT D211 Carbon road bike.

One last Shimano Ultegra 11 Speed PROMPT D211 Road bike is also available in size Large (56CM) This is a lightweight carbon bike and is available for 900 Euros.

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Shipping Costs

We can ship pretty much anywhere in the world for an additional fee please contact us for more information or you can come into the store and pick up yourself.

Additional Information

Bikes are second hand and have cosmetic marks but have been fully maintained by us. Bikes do not come with pedals or bottle cages. Please allow 14 days for us to ship the bike and up to 28 days for you to receive it. All rear cassettes are 11-34 tooth with a compact chainset up front. Photos are non contractual and the colour of the frame may be different.

Do you want a frame only ?

Do you have a shed load of old parts and are you thinking of building up a bike ?. We can sale you the frame and fork only for 300 Euros plus shipping, we also have a selection of second hand and new parts that we can include for your build. Please contact us for more info.

 

Tour of the Falling Leaves with More Than 21 Bends

10 Jun

Get a 10% discount on your hire if you book the More Than 21 Bends “Tour of the Falling Leaves” Cycle Tour from Alpe d’Huez to Lake Como

Finish your summer in style – 05 October 2019 to 12 October 2019

Overview

This is the first running of More Than 21 Bends Alpe d′Huez to Lake Como cycling tour and we are looking for keen cyclist to try the route with us using our preloaded GPX files. The self guided tour is a mixture of back to base and point to point riding. On the point to point part of the tour your luggage and belongings are transfered fr you each day.

The finish of this tour coincides with the Il Lombardio Gran Fondo sportive and pro-race, which you may wish to stay on longer to take part in or watch.

The tour itinerary is as follows

  • Saturday – Arrive in Bourg d’Oisans for the first night.
  • Sunday – Ride Alpe d′Huez and the Col de Sarenne  and return to Bourg d′Oisans (70KM, 1500m of climbing).
  • Monday – Bourg d′Oisans to Briançon over the Col du Lautaret with optional detour of the Col du Galibier (80KM 2000m of climbing). Luggage transfer to Briançon.
  • Tuesday – Briançon to Pinerolo (Italy) over the Col du Montgenevre and the Colle Sestriere. Luggage transfers to Pinerolo (90km 2000m of climbing).
  • Wednesday – Pinerolo to Santhia just north of Turin. (150km mostly flat). Luggage transfers to Santia.
  • Thursday – Santhia to Cantù near Lake Como. (150km mostly flat). Luggage transfer to Cantù.
  • Friday – Cantù to Cantù on Lake Como. Follow the route of the classic Il Lombardia Cycle Race and tackle the Muro di Sormano and the Ghisallo. (109KM with 2000m of climbing).
  • Saturday – Depart Cantù or make your own arrangements to stay for the Il Lombardia race. We are happy to find you extra accommodation if required.

Extras

More Than 21 Bends are also able to arrange the following for an extra fee

  • Airport transfers
  • Extra nights stay if required in Cantù or Bourg d′Oisans.
  • For those who want to return to Bourg d′Oisans we will also be travelling back on Monday 14th October.
  • 10% discounted bike hire for the trip if booked at the same time through PROMPT.CC. Sorry but we are unable to transport hire bikes from other companies.

What′s not included

  • Flights
  • Meals outside of Breakfast
  • Travel Insurance
  • Repairs/Renewals to your bike
  • Airport transfers

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Alpe d’Huez Cycling Cap

5 Jun

The 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez is probably the most iconic Tour de France cycling climb. It is on every cyclist bucket list. To celebrate this we have created the Caps Not Hats Cycling Caps designed Alpe d’Huez Cap.

Check out all the Caps Not Hats Cycling Caps designs

Il Lombardia Gran Fondo Bike Rental

28 May

Come ride the Race of the falling leaves Cycle Sportive the day after the Pros tackle the event. On the 13th October 2019 you can ride the last great classic cycle sportive of  the year the Il Lombardia Gran Fondo.

This year we will be offering a bike hire delivery service in Cantu and the surrounding area over the period of 11th – 14th October 2019

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If you are interested in this event please contact us or book directly online.

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Paris Roubaix Challenge 2020 Bike Rental

28 Apr

Join us for our 7th year at the Paris Roubaix Challenge in Roubaix.

We are currently running an early bird discount until the end of September 2019 at the price of 177 Euros per bike including a free Paris Roubaix Cycling Cap.

The price will increase to 197 Euros once the event entries go on sale in the Autumn / Winter

We Ride Flanders 2020 Bike Rental

23 Apr

Join us for our 6th year at We Ride Flanders Cycle Sportive.

We are currently running an early bird discount until the end of September 2019 at the price of 177 Euros per bike including a free Lion of Flanders Cycling Cap.

The price will increase to 197 Euros once the event entries go on sale in the Autumn / Winter

 

Paris Roubaix Cycling Cap

10 Apr

Only 10 euros this weekend until the winner crosses the line at the velodrome.

Buy Paris Roubaix Cycling Cap

East Flanders Cycling Tube Map

22 Mar

With our month up in Northern France and Belgium getting ever closer to support We Ride Flanders, Paris Roubaix Challenge and Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge we are pleased to announce that our latest Cycling Tube Map will be sent to us by our printers next week ready for the events

The map represents all the local Bergs and Cobbles in and around East Flanders and uses Oudenaarde as the central town. They are printed on top quality paper and are available in two sizes online as well as at the events listed above.

King of the Mountains Cycling Cap

16 Mar

Celebrate being a King of the Mountain with our Polka dot Cycling cap exclusively designed by CapsNothatscc.

As a special offer to celebrate the new cap we are offering everyone who has hired a bike from us in 2019 the chance to purchase the cap for just 10 euros only including postage. (Normally 13 Euros)

Terms and Conditions apply

  • Cap must be purchased online before 30th March 2019
  • You must hold a valid bike hire with Prompt Cycle Hire booked and reserved before 30th March 2019. Please quote your hire reference when paying.
  • Only one cap at 10 euros per bike hired.
  • Pay online with PayPal on following link. https://www.paypal.me/promptcc/10
  • Please quote your hire booking number when paying so we can post it to you
  • Offer available online only.
  • If you have not hired a bike you can still purchase the King of the Mountains cycling cap at full price

Paris Roubaix Cycling Cap

6 Mar

We love the Northern Classics and especially Paris Roubaix. 2019 will be our 6th year in Roubaix supporting the Paris Roubaix Challenge with our bike hire and cycling caps at the velodrome.

To celebrate our love of the event we have created our Paris Roubaix Cycling Cap.

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Lion of Flanders Cycling Cap

27 Feb

To celebrate our annual month of April in Belgium for the Northern Classics we have created our first Cycling Cap in collaboration with Caps Not Hats Cycling Caps

Our Lion of Flanders Cycling Cap can be ordered directly online by following the link attached to the photo

Lion of Flanders Cycling Cap (CNH:1)

Last Chance Paris Roubaix Entries and Bike Rental

25 Feb

The Paris Roubaix organisers have let us know that they are still taking entries for the Cycle Sportive in April and to celebrate this we are reducing the last of our 5 Roubaix hire bike to a bargain 139 Euros per bike until the end of February 2019.

Discount only applies to new bookings received between 25th February 2019 until midnight 28th February 2019. All time are CET.

Hire a bike from us this summer in Bourg d’Oisans

18 Feb

And ride in places like this…..

 

Shimano Di2 Electronic Shifting bike rental for Alpe d’Huez

11 Feb

We are pleased to announce that from June 2019 we will be supplying a range of Shimano Di2 Electronic Shifting road bikes for cycle hire in the Oisans.

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As well as Di2 shifting the bikes will also come with upgraded wheels with Continental GP4000 tyres and carbon bars.

All cassettes are 11-34 with a Shimano Compact Chainset out front

Book your Di2 bike rental for Alpe d’Huez

Paris Roubaix Challenge and Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge Bike Rental 2019

4 Feb

We are now down to our last few bikes for the Paris Roubaix Challenge on the 13th April 2019

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Need some accommodation for Paris Roubaix ? Then we have a shared bedroom available at our base in Pecq approximately 18km from the start line for 70 Euros per room (60 Euros with 1 bike hire or 50 Euros with 2 bike hires) including help yourself breakfast. Pecq is also ideal for exploring the Flanders Cobbles and Bergs as well !! Contact us for more info

Liege Bastogne Liege Bike Rental

Join 8000 other cyclist on the 27th April 2019 and compete in the Liege Bastogne Liege Cycle Challenge over 3 different distances.

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It’s not really a Black Friday Sale…

20 Nov

….because it’s a continuation of our end of season sale.

However we have added a few new items such as Cycling Caps and our A4 cycling tube maps. We have also reduced some other items further.

Grab yourself a bit of a bargain or a cheap Christmas present for one of your mates.

Black Friday Sale here (prices guaranteed until sometime on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

Paris Roubaix Challenge 2019 on sale 15th November

14 Nov

The Paris Roubaix Challenge goes on sale on the 15th November 2018.

For the sixth year running we will be at the Roubaix Velodrome providing bike hire for the event. We have already had quite a few hire bookings for the event and we are holding the current price until we are left with 10 bikes. Once we reach the last 10 bikes the price will increase by 20 Euros.

We Ride Flanders Cycle Hire

We are about to increase the bike hire for our last remaining bikes by 10 euros. Book now to avoid disappointment