Bike Garage

Ex-Hire bikes for sale 2013

Jan212014

We are currently selling off our ex-hire bikes, we currently have limited numbers available in nearly all sizes and models but once they have gone there gone.

The standard price for a 4300 disc (Main hire model)  is £525 which fully serviced we offer at £330.

Give us a call on 01433 659345 for more information.

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Christmas 2013 Opening Hours

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We will be open until and including Monday 23/12/13  at 5.00 pm

we will then be closed until Saturday 4/01/14, reopening at 9.30 am

We are a one man band and traditional have a small break at Christmas to recharge our batteries.

2013 has been a great year for us, and we have grand plans for 2014, included a small extension.

Thanks for your support and business over the last year and a Happy Christmas to you all.

If you have any questions drop us an email or mobile on 07548532513

Cheers,

James

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Bradwell Edge Bridleway Maintenance 14/11/13

Nov182013

Bradwell Edge Bridleway is often a decent that gets overlooked, I guess due to the fact that for long periods of the year is resembles a right muddy mess.  But it has potential for connecting into a Shatton loop. I rode down it a few months ago and was pleasantly surprised by its condition. But my arms took a beating due to the vegetation encroachment.

This section is typical, long following straights with flow and a nice narrow trail.

This section is typical, long following straights with flow and a nice narrow trail.

Yes it was abit muddy but this is the Peak District not a trail center! So I contacted Martyn, who we have worked with before on some other similar small scale projects.  What you cant really see from the above image that it is clear that this route has been here for sometime.  With a drystone wall running nearly its entire length and signs of old drainage and a harder rock base below the muddy surface.

The main objective was to remove any vegetation (brambles, haw thawn etc) that would cause distress. Not only for bikers but also for walkers and horse riders. After all is is a bridleway.  With many sections being in a gully the clearance wasn’t only at handlebar height but also removing low branches and dangling plants.

We spent a good bit of time clearing a section about half way down where the trail had gone “off line” opening up the orginal line. Which had become very overgrown, causing people to take and alternative line. Which had become extremely rutted and unsustainable.

We only really planned on clearly vegetation but identified a number of drainage tasks that could easily be undertaken.  We were also encourage to find the middle and upper sections to have a good base of rock which with further work to improve drainage could massively improve it year round potential. Although these require follow up work.  As currently the muddy top layer is being held by the impervious layer below.  With only a few small drains not allowing removal of surface water. Instead being held on the surface resulting in a very wet stodgy top larger.  Not helped by a load of cows that had clearly passed through!

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View up the valley towards Windmill, potential for connecting into a Shatton Mast loop.

The lower sections of the bridleway are much steeper which helps with the drainage but are much less rocky.  Making them much more challenging to ride and more difficult to come up with ideas regarding maintance. We spotted a number of places to remove surface water. But not wanting to spoil the character and remembering it is a bridleway.

We will be doing further work to the bridleway in the following months to repair/prepair it for summer!

Quick shot of Shane as we left with the low setting sun.

Quick shot of Shane as we left with the low setting sun.

Update on Roych Clough

Nov162013

Shawn from Hitch and Hike was kind enough to take this pictures of the worked carried out on Roych Clough.

Images are in order from top to bottom, but show the works are very much in-line with the character of the lower seconds before the ford.

With the also inclusion of a climbing line on the right hand bank. Got to say the results look good.

 

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Video: Local riders Jack

Oct202013

A short edit I have been involved in over the last couple of weeks, Jack is a face you may recognise if you spent much time in the shop. He is a rider who I have known for many years and is great to see his hard work and bike skills scoring him some great results over the past season.

The peak district is home to some of the greatest trails in the UK, in your opinion anyway. With winter upon us picking the best route is even more key. That’s why are more than happy to offer advise if it is needed.

When we are not fixing them

Aug042013

When we are not fixing them we are riding them, video from a recent trip riding in Champery, Swizerland riding the world cup downhill track.

France 2013: Champery WC downhill from Monkeyspoon.com on Vimeo.

Our (Josh, Paul, Nat and James) first time riding the legendary world cup downhill track in Champery, Switzerland. By far the steepest track we have ever ridden. Go Pro Hero 2 on the left and Drift HD on the right. Editing is a little rough around the edges.
Music :
Wolf Gang – Lions in Cages
M83 – We Own the Sky

Opening hours 7th-10th June 13

May302013

We will be closed from Friday 7th until Tuesday 11th of June whilst we attend the Mountain Bike World Cup in Fort William Scotland. Sorry for any convince this may cause.

Opening Hours 10th+11th/1/13

Jan062013

We will be closed this Friday 11/1/13 in addition to Thursday 10/1/13 (like normal) as we will be down at TF tune furthering our knowledge of suspension.

We will be open on Saturday morning like normal at 9.30.

Cheers

James

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Trek Fuel EX 5 For Hire

Dec092012

Want to hire a full suspension mountain bike in the Peak District, well now you can.

We have just added two Trek Fuel Ex 5 mountain bikes to our hire fleet. One 18 and 19.5 inch frames full details can be found Hire Bike Models page.  Prices are £40 for a day hire and £25 for a half day, which includes all the normal additional bits; Pump, Saddle Bag (with spares), Helmet, Map with route information.

Want to book check the Availability Calendar or give us a call on 01433 659345

Christmas & New Year opening hours 2012

Dec052012

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Our opening hours over the festive period are as follows;

Christmas Eve –  Monday 24th December – Opening from 9.30 – 2.30

Closed from Christmas Day –  Tuesday 25th December – for 1 week

Opening again on Wednesday 2nd January 2013  – Back to normal opening hours there after

Festive wishes to you all , and once again thanks for your support over the past 12 months.

We have a number of cool projects planned for 2013.

Cheers,

James

 

 

About Us

Set up in 2011 by James Irwin, The Bike Garage is a small totally independent bike shop located in the Peak District. We are focused on offering high level of customer service, and although we may only be a small shop we stock large brands such as Shimano, Sram and Trek. Offering bikes for hire and sale. So next time you are passing pop in and say hi!

When we are not fixing them we are riding them.

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