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 […]

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 […]

The boys go to fort bill

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Shop | No Comments
The boys go to fort bill

Ryan, Dan and Joe headed up Fort William this weekend for the UCI MTB World Cup. Here’s a few pics they managed to send whilst sober. Looking forward to them coming back to help me clear the workshop backlog! Also, when are they going to prep for the Morecambe Midnight Ride on Saturday 15th June?!? […]

Mystery Old Timer

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Bikes, Interesting Things, Shop | No Comments

Ok get your sleuthing caps on. This old geezer turned up last week (the bike not the fella who brought it) and we’re having trouble identifying it in detail. Click on the pic for some more. We know it dates from 1940’s France when there were numerous small frame builders for the 1000’s of touriste […]

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 […]

FIRTH CYCLES GOES ALL TRANSACTIONAL

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 […]