Tag Archives: Cycle Hire for Alpe d’Huez

More Photos for our PROMPT D211 competition – two

30 Nov

We love this photo of David from Australia hammering up the mythical 21 bends of Alpe d’Huez.

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 >>

More Photos for our PROMPT D211 competition – one

30 Nov

This one comes from Torben from Denmark. This was taken during a very long day in the saddle during La Marmotte Sportive in July 2013. At this stage he had completed over 4800 metres of climbing and about 165km of riding.

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 >>

Busy week for cycle hire in Bourg d’Oisans

30 May

Its been a very busy week for cycle hire in Bourg d’Oisans with all our bikes either hired out to  a cycling tour based in Grenoble or a large contingent of Danish people holidaying here in Bourg d’Oisans. All the bikes were at some point today on Alpe d’Huez

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It has left our custom built bike tree looking a little bare

Introducing Theo our new mechanic/guide for 2013

22 Mar

Theo has been studying Chemistry at Grenoble university this year. A chance meeting on the Col du Glandon whilst out riding last September led to an interview and us offering him a job here in Bourg d’Oisans.  As a keen mechanic and cyclist he will be servicing our fleet of 18  hire bikes as well as guiding as part of the More Than 21 Bends experience.

Theo (not on a prompt)

I finally managed to get out on a ride with him in and around the Grenoble hills this week. As a chemist he has some interesting theories on genetic doping !

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The PROMPT shop in Bourg d’Oisans is having a make over

19 Mar

Over the last couple of weeks the PROMPT.CC shop in Bourg d’Oisans has been having a bit of a make over. Currently I am waiting for the new floor to dry which has slowed progress down a bit.

For 2013 we will have a new stock of hire bikes as well as a whole load of new magazines for your holiday read plus a new 2013 Alpe d’Huez Cycling Jersey that has already proved popular with over 75% of people reserving one when making a Alpe d’Huez Cycle Hire reservation.

More photos of the shop will be available over the  next few weeks. In the meantime all the PROMPT bikes are stored in the office space. Here’s hoping the floor dries quickly !

 

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Cycling Alpe d’Huez in November

12 Nov

I completed Alpe d’Huez for the 40th consecutive month this week in glorious early winter sunshine. The purpose of the ride – to get my winter ski pass. The D211 performed faultlessly as I cruised up in 65 minutes despite having to stop for traffic lights on the last bend. There is not much snow about up top as the picture belows shows.

After the climb I road over to Oz en Oisans and took this photo overlooking Lake Verney where the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon Swim takes place.

We will be busy renovating our new pickup point in Bourg d’Oisans over the winter but will be available for pre booked bike hire until the end of November and starting again in February 2012.

New PROMPT D211 Hire bikes delivered

17 Aug

We have just had some new hire bikes delivered from our factory. Some 55cm and 53cm frames. They are available to hire now. Full Shimano Ultegra groupset with compact chainsets. Stay on any of Tour d’Oisans cycling tours for the remainder of 2011 and get a 20% discount on the bike hire (one week hire only)

 

Prompt Shop takes shape

12 Dec

We have also started work on the new Prompt shop. This will be located directly below the Enjoy Oisans Cycling Holidays Head Quarters in Bourg d’Oisans. Not much has happened yet other than smashing down a wall and putting a door in its place. More photos to follow once there is something to look at. The shop will be home to our cycle hire and Prompt shop