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2015 Photo Competition – Seventeen – Col du Solude and the Col de Sarenne

22 Aug

Some cracking photos from Ed on the Col du Galibier Col du Solude and the Col de Sarenne

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Prompt D211 Photo Comp twelve – something a little different

8 Jul

A couple of photos with your bikes in for the photo comp…not your usual I imagine..!

thanks for the rental, all was great…

Rob and Gary, Sheffield, England

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Galibier Jersey in North Somerset

30 Mar

We always like to get photos from our customers proudly wearing one of our jerseys or riding one of our bikes. Steve from North Somerset sent this one in just before he set off for some training for the More Than 21 Bends Alpe d’Huez and Ventoux tour in September

 

Cycle Shoe Hire for Alpe d’Huez, Col du Galibier or beyond.

24 Mar

New cycle shoe hire your cycle hire. For 2014 we are stocking Shimano R064 Road Cycling Shoes to hire for the period of your cycle hire. Shoes are only available when you hire your bike through us. Shimano road cleats will be fitted to the bottom of the shoes.

 

Photos for our PROMPT D211 photo competetion – six – Galibier

3 Dec

Here is Steve from Derbyshire who hired a bike for us in August on the Galibier.

If you hired or bought a bike from us in 2013 we are after your photos. The more unusual the better. We will be choosing one photo at the end of December and that lucky person will receive one of our exclusive Alpe d’Huez Jersey. Simply attach your photo to an email and send it in to us.

Check out all the photos currently entered here >>

Galibier T-shirt

7 Sep

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We have just taken delivery of the brand new Galibier t-shirt. It is 100% cotton and is available in sizes S to XL. It also has a reflective strip on the back to keep you visible during gloomy winter evenings.

Never ridden the Col du Galibier? Join us for the Tour of the Oisans in the first week of October at the hugely discounted rate of £199 per person. The weather is usually fantastic for riding at this time of year and the roads are much less busy. Half-price bike hire is also available for this week.

Alpe d’Huez Jersey spotted on the Col du Galibier

10 Aug

One of our popular Alpe d’Huez jerseys was seen yesterday on the Col du Galibier

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A green bike and a blue sky on the Galibier

12 Sep

It was 32 degrees on the Galibier yesterday. The skies could not have been bluer or the riding more perfect. This is September in the Alps. Once again our guests had achieved a ‘bucket list’ ambition and the photos and smiles at the summit tell the story many times over. PROMPT bikes have been up and down these mountains for another summer, fulfilling these ambitions and adding to the stories that they tell their grandchildren, their friends and their work colleagues. On the way down our ‘opinion dividing’ green PROMPT was being nursed up to the summit  by another customer. It looked great against the blue mountain sky.

2 PROMPTS complete the Route des Grandes Alpes

6 Aug

More Than 21 Bends have just completed their Route des Grandes Alpes Tour. They had 2 PROMPT D211 on the tour and both successfully completed the 10 day tour. The bikes are taken to the start of the tour and returned at the end of the tour and is the easiest way to get bike hire for the tour

Gravel and descending

3 Jul

The Telegraph was lush today, a classic James Joyce ‘verdant’. The Irish members of the group might appreciate the literary reference! We parked at the top and unloaded and pumped, stretched and smiled. First you go down then you go up. The sound of the ‘humming bee’ as the Chris King wheels spun their perfect mechanical rhythm on the tarmac. Crouching over the bars the bends and trees and the road edge disappeared for a couple of kilometres. But the cloud had not cleared and it created a fog of limited visibility. Limited visibility and freshly laid gravel- curious a few days before the Marmotte. Gravel and fog changed the noise of the bike and suddenly there was very little grip either. Concentrating a bit harder it was another reason to get familiar with the inflection of the PROMPT. With everything whirring nicely we descended into saint michel de maurienne and turned around to climb the Telegraphe. When you know that the Galibier is coming up next it can be easy to ignore the Telegraphe. It is not as exposed or as steep as other climbs but it is the Telegraphe- a place of legend and pain, success and glory. Today it settled our nerves and the group ascended steadily carrying the quiet excitement of anticipation for the Galibier to come.

PROMPT D902 tackles the D902

7 Oct

Took the retro PROMPT D902 up the Col du Galibier (road name D902) today. Great ride in perfect autumn sunshine and apartfrom our More Than 21 Bends Cycling group not a soul on the summit of the Col du Galibier

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4 Oct

I have been busily builing up an old 1988 columbus steel road frame in PROMPT colours over the summer months. It got its maiden ride today up the D211 better known as Alpe d’Huez. Thursday will see me try it up the D902 better known as the Col du Galibier. The frame is a one off and will be used to promote our business in Bourg d’Oisans.

The Col du Galibier is open for summer 2011

23 May

One of our hire bikes on the Col du Galibier today after it opened to cyclist yesterday.