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ABC's of awareness

  • 5th January

If you’re a cyclist and pay attention to social news sources, you’re likely asking yourself, “Is it just me or does it seem like more people are getting hit today than ever before?” Cycling safety and infrastructure appear to be directly correlated. The NHSTA reports that the number of cyclist deaths on roadways has been anywhere from 600-800 per year over the last ten years. During that time, the US has increased annual federal funding for improving cycling...

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Black Friday preview bikes

  • 23rd November 2016

We love Black Friday here at Bike Chain Ricci, so here is a preview of some bikes available NOW! These are strictly limited to one of each model, be quick grab a bargain.... Black Friday Bikes RRP   Black Friday Deal Saving Demo Emonda Slr 10 H1 56 Cn-Rd £9,000.00   £7,200.00 £1,800.00 Demo Domane Clsc 60 Team Media £9,000.00   £6,300.00 £2,700.00...

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Events

Deloitte Ride Across Britain

  • 25th August 2016

969 miles of the best riding in the UK from the most south westerly point of Cornwall to the most north easterly tip of Scotland.   Riders Arrive: 08:30 Left By; 11:30   We serve Lavazza coffee, along with our guest blend: currently Grand Milano Italian blend. We also stock a range of soft drinks, and cakes and sweets. 

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Bike Chain Bissoe in the news

  • 18th August 2016

Debbie can be heard throughout the day on BBC Radio Cornwall. She takes part in the various phone ins and competitions. Skip through to 1 hour, 19 minutes, to listen to Richard talk about Bike Chain Bissoe, and the success of Cornish cycling. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p043gf4r

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Events

Ride Like A Pro

  • 11th August 2016

A Ride Like a Pro social ride with a rugby theme.  Meet, greet and sign on from 8.30am 1st group departure 9.30am or dreckly whichever comes first Route: Bissoe - Penzance (Water & Wee stop at The Mennaye (Cornish Pirates) - Bissoe (approx. 53 miles).  https://www.strava.com/routes/5851275 Accompanied by Team & Academy riders from Saint Piran Cycling with mobile mechanical support. Entry £25 All proceeds to be split 50-50 between the...

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Falmouth Triathlon

  • 28th June 2016

 The sporting highlights of the Falmouth Triathlon 2016, recently hosted at Gylly beach. A production team consisting of Stuart Wilkes & Ian Butler based in Cornwall.

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Feature Video - Poldice Valley

  • 19th June 2016

A production team consisting of Stuart Wilkes & Ian Butler based in Cornwall. A group of Cornwall Freeriders riding the trails at the Poldice valley, MTB in Cornwall at its finest. riders in this edit were : Rich Taite - Ben Thomas - Matt Luscombe - Matt Sullivan - Tony Hicks  

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Refurbishment at Bissoe

  • 26th May 2016

  Full reburbishment at Bissoe Over the last month the Bike Chain team have been working flat out to create a clean, fresh look at the cycle hire centre and cafe. We are open from 9am until 6pm - 7 days per week    We stock snacks, cakes, and SIS nutrition, along with freshly ground Lavazza coffee, and a selection of sport and soft drinks.  We proudly supply freshly made cakes from Rustic Cakes, based in St Agnes, along with Tregothannan ...

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Bike Chain Summer Party & demo bike weekend

  • 14th April 2016

Bike Chain Summer Party & demo bike weekend Bike Chain Bissoe Bike Hire and Cafe The Old Conns Works, Bissoe, TR4 8QZ Truro, Cornwall   Directions here   9th - 10th July 2016 9;00 - 16;00pm   Featuring Cannondale Road and Colnago road bikes  

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Bodmin Demo day

  • 14th April 2016

Mountain Bike demo day - 4th June 2016 Cardinham Woods PL31 1HE Bodmin   Directions here 4 June  at 10:00–16:00   This is a free event, please bring ID and if possible let us know in advance what bikes you'd like to try so that we can ensure we have them ready for you. We will be hosting Ibis and Rocky Mountain bike Please allow upto an hour to complete a lap of the trail Hope to see you there!  

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We're hiring!

  • 23rd January 2016

Would you like like to work in one of Cornwall's fastest growing and expanding cycling businesses? Bike Chain Ricci and Bissoe Bike Hire and Cafe are now looking for enthusiastic, passionate,  articulate and customer focused individuals for a variety of roles across both sites.  An interest in cycling and cyclists and a vibrant, can do, personality is highly desirable. Cycle sales, cycles servicing, cafe supervisors, cooks, bar staff and cycle hire assistants, ...

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Tour of Wessex 2016

  • 15th January 2016

The Tour of Wessex is one of the biggest multi stage cyclosportives in the World and one of the most established events in the UK. It's one of our staff favourite events to do. For over 10 year the sportive cognoscenti have been making the journey each year to Somerset to experince the challenge of riding 3 days back to back while enjoying the West country hopitality, music and world class food. Expect quintessentially English countryside though the lanes and byways of the South West. Each...

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Sophie's Blog

Past/Present/Future cycling goals

  • 31st October 2015

I feel like I have come a long way since my first post in July! I have ticked off a lot of my goals for 2015. Many a Sunday morning have I spent setting my alarm for an insanely early hour and loading my bike and kit into my car. Training for Ride London helped to build up my fitness and learn how to ride in a group and in a sportive scenario. I never thought I would be fit enough to cycle 100 miles so it was a huge landmark. Since then I feel my cycling has gone from strength to...

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Product Reviews

Chamois Cream - Her' Butter yourself up

  • 31st October 2015

I think a lot of beginner cyclists possibly learn the “chamois cream” lesson the hard way! Believe me a good pair of padded shorts are a necessary best friend on a long bike ride or if you are cycling regularly… …but your BFF (Best Friend Forever) is a lovely tub of chamois cream. Learning how to use clipless pedals often involves falling off a few times. You only need to learn the importance of chamois cream by forgetting to apply and heading out on a...

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Exeter Wheelers Escot Cyclo Cross Race

  • 19th October 2015
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Exeter Wheelers Escot Cyclo Cross was my first experience of a proper CX race! So. Much. Fun. Got myself gridded reasonably up the front for the start and held position, amidst the absolute madness of a CX start, for half a lap then slowly haemorrhaged positions due to my late luncheon of Moroccan vegetable cous-cous wanting to make a reappearance. The effort of the start slowed me down until I found place in the middle of the pack, which I held to the finish and managed to  get...

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