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Monthly Archives: March 2014

  1. Specialized tyre amnesty

    Specialized tyre amnesty

    BEGINS SATURDAY 29TH MARCH TILL 30TH APRIL

    Get the right tyres for your ride - hand in any brand of tyres to Dales Cycles and get money off these selected Specialized tyres!

    S-WORKS TURBO 24/26 NORMALLY: £50.00 AMNESTY PRICE: £30.00
    NEW ALL CONDITION ARM ELITE 700 X 23 NORMALLY: £35.00 AMNESTY PRICE: £25.00
    GROUND CONTROL 2BR 26" &29" NORMAL PRICE: £30.00 AMNESTY PRICE: £20.00
    PURGATORY CONTROL 2BR 26"&29" NORMAL PRICE: £30.00 AMNESTY PRICE: £20.00

    Participating consumers can also purchase 3 inner tubes for the price of 2

    TERMS & CONDITIONS
    1. Promotion details are, trade in any brand of TYRE into participating Specialized dealer and purchase ANY of the participating tyres at a reduced price.

    2. Specialized Amnesty prices are £20.00 for Ground Control 2BR 26 x 2.1 and 29 x 2.1, £20.00 for

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  2. What happens at ladies Ladies Night...

    Well, our latest ladies night was a complete success with all the girls sitting down to manicures, head massages & custom cocktails prepared by Iain, our stand in for Tom Cruise but just as charming! As one lady put it "I can't believe you do all this for us and don't charge us a penny, we are totally spoiled".

    Everyone had a great time, from the exciting simplicity of a good old raffle with lots of prizes ranging from an Elemis Spa neck and back massage to a huge bottle of Proccesco to lots of Giant goodies, to the serious business of announcing our sponsorship of Scotland's new National Women's Road Race Series, the evening was both fun & informative for all types of female cyclists.

    Collette Clensy, Marketing Manager for Giant UK came along to support & gathered lost of valuable information from our lady cyclists on what they think of ladies cycling & how it is purveyed.

    We'd also like to thank the many suppliers that took time to attend the evening

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  3. Exciting updates on our Derek Stewart evening!

    Exciting new additions to our evening with Derek Stewart!

    In 2008 Derek Stewart entered his first triathlon to raise money for charity, it also gave him a reason to get fit and learn to swim properly. In 2010 he completed his first Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile marathon) and proved to himself what was possible with a focused and disciplined approach.

    Completing Ironman was the start of a journey, not the finish as he then raised his sights to complete the "toughest footrace on Earth" the Marathon des Sables; 5.5 marathons in 6 days across the Sahara Desert. His current goals include; for 2014; 53 mile Ultramarathon, 70.3 Ironman and a 10km river swim. In September 2015 he will also be running the Grand to Grand Ultra at the Grand Canyon USA. 6 stages, 7 days; a total race length of 170 miles.

    Derek is an exceptional example of what can be achieved when you are focused & we're absoloutely thrilled to have him come to our Glasgow store in April.

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  4. Women’s racing goes from strength to strength in Scotland

    Women’s racing goes from strength to strength in Scotland

    Women's racing in Scotland goes from strength to strength Scottish Cycling, the National Governing Body for cycling in Scotland, announced today (20th March 2014). Figures highlighted show that there has been a huge 184% increase in female Scottish licence holders and an 83% increase in the number of females participating in cycling events throughout Scotland.

    To support this growth Scottish Cycling has committed to co-ordinating a brand new Scottish Women's Road Race Series for 2014. The Series sponsored by Dales Cycles will consist of four races throughout the country, with events taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

    Lynne Munro, Scottish Cycling's Head of Development said:


    "In Scotland we have seen an 83% increase in those participating in cycling events with a fantastic 184% growth in Scottish female licence holders. The creation of the Scottish Women's Road Race Series will help us support and develop women's cycling

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  5. Dales Cycles sponsor the Scottish Cross Country series in 2014

    Dales Cycles sponsor the Scottish Cross Country series in 2014

    We're super pleased with this announcement from the SXC committee!

    The Scottish Cross Country (SXC) Series are delighted to announce a new sponsor for 2014. In this challenging financial climate, attracting a headline sponsor has been a considerable task for the committee


    SXC are thrilled to announce that the 2014 headline sponsor will be Glasgow's longest established bike shop, Dales Cycles. Dales will be making a significant contribution towards Series prizes, trophies and medals to be presented to the 2014 winners. Working together, Dales & SXC will create a race arena, and event village feel at venues, helping to put a buzz into race day. SXC will also benefit hugely through Dales Cycles' online & social media presence.


    Steve Brown, SXC Chairman said, "We are extremely pleased to announce that our headline sponsor for the SXC Series for 2014 will be Dales Cycles. The current committee maintained a strong relationship with Dales following

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  6. Ladies night update

    Hey ladies,

    Places are running out for the exclusive woman's cycling night at our Glasgow store on March 19th at 6.30pm.

    Collette Clensy, the marketing manager for Giant UK & more importantly for Liv/Giant, the women's specific branch of the worlds biggest bike company will be with us on the night listening to what it is you want from your bikes to the type of clothing you want. She is a major force in how the image of woman's cycling is delivered to both retailers & the UK public. Hers is a fascinating role & she'll allow you to pick her brains & give feedback on what you like & don't like about the public perception of ladies who cycle. She is also partial to a martini or two!

    If you are keen on taking part in racing with particular note to accumulating BC points then we will have an exciting announcement to make along with Scottish cycling. Some of the SC team will be there too, this is not to be missed!

    We have a couple of

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  7. Dales Cycles ladies cycling night

    We're super excited to be holding another ladies cycling night! All ladies are welcome to our dedicated women's cycling evening at our Dobbies loan store on Wednesday 19th March from 6.30pm.

    A fun filled evening where you can share your cycling goals and stories as well as hearing from specially invited guestspeakers from the industry. You can also kick back with a Martini & have a manicure or an Indian Head massage from the experts!

    As part of this exclusive ladies evening we'll also have a special announcement that will change the face of ladies cycle racing in Scotland this year!

    register for our ladies cycling night by emailing [email protected]

     

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  8. Ironman Derek Stewart comes to Dales Cycles

    Ironman Derek Stewart comes to Dales Cycles

    TUESDAY APRIL 1ST 6:30PM AT OUR DOBBIES LOAN STORE

    In 2008 Derek Stewart entered his first triathlon to raise money for charity, it also gave him a reason to get fit and learn to swim properly. In 2010 he completed his first Ironman (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile marathon) and proved to himself what was possible with a focused and disciplined approach.

    Completing Ironman was the start of a journey, not the finish as he then raised his sights to complete the "toughest footrace on Earth" the Marathon des Sables; 5.5 marathons in 6 days across the Sahara Desert. His current goals include; for 2014; 53 mile Ultramarathon, 70.3 Ironman and a 10km river swim. In September 2015 he will also be running the Grand to Grand Ultra at the Grand Canyon USA. 6 stages, 7 days; a total race length of 170 miles.

    Derek is an exceptional example of what can be achieved when you are focused & we're absoloutely thrilled to have him come to our Glasgow store in April. He'll

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