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Speeds Cycles Redditch Opens Doors Saturday 23rd May

Speeds Cycles Redditch Opens Doors Saturday 23rd May

Posted | 22nd May 2015

Yes, it’s the news you’ve all been waiting for! The Speeds Cycles Redditch branch will open it’s doors…. TOMORROW!

We want to thank everyone that has played a part in the launch of the new store; from the contractors that have helped us to redevelop the property, to the suppliers who have assisted with shop design and fitting, to the customers who have been so supportive of this move.

Brands and Services

 

The Redditch branch will be stocking an entirely different range than the Bromsgrove branch, but you can still expect the same friendly and helpful service that we provide to all of our customers.

At the Bromsgrove Speeds Cycles branch you’ll find brands such as Trek, Frog, Mavic, Endura, Bontrager, Zipp and Brooks.

At the Redditch Speeds Cycles branch you’ll find Genesis, Ridgeback, Saracen, Ridley, Pearl Izumi, Madison and other big names.

If there’s something you’d like to purchase and you can’t find it in either of our stores please don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll do our best to facilitate your needs.

Over the last 18 months we have invested heavily in the workshop at the Bromsgrove Speeds Cycles branch. This investment has ensured that we can offer our customers a variety of bike repair servicing. From changing an inner tube to a complete restoration of a bike, the Bromsgrove branch has the tools and expertise you need.

For now, the Redditch Speeds Cycles branch will have limited workshop capabilities, however, whether you visit our Bromsgrove or Redditch branch if you have a bicycle in need of some TLC we will ensure that you and your bike are well looked after!

Opening Hours and Contact Details

 

The new Redditch Speeds Cycles branch will open it’s doors at 9am on Saturday 23rd May and will be open all over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The opening hours for Speeds Cycles Redditch over the Bank Holiday weekend is as follows:

Saturday 23rd May – 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 24th May – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Monday 25th May – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Tuesday 26th May – CLOSED
Wednesday 27th May – CLOSED

The Speeds Cycles Redditch branch will be open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, but closed on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th May for one final push on the shop fit.

Speeds Cycles Redditch will re-open it’s doors on Thursday 28th May.

The opening hours for Speeds Cycles Bromsgrove is as follows:

Saturday 23rd May – 9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 24th May – CLOSED
Monday 25th May – CLOSED
Tuesday 26th May onwards – Normal business hours

To reach the Speeds Cycles team at Bromsgrove call us on 01527 872394

To reach the Speeds Cycles team at Redditch call us on 01527 65018.

Alternatively, you can use our contact us page to reach us online or you can email us directly.

Pop In and Say Hi!

 

We really hope to see as many people as possible at our new Redditch branch this Bank Holiday weekend. Whether you’re a regular customer or new, whether you want some general advice on bikes or something specific just drop in to our Redditch branch and say hi and we’d be happy to have a chat about your needs!

Thank you again for all of your support and we hope to help get as many people as possible out on their bikes and enjoying all the benefits of cycling!

 

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New Delivery of Mavic Road Shoes

New Delivery of Mavic Road Shoes

Posted | 9th May 2015

Yesterday we took delivery of a number of new Mavic road shoes! I personally ride a set of Mavic road shoes (a pair of 2014 Mavic Giova road shoes) and I highly recommend Mavic shoes in general. They are a great quality shoe and reasonably priced.

We now have in stock the following models and sizes:

Mavic Aksium

 

Mavic Aksium – Sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (UK) – £64.99
Mavic Aksium Elite Maxi Fit – Sizes 8, 9, 10, 11 (UK) – £79.99

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The Aksiums are suitable for men and women. These are great entry plastic sole road shoes. The maxi fit is suitable for riders with a wider foot. The Mavic Aksium utilises velcro straps and the Mavic Aksium Maxi Fit utilises a ratchet strap.

 

Mavic Ksyrium

 

Mavic Ksyrium Elite – Sizes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (UK) – £99.99
Mavic Ksyrium Elite Women’s – Sizes 6, 7, 8 (UK) – £99.99

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The Ksyriums are available in both women’s and men’s fit and sizes and utilise ratchet straps and a carbon composite sole for lightness and stiffness.

The Ksyrium Elite (Men’s) is also available in a black/red colourway.

The Ksyrium Elite (Women’s) is also available in a black/plum colourway.

The featured colourway for the Ksyrium Elite (Women’s) beautfully coordinates with the Mavic Syncro helmet.

Mavic Ksyrium Pro – Sizes 8, 9, 10 (UK) – £129.99

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The Ksyrium Pro is a carbon composite road shoe that utilises a radial dialer to tighten the shoe as opposed to a ratchet strap. This allows the shoe to tighten by 1mm increments as opposed to 2mm, giving a more fine tuned fit.

The Ksyrium Pro is also available in a black/blue combination.

Pop in store to try out our latest range of road shoes!

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Female Only Cycle Coaching Sessions

Female Only Cycle Coaching Sessions

Posted | 8th May 2015

Here at Speeds we are very proud to embrace and encourage female cyclists and in 2015 we have certainly noticed a huge increase in women keen to ride road bikes and hybrids. We have also witnessed a rise in memberships for female only clubs, such as Women on Wheels and Hopwood Ladies.

Having been a cyclist for the last three years I have also noticed a huge riser in female riders. When I first started if I saw one female cyclist on the road that was unusual. I always saw lots of guys but very few other women. These days, it’s rare that I don’t see a group of women riding, either as a female only group or as part of a road club.

We have just received an email from Louise James – a West Midlands Go Ride coach. Louise is looking to offer young girls and women aged 12 or over the opportunity to  engage in ladies only cycle coaching sessions.

These sessions will take place on the Tudor Grange cycle track. The sessions will start on Thursday 14th May 2015 and will run for 7 weeks.  Signing on for these events take place from 7.45pm. Riding will begin at 8pm and will finish 9.30pm.

Louise asks that participants are at least 12 years old, but state that there is no maximum age for participants.  These sessions are designed to improve rider ability, confidence, bike handling skills and stamina on the bike.

Costs and More Details

These sessions will be a great way to meet local female riders that are keen to improve their skills. Costs for the sessions are as follows:

£3 per session for British Cycling members
£6 per session for non British Cycling members.

For more information and to book your place please contact Louise James via email.

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Heart of England Bike Ride - Sunday 19th July

Heart of England Bike Ride – Sunday 19th July

Posted | 8th May 2015

Looking for a nice day of riding with your friends, family or colleagues? Want to discover some great local routes in beautiful surroundings?

Well, we have just received word that  the Knowle and Dorridge Lions are organising the Heart of England Bike Ride 2015.

This cycling event is to be held on Sunday 19th July 2015, and funds raised by this cycling event will be donated to the British Heart Foundation – Mending Broken Hearts Appeal.

This is a great event for new cyclists to enter, especially those looking for a challenge and those keen to raise money for a good cause.

Ride and Route Details

There is a choice of 13, 19 or 31 mile (20, 30 or 50km) routes along the country lanes through pretty Warwickshire villages. This is going to be a great event and one well worth attending!

The route both starts and finishes at the stunning Packwood House, National Trust Property, Lapworth, Solihull B94 6AT.

Experienced cyclists can also enter this event as there is a fourth 100km option, where entrants will ride and complete all three routes.

Entry Fees

Enter now and you can benefit from a discounted adult entry fee of £10.00, children £5.

However, if you enter after the 9th July 2015 the entry fee is £15.00 adult and £7.50 children (including on the day entries). Children can also particpate in this event but please be aware that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian).

Post Ride Entertainment

All good cycling events provide some sort of post ride entertainment, and this event is no exception! After the bike ride, food can be purchased from the BBQ and enjoy a free visit to the National Trust Property and gardens. This could be a great day for anyone looking to spend a little time on the bike and with their loved ones!

Find out more about this event and sign up online.

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Progress Update - Redditch Branch - 01/05/15

Progress Update – Redditch Branch – 01/05/15

Posted | 1st May 2015

Things are really moving along now at the Redditch branch. Earlier this week we announced on our Facebook page that the new flooring was down and looking fab. Today I am pleased to announce that the new windows and front door have also been installed and things are happening at a fast pace in Redditch!

New Windows

 

The installation of the new windows was a huge leap in the right direction for us. The original windows were much smaller and greatly reduced the amount of natural light entering the building.

We felt the original windows were not suitable for the retail space we wanted to create; and given that we already have floor to ceiling windows at our Bromsgrove branch, enabling passers-by to look in and see our latest models, we were keen to replicate that in Redditch.

However, this face lift to the front of the building was not without it’s challenges!

Before we could make such a dramatic change to the building we first needed to get planning permission from the local authorities. Sue Nickson, one of the Speeds directors and owners, got straight into the paperwork.  Thanks to her thoroughness, the planning permission for the windows was granted much sooner than we had ever hoped for.

Once approved, we gave our contractor the green light, and before we knew it the windows had arrived! The contractor and his team (along with the assistance of Dave and Pete Nickson) set about removing the old windows and making changes to the brickwork. After a couple of days of solid graft we now have lovely glazing, perfect for the retail environment!

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New Flooring and Black Slatwall

 

As you can see, as well as adding new windows to the Speeds Cycles Redditch branch we have also installed the new flooring and sections of black slatwall.

All in all, progress at our new second store is really coming along. You can be sure to see more photos and updates in the next couple of weeks!

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