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Barnsley Town Centre Road Race – July 28th 2017

28th July sees the return of the Barnlsey Road Race and at the HUB we are pretty excited about it! There is going to be some exciting racing and also this year the community ride gives YOU the chance to ride the course before the pro’s do.

Barnsley HUB will be up at the Town Hall offering Dr Bike checks on the 28th, so if you haven’t ridden your bike for a while and feel inspired, our HUB mechanics will give it a check over to get you on the road*

The community ride is your chance to ride the course before the race starts and get an idea of what’s in store for the riders. It doesn’t matter what bike you have, every one is welcome to come along community ride. To take part riders need to register on the British Cycling Website. Registration is FREE and the event is part of British Cycling / HSBC ‘Let’s Ride’ programme.

The Community ride starts at 4.30pm and runs for an hour, then the racing begins!

Register Here for the Community Ride

Planning your visit to the race 

 

Its going to be an exciting spectacle watching the riders battle it out on the closed roads of Barnsley town Centre. You can find information on the race timings to help you plan your visit, and also pick the best place to watch the action as it unfolds.

Go to the Barnsley Road club website to find out more information

About the organisers

Barnsley Road Club and Barnsley Council are the team behind this exciting event and it would be great to see as many Barnsley residents enjoying the race and cheering the riders on. Barnsley Road Club is a friendly club that offers a selection of rides to suit keen cyclists and those new cyclists who want to start to increase their miles. You can find more information on Barnsley Road Club here

 

Saturday Opening for the Big Bike Revival

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To celebrate the start of The Big Bike Revival 2017 we will be opening on Saturday 10th June from 10am to 4pm.

For one day only,  we’ll be offering a Bike Amnesty and free Dr. Bike checks with FREE brake blocks and cables!

You’ll also have the opportunity to be entered into the £250 prize draw!

Do Good and Get Fit

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A group of people are beginning the process of setting up GoodGym in Barnsley.  Can you help make it happen?

GoodGym is a community of runners who, under the guidance of a qualified trainer,  achieve their fitness goals by doing physical work that helps people in your community.

“GoodGym members are given missions such as clearing gardens, changing lightbulbs and doing odd-jobs for older people who struggle to do them alone. You run there, fix the problem, and run back again.”

Help make it happen in Barnsley by registering your interest here: https://www.goodgym.org/proposals/barnsley

The Tour de Yorkshire is coming to Barnsley

On Sunday April 30th some of Europe’s top riders will battle it out on stage 3 of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire. Barnsley features in the final stage 3, and will play a key role in deciding who will pull on the blue winners jersey.

As the route leaves the start in Bradford it will tackle some of Yorkshires testing climbs before reaching the Barnsley border, the peleton (main group of riders) will go through Penistone, Oxspring, Thurgoland and Wortley, before heading off to finish in Sheffield’s Fox Valley.

Get involved

Here at the HUB we are getting ready for the race coming through. Call in for the latest information. There is also a chance to ride the route before some of the professional riders. The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire ride offers 3 ride distances, 45, 75 and 100 km, with routes that are suitable for all abilities. To enter visit letour.yorkshire.com/maserati-tour-de-yorkshire-ride

 

 

 

HUB ‘bike in a box’ building service

Bike in a boxBought a bike online? Big box in your house? Want to get your bike assembled by a professional? Then take a look at the HUB ‘Bike in a box’ build service. Peace of mind for £35

Browse online, find the bike for you at the price for you, click of the mouse and swoosh, your new bike will be wheeling its way to you; exciting isn’t it! A couple of days pass then delivery man knocks at the door with a massive box that bear no resemblance to the awesome bike you ordered on line. You sign for your parcel and drag it into your front room or garage. As you pop the staples you can see a tantalizing glimpse of shiny painted tubing and glistening gears. As you lift the bike out of the box it becomes apparent that this is going to be tougher than the 1000 piece Baked Beans jigsaw auntie Ethel bought you last Christmas.

The bike is bound up with cable ties, has a wheel off, a box of rattly bits attached and handlebars disconnected. You need to make sure the bike is set up safely and all the bolts and contact points are tightened correctly and everything is the right way round. If it’s starting to sound like a bit of a nightmare then fear not the HUB mechanics can come to the rescue.

Here at the HUB we offer a bike in a box build service that takes all the stress and guesswork out of putting your new bike together. For £35 one of our Cytech level 2 trained mechanics will lovingly assemble and check all parts of your new bike prior to handing it over, we will even recycle the box for you. All you need to concentrate on is getting on your bike and enjoying all the adventures on the road or trail ahead

Drop in or drop us a line n 07818511133 to book your Bike in a box build today

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The HUB is not responsible for any missing parts or damage to the bike incurred during its delivery.
£35 includes assembling the bike from the box, brake and gear set up, inflating tyres.
Suspension set up on forks and rear shocks is not included in the package.
If there is any damage or loss of parts due to transit the HUB will not be responsible for pursuing any  claims with your bikes supplier.

Gearing up for Cycle to Work Day on 14th September

Barnsley Cycle HUB is gearing up for the National Cycle to Work Day on the 14th of September by offering a FREE BIKE CHECK to Barnsley residents between 7th and 15th September.

We’re ready for National Cycle to Work Day. Is your bike?

We are all cyclists here at the HUB, we can offer advice on bike set up and cycling based on first hand experience. Treat your bike with our free 18 point bike check*, let our expert mechanics give your bike a check over and ensure it is running safely, we will also highlight any work that may be required to make your bike run even smoother. (* 18 point check does not include additional parts and labour costs).

Cycle to work already?

Why not pop in and register as a secure parking user. There are 30 spaces at the HUB and once registered you access to shower and toilet facilities.

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Barnsley Cycle Hub - Secure bike parking

How to lock your bike at the HUB

Cyclist locking her bike at the Barnsley Bike HubBarnsley Cycle HUB is the only place in Barnsley town center that offers secure indoor cycle parking monitored by CCTV.

To park your bike at the Barnsley Cycle HUB all you need to do is come and register.

When you register we give you a fob that allows you access to the secure cycle parking up until 10 pm, seven days a week.

We ask for a £10 refundable deposit for your fob, its yours to keep as long as you want. Drop in to register whenever the workshop is open (Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 3.30 pm).

Our parking facilities offer you great peace of mind, but you still need to remember to lock up your bike properly. Use a good quality lock (we sell locks in our workshop if you need one), and lock it properly.

Below is our step-by-step guide on how to securely lock your bike to our cycle racks.

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1. Swipe your fob to get into the HUB. The door is automatic so it will close behind you.

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2. Put the bike wheels in the rack slots, making sure it’s pushed all the way into the rack.

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3. Ensure the rear chainstays of the bike sit inside the ‘hasp’ that is welded to the rack.

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4. Thread the lock through the spokes on the rear wheel and around the chainstays.
Check your lock is locked and secure before you leave the HUB.

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5. Swipe your fob on the black panel by the door to exit the HUB.

Cycle Commute in 2016

Trafficlight and cyclistIt’s the time for those new year’s resolutions, why not add Cycling to work to your list for 2016. Cycling to work saves money, keeps you fit and ensures the only jam you see in the morning is on your toast. The Barnsley Cycle HUB offers free secure cycle parking and also offers workshop services to keep your bike running smoothly.

As well as being a great way to get through traffic jams quicker, cycling to work boosts fitness levels and helps weight loss. Nationally the average commute is around seven miles, a distance that’s easily achievable by cycling.

Breaking your commute down into smaller chunks is a great way to build up your distance. Using your bike for part of your journey and train or bus for the rest means you avoid the rush hour traffic.

Barnsley Cycle HUB is situated in the transport interchange and offers secure cycle parking alongside workshop services in order to keep your bike rolling. As the weather gets better and your fitness levels increase, why not set a date to aim for to ride your whole commute.

The Hub will also be offering maintenance classes, focusing on the key components needed to keep your bike safe and giving you the maintenance skills required to keep your bike on the road.

If you are interested in registering please email : info@barnsleycyclehub.com