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Life Archives - Cycleshack

What’s Happening – Cycleshack opening

 Steve Ranger     June 7, 2021   

We will post our latest news here every time we have anything to tell you, including whether we are open, and if so at which shop. We’ll keep you fully in the picture. Latest news from 3rd June 2021: Cliffe High Street (in Intersport) is open except Mondays – service at the door Friars Walk […]

The best way to get a bike

 Steve Ranger     June 21, 2020   

It’s official – there are hardly any bikes anywhere at the moment. Most shops are struggling to get any bikes of any description and we’re getting up to 20 enquiries a day for bikes we don’t have. Here are some handy tips for getting yourself riding: Choose the type of bike – we’re mainly a […]

Some bike videos and articles for inspiration

 Steve Ranger        

What does it take to go from 5% chance of survival to setting your sights on winning one of the hardest cycling races in the world? Watch below as James Golding shares his incredible journey in the latest Red Bull Media House series Way of The Wildcard.    A video from Orbea about biking and […]

Doing horrible things to myself for charity

 Richard Roberts     April 29, 2020   

Between shifts at Cycleshack I’ve had a bit more chance to get out on the bike recently. I thought I’d put that time to good use by raising money for an important local charity, Chailey Heritage Foundation, which looks after young people with extreme and complex disabilities and health needs. More than ever, in this […]

The joy of local

 Richard Roberts     April 10, 2020   

Lockdown has shown me that if you’re forced to be stuck somewhere for a while there aren’t many better places to be than Lewes. In this instance, I’m not referring to the many fine people I’ve met, the pleasing architecture and the awesome array of pubs, but to the physical geography of the place. When […]

Getting the Bike Out

 Steve Ranger     April 1, 2020   

I am ashamed to say that since the Utah trip back in November, my Fuel EX has been in its bag. Recent events have given me a massive nudge to get out on the Downs, and I finally put it together on the driveway the other day. It’s been a great motivator to get back […]

Transform your riding: do it at night

 Richard Roberts     February 13, 2020   

You get home from work, it’s dark outside and the wind is howling. The last thing you want to do is go for a bike ride. Yet, like so many things in life if you can find the energy/motivation, it has its rewards. There’s a world out there which is a bit like the one […]

Temptation, slippery slopes and how getting up them is easier on an eBike

 Richard Roberts     January 21, 2020   

This is what happened when one of our favorite customers lent his eBike to his friend. Jason “the eBiking Giant” suggested Patrick “the Muddy Cyclist” try his Trek eBike to see just how it might alter his riding experience. The answer is a “a lot”. Patrick has been riding a mountain bike across the Downs […]

Epic landscapes

A mountain biker’s pilgrimage – the Cycleshack holiday to Utah and Arizona

 Richard Roberts     January 4, 2020   

One of our regular customers joined us for the annual Cycleshack/Deers Leap family holiday to Utah and Arizona, to ride some of the most famous trails in the history of mountain biking. Iconic is an overused word, but that’s what they are… It’d be fair to say that Richard enjoyed himself. As a relatively recent […]

Jason, the e-Biking Giant

 Richard Roberts     December 18, 2019   

This is a little film put together by one of our much-loved customers – Jason “the eBiking Giant” (and he’s not kidding). At nearly seven feet tall and around twenty two stone there’s no denying his giant stature. A career playing rugby at a top professional club in New Zealand left Jason with very badly […]