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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.



Rouleur Issue 40

30 Jul


The new issue of Rouleur is now in stock.

The issue covers the shocking conditions at Milan-Sanremo with interviews from breakaway riders Lars Bak and Filippo Fortin. The report also notes the pain endured by the neutral service mechanics who spent the whole day helping the riders dress and eat whilst perched on the end of a motorbike.

On a more cheerful note, the issue also reports on the lucrative post-Tour Criterium racing. Stars of the Tour are paid huge appearance fees to race with often suspiciously predictable results. Crowds are numerous and fuelled by copious amounts of beer & frites.

A favourite article of mine was the life of a doping control officer – stories include intimidation, aggressive dogs and barging in on affairs.

There are, of course, plenty more articles, reports and photos to keep you going until the next issue is published in early November.


Eddy Merckx Toy

29 Jul

Eddy Merckx Toy

Feeling lonely on long rides? Need a partner who will always be there? How about the Rouleur Eddy Merckx Toy…?

Guaranteed never to bonk or ride you into a pothole, he really is the perfect training companion.

Buy Rouleur magazine in France

31 Jan

We are pleased to announce that from issue 36 you will be able to buy Rouleur magazine from our shop in Bourg d’Oisans. The perfect read after a hard day in the saddle in and around Alpe d’Huez

Rouleur Magazine 36


Flemish author Herman Chevrolet's book Het feest van list en bedrog details the dealmaking and double-crossing that have existed throughout professional cycle racing's long and chequered history. Olivier Nilsson-Julien joins Chevrolet to take us through the pick of a very large crop, from 1904 Tour riders catching trains to Lance Armstrong's
$1m bonus in the appropriately named Thrift Drug Triple Crown…

The slyness and betrayal theme surfaces again – as does Mr Armstrong –  in Herbie Sykes' uncut interview with Paul Kimmage. The Irish journalist has been battling doping in the sport for over 20 years. He's still fighting. Can the Change Cycling Now movement finally make a difference?

Tony Martin's dramatic year of broken bones, Olympic medals and World Championship titles will not be forgotten in a hurry. David Sharp finds the time trial specialist in good spirits, while Timm Kolln records the battle scars.

Ned Boulting waxes lyrical on the Revolution track series, Guy Andrews follows up with the Madison Genesis team on their new steel-framed race machines, Jordan Gibbons gets to see Lightweight's sexy carbon wheels being made in Germany and Andrew Curry travels further east to the Czech Republic to talk cyclo-cross with Zdenek Stybar.

Also featuring regular columnists Matt Seaton, Paul Fournel, William Fotheringham and Johnny Green.