Seriously, though, since I mentioned the new cycle hire service and shop up in the craft workshops at Chasewater, the proprietors, Lesley and Rich, have worked tirelessly to establish a great service for all lovers of the bicycle. The hire business goes from strength to strength, and the shop gets ever-busier, with a whole bunch of accessories, parts, spares, clothes and all manner of cycling paraphernalia. If the haven’t got exactly the widget you need, they’ll get in in for you, whilst offering expert advice and fun, friendly service.They deal in great new bikes, too, from the likes of Genesis, On One, Kona and Saracen.
For all you cycling ladies out there, do you ever get weary of the male dominated bike shop? Well, Lesley is ready to help with a female angle on all your queries, so if you’re after a break from the acne, leering and lads culture of your local shop, give Chasewatercycle a try.
National Bike Week runs from Sunday 19th-Sunday 27th June 2010. To celebrate, all week the shop will be offering
- Free Bike Check
- 10% off Servicing
- Free Cycle Route Maps
- Bike Week Treasure Hunt (Win a Prize)
On Sunday 20th June, there’s a shop launch party planned, with beer tasting by the neighbouring Beowulf Brewery, live music and all manner of stuff to enjoy, including the company of fellow cyclists. On Saturday 26th June, the local CTC (Cyclist’s Touring Club) will be organising a family ride with a free breakfast at the innovation centre.
If you’re a regular cycling nerd like me, or just fancy trying it out, pay ChaseWaterCycle a visit. If you’re unsure about cycling, or have been off the bike for a while, I can’t think of a better place to hire a bike and try it out than the traffic-free cycle route around Chasewater.
I stress again, that I have no connection with the shop, I’m just impressed by their enthusiasm, can-do attitude and welcome their approach.