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Sherwood Pines Concerts – Shop Opening Times

Forest Live Concerts

We will be closing earlier than usual due to the concerts taking place this coming weekend:

Friday 23 June 2017 – Open at 9am – Closed at 3pm
Saturday 24 June 2017 – Open at 9am – Closed at 3pm
Sunday 25 June 2017 –  Open at 9am – Closed at 3pm

Please note the last bike hire will be at 1.30pm  – for 1 hour.

Please see the link below for further information on the concerts:

David Fletcher – Dalby Race Report

David Fletcher Race Report – Sunday 11th June.

Update for Sundays 4th round of the British XC series at Dalby Forest on the coast of Yorkshire.  A course I’ve had a lot of luck and good results from I went in confident and hoped for a solid result. With form progressing nicely I went off the start quickly. I was soon on the front and driving a hard pace.

The pace soon picked out the stronger riders and a nice group of 4 were off the front.

The laps went by and we were joined by 2 more riders. Coming into the 4th lap I was hit by an untimely mechanical, losing valuable seconds on the other leading riders I set to bring them back. Working hard I clawed my wayback. By this point 2 riders had broke away and gained time quickly. Being at the back and some tight sections looming I was unable to make it upto the lead.
A silly overtaking move from a rider in the group for 3rd pushed me off the bike and off course.

I chewed away at the time but it just wasnt enough. Catching one rider I settled for 4th.

A pleasing result and knowing it wasnt a clean run race I can take alot of positives. Showing good form I know good results are only round the corner.

With the nationals being a flat / rolling course it should set me well on the hunt for that best of British jersey.

With thanks to Sherwood Pines Cycles, Forme Bicycles and Vittoria Tyres.

MTB Time Trial – Wednesday 7th June

Sherwood Pines Cycles – MTB Time Trial

Dont forget this week is Time Trial Week

 Wednesday 7th June

Sign on from 6pm (at the shop) – Race starts at 7pm

With thanks to Oxford Products for their spot prize sponsorship

And to all the volunteers who help make these evenings a success.

David Fletcher – Race Report

Update for the 3rd round of the British XC Series at Richmond, Yorkshire.

Words by David Fletcher

I got off to a flying start. Leading out 90% of the first lap and instantly getting a nice gap with 6 others. From there I continued to press on and work hard on the front to try and break the group. Gaps were forming but closing once other riders had short turns on the front.

Feeling good I continued to work and confident of my form. I came into the 5th lap and unfortunately lost contact with some of the bunch. Suffering from my early efforts I continued to ride to a controlled pace. The last lap came and was positioned in 7th. From here the gap behind was too big to loose a place and the gap in front didn’t seem bridgeable. Finishing it wasn’t my greatest of days. With a very hilly course it wasn’t to my strengths. Climbing really well for the first 4laps and suffering over the last 2.

I know where I faulted, riding to hard at the front and bad positioning choices when the group eventually split from other riders attacking.

Bike and kit performed beautifully as always. Never skipped a beat and always ready to go faster.

Up next I have the Dalby round of the National Series and possibly a local league event to add a day of racing.

With thanks to Sherwood Pines Cycles, Moore Large, Forme Bikes and Vittoria Tyres.

Cube Fritzz 180 HPA Race 27.5 – In Stock Now!

Cube Fritzz 180 HPA Race 27.5 – 2017

RRP £2399

 In stock (18″ Medium) and available to buy outright –

Or finance this bike up to three years with a minimum deposit of £239 (10%) :

36 months = £60/m – 24 months = £90/m -12 month = £180/m


  • Frame: HPA Ultralight, Advanced Hydro form, Triple Butted, ETC 4-Link, ISCG Mount, AXH
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float FIT4, Open/Medium/Firm Mode, 20mm Axle, Tapered, 180mm
  • Shock: Fox Float X Performance 3-Position, 215x64mm, Open/Medium/Firm Mode
  • Shock Hardware: Top: 30x8mm, Bottom: 22x8mm
  • Headset: FSA 1.5E ZS, Tapered, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8″ (OD 44mm), Bottom Zero-Stack 1 1/2″ (OD 56mm)
  • Stem: Race Face Ride 35
  • Handlebar: Race Face Chester 35, 780mm
  • Grips: Cube Race Grip, 1-Clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1, Type2, 11-Speed
  • Front Derailleur: e*thirteen TRS 1X Chain Guide, ISCG05
  • Shifters: SRAM GX Trigger
  • Brake System: SRAM Guide R, Hydraulic Disc Brake (200/180)
  • Crankset: Race Face Aeffect SL 32T, 175mm
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1150, 10-42T
  • Chain: SRAM 11-Speed
  • Wheelset: Answer Atac EM, 15mm / X12, 584x25C, Tubeless Ready
  • Tyres: Conti Trail King, folding, 2.4
  • Saddle: SDG FLY MTN 2
  • Seat Post: Cube Dropper Post, Handlebar Lever, Internal Cable Routing, 31.6mm, 458x150mm (400x120mm for smallest frame size)
  • Seatclamp: Cube Screwlock, 34.9mm
  • Weight: 14.05kg

Race Reports

Race reports

Last Sunday was the first round of the Midland XC Series.

Most of the shop team out with some new faces Dave and Aaron had good first outing shaking of some winter cobwebs. Gary Kondor manage to hit a tree and only found out after the race he’d broke his shoulder but still finished well. Jonny and Craig had good results in their classes, Simon got a great result in the Vets nearly cracking a top 10 in a mega competitive class. Carl racing in his first vets race after stepping up from fun class last year went of like a rocket. Joe Bale had a good result in his first outing for the shop.

Our second team lead by David Fletcher took the win in the elites by just over 2 mins in what was a good day at the office. The second team member Chris Hilbert got a great result in his class racing against much older lads both these riders will be joined by Marc Gee a little later in the season and all will be riding Forme Winscars 29C’s with full Shimano group sets and American classic wheels.

Photos courtesy of :

Sunday  was the first round of the Nutcracker Series at Dalby where Chris Hilbert got his first podium of the season in the under 14’s on his Forme Winscar.

A cracking 2nd place again against older lads.

Photos courtesy of :Jane Roberts and Steve Hilbert