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Tour de France 2018 on Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire

10 Oct


With the area all but confirmed as staging a Tour de France finish in July 2018  and due to many requests we are now taking cycle hire bookings for the event.

For more information please visit our Alpe d’Huez cycle hire for Tour de France page.

The exact dates for the finish in Alpe d’Huez and start in Bourg d’Oisans will be announced on the 17th October 2018 by ASO.




PROMPT D211 Disc Specific Carbon Bike Frame Sale with Wheels and calipers

21 Sep

We have a few frame and wheel packages available for delivery after the 5th October 2017.

All three frames come with the following

  1. PROMPT D211 Disc specific Fork and Frame  – full carbon with alloy seat collar and full internal hose / gear cabling. Will accept both manual and electronic shifting. Please specify when placing an order.
  2. Pair of Mavic Aksium wheels with tyres and tubes  with quick releases (no cassette is included) and 140 disc rotors.
  3. New headset.
  4. Pair of Shimano Hydraulic R685 brake Calipers. (Levers and hoses are NOT included)

We have a size 56cm (L) with a small paint chip on the chainstay for  375 Euros

We also have a size 58cm (XL) and 60cm (XXL) frame in good condition for 400 Euros.

All three packages include free world wide delivery. Please contact us for more information and photos.




Discounted Alpe d’Huez Cycle hire

9 Sep

If you are already planning your 2018 alpe d’huez cycling holiday then why not benefit from our early bird 10 percent discount on all alpe d’huez cycle hire between May and September 2018.

The 10% discount applies on all new summer bookings received before the end of September 2018.

Simply make your reservation online now and you will automatically receive the discount on one of our Battaglin, Prompt or Wilier hire bikes.

The great PROMPT D211 ex hire bike sell off

2 Jul

To make room for a new fleet of hire bikes we are selling off a range of full carbon Prompt D211 ex hire road bikes. All come equipped with a compact 50-34 Chainset and an 11-32 cassette.

All bikes have been fully maintained by us during their lifetime and will be available to you from the 22nd July 2017. All are in good to very good condition with only cosmetic marks. Most of the bikes have been protected with clear tape during their lifetime. 

Summary of the bikes available

  • Prompt D211 Shimano 11 speed 105 sizes 53cm and 55cm – 650 Euros
  • Prompt D211 Shimano 11 speed Ultegra 50cm/54cm/56cm/58cm/60cm – from 800 – 1100 Euros
  • Prompt D211 Shimano 11 speed Ultegra Hydraulic Disc 45cm/52cm/54cm/56cm/58cm/60cm – from 900 to 1100 euros

Bikes can also be delivered worldwide for an additional 100 euros.

To secure your bike you will need to pay a 25% deposit now with the remainder due before we ship out. Alternatively you can pop into the Prompt Cycle Culture shop in Bourg d’Oisans and, subject to availability take the bike away with you.

Please contact us for more information.

Shimano R8000 Ultegra groupset

28 Jun

We have just taken delivery of our first Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset.

Pop into our store in Bourg d’Oisans to check it out. All our new Alpe d’Huez hire bikes that will be built up over the coming months will feature the new groupset.

13 rounds of toast…

10 Jun

A couple of dozen coffees a load of banana bread, soft drinks cycling caps, jerseys, t shirts and Earl grey Tea, plus a bunch of bike going out on hire and another load coming back from hire. A busy morning while we wait the arrival of the Criterium du Dauphine into Bourg d’Oisans





Healthy Cyclist Breakfast in Bourg d’Oisans with great Coffee

2 Jun


All cyclist know that you need to start your cycling day by eating correctly in the morning.

The Prompt Cycle Culture Shop is now serving our 10 euro all morning breakfast in-store during the summer months.

For a full menu please visit our Cafe in Bourg d’Oisans page . Group reservations are also welcome.


Costa Daurada Cycling Hire

22 Apr

We are currently down in Cambrils just south of Barcelona in Spain providing cycle hire for More Than 21 Bends – Cambrils cycle guests for the week. We offer this service to groups of cyclists between October and April each year. For more information please visit our Costa Daurada Cycle Hire page

La Marmotte Alps Sportive entry only packages

2 Mar

We have 6 La Marmotte Alps Sportive 2017 entry only packages available to purchase for just 99 euros. If you also hire a bike from us for for 3 days or more for the event we will also give you a 50 euro discount on your bike hire. 

@thewrightbike on Alpe d’Huez june 2016
To claim the discount simply purchase your event entry from the link above and then hire your bike from us. Once we have received both orders we will manually reduce your bike hire balance by 50 euros.

Buy La Marmotte 2017 entry
la Marmotte Sportive Cycle Hire

We are moving shop

31 Jan

We are moving our shop into the centre of Bourg d’Oisans. 

This will mean more space, it’s 3 times as big, more choice and potentially a lovely big garden out the back.

2016 Photo Competition -21- A round up of some that we have missed through the year Part 1

14 Dec

2016 Photo Competition -20- Introducing the Battaglin Faster hire bikes for 2017

9 Dec

Being test ridden in Cambrils as part of More Than Cambrils Cycling Holidays

2016 Photo Competition -19- October 2016 into our last month of the season

3 Dec

October Cycle Hire on Alpe d’Huez and traditionally when we sell off a few of our hire bikes.

2016 Photo Competition -18- September 2016 soooo many photos …

30 Nov

September is our favourite month for Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire and one of our busiest.


2016 Photo Competition -17- August 2016 so many photos …

25 Nov

August PROMPT D211  hire photos. Summer ……

Paris Roubaix Challenge Cycle Hire 2017

8 Nov

We are pleased to announce that for the 4th year running we will be at the Roubaix Velodrome on the Friday and Saturday for your Paris Roubaix Challenge Cycle Hire

In addition we will be selling loads of our Cycling Caps and Sako 7 socks

Also if you are looking for some early spring warm weather riding then we will also have loads of information on Cycling Costa Daurada More Than 21 Bends new winter destination.


2016 Photo Competition -16- July 2016 so many photos …

12 Oct

We have received so many photos this year so we are a bit behind schedule.

July 2016 Photos

CRITÉRIUM DU DAUPHINÉ Alpe d’Huez 10th June 2017

9 Oct

The local tourist office have just confirmed that the Criterium du Dauphine will be finishing on Alpe d’Huez on the 10th June 2017.

Make sure you have your cycle hire booked for this popular weekend



20 Jul

You asked so we made it the Col de Sarenne Cycling Jersey in Black only with our two classic blue stripes. Available to buy online with free shipping or instore.


La Marmotte 2017 Entries

9 Jul

We are pleased to announce that we are supplying guaranteed La Marmotte 2017 entries with the La Marmotte More Than 21 Bends Cycle Tour .





2016 Photo Competition -15- June 2016 Photos coming in thick and fast…

22 Jun



Customer Feedback PROMPT D211

13 Jun

Terry Quinn – Bikes were really good well maintained and British staff very helpful. Will be using these bikes again next year.



2016 Photo Competition -14- May 2016 Alpe d’Huez and Snow

30 May

A couple of pictures from some Aussies doing the Alpe with Prompt….

Helmuth (1051)Mark (1108)


2016 Photo Competition -13- May 2016 switchbacks

25 May

2016 photo Competition -12- May 2016 coffee stop in St Christophe en Oisans

24 May

cycle hire Bourg d’Oisans


2016 Photo Comp -11- May 2016 cobbles of La Berarde

23 May

2016 Photo Comp -11- May 2016 cobbles of La Berarde

23 May

2016 photo Comp – 10 – May 2016 hitting Alpe d’Huez

21 May

2016 Photo Comp 9 May 2016 Oisans Cycle Hire

17 May

All the way from Nairobi to ride Alpe d’Huez He chose a PROMPT D211 DISC road bike with full Shimano Ultegra groupset.

2016 Photo Comp 8 May 2016 Oisans Cycle Hire

16 May

We are currently having our most successful May for Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire here in Bourg d’Oisans.

These two guys from Denmark were on a mad dash through France to climb Alpe d’Huez and Mont Ventoux