Bike Camping Kit Test

Posted by on Dec 11, 2015 in Bikes, Interesting Things, Mountain Bikes, News, Shop | No Comments
Bike Camping Kit Test

   Dave and I went up to the Vale Of Pickering campsite just outside Allerston a few weeks ago to test some new winter bike camping kit. We had planned to wild camp on the second night but the wind and rain rolled in so we headed to Dalby Forest for a blast around and then home.     My […]

Kirroughtree Overnighter

Posted by on Aug 11, 2013 in Events, Mountain Bikes, News, Shop | No Comments
Kirroughtree Overnighter

The gang went to Kirroughtree in Scotland last month to check it out. I liked it but others didn’t. Stayed in the woods in our 1 man tents to minimise costs and make it easier to get up and off.

Pete & Dave do africa

Two good friends of the shoppe and Team Bad members have gone to Africa to cycle 5500 miles across it. Pete & Dave set off on Saturday 10th January to Addis Abeba in Ethipoia to begin their 3 month adventure but it didn’t start well! You can learn about that and other stories from their […]

CRUNCH Pictures

Happy New Year all. We get loads of broken bikes through the workshop and sometimes they look like this poor thing: Whether mangled by the elements or chewed up by the owner there’s something about the destruction that fascinates us, it’s like rubbernecking (Generally, any act of observation in a manner considered unduly overt or […]


At last, the waiting is over. Firth Cycles now has an online store where you (yes you!) can buy lovely things for your bike. Click on the screen shot below to take you there. Johnnie Walker and I hope you like it. Its simple clean layout means it’s all about the products and not about […]

New blog post – woo hoo!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2008 in Bikes, Mountain Bikes, News, Reader's Rides, Shop | No Comments

Yeah I know it’s been a long time since my last post but I’ve been a bit busy what with getting married, going on honeymoon, having a hectic summer of repairs and …err…oh, only three things then. Well maybe it’s true, I have been neglecting the blog but I’m back now and there’ll be more […]

SHOP RIDE: Ogden & Beyond

Posted by on Apr 7, 2008 in Bikes, Events, Mountain Bikes, Shop | 3 Comments

Click on the pic for more… Despit the snowy and frosty conditions, a few Firth Cycle’s regulars joined Jim and I for a jaunt around Calder Valley on Sunday morning. The route was led by Terry (his first and last – thanks for the tarmac memeories Terry) and went like this: started at the shop […]

Budget 2008

The BBC news said (amongst other things) that the budget would prove expensive for smokers, drinker and motorists. The best solution? Get a bike! (you knew that was coming right?). Give up the fags, drink less booze, buy less fuel and get out on your bike. Yeah drive a 3.5L V8 gas guzzling Landy if […]

PACE Air Force 1 Refurb

Click on the picture for a few more shots… We were so impressed with the recon job done on these PACE Air Force forks that we thought we should tell you all about it. These beauties belong to Mr John Walker and are usually attached to his 1996 Bontrager Race Light which is currently in […]

SHOP RIDE: Biking in Scotland

Posted by on Nov 17, 2007 in Bikes, Events, Mountain Bikes, Shop | No Comments

Spent last weekend in the Scottish borders with a bunch of mates doing what we do best – breaking stuff!  We stayed here at the Criffel Inn and would recommend it to anyone (including families) who want to explore the 7Staines.  Great digs and food and the owners are bikers too so they understood our strange ways (mostly […]