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Tue, 21 May 2013 10:04:53
Wed, 01 May 2013 12:14:36
Road CC has given its verdict on the fantastic RSP waterproof cycling gloves - the perfect way to protect your hands while riding in colder conditions.
The gloves are hard-wearing, machine washable and weather repellent and will keep your hands well protected from the elements and road or trail vibration.
Says Road CC: “RSP Waterproof Gloves have a lot to offer cost conscious riders and I’ve been particularly grateful for their warmth these past few weeks.”
“…Thoughtfully, the palms and fingers are black so won’t show the filth, while Ulnar padding is less ‘afterthought’ than many-essentially a polyester bed littered with silicone dashes surprisingly adept at muffling intrusive road and light trail buzz.
“…With the extended cuff drawn closed, wind and chill have remained firmly outside, even spirited fifteen mile blasts in minus 2/3 degrees couldn’t tax them.
Now watch this video showing the gloves’ impressive waterproofing.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 07:36:40
The one thing that sets Raleigh apart from every other bike brand is our unique history, which was evident was again at the 2013 Raleigh Owner’s Club reunion meeting in Awsworth, Nottingham on Saturday, 20th April.
Organised by lifelong Raleigh fan Mark Kennedy, the event was a chance for Raleigh owners to share their unique, one-off bikes and share stories about the Raleigh factory.
Many of the people displaying bikes had close connections with the former Nottingham factory, in particular the famous Raleigh special products division, based in Ilkeston.
Sam Hudson, a former Raleigh special products employee brought along his one-of-a-kind gold Raleigh road bike which was personalised by him “during many lunch hours”.
Sam was able to join his former colleagues to talk about some of the bikes they created in front of Raleigh fans, many of whom had their own stories to share, such as Alan Reed who had a bike raced in the 1980 Tour de France, or Phil Warmsley who brought along his Raleigh-Panasonic road bike, still in perfect condition and “only ridden on sunny days”.
Raleigh hope to make this reunion an annual event, calling for collectors from across the UK to gather in Nottingham. We’ll keep you posted on that one in 2014.
A longer article about this reunion will be published in the June edition of Cycling World, available from all good newsagents.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:56:02
Available free of charge with any Schwalbe Marathon tyre is this handy Schwalbe cool bag, perfect to keep your snacks and drinks cool this summer whether you’re heading to your local trails or making the commute to work.
With their high density puncture guard and multi-compound rubber, Schwalbe Marathon tyres are able to offer permanent resistance to foreign bodies such as glass, shards, flints and even thumbtacks. They greatly reduce the chance of getting a puncture, allowing you to get on with the most important part – RIDING. The tyres are available for all major wheel sizes and are suitable for a range of different trail and road conditions.
This promotion is only available in store from Raleigh stockists while stocks last.
Contact your nearest dealer here (click here to find your nearest dealer) to find out if they have any Schwalbe cool bags left in stock.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 07:00:25
The Raleigh Revenio 3 is one of Raleigh’s top endurance bikes and is equipped with the fantastic Shimano 105 drive train – London Cyclist gave their thoughts on the bike in the May edition of the magazine.
The mag’s verdict? “Excellent level of spec and components for the money.”
The bike was praised for its relaxed riding position, making for a more comfortable ride over long distances.
“Less comfortable bikes can tire the upper body as much as distance saps strength from the legs.”
The full review is available in the May edition of the London Cyclist, on sale now.