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Events & Courses

   Words by ZAC Cycles

   on 01/03/2017 10:57:00

Open Night FB AdGiant Kendal Open Night – Wednesday 7th February, 2018.  From 7pm – until…….you have worn the Giant team out with all your questions!

Drinks, nibbles, cake and bikes – it’s going to be great!  Please click on ‘GOING’ on our Facebook event so we know who is coming and can fit you all in the shop.

To launch our new 2018 range of bikes and gear we are holding an Open Night so you can have a proper good look at all the new stuff. 

We will also have a couple of guys from Giant UK and Sidas UK (based in Kendal) who will be with us all night to answer any questions and also give some short talks about all things bike related. 

David Ward, Giant UK’s Product and Training Manager, is the go-to man in Giant.  He is involved with product research and development, spec’ing the Giant range globally and played a key role in Giant’s Power Bike Fitting system.  He would talk about bikes all night long if we let him and loves answering questions (the geekier the better!) so if you want to know anything about the new 2018 range, the benefits of an E-bike, what makes the new Propel so fast or what makes the Liv product work so well for women then now is your chance to find out.

Steve Couper, owner of Sidas UK, set up the business back in 2002 and is now based just off Aynam Road in Kendal.  Steve is a super keen cyclist and when he’s not out riding he is looking after the feet of pro cycling team Astana, the British Cycling squad and many other of the UK’s top professional cyclists providing footbeds and insoles.  If you want to get your feet a bit comfier in your cycling shoes, maybe you have had an issue with leg pain or are looking for that extra performance advantage then Steve is the guy to talk to.

We will also be supporting Steve when he hosts a Bike Night towards the end of February where you can go along for advice and get customised footbeds at half price.  More details to follow on this one.

Follow us on Facebook to sign up for the FREE Open Night and keep up to date with all the latest details. 

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Our next sportive is the Giant Kendal – Castle Sportive, Sunday 3rd June, 2018.

Join us at the majestic Lowther Castle, near Penrith, for a ride around some of Cumbria’s best and quietest roads, with views that will distract you from the odd cheeky hill and a stunning end to your adventure riding to the finish through the impressive castle grounds.

We have two routes for you to choose from, 100km or 50km, both equally spectacular.

Click on the images below for more information.

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Maintenance Courses 

We offer a number of maintenance courses throughout the year, typically run mid week on an evening for 1.5 to 2 hrs. Covering basic roadside maintenance to get you out of a pickle if you have a mechanical problem when out riding so you can get yourself home. Including puncture repairs, brake and gear adjustment and chain breakage. We also cover pre ride bike checks to help identify problems before you start out.

We will be holding another Liv Ladies Basic Bike Maintenance course on Wednesday 7th March.  We had a great group of around 20 at the last event in November so for anyone that couldn’t make it or just wants a refresh then come and join us!  We will take you through the basics, and most common bike maintenance issues you might come across, and show you how to spot them and sort them so you can get on with just enjoying being out on your bike.  It’s FREE to attend so follow us on Facebook for all the latest details and to sign up for workshop (please just click ‘Going’ on the Facebook event).  For more details or questions email

More dates of future courses will be listed here soon, but please contact the shop if you want more details now or to register your interest and we’ll get back to you

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Bike Skills Courses

We hold a number of Skills Courses, some over a series of weekends or a mid-week evening.  Each one varies but usually cover things like cornering, braking, cadence and safety.  Our last course, run through September this year, was a Liv Ladies series of skills nights held across four weeks with the last one also include a maintenance workshop.  We had such a great response but unfortunately weren’t able to fit everyone on the course who signed up, so we are busy planning the next one for early 2018!  More details coming soon, but follow us on Facebook to get the most up to date info.

Future dates for all Skills Courses will be posted here soon, but please contact us if you want further details or to register your interest

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Weekly Social Bike Rides

We have a really great bunch of riders who join us every week for some sociable cycling.  We have the hard-core gang who turn up rain or shine, the regulars who might miss a few rides here and there and then some that just make it when they can, but everyone is always welcome and it’s great to see new faces every week.  We ride all year round (yes we keep going through winter!!!) on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Wednesday mornings and every first and third Sunday of the month.  

Click on the images for full details of all the rides.  Come and join us!

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