Category Archives: Pines News

Gift Vouchers

Are you still not sure what to get the cyclist in your life?

Then have you thought about getting them a Gift Voucher for Sherwood Pines Cycles?


We can make the certificate out for however much you would like. Then the lucky recipient can buy whatever they like in the shop.

These can be used for bike hire and workshop work too.

And, we are more than happy to take a payment over the phone and send the voucher out directly, via Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. Or just pop in to the shop and come and see us.

Sherwood Pines Closure – Sunday 10th December

Park Closure

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.

Now Proud Stockists of Lapierre

Sherwood Pines Cycles are now proud stockists of Lapierre

For more than 60 years, LAPIERRE has combined technological innovation, aesthetics, attention to detail and its experience in the most important races to offer the most beautiful and efficient bikes to aficionados.

Please call us to discuss further – 01623 822855

Current 2018 Stock:


Prorace 229 – Turquoise/Yellow.
Prorace 229 Womens – Black/Grey.
Zesty AM 227 – Black.


Crosshill 300 – Black/Silver.
Audacio 100 – Black/Red.
Sensium 600 FDJ.
Audacio 100 – Flat Bar.


Overvolt HT 529 – Yamaha 400WH.
Overvolt HT 500 Womens – Yamaha 400WH.
Overvolt Urban – 300WH Bosch Active Line – Purion.
Overvolt XC 300 – Yamaha 400WH.


Zesty 227 – Medium.
Zesty 327 – Large.

E-Bike – December Special Offer

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

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.

Lights – Lights – Lights!

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!

Colour Gun Metal
Material 6062 aircraft aluminium alloy
Lumens 2000lm
Run Time 2hrs to 30 hrs
Re-charge Time 3-4hrs
Battery 3.7V 8800mAh Li-ion
Weight 650g

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 – Demo Bike

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 – Race Reports

David Fletcher – Sherwood Pines Cycles Forme

Race Report:

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.

Time Trial – At Night!

Date for your Diaries – Wednesday 27th December.


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.

David Fletcher – Race Report

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.