Gifts for Cyclists – a few Ideas!

Ran out of ideas for your Christmas list? Not sure what to buy your cycling-mad loved ones? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a load of great products available from our both our stores at a variety of price points – from cheap and cheerful stocking fillers to extra special gifts. There should be.... More

Specialized Pitch - One for the Christmas List

We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about ludicrously expensive super bikes. I mean, expensive bikes get lots of clicks, right? After all, who doesn’t want to see the latest S-Works frame, adorned with XX1 and Fox suspension? Well, not everyone, actually. Some people just want a sensible bike to do sensible mountain biking. A.... More

Workshop Classes are back for 2018!

  Be honest – how often do you get your suspension serviced? Once a year, twice at a push? Whatever the answer is, I’m willing to bet that it doesn’t meet the 20 hour service interval guidelines suggested by Fox and Rockshox. It’s hardly suprising that so many people fail to meet these requirements – for many riders, a.... More

Issues At Ings….!

If you are trying to get hold of Ings via phone or email they are currently not responding due to some sort of technical issue in there.  Keith has tried to fix it so that’s probably put BT back another few weeks, and there was talking of Mike and John doing something with some dongles so god only.... More

December and Festive Opening Times

From the 1st of December our opening hours across both of our Ambleside and Ings stores are: Monday – 10am to 5:30pm Tuesday – 10am to 5:30pm Wednesday – 9am to 5:30pm Thursday – 9am to 5:30pm Friday.... More

Mason Frame & Bike Bargains To Be Had…

With the announcement of the mark 2 Definition and new Shimano Ultegra now coming through we have a few Mason Definition and Resolution bikes and frames looking for new homes through no fault of their own! Stock is extremely limited and we cannot offer finance or cycle to work on any of these prices, they are payment.... More

S-Works Enduro 29 with Custom Spec

     Getting the right bike for Lake District riding is never easy. A Lake District proof bike needs to be big and burly enough to tackle some of the country’s roughest trails, without becoming your worst enemy while you’re carting it up Keppel Cove. It needs components that provide consistent, reliable performance in conditions barely fit for a.... More

Black Friday Deals….

This is something we usually participate in as generally we cannot compete with the big boys when it comes to price, but we have made an effort this year with some limited time offers on a few of our key brands.  This is massively out of character for us and will end on the 28th Nov so take.... More

Specialized Diverge E5–The Perfect Winter Bike

With winter well and truly setting in, it’s time to put your treasured summer road bike into hibernation for the next few months and switch to a steed that’s better suited to wet and gritted roads. There’s no need to resort to rattling around on that old relic that’s been rusting away in the.... More

Wisper Electric Mountain Bikes Are On Order…!

Since last year sales of ebikes at Ings have rocketed and one of the brands doing particularly well is Wisper, the UK based brand who have been designing and selling ebikes for over 10 years.  Using proven electrical systems mated to simple, robust and reliable frames, Shimano gears and Tektro brakes Wisper.... More

An Evening With David Millar–5th December 7pm

We are very proud to announce we’ve booked a date with Mr David Millar of cycling fame on Tuesday 5th December. Hosted by our Ings store and Cafe Ambio, David is coming to give a 90 minute chat about his time as one of the most controversial cyclists, his new film Time Trial and his clothing range.... More

Buying A Bike For Christmas? Get 10% worth of free goods with every Santa Letter!!

If you show us your letter to Santa when purchasing your new bike then we will give up to 10% of the bikes worth towards a new helmet (or other goods) to go with the bike or bikes For example if your little one is after a Specialized Riprock 16 Coaster at £200 which is one of.... More

Northwave Winter Boots–Because there’s Nothing Worse than Cold Feet!

If there is such a thing as a ‘must-have’ piece of kit for winter, then surely Northwave boots are it. These winter riding staples have been around for a long time, and their current iteration has been brought bang up to date with a new design and a few smart new features. We’ve got two fantastic.... More

Santa Cruz Hightower LT CC XX1 Reserve

To say our first Hightower LT to go out the door was a special one would be a wild understatement. Santa Cruz’s latest offering – a do it all 29er long travel trail bike – has been on a lot of peoples’ wishlists since its release earlier this year, but not many of them will be going out.... More

Get Excited for Winter–New Mons Royale Kit Has Arrived

Being excited about winter is a strange feeling. I’m normally at a complete loss by this point in the year - the days are shorter, colder and wetter, the trails are usually torturous slop-fests, and my kit seems to be permanently soggy. Sometimes, however, something comes along which makes the prospect of winter riding seem palatable – maybe even.... More

October Bike Offer–Free Hope Lights

This month we are offering our every popular FREE Hope lights when you purchase a bike during October!  If you’ve not adventured off road in the dark before then these Hope lights are just the ticket you need with your new bike.  Night riding opens up your local well known trails in a way.... More

2018 Scott Foil Disc

With disc brakes taking the world of road cycling by storm, it was only a matter of time before we saw the the superior stopping set-up filter through to aero race bikes. As champions of the format, Scott bikes have featured disc brake versions of the majority of their road bikes for the past couple of years, with.... More

Pizza, Peroni and Pedalling–September 29th 6pm Ings Store

Join us at our Ings store on the 29th September at 6pm for a road or mtb ride, a pizza and beer all for £10. As the nights are drawing in we would recommend bringing your lights along just in case we have a multitude of punctures to fix en route, but we should be back for.... More

Ready for Winter? Fox’s New Cold Weather Kit has Arrived

It might have felt like winter started back in July, but for the cycling industry it’s September which marks the transition into wet, windy weather. As always, we have lots of exciting new kit for you this September, with Fox kicking us off with their completely reworked ‘Water, Wind and Fire’ lines of technical cold weather kit. .... More

Open Upper Custom Build with Custom Paint Job For The Boss

My Open Upper arrived back from Fat Creations this week and looked wonderful in its new livery, all matt black , gloss undercarriage and a subtle burnt orange colour to the inside of Opens new U-turn fork. A single vertical orange stripe emblazoned onto the down tube and continuing through onto the seat post with my logo neatly.... More

The Alpine 6 E–Electric Powered Orange

Back at the start of 2017, a ripple of excitement to swept the Mountain bike community as Orange announced their plan to develop a pedal assist e-bike. Granted, if you spent enough time in the murky world of internet mountain bike forums you’d see that not all of this excitement was necessarily positive. As is always the case.... More

Even Long, Even Slacker – the new 2018 Specialized Enduro

Specialized have just launched their 2018 Enduro, and it looks like we’re in for bigger changes than expected! Just a year after their overhaul of the classic big travel trail slayer, Specialized have tweaked their design even more to make what could be the definitive long-travel bike. As per the status quo, the design tweaks have come.... More

Five Ten District

Look good, don’t they? FiveTen’s new do-it-all shoe might just be their smartest looking trainer to date, so it’s a bonus that they’re probably their most versatile too. The intention of the District range is to provide a shoe that can be worn all day, for a variety of different riding. It’s comfortable enough to use as a.... More