Category Archives: Pines News

See the light?!

As the nights draw in, don’t let the dark stop you riding!

We have plenty of lights in stock to suit all budgets.

Take a look at these:

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.

David Fletcher – Race Report

David Fletcher – Race Report – Notts and Derby CX – Saturday 16th September:
Another good day and consistently strong. Course was fast and a little wet in patches.

Started quick and kept a strong pace to the end. Had one rider for 2 laps with me but soon escaped him.

Took a comfortable win and another win for Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme today.

(with thanks to Mervyn Dudley for the picture)

Felt Cruncher Fat Bike

Felt Cruncher Fat Bike

There’s no reason why kids should miss out on all of the fat bike fun.!With a sturdy but lightweight aluminium frame, the Cruncher brings fat bikes to the small ones with 24 x 4” wheels and plenty of capabilities in snow, sand and dirt.

RRP £399

Our Price £299

Only one left in stock!

Tour of Britain Taster Day – Wednesday 23rd August – at Sherwood Pines Cycles

Sherwood Pines Cycles – Vittoria – Tour of Britain
Taster Day – Wednesday 23rd August
From 10am until 8pm at Sherwood Pines Cycles

  • Vittoria team bus and two Vittoria neutral service team cars.
  • Road rides followed by the Vittoria team car- Ride part of the course, like a pro!
  • MTB guided rides around the forest – off piste trails – children’s rides and an introduction to MTB – guides provided by Sherwood Pines Cycles.
  • Team car experience on the day, for those who want a mini experience following the road ride.
  • Competition to win a team car experience on 6th September stage of the OVO Tour of Britain.
  • Displays of Vittoria Tyres and Road and Mountain Bike Wheels.
  • The Sherwood Pines Cycles demo fleet of Forme Bikes with Vittoria tyres on – Try the champions choice of tyres.
  • Fenwick’s Bike Cleaning and Maintenance – Displays and demonstrations.
  • BBQ by Sherwood Pines Café – From 2pm onwards.
  • Adnams Southwold – Try some beer!
  • Tyre changing demo – how fast can it be done?
  • Get the chance to talk to and ride professional cyclists! David Fletcher, Geoff Cooke, Steve Day, Mick Ives and Graham Briggs of JLT Condor.
  • Oxford Products – with displays of products and free prize giveaways.
  • Forme bikes – Have a look at the new Calver Cyclocross bike – See the new Sterndale 3000, 4000 and 5000 bikes and the new Forme E-Bikes. Try some of their demo bikes too.
  • Cuda Kids Bikes – Try the children’s demo course with the new range of kid’s bikes.
  • Absolute Black – oval chain rings – see the range and try them on our demo bikes.
  • High 5 Sports Nutrition – Try it, taste it and feel the benefits.
  • QSW Sportswear – Providers of team kit to Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme. See kit displays and talk with their team riders.
  • Bloodwise – The Blood Cancer Charity – meet the team.

Ride Times
Road MTB
11:30 12:00 with David Fletcher
13:30 with David Fletcher 15:00
16:30 17:00 with David Fletcher
18:30 with Graham Briggs 19:00

All rides will be guided

Road rides – 45-60 minutes in duration, followed by the Vittoria team car and taking in some of the TOB roads.

MTB rides – 45-60 minutes in duration, taking in some of the off piste trails that Sherwood Pines offers.

All rides suitable for all abilities

Please bring your own bike! – A small amount of demo bikes will be available.

(Disclaimer forms must be signed before each ride – helmets to be worn at all times – the Highway Code must be adhered to at all times)

Sherwood Pines Cycles would like to thank all the exhibitors for their support and generosity.

Forme Winscar – Cheapest in the UK?

Forme Winscar – Carbon Hardtail Bike

RRP £3499 – Our Price £2499

19″ Frame

Cheapest on sale in the UK!

As ridden by the Sherwood Pines Cycles – Forme Race Team

Including Forme Brand Ambassador David Fletcher

FRAME : Forme Torayca 800 UD (uni-directional) Carbon, BB92, 12mm thru-axle, intergrated dropout
FORK : Rockshox Sid World Cup 100mm, Tapered Carbon Steerer tube and carbon crown
SHIFTERS : Shimano XT rapidfire
FRONT DERAILEUR : Shimano XT 2×10 direct mount
REAR DERAILLEUR : Shimano XTR Shadow Plus 10 Speed
CRANKSET : FSA SLK Carbon 40x28T
CASSETTE : 10 Speed SLX Shimano
CHAIN : 10 Speed KMC
BOTTOM BRACKET : FSA BB92 Sealed Bearing
BRAKES : Shimano XT Hydraulic disc brakes
HANDLEBARS : 4ZA Cirrus alloy riser 31.8, 680mm width 20mm rise, 5deg backsweep
BAR TAPE/GRIPS : Forme Lock-on
STEM : 4ZA Cirrus, alloy 28.6mm x 31.8mm, 7deg rise, ext: 60mm 17”, 70mm = 19/21”
SADDLE : 4ZA Cirrus
SEAT POST : 4ZA Cirrus Pro, Carbon 400mm
WHEELSET : Mavic Crossmax SLR
TYRES : Schwalbe Racing Ralph Rear and Rocket Ron Evolution front. 29″x 2.25
(£2499 is a cash/card sale price)

Wednesday 23rd August – Tour of Britain – Taster Day

Sherwood Pines Cycles – Vittoria – Tour of Britain

Taster Day – Wednesday 23rd August

Come Along

Absolute Black – Oval Chainrings

Adnams Brewery – Established in 1872, A Quality Brewery producing Beers, Ales ,Wine and Spirits

Cuda Performance Bikes- Quality Provider of Child’s Bikes

David Fletcher – Sherwood Pines Forme-

Ex World Medallist and National Champion

– Team Rider

Forme Bikes – Displays and Demo Bikes

Geoff Cooke – Commonwealth Games Champion and multiple national and world champion 

Graham Briggs –  JLT Condor Professional Road Rider

Ex National criterium rider 

High 5 – Sports Nutrition Supplements

Mick Ives – Multiple national and World Champion 

Newark Advertiser – Local Newspaper

Oxford Bike Products – Quality Bike Products 

Quality Providers of Custom Cycling Kit

Sherwood Pines Cafe – Delicious Home cooked Food

and BBQ Providers 

Steve Day – Current World Single Speed Champion

David Fletcher – Race Report

David Fletcher – Race Report

National Series Cross Country

Builth Wells – 5th and 6th August

Update for the weekends event at Builth Wells for the final round of the British Cross Country Series – Words by DF.

The weekend was a close fought battle. With the overall podium positions still up for grabs and one final round to gain a podium, the search was on for a good ride.

The course although simple made for a tough and fast day. Splitting from the start I settled in the top 5 riding cautiously knowing it could be a long race. As the laps went by gaps began to form and found myself contesting with another rider for 5th. Slightly struggling with the pace I found myself alone in 6th with a short gap to 4th and the same on 7th. The final lap came and was caught by 7th. Holding his wheel till the final 2km of the course I made a dig before a series of tight and twisty corners, drops and the run into the finish. Fortunately my efforts to get in front worked and took 6th in the sprint.

Once finished it was a short wait to see what the overall results would show. Although my efforts on the day were nothing to shout about. My consistency was I and managed to take 2nd overall in the series. A result I took the year before.

With sometime before the cyclocross season begins I’m taking a week to regather, rest and refocus on the cyclocross season. From there i’ll be back in training gaining base miles and adding some cyclocross specific sessions to top my conditioning and technical skills up.

I would like to thank my sponsors for support this year so far. With the year only halfway through there’s still time to gain that top step.