A statement from the Forestry Commission:
The Met Office have issued an Amber weather warning for snow and ice which is likely to cause disruption to travel and a good chance of rural communities being cut off.
All the car parks, facilities, trails and Christmas Centre at Sherwood Pines will be closed on Sunday 10th December.
We will continue to review the weather and local conditions for the week ahead and keep you updated.
Sherwood Pines Cycles apologies for any inconvenience this may cause – we fully support their decision as visitor safety is paramount.
December E-Bike Offer
On all E bikes bought from Sherwood Pines Cycles we are including…
eCare Maintenace Spray Pack – woth £23.99
For the bikes with a Bosch system…
Free software updates for 2 years…
For bikes with a Yamaha system…
4 Free basic services over 2 years…
We currently have E Bikes in stock from
– Lapierre – Hai Bike – Scott – Cube – Giant –
Come and visit us, have a chat, book a demo ride and see how good they are.
(parts extra on the service - non transferable)
David Fletcher – Race Report
19th November – Boston Wheelers
This weekend I decided to compete in the Lincs CX League.
With better competition forecast I chose to ride there to get a better quality of race in.
The course was fast and seemed a blistering pace from start to finish. The front group contained 5 of us.
Lap by lap went by and it came down to 3, it took 4 laps to split and that was only 200 meters from the line.
I had to chose my time to perfection. With the pace being so high it was hard to get away and chose the last corner to make my move, it was be into it first and win or into it 2nd and not.
Fortunately I got it right and sprinted across the line in 1st place.
Another win to my growing tally. I played my cards safe and used then when it counted. Beating the likes of british road pro riders Connor Swift and Graham Briggs. It was a good feeling and another add to the confidence pot.
Up next comes a new venue for me in Gravesend for the next national trophy.
Winter isn’t coming – Its here!
If you haven’t tried night riding, why not? And with these prices there is no excuse not too!
A 2000 Lumen UGOE Light RRP £99.99
For only £75 – Whilst stocks last!
||6062 aircraft aluminium alloy
||2xCREE XML L2 LED
||2hrs to 30 hrs
||3.7V 8800mAh Li-ion
The UGOE 2000 Lumen Alloy Front Light packs real punch for such a compact unit.
For when you really need that extra surge of light, this 38.5mm x 42mm alloy cased bike headlamp holds 2 x CREE T6 led’s pumping out 2000 lumens of brightness.
The light runs on a 3.7V Lithium Ion battery and runs from 3 to 30 hours dependent on settings (high-medium-low-flashing). And it’s rechargeable too!
Waterproofed to IP65 standard.
Salsa Beargrease – Fat Bike Demo
With winter coming and the possibility of snow, what better time than now to take a demo on our Salsa Fatbike.
For £15 an hour you can take this bike, try it and we are sure you’ll like it!
Call the shop to make a booking – 01623 822855.
David Fletcher – Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme
Update from Sundays National Trophy and Saturdays Notts and Derby
Saturdays event went well. Taking the win at another round of the notts and derby series.
Here I planned to stick in the bunch and wait till the right time came to take the win. After 4 laps I upped the pace to thin out the group of 5 leaders.
Pushing on I took myself away and gained a quick 15second gap. I continued on the pace and did just enough to keep away and take the win by a 10 second lead.
Sunday turned out a little wetter than expected for the 3rd round of the National Trophy series. Making it into the top 10 I was beginning to make headway on the riders in-front.
Taking into the last lap I made it into the top 7 and bringing back 5-6th quick. With half a lap to go I made a few minor mistakes and lost ground on the riders in front.
Knowing 8th wouldn’t catch me I cruised I to the finish and settled to finish 7th.
With my form getting stronger, I look forward to take a step on the podium in upcoming events.
Date for your Diaries – Wednesday 27th December.
TURKEY BURNER TIME TRIAL
We are going to host the last MTB Time Trail of the year, same course and format with one big twist…
6pm start, yep we are doing it in the dark Sherwood Pines first night Time Trial.
Sign on from 5:30pm race start at 6pm – with the usual 4 laps.
You will not be allowed to race unless you have working suitable lights, so come along try your new Xmas presents out more details to follow.
For those without lights… We have a great offer on… Whilst stocks last!
UGOE Rechargeable Lights
1000 Lumens RRP £79.99 – Our price £59.99
2000 Lumens RRP £99.99 – Our price £74.99
Great quality – Great value – Full UK warranty.
Race Report – words by David Fletcher.
I Rode a strong and calculated race.
Alternating the laps as lap on full blast, lap tempo. Then repeat till the end.
Gaining steadily throughout, I pulled a convincing win and a full 3minute gap to 2nd place.
Knowing there was more in the tank I had a good session but would of liked more quality to of pushed me a little harder.
Up next I have the next Notts and Derby at Berry Hill and then the day after the next national trophy series at Shrewsbury.
With thanks to Sherwood Pines Cycles, Forme and Vittoria Tyres.