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Ladies Maintenance Evening

Mark Sealey, manager of Hargroves Swindon, has kindly offered to do a mountain bike maintenance evening on the above date. He will cover things you are unsure of, but also that all important winter servicing ready for summer riding .

Don’t forget to put the date in the diary, this will be the only such evening for us in 2017.

Please note that this evening is for MB Swindon female members only and membership cards are required. They will also be needed to take advantage of the club discount arranged with Hargroves.

Photos from our last ladies maintenance evening

Croft Trail Autumn Gathering

Come and spend an autumn Friday evening down at our very own Croft Trail. We’ll have Cotic on site with a range of bikes for you to demo. You’ll need to bring some pedals, photo id and either a credit card or a set of car keys to leave as security before taking a bike out.

What’s that I hear you say? “It’ll be dark then and I don’t have a decent light!” Well have no fear, the guys from Hargroves cycles will also be on site with a full range of lights for you to demo too.

To top it all off we’ll have the BBQ fired up and there’ll be free mulled cider for all.

Hargroves QE Cyclefest

The Club is targeting a few commercial events during the year, and would like to get as big a group of riders as possible to attend. We’ll take along the Club gazebos and make each event a big ‘Club day out’.

There are two parts to this event, a demo day similar to our own Hargroves Demo day at the Croft Trail, and a race held into the evening.

The event runs from 3pm on Friday 13th May for camping, with the demo day and race held on Saturday 14th May. Camping is available on Saturday night also for those wanting to make a weekend of it.  There are 300 free camping pitches, allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. So, why not make a weekend of it and enjoy the festival.

QE Cyclefest demo day

Hargroves will have a fleet of demo bikes available for you to take for a try on the Queen Elizabeth Country Park (QECP) trails, which offer a variety of routes for all culpabilities.

QECP Day Night Enduro

This enduro event is open to riders of all abilities – race in your age category or just pootle along as a ‘Fun’ category racer.

This event is billed as a ‘Day & Night Enduro’, so you’ll need lights.

Entry to the event went live on Saturday 12th March at 09:00. As this is not a team / relay event we will not be co-ordinating entries on behalf of members, so please enter direct on the Moredirt site

Categories

PRO (Mens): For riders in top 10% of last year’s event or if you race in PRO, Expert, Elite in XC/Enduro or DH
SPORT (Senior): 19-29 Aged
SPORT (MASTERS): 30-39 Aged
SPORT (Veteran): 40-49 Aged
SPORT (Super Veteran): 50+ Aged
FUN (Mens): If you are starting out at racing (if you finished in the top 10 in fun last year’s events you should move up to your age category)
U18: Aged 14 – 18
WOMEN: Female riders all ages.
HARDTAIL: Aged 14+

Schedule

Sat 16:00 – Marshall’s briefing
Sat 16:30 – Rider’s briefing
Sat 17:00 – Start of practice
Sat 19:15 – End of practice/start of race
Sat 23:15-23:30 – Results, Prize giving and Raffle

 

Hargroves Demo Day 2016 at Croft Trail Swindon

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After the success of the 2015 and 2014 Hargroves Demo Day they are back with more bikes for you to try in 2016. We’ll be there too with our famous BBQ.

The demo day fleet has grown significantly! Why not come along and try the latest and greatest from some of the top brands in the cycling world. Remember it’s a free event and everyone is welcome.

Mark Sealey, Store Manager, Hargroves Swindon

Booking of bikes is done on a first come first served basis and can only be done on the day itself. Please bring a helmet, all your usual clothing, shoes, pedals(if you want to use your own) photographic id (passport or driving licence) and credit card.

Bikes available to demo

Hargroves will bring their test fleet, with some of the industry’s leading brands being represented.

Manufacturer Model X‐Small Small Medium Large X‐Large RRP
Specalized Rhyme Comp Carbon small S £3,000
Fuse Pro 6Fattie M L £2,200
Camber FSR Expert Carbon M L £4,500
Camber FSR Comp Carbon 650B M L £3,000
Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon M L £4,500
Santa Cruz 5010 II C M L XL £3,099 – £3,999
Bronson C M L XL £3,099 – £3,999
Tallboy CC M L XL From £4,599
Heckler M L From £2,249
Nomad C 27.2 M L XL £4,599
Hightower C M L XL £3,999
Highball 29 L £1,499 – £1,799
Juliana

Women specific brand

Furtardo C XS S M L £3,099 – £3,999
Roubion C S M L £3,099 – £3,999
Joplin C S M £4,699 – £5,599
Nevis C M £2,399 – £2,799
Cannondale Slate Ultegra M £2,799.99
Slate CX1 L £2,999.99
FSi Carbon 1 M L £3,999.99
Habit Carbon 1 M L £4,499.99
Beast of the East 1 M L £2,099.99
Bad Habit 1 M L £2,999.99
Trigger Carbon 1 M L £5,499.99
Jekyll Carbon 1 L £5,499.99
Jekyll Carbon 2 L £4,499.99
Fat CAAD 1 M £2,599.99
Cube Stereo 140 HPA Race £2,299
Stereo 140 HPC £2,999
Reaction GTC Pro £1,399
Scott Scale 710 Plus M L £1,899
Spark 910 M L £3,399
Genius 710 M £3,799
Genius 710 plus L £3,799
E spark 710 M £3,499
E genius 910 L £3,999

Videos from the 2015 Demo day


Terms and Conditions

  • Always wear a helmet : you are not permitted to ride any of the bikes unless you are wearing a helmet.
  • Familiarise yourself with the bike : remember all bikes behave differently, so take your time to become familiar with the bike before tackling technical trails.
  • Don’t push the limits : the demo day is designed to give you an opportunity to feel how the bike you are interested in buying, performs in a real off road environment. The bike must be treated with respect and ridden only in the manner in which it has been designed. KEEP BOTH WHEELS IN CONTACT WITH THE GROUND AT ALL TIMES – RIDE WITHIN YOUR ABILITIES
  • Stick to the trail : Croft Country Park has miles of way-marked cross country bike trails. PLEASE STICK TO THEM and stay off foot paths. Trust us, the ride is much more rewarding if you do.
  • Ask a member of staff : Hargroves Cycles staff, along with bicycle manufacturer representatives are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Please let them help you set up the suspension for the bike you choose to ride BEFORE you set off. This will provide a much better ride quality and also resist damaging the bike. Make sure you are riding an appropriate sized bike and don’t exceed the maximum seat height.

You will be required to hand in your Driving License/Passport and matching credit card along with a sign in/waiver form. We will store these items in a locked money safe hidden away from public view behind locked doors. Your Driving License/Passport and security credit card is kept under our full responsibility. While in your possession, the bike you are riding is your responsibility. If you allow anybody else to ride the cycle, that too is your responsibility until the cycle has been returned. It is expected to get muddy and dirty, so have fun. However, it is your responsibility to pay for any damage resulting from miss use. A snapped chain or puncture is not considered to be miss use. Puncture repair facilities are available at base camp or if you are riding with a guide, they will be carrying essential tools. Any injury sustained when out on a bike, is solely your responsibility. Hargroves Cycles Ltd, its staff or the manufacturers supplying bikes on the day, may not be held responsible.

Hargroves Demo Day 2015 at Croft Trail Swindon

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After the success of the 2014 Hargroves Demo Day they are back with more bikes for you to try in 2015. We’ll be there too with our famous BBQ, along with Swindon Coffee Gang.

“We are delighted that this is the fifth year that we will be holding the Hargroves Cycles MBSwindon Demo day on the 3rd May 2015 at the Croft Trail.”

Booking of bikes is done on a first come first served basis and can only be done on the day itself. Please bring a helmet, all your usual clothing, shoes, pedals(if you want to use your own) photographic id (passport or driving licence) and credit card.

Bike Brands:

  • Cannondale
  • Specialized
  • Cube
  • Scott
  • GT
  • Bianchi

Terms and Conditions

While in your possession, the bike you are riding is your responsibility. If you allow anybody else to ride the cycle, that too is your responsibility until the cycle has been returned. It is expected to get muddy and dirty, so have fun. However, it is your responsibility to pay for any damage resulting from misuse. A snapped chain or puncture is not considered to be misuse. Puncture repair facilities are available at base camp or if you are riding with a guide, they will be carrying essential tools.

Jump at Croft Trail in Swindon.

Any injury sustained when out on a bike is solely your responsibility. Hargroves Cycles Ltd, its staff or the manufacturers supplying bikes on the day, may not be held responsible.

1) You must wear a helmet at all times

2) Familiarise yourself with the bike; remember all bikes behave differently, so take your time to become familiar with the bike before tackling the course.
3) Keep both wheels in contact with the ground
4) Ask a member of staff; Hargroves Cycles staff along with bicycle manufacturer representatives are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Please let them help you set up the bike you choose to ride BEFORE you set off. This will provide a much better ride quality and also resist damaging the bike. Make sure you are riding an appropriate sized bike and don’t exceed the maximum seat height.

Hargroves Cycles demo day 2014

The Hargroves Cycles demo day took place at the Croft Trail in Swindon. The event was busy right from the start with bikes being taken round the trail all day. The photographs are from late afternoon when it started to die down.

The weather was great again and the trail was in top condition, a credit to those who work at the build days. The MBSwindon barbecue was busy all day thanks to Pete and Kat. The last visitors ended up with multi packs of burgers wrapped in foil as a bonus.

MTB Demo DayCannondale
Scalpel Carbon 2 29er – M/L
F29 Carbon2 29er – M/L
Trigger 29er – M/L
New 2015 27.5 Trigger – M/L
New 2015 27.5 Jekyll – M/L

Charge
Cooker 29 various models and sizes
Cooker Maxi Fat Bike

Cube
Sting 120 HPA Race – 16″
Reaction GTC SL – 19″
Fritzz 160 HPA Race – 18″
Access WLS GTC – 17″
Fritz 160 – 18″
Stereo 140 – 20″
Sting 140 – 20″

Specialized
Rumor Comp – M
Epic Expert Carbon – L
Camber Comp Carbon – S/M/XL
Stumpjumper Hardtail – M

Scott
Scale 710 – M
Scale 910 – L
Spark 710 – S/M/XL
Spark 910 – L
Genius 720 – L
Genius 920 – M
Contessa Spark 700 – M

2013 photos.

Hargroves Demo Day 2014 at Croft Trail Swindon

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After the success of the 2013 Hargroves Demo Day they are back with more bikes for you to try in 2014.

“We are delighted that this is the dourth year that we will be holding the Hargroves Cycles MBSwindon Demo day on the 4th May 2014 at the Croft Trail.”

Facebook event page.

Terms and Conditions

While in your possession, the bike you are riding is your responsibility. If you allow anybody else to ride the cycle, that too is your responsibility until the cycle has been returned. It is expected to get muddy and dirty, so have fun. However, it is your responsibility to pay for any damage resulting from misuse. A snapped chain or puncture is not considered to be misuse. Puncture repair facilities are available at base camp or if you are riding with a guide, they will be carrying essential tools.

Jump at Croft Trail in Swindon.

Any injury sustained when out on a bike is solely your responsibility. Hargroves Cycles Ltd, its staff or the manufacturers supplying bikes on the day, may not be held responsible.

1) You must wear a helmet at all times

2) Familiarise yourself with the bike; remember all bikes behave differently, so take your time to become familiar with the bike before tackling the course.
3) Keep both wheels in contact with the ground
4) Ask a member of staff; Hargroves Cycles staff along with bicycle manufacturer representatives are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Please let them help you set up the bike you choose to ride BEFORE you set off. This will provide a much better ride quality and also resist damaging the bike. Make sure you are riding an appropriate sized bike and don’t exceed the maximum seat height.

Hargroves Cycles club evening

Hargroves Cycles SwindonThis event runs from 5pm until 9:45pm. Hargroves will have some fantastic offers in store including ex-demo bikes, discounted stock and some seconds (minor marks etc).

 There will be the long awaited maintainance demos throughout the evening . Club members are welcome to come along and grab a few pointers to help maintain their bikes.We can absolutely guarantee you will pick up at least one little hint or tip that you didn’t know before. These will be on a first come first serve basis so come along and we will squeeze you in to one of the sessions.

 There will be refreshments ( yes we mean beers) or soft drinks for the drivers Mark says “Come along even if it’s just to join us for a beer and a chat”.

See the photos from the 2011 club evening and the 2011 maintenance evening.

Facebook event page.

Hargroves Cycles MTB demo day at the Croft Trail

Photos from the Hargroves Cycles MTB demo day at the Croft Trail in Swindon. This was an opportunity to try out brand new models for free.  Brands present were Specialized, Scott, Cube, Stevens and Genesis.

The MBSwindon club stand and BBQ was present. Coffee, cakes and sandwiches were served by Cafe-Xpresso and Donna from Back2fitness Extreme was on hand to answer sport therapy questions.

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Specialized Camber 29" CarbonI tried several 29″ bikes and was impressed with all of them. After being underwhelmed by the wagon wheels a year ago it was great to find that the latest models now go round corners whilst having a subtle and noticeable improvement over undulations compared with 26″ wheels.

 Both the Genesis models I tried were point and shoot rockets. However, after riding only hard tails from 2002-2010 before converting to full suspension  it was a shock to ride hard tails again.

The best bike for me on the day was the Specialized Camber 29″ Carbon. I already own an alloy Stump Jumper and this very similar, just with bigger wheels. One hell of a bike if you are comfortable with the Specialized brand. I know that the image conscious can struggle with that. If you rate the riding experience then, for the money, Specialized hit the spot. 

Photos from 2012 and 2011.

MBSwindon sponsored race teams

Hargroves Demo Day 2013 at Croft Trail Swindon

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Hargroves Cycles Demo Day 2013 Swindon

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After the success of the 2012 Hargroves Demo Day they are back with more bikes for you to try in 2013.

“We are delighted that this is the third year that we will be holding the Hargroves Cycles MBSwindon Demo day on the 5th May 2013 at the Croft Trail.”

Event information on the Hargroves Website.

Facebook event page.

Terms and Conditions

While in your possession, the bike you are riding is your 

Jump at Croft Trail in Swindon.

responsibility. If you allow anybody else to ride the cycle, that too is your responsibility until the cycle has been returned. It is expected to get muddy and dirty, so have fun. However, it is your responsibility to pay for any damage resulting from misuse. A snapped chain or puncture is not considered to be misuse. Puncture repair facilities are available at base camp or if you are riding with a guide, they will be carrying essential tools.

Any injury sustained when out on a bike is solely your responsibility. Hargroves Cycles Ltd, its staff or the manufacturers supplying bikes on the day, may not be held responsible.

1) You must wear a helmet at all times

2) Familiarise yourself with the bike; remember all bikes behave differently, so take your time to become familiar with the bike before tackling the course.
3) Keep both wheels in contact with the ground
4) Ask a member of staff; Hargroves Cycles staff along with bicycle manufacturer representatives are on hand to answer any questions you might have. Please let them help you set up the bike you choose to ride BEFORE you set off. This will provide a much better ride quality and also resist damaging the bike. Make sure you are riding an appropriate sized bike and don’t exceed the maximum seat height.