Tag Archives: Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire

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

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.

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 Comp 2 March 2016 Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire

30 Mar

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Our hire bikes are definitely faster than the Alpe d’Huez bikes.. Andrew in March having successfully conquered Alpe d’Huez. Andrew stayed with More Than 21 Bends on a bed and breakfast basis in Bourg d’Oisans and had two glorious days of cycling in the immediate area.

 

2016 Photo Competition

12 Mar

The first of our 2016 Photo competition can be found here

https://www.morethan21bends.com/photos.aspx?id=10

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6% discount on all summer 2016 cycle hire until the end of October 2015

30 Oct

Phil on bend 11 of Alpe d’Huez October 2015

There is still time to get your 6% discount on all summer 2016 cycle hire. To book simply go to our website and make a reservation before the end of October 2015

10% Discount on 2016 Summer Alpe d’Huez Bike hire

17 Sep

Until the end of September 2015 we are offering a 10 % discount on all your summer PROMPT.CC cycle hire.

The discount applies to all bookings for May – October 2016 made before the end of September 2015. Discount is automatically applied at time of booking

Bike Sale

We still have a couple of ex hire bikes left for sale

55CM PROMPT D211 Carbon Road Bike with a mix of Ultegra / 105 Ten Speed Groupset – 700 Euros.

51CM PROMPT D211 Carbon Road Bike with a mix of Ultegra / 105 Ten speed Groupset – 800 Euros.

Both are supplied serviced with new Continental Ultra Sport 23mm tyres and includes worldwide shipping for an additional 100 Euros.

Please contact us for more details.

Tour de France Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire 2015 – new availabilty

27 May

Due to some cancellations on bike hire for the 2015 Tour de France in the Alpe d’Huez region we have made a few bikes available to rent again.

Minimum hire is 4 days over the weekend of the 25/07/2015

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Free Cycle Hire on the More Than 21 Bends Giro d’Italia Tour

9 Mar

27th May – 1st June 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Watch the penultimate and probably the most decisive stage of the 2015 Giro d′Italia as it finishes on the Colle di Sestriere
  • Ride the Colle di Fenestrelle the day before the pros
  • Three nights stay in Cesana Italy at the bottom of Sestriere
  • Two nights stay in Bourg d′Oisans at the bottom of Alpe d′Huez
  • Luggage transfers between Bourg d′Oisans and Cesana

SCHEDULE

  • Wednesday 27th May 2015 – Arrive in Bourg d′Oisans build bikes or collect your free PROMPT.CC hire bike ready for Thursday
  • Thursday 28th May 2015 – Cycle from Bourg d′Oisans to Cesana over the Col du Lautaret and Col du Montgenevre – 85KM with 2750m of climbing.
  • Friday 29th May 2015 – Circular loop over the Colle di Fenestrelle – 100km loop with 3000m of climbing. Some of the climbing will be on a rough gravel track.
  • Saturday 30th May 2015 – Cycle the 11km climb to the summit of the Colle di Sestriere to watch the finale of stage 20 of the 2015 Giro d′Italia.
  • Sunday 31st May 2015 – Depart Cesana and return back to Bourg d′Oisans via the Col du Montgenvre, Col du Lautaret and Alpe d′Huez – 105km with 3000m of climbing
  • Monday 1st June 2015 -Depart Bourg d′Oisans by 10AM

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Breakfast
  • Rooms are on a shared room basis (limited single supplement rooms are available)
  • Luggage transfers between Bourg d′Oisans and Cesana
  • Guided rides on 4 days.
  • Optional free bike hire.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK WITH MORE THAN 21 BENDS PLEASE CLICK HERE >>

Tour de France Cycle Hire for Alpe d’Huez 2015

24 Nov

At time of writing we now only have 4 bikes left for hire.

Minimum hire for the Tour de France is 5 days.

Check up to the minute availability online here

Prompt d211 photo comp 2014 photo 9

8 Jun

Hot on alpe d’huez today. Hit 34 degrees centigrade in some places

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More #wiggo on #alpedhuez

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Prompt D211 Photo Competition 2014 – Number 3 – Aussies do Alpe d’Huez

18 May

Alex hired one of our bikes in May to ride up the Alpe on one of the More Than 21 Bends day rides

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More of the day ride photos can be found here

Prompt D211 Photo Competition 2014 – Number Two – Kiwis do Alpe d’Huez

18 May

Photo 2 comes from Tim from Wanganui in New Zealand – who tackled Alpe d’Huez in May. He was asked by his local bike shop for a photo at the top of the Alpe

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Send us your photos to be in with a chance of winning a Col du Galibier Jersey

17 Prompt d211s complete Paris Roubaix

13 Apr

I have to admit I was a little nervous watching the prompt D211 road bikes heading off with their new hire owners for the weekend to compete in the notoriously tough (on bike and body) paris roubaix challenge.

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I should not have worried though all the bikes returned successfully, a little dirtier , having had one puncture and with a couple of headsets needing attention. Nothing major but I will be in the Prompt workshop in Bourg d’Oisans for a few days servicing them for their probable next attack up Alpe d’Huez.

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New Prompt D211 frame hand painted in Bourg d’Oisans

4 Apr

Here are a few shots of the new #promptd211 frame set for 2014

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The frame has been hand painted and finished here in Bourg d’Oisans. This frame is destined to be a hire bike for 2014 and will be built up with shimano ultregra 11 speed

Free cycling magazine with all Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire

26 Mar

We have just had a big delivery of English written cycling magazines for our shop here in Bourg d’Oisans.

We are keen for people to read these magazines – they are not your usual glossy cycling mags full of new bike bits but carefully written articles about the lifestyle of cycling. They are a great read !

The magazines include Rouleur / Ride Journal / Simpson and Boneshaker

Special Offer

For everyone that has already hired a bike from us or hires from us before the end of 31st March 2014 CET we are giving you the opportunity to receive a magazine for free. All you need to do is to order one of the magazines from the shop and we will take the price of that magazine off your total hire price. Essentially a free magazine !

Please read before purchasing !!

  • You must be collecting your hire bike after the 1st May 2014 and before the 1st November 2014.
  • You must have already hired a bike or hire from us before the end of 31st March 2014 CET
  • You must purchase the magazines before the end of 31st March 2014 CET.
  • You must be hiring for a minimum of 2 day.
  • The price of the magazine will be removed from the total due on your bike hire booking up to a maximum of 40Euros.
  • The hire reduction will de done manually by us so please provide us with your Hire Reference number
  • You will still need to pay the postage on the magazines and this will not be removed from your hire total.
  • Only one complete purchase per hire booking is allowed – so if you have booked more than 1 bike it will apply to all the bikes not just one.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MAGAZINES >>

Hire bikes on the Col du Galibier

2 Nov

Tim and Kathy from the USA who hired some D211 bikes from PROMPT.CC for a More Than 21 Bends Tours sent us these great photos from the Col du Galibier and Alpe d’Huez

 

 

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?