Quantock Mtb Test Day – Update – 20/10/2011
QUANTOCK MTB TEST DAY – UPDATE – 20/10/2011
THE GOOD NEWS - We have had such a great response to the test ride day that we now have a limited number of places left. If you are looking to come along for the day please contact us asap to ensure you get a place. Encouragingly a number of people new to the sport are looking to come along and try the easier route, so please don’t be put off if you are new to mountain biking.
THE BAD NEWS - Due to Forestry Commission regulations we cannot provide the BBQ, we will still have refreshments in the form of tea, coffee, cakes, flapjack, biscuits and of course energy bars and gels.
PEDALS & HELMETS - If you are not bringing your own bike and you normally clip in, please bring your own pedals. We will have some Shimano SPD pedals but not enough for everybody. You will not be allowed to test ride any of the demo bikes without a helmet so please make sure you bring one along, we will however have a couple of spares should you forget.
Publication Date: 20/10/2011 14:08:58
Bicycle Chain Test Ride Day, Sunday 6th November
The Bicycle Chain MTB Test Day Sunday November 6th
Enjoy a day on the Quantocks with the Bicycle Chain on Sunday 6th November.
- Test ride a range of 2012 Giant Trek and Cannondale bikes.
- 2012 Trek, Giant, Cannondale and Orange bikes on display.
- Giant and Trek 29ers available to test.
- Great on the day discounts.
- Guided laps for all levels from beginner to experienced riders.
- Spot prizes throughout the day.
- High Five energy drink samples.
- BBQ & refreshments throughout the day.
Please contact us at any of the stores to arrange your place, either by email, telephone or via our Facebook page. It is important we know how many people are coming and numbers are limited.
Riders wanting to test ride bikes will need to bring proof of ID. All test rides will be guided
Publication Date: 04/10/2011 11:53:54
Learning To Drive
Denise who works in our Bridgwater shop (not her picture) wanted to do more as my web assistant and help with the stock. Because she didn't drive it limited her role too much.
Solution learn to drive which she did, passed her test first time (respect) and then.....
Yesterday Denise drove to Weston from Bridgwater, by herself, on the motorway in my undamaged nearly new van. For those who know Friday 5pm on the M5 is a tough drive. Considering this is only the third time she has driven solo she deserves a massive round of applause!
Publication Date: 24/09/2011 10:52:53
Times are tough and it is said that the one thing you must do more of is marketing. The trouble is this is said by people selling advertising who are faced with declining business!
I thought I would try something different and booked some billboard advertising in Taunton this summer. Working with a big canvas is different and I think the results were pleasing. Did are business improve? Who knows and that has been the great thing for the advertising business but times are changing with the web the fastest driver of this change.
Publication Date: 24/09/2011 10:36:54
After years of unmarked vehicles I took the plunge and had both vans sign written.
It took sometime to get used to and I now have to drive in a manner that doesn't bring the firm into disrepute.
One really interesting facet is the reaction of our customers and I am very pleased to be in a business where customers are pleased to let you know they bought from you. I don't see the supermarket delivery van getting waves when he is out delivering.
Publication Date: 24/09/2011 10:27:57
'were Getting The Band Back Together'
For fans of the Blues Brothers I hope I have the correct words.
The Taunton branch band have been out of action for a while but I caught them practicing in the Taunton workshop the other night. New member of staff Des, 2nd from the left, is a welcome addition to the team and to the band as well.
I was chuffed to bits that they were jamming, because I like music? No because I had help to unload the van!
Publication Date: 24/09/2011 10:21:54
Tour Of Britain Prelude
The Taunton Town Centre Management organised an event to highlight the Tour of Britain starting in the town.
Myself, Alex and Brian spent a very enjoyable day meeting old and new customers. As I am very seldom in the town these days, I met several friends who I have not seen for years, including Jeff who is the local paper photographer and did not take this photo!
Publication Date: 24/09/2011 10:15:21
Ladies Cycling Club
I am a bit late with this but there is a new womens cycling club starting in Taunton. The launch was this week but the aim is to have rides on Wednesdays and Sundays. All abilities welcome and they will look at everything from fitness to group rides.
According to the poster it is at Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Cheddon Road, Taunton TA2 7QP. Sorry there is no direst phone number or web link but 01823 271 271 is the centre's number where they may be able to help.
Wednesdays from 5th October 5.30-630pm and Sundays from 2nd October 9-10.30am
Publication Date: 23/09/2011 18:15:58
Trek 2012 Product Launch
No1 son Alex and myself visited Trek UKs new Milton Keynes head office and distribution centre yesterday.
Apart from seeing all the very expensive top of the range Treks, the vast warehouse and plush new offices we had a chat with John Burke, picture above, Trek's President (Managing Director in UK speak).
I like Trek because of John, he owns the company. Not just the shares but the output, he is like me what his company does is a personal reflection of himself. No faceless share holder squeezing every penny out of staff and customers but a business owner wanting to be the best of the best.
Oh by the way all the other suppliers are wondering how the 2012 Trek range is such great value for money and so good looking. Could it be the 'John' factor?
Publication Date: 13/09/2011 19:04:56
Phew, I have just finished our company leaflet that should have been done 14 years ago when we opened in Taunton.
How have I managed to achiev this after all these years, a deadline. We are in Taunton this Thursday in a pre Tour of Britain town centre event and I felt we needed something to help promote our business.
My thanks have to go to Kathryn Sharpe who does my art work and her printers who received the artwork Monday am and delivered the 600 leaflets on Tuesday lunch time.
No more drawing maps on bits of paper, how goods that!
Publication Date: 13/09/2011 18:54:14