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20% discount on all 2015 cycle hire

24 Dec

We are offering a 20% discount on all new  cycle hire bookings until the end of the year.

If you need cycle hire for the spring classics such as Ronde van Vlaanderen    Paris Roubaix Cycle Hire or Liege Bastogne Liege. The summer events of La Marmotte or The Etape du Tour or just general Cycle Hire for Alpe d’Huez for Alpe d’Huez / Galibier or the Croix de Fer then take advantage of the discount until 31st December 2014.

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Please note discount applies to new booking only and no other discounts are applicable on top of the 20%

Photos for our PROMPT D211 photo competetion – five – Norwegians in the Oisans

2 Dec

Arne brought a big group a long in June 2013 to tackle some of the big cols in the area including Col de La Croix de Fer, Glandon, Galibier and of course Alpe d’Huez

He sent in a large selection of photos. They can be seen here >>

Our two favourites are the following.

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 >>

PROMPT bikes on Holiday

2 Sep

Below are a few shots of PROMPT bikes on last weeks Alpe d’Huez to Italy tour. We are now approaching the end of the season and so the ex-rental bikes are available to buy as a complete bike (€1200) or frameset (€600). Do not hesitate to contact velo@prompt.cc if interested.

French-Italian Border (Col de Montgenevre)

French-Italian Border (Col de Montgenevre)

Andy on the Col de No-Name (warm-up for the Colle dell'Agnello)

Andy on the Col de No-Name (warm-up for the Colle dell’Agnello)

Chris exhausted atop the Agnel

Chris exhausted atop the Agnel

Andy desperately trying get the whole building into shot!

Andy desperately trying get the whole building into shot!

Prompt & More than 21 bends on the Col d'Izoard

Prompt & More than 21 bends on the Col d’Izoard

Test ride a D211 for free on the Route des Grandes Alpes Tours

1 Jan

During the month of January we are offering free bike hire on the More Than 21 Bends Ultimate Alps Tour and Route des Grandes Alpes Tour.

To qualify for your free Carbon Shimano Ultegra equipped bike you simply need to book either holiday before the end of January 2013.

Holiday Details

3rd – 17th August 2013

More Than 21 Bends are now taking bookings for individuals, couples and groups for their Route des Grandes Alps or Ultimate Alps Tour The point to point fully supported cycling tour tackles 20 cols including Alpe d’Huez, Mont Ventoux, Col de l’Iseran, Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard and more as it weaves through the French Alps down to the Mediterranean coast of Menton

Itinerary

Start of Ultimate Alps Tour

  • 3rd August 2013 Arrive in Bourg d’Oisans

  • 4th August Ride Alpe d’Huez

  • 5th August Transfer to Geneva in our mini bus

Route des Grandes Alpes

You can join us just for this part of the holiday

Continuation of Ultimate Alps Tour

  • 15th August Transfer from Menton to Sault

  • 16th August Ride 50%Mont Ventoux

  • 17th August Transfer back to Bourg d’Oisans

Hire Bike Upgrade for 2013

16 Dec

Bike Upgrades

We are pleased to announce that all our 2013 hire fleet have been upgraded with full carbon handlebars, new carbon/alloy FSA stems and carbon bottle cages. We have 15 bikes in stock for 2013 ranging from 49 to 58cm in size both with compact and triple chainsets. In addition Shimano Ultegra now support  a 30 tooth rear cassette. All bikes will be replaced with 30 cassettes when the existing 28 tooth cassette has worn out. Please check each individual bike for more details on our website.

Additional Services for 2013

In addition to the upgrades we are also pleased to announce

  1. A group discount on bike hire starting from 5% for 5 bikes and rising to 15% for all 15 bikes. Discounts will be applied when you pick the bikes up. Please contact us for more information before making your booking
  2. A drop off and pick up service for more than 6 bikes in and around the Oisans area. Minimum hire for this service is 5 days. Discounts above do not apply if the bikes are delivered to you. Please contact us for more details and to check our availability  before making your booking.
  3. All hire bikes will be available to buy at the end of the 2013 season. Prices will start from 1200 euros per bike plus delivery. The bikes will be fully serviced. Again please contact us for more details or have a chat with us when you pick up your bike.

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

Is it about the bike?

6 Jul

Here at station PROMPT we get to ride with a different set of fantastic people every week. People come because of the mountains and they come here because of the bikes. Add a person in between these two things and you have a life changing experience. Think that is hyperbole- you should read our feedback sheets!  Anyway it means we get to see a lot of bikes- usually bikes from the expensive end of the spectrum from all the big brands. All of them sporting that years shape or technology or design cue and all of them brilliant machines. In our two day Marmotte tour last week one of the eight riders was on a PROMPT that he hired from us. We rode the Telegraphe first. The PROMPT was first up. Then the tough side of the Galibier. First up again. Finally the 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez. You guessed it. Is it about the bike?