The first Commuter belt Classic is on the 11th May 2013 – Video features bicycles from Sargent amd co.
Rough Rider Sportif are back this year and have organised a fun ‘relaxing’ commuter sportif, Perfect if you have or haven’t been on a group ride before and a great first sportif; a lovely 49 mile journey from ‘Watton At-Stone’ to ‘London Fields’ through winding country lanes; something you can do at a very reasonable and comfortable pace, followed by drink, food and a Hackney disco to be enjoyed with new found friends.
Also as it is fun you can post a similar time to Georgies ‘Western Riding Classic‘* time and it will be perfectly acceptable.
For more information and to book a place visit: http://www.roughridersportif.com/
*’West Riding Classic’ Sportif is another non-competitive road cycle over the beautiful and breath taking hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We apoligize that we are unable to credit the artist for his/her beutifully expressive and welcomed addition to our festive window.
We’d like to wish all of our valued customers a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very exciting New Year from all of us at Sargent and co. We are having bloody good time so far and hope that you all are anjoying yourselves as much as us!
We will be closed from Sunday 23rd December and re-open Wednesday 2nd January 10.30 – 6.30.
We look forward to seeing you in twenty-thirteen.
Rob and cassius will be back from their adventure and the shop with be open on Thursday 8th November, and we now have new November opening hours:
Thursday: 10.30 – 18.30
Friday: 10.30 – 18.30
Saturday: 10.30 -18.30
Fred Perry have done a wee interview with man of the moment, Bradders. Rather than the usual questions (is Lance really a crack head? Did your Mrs threaten to knock out Froome’s wife?), he is talking about himself, as a man off the bike, and what a nice man he seems to be.
Click here to read
The shop will be closed for the month of october.
Rob’s off on his annual holiday and so the shop will be closed for the month of October.
“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on
the feelings, as now in October.”
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
An amazing and intelligent cyclist, Michael Barry, has announced his decsion to retire. Sky have put together a collection of photographs that look over his career and, well, they are real nice.
Click here for a wee insight into the life of a truly fantastic athelete and here to read some of our previous entries about Michael Barry, including his dad’s visit to the shop
I went over a pothole and flew through the air in to the road. But i have my very own snowman in september so all is well.
Doping is almost as old as professional cycling itself. When Henri Desgrange had the brain wave of instituting a tour around France, he wanted to create an event which required ‘superhuman effort’. Those intrepid cyclists who entered early editions had to pay a 5 Franc entrance fee and were also told they must supply their own dope – which in those days included alcohol, cocaine and chlorofoam.
The Tour did not take a completely blind eye to cheating, in 1906 3 riders were expelled for taking a train. Compared to the skull dugdery of poisoning rivals, and throwing nails on the road surface, dope taking hardly seemed a priority. The early organisers were most keen to encourage the superhuman feats which helped sell papers. It is perhaps from this perspective that we can better understand why doping became such an intrinsic part of cycling’s culture.
Ex·cerpt from Cycling Doping Scandals / http://cyclinginfo.co.uk/blog/450/procycling/cycling-doping-scandals/ By Tejvan.
History repeats itself today a Certain Mr Armstrong admits to doping, highlighting the sometimes corrupt nature of a cycling event we hold so dear.
ON a lighter note, we have nothing to worry about, because we have this man:
“If I felt I had to take drugs, I would rather stop tomorrow, go and ride club 10-mile time trials, ride to the cafe on Sundays, and work in Tesco stacking shelves.” Bradley Wiggins Tour de France.