Show Time!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2014 in Events, Interesting Things, News, Shop | No Comments
Show Time!

Myself, Ryan, Jon Dean and Retro Dave headed down south last week to check out trade shows Core Bike and The Bike Place Show. It’s a rare treat for us to be able to chat face to face with suppliers and discuss and play with new products. We loved this full carbon Salsa Beargrease XX1fat […]

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.

Morecambe midnight madness

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Events, Road Bikes, Shop | No Comments
Morecambe midnight madness

I woke at 11pm on Saturday night to the sound of my alarm going off and realised that the time has come to get my gear on and ride through the night to Morecambe. Now you might think ‘he’s crazy’ but you’d be wrong; there were 21 of us ‘crazies’ there. The Halifax CTC ran […]

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 […]


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 […]

Dave does it for CHARITY!

Posted by on Jun 21, 2008 in Bikes, Events, Interesting Things, News, Reader's Rides | No Comments

Close friend, former colleague, all round nice guy and fellow mountain biker Dave ‘Dangerous’ Mitchell is giving up his time to cycle from Riga in Latvia to Tallinn in Estonia in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. He’s doing it at the end of August and needs your help to raise some vital funds. The […]

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 […]

Sustrans Needs Your Help…

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

£50 million is up for grabs from the Big Lottery Fund and it could be invested in cycling and walking across the UK but only if you really want it. Sustrans needs you to vote for Connect2 , one of four projects competing on ITV1 in the Big Lottery Fund’s: The People’s £50 Million Contest […]

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 […]