Cookson Cycles Children in Need Challenge – Land’s End to John O’Groats!!
The staff at Cookson Cycles have set themselves the momentous challenge of riding the distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats (874Miles) over 6 days in store for Children In Need.
We will have a dedicated turbo trainer set up in store, using Zwift virtual cycling software with an Elite Drivo Smart trainer to record the distance. Staff members will take it in turns to cover the gruelling 874miles between them during opening hours from Monday 13th November through to Saturday 18th November, all for Children in Need.
To give this challenge some context, we will need to ride 145miles a day – this means we need to average just over 18 mph for 8hrs a day over the 6 days!!!
Come in and support us!! There will be a Children in Need cake stand where you can buy cake, coffee and tea, with all proceeds going to Children in Need. We will also have a raffle with lots of prizes from our suppliers.
So why not come in and enjoy a coffee or tea and cake while cheering the team on!!
As well as the target distance, we are also hoping to smash a fundraising target of £1000 for Children in Need – you can sponsor us online here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/cooksoncycles or donate in store. All support will be very gratefully received.
Turbo trainers can be boring unless you have a set training plan to follow, but then training plans are more suited to racers and we are not all racers! now you can spice up your indoor riding by using an interactive trainer and connecting to Zwift online – chasing strava KOM’s, racing your mates, shifting through gears when you hit a 15% climb, or just going around for a spin, its all for making that indoor riding experience a lot more fun!
The best part of all this is we at Cookson Cycles have teamed up with Zwift and we are now a Zwift Experience store –
If you are interested in a new interactive Turbo trainer and would like to trail one out in store, feel free to pop in and have a go on our demo Elite Drivo trainer on Zwift out in store!
We have all models of FE-C smart trainers in store for purchase today, pop in for a chat or bring your riding gear for a go on Zwift!
We have taken our 1st delivery of the new Karcher Mobile OC3 pressure washer and couldn’t wait to test one out!
The Karcher Mobile OC3 unit is compact enough to fit into the boot of any car and can hold 4L of water which is enough to give your bike a quick wash just after you have finished your ride. The battery of the Karcher Mobile OC3 will last for around 6 or 7 washes, so bring some extra water if you had a few mates bikes to wash or maybe give your own bike a more detailed wash along with some of your riding gear too. Also seems to be durable, as we have accidentally dropped ours from around 3 or 4 ft high in the carpark and it still works with no obvious damage!!!
Apart from washing your bike this could be used for various jobs around the home too.
“Whether you’re a mountain biker, a dog walker, a camper or simply love spending time in the great outdoors, trailing mud into your car, tent or caravan is never a happy end to the day. What’s more, leaving dried-on dirt on your outdoor equipment doesn’t do it any favours – it’s much better to rinse it off as soon as possible. That’s where the Karcher Mobile OC3 comes in – a simple and lightweight solution for cleaning on the go. The Karcher Mobile OC3 is easy to store in your car boot or caravan, with a 4 litre water tank and a 5 bar pressure that’s perfect for rinsing off your bike, wellies, dog or pushchair at the end of a muddy day. When you’re finished, the spray gun and hose stores away tidily, with extra accessory kits available for efficient ad thorough cleaning of bikes, pets and outdoor equipment. This machine comes with a 2 year warranty. – Karcher.
At £149.99 we think the its a great purchase to help look after your pride and joy and will carry one with us in the back of the van for any MTB or road trips from now on!
The new Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Cycle Computer is available today from Cookson Cycles, stock will go quick just like we have seen in the past with any new Garmin product!
After a few leaks on the internet recently Garmin has confirmed the new Garmin Edge 1030 GPS Cycle Computer. It will have a bigger screen, longer battery life and new connectivity features.
Garmin Edge 1030
The new Garmin Edge 1030 gets a 3.5in high-resolution touch screen that works in the wet or with gloves and light sensors automatically adjust the screen brightness to suit the riding conditions. Battery life has been extended to a claimed 20 hours and there is a new Garmin Charge integrated battery pack accessory to double the run time to 40 hours for longer rides, ideal for 24 hour solo riders!
Garmin has improved the navigation and course planning features. Trendline utilises the many activities uploaded to Garmin Connect to provide routes using the most popular roads and off-road trails, backed up by preloaded Cycle Maps for turn-by-turn directions on all terrain with alerts for sharp corners and elevation information. You’ll also be able to choose from three round-trip suggestions by choosing a distance and starting direction if you want the Edge 1030 to recommended new routes.
Connectivity has been a focus of the new Garmin Edge 1030, with the ability to reply to incoming text messages or phone calls with a prewritten message, as well as sending messages from one Garmin Edge 1030 to another Garmin Edge 1030. Garmin has also integrated incident detection to automatically share your location with emergency contacts if you have an accident. Grouptrack and LiveTrack, features that let you provide real-time location data to friends and family, are retained from the previous Garmin Edge 1000.
Strava fans will be able to make use of the latest version of Strava Live Segments, while Strava Premium users will get further access to real-time races against personal best times. There’s also a new Segment Explore feature that lets you view popular nearby segments. If you want to use the Garmin Edge 1030 for serious training, Garmin has developed the new TrainingPeaks Connect IQ app to let you put your daily workouts on the Edge 1030, and it’ll also guide you through the workout in real-time with intensity targets and interval.
The new Garmin Edge 1030 costs £499.99 for the Headunit only and the Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle which comes with a Heart Rate monitor strap, speed and cadence sensors costs £549.99.
Garmin Edge 1030 HeadUnit and Garmin Edge 1030 Performance Bundle available here
Wow Scott have really pulled out all the stops on their longer travel trail bike, the Scott Genius 2018!
With an all new frame designed from the ground up, running Horst link style suspension, more modern geometry, lower and longer than the previous model and running a slacker headangle with a nice steep seat angle to help you keep pedalling efficiently up steep technical climbs.
The frame has 150 mm of travel with Scott’s famous twin lock remote that enables you to transform the bike from a 150mm travel trail weapon to a fully rigid bike with the press of a button!!
Things do get better and one of the standout features is the bikes ability to run either 29 or 27 Plus wheels with the flip of a link in the rear rocker link (and a 2nd set of wheels!) … If you would like a real fun bike with the ability to eat tree roots, fly over technical terrain you may have never ridden before then go for the 27 plus option.. or if you like to ride fast and push the bike to its limits, over jumps, berms etc then go for the stability of the 29 wheel and tire! what ever option you pick, you can always pick up a 2nd set of wheels and transform your bike quickly!
Stock will start to arrive in September 2018 but just as we had with the excellent Scott Spark last for 2017, we expect these new bikes to be in high demand!
We can’t talk about the other 2018 Scott bikes until they are released after Euro bike, but we can guarantee there is lots of more exciting stuff to see from Scott Bikes for the 2018 season!
All-new Trek X-Caliber and Trek Roscoe available now – 2018
New line of rider-focused hardtails offers excellent performance and value.
Hardtails have long been the standard choice for cross country riding and racing due to their unmatched simplicity and efficiency, but the popularity of the 29+ Stache shows that those traits also appeal to many trail riders. In order to meet the demand for trail-ready hardtails, Trek is offering a new trail hardtail called Roscoe alongside the brand-new X-Caliber cross country bike. While these two platforms will be offered at similar price points, each offers a unique riding experience.
Both platforms feature an Alpha Gold Aluminium frame with tubing that has been carefully manipulated according to advanced FEA analysis to provide the best balance of strength, weight, and ride quality. The new frames include high-end features like internal dérailleur and dropper post cable routing, tapered head tubes, chainstay mounted brakes, and Boost141 hub spacing, which provides the same benefits of Boost148 in an open-dropout configuration. Riders get stronger wheels, shorter, more manoeuvrable chainstays, and more tyre clearance. The 31.6mm seat tube also opens both platforms up to ever-popular dropper post upgrades.
X-Caliber gets a spec package that appeals to the classic XC crowd. It’s focused on speed and efficiency, with Smart Wheel Sizing that pairs the fastest wheel size with each frame size. All X-Caliber models feature 100mm forks for quick handling, 2x Shimano drivetrains for the right gear and cadence in any situation, and rigid seat posts for saving weight.
Roscoe is more laid back, dressed in spec that’s ready to party out on the trail. It’s focused on capability and versatility, with 27.5+ wheels and tyres paired with a 120mm fork for the confidence to take on the most challenging trails. Wider bars and shorter stems provide stable trail handling, while 1x drivetrains keep shifting reliable and simple. Select Roscoe models even get a dropper post, which adds huge value and capability for the customer.
With a wider range of choices including Women’s models, all-new Roscoe and X-Caliber provide a hardtail option for everybody. Whether your customer is a new XC racer or a budding trail rider, we’ve got a new ride for them.
Trek have updated their excellent Boone cyclocross bike – now equipped with front and rear IsoSpeed
Trek has unveiled all-new Boone models that are sure to dominate the cyclocross circuit this season. Debuted by Telenet-Fidea and Katie Compton in the 2016/17 Cyclocross World Cup race season, new Boone models were built with input from pro racers to ensure the strongest, fastest and lightest ride possible.
The all-new Boone is smoother and more balanced than ever before, with front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers that smooth out the course and double vertical compliance for stronger and longer rides. Riders further benefit from Boone’s ultra-lightweight OCLV Carbon frame with built-in Carbon Armor that protects against even the roughest courses. Boone’s proven Pro CX race geometry brings it all together for a powerful, fast and smooth ride.
All Boone models also come stock with flat mount disc brakes and 12mm thru-axles for superior braking and handling, even on the muddiest, rockiest and rootiest courses. Boone’s cyclocross capabilities are furthered with a 1x drivetrain and newly designed 3S chain keeper that keep riders rolling towards the podium, and a specially designed top tube makes shouldering easier as well, for the lightest, quietest and and most versatile cable management system that allows any combination of shift and brake cable setups.
Boone also boasts an all-new, cross-specific CrossLock Water Bottle Cage that allows riders to remove the cage when they line up to race (available here), and use the cage for easy-to-access hydration when they train or warm up. The cage is also available separately and will work with any standard water bottle mounts.