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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.

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

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.

Cycling Tube Maps

11 Jul

To celebrate the Oisans area and the fantastic cycling in the region we have produced three Cycling Tube Maps printed on quality paper representing the cycling possibilities in the area.

Climbs of the Oisans Tube Map

First off is all the climbs reachable from our base in Bourg d’Oisans and is available as an A4 print or a larger 70cm x 50cm print.

Alpe d’Huez Tube Map

Celebrate the Tour de France arrival on Alpe d’Huez with our More Than 21 Bends Tube Map representation of Alpe d’Huez. Available in A4

La Marmotte Tube Map.

This iconic loop ridden by 7000 cyclist each year as part of the premier cycle sportive in July and also ridden by many others on an individual level throughout the summer months has been reproduced with additional height gain and other information. Available in A4.

Bike Rental with Accommodation in Bourg d’Oisans for Alpe d’Huez

20 Feb

We are very pleased to announce that we have upgraded our bespoke bike hire search engine service to include More Than 21 Bends self catered properties available in Bourg d’Oisans.

To use the service simply select the dates you require (minimum of 2 days hire) and the Prompt Cycle Hire Search Engine will provide you with available bikes and optional self catered holiday properties that are available for your dates.

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Once you have found the property you require you can simply make a booking through the More Than 21 Bends website and select the bikes that you require at the same time at a reduced rate.

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More Than 21 Bends can also offer airport transfers for their customers

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So if you are planning a stay in the Bourg d’Oisans area and want to travel as light as possible whilst enjoying modern and well maintained bikes then look no further than PROMPT CYCLE CULTURE and MORE THAN 21 BENDS

Benefits of this service

  • Free bike pick up from 4pm until 6PM on the evening of your arrival (subject to bikes being available.)
  • Reduced bike rental rate with free basic bike fitting where required.
  • Opportunity to use the bike the morning of departure (subject to it being available.)

 

 

 

 

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.

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.