The next in our series of customer demo rides is French brand LOOK Bikes
Ever since coming up with the original clip-less pedals back in the 1980's LOOK have always been at the cutting edge of technology and design.
Now you have the chance to come and test ride some of their award winning bikes here at the Pilot House in Swansea on Saturday 15th July.
We will have a range of different models and sizes to suit most riders.
As always, if you wish to ride you will need to wear your own helmet and bring your shoes and pedals.
Free coffee, cakes an biscuits will be available to all riders in store before and after the rides
2017 SWANSEA TRIATHLON POWERED BY PILOT HOUSE CYCLES
After a successful first year, the Swansea Triathlon is back on Sunday 28th May 2017
This year more than 1,000 athletes will descend on Swansea to swim, bike and run in the SA1 marina and city centre on closed roads in front of incredible crowds.
The course will take place in safe, enclosed open water for the 750m swim and on fully closed roads for the 20km bike and 5km run, right into the heart of the city.
With a 4pm afternoon start in SA1, it gives the chance for family, friends and locals to get outside to come and support the athletes as they compete in arena of Swansea city centre.
The Swansea Triathlon is a sprint distance race, with elite, age groupers, first timers and multiple waves so there is plenty of action to come and see.
We have teamed up with 96.4fm The Wave and are able to offer all athletes a 20% discount off entry to Swansea Triathlon 2017.
Simply use the discount code PILOTHOUSE20 when you enter on line.
Don't forget to use discount code PILOTHOUSE20 to receive 20% off your entry fee
Pilot House Cycles Demo Event Saturday 27th May 2017
List of Demo Bikes Available to try:
MCIPOLLINI Bond Demo Bike Yellow Fluo Gloss L
MCIPOLLINI NK1K Demo Bike Orange Medium
MCIPOLLINI NK1K Demo Bike Orange Fluo XLarge
MCIPOLLINI Bond Demo Bike White Medium
MCIPOLLINI Bond Demo Bike White Small
MCIPOLLINI Bond Demo Bike Yellow Fluo Gloss XLarge
MCIPOLLINI NK1K Demo Bike Black Anthracite Large
MCIPOLLINI Bond Demo Bike Camo Large
MCIPOLLINI NK1K Demo Bike Orange Large
Bring kit, helmet, pedals and shoes.
Storck Bikes Demo Ride Saturday 22nd April 2017
Having won numerous design and engineering awards Marcus Storck's range of bikes has grown quite a following in the last 21 years. From winning an Olympic Gold medal in mountain biking to bikes being voted 'Superbike of the Year' (road.cc 2015) and more recently the 'Road Bike of the Year for last year again by Road.cc.
Storck bikes have to be ridden to be appreciated which is why we are offering you the chance to come and ride one of these award winning bikes right here in Swansea.
Places for this will be limited due to the number of bikes and sizes available so please contact us here in store and we can explain the range to ensure you get to ride the right bike. (the list of demo bikes and sizes TBC)
We will be providing tea, coffee & cakes to keep you fueled for the ride.
You can either email us at
or give the shop a call on
to book a ride on Saturday 22nd April
For information on other bikes within the Storck range you can visit the official website at http://storckworld.com/1/
Opening Hours for Christmas and New Year
Saturday 24th December Christmas Eve - 9:30am to 1pm
Sunday 25th December Christmas Day - Closed All Day
Monday 26th December Boxing Day - Closed All Day
Tuesday 27th December Bank Holiday - 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 28th December - 10am to 4pm
Thursday 29th December - 10am to 4pm
Friday 30th December - 10am to 4pm
Saturday 31st December New Years Eve - 9:30am to 1pm
Sunday 1st January New Years Day - Closed All Day
Monday 2nd January Bank Holiday - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 3rd January Normal Opening Hours - 9:30am to 5:30pm
From all of us at Pilot House Cycles we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
This year the Welsh Cyclocross Championships are to be held in Swansea's Singleton Park next door to the University campus on Sunday 4th December 2016
The event starts at 10am with the junior races and the final mens elite race starts at 2pm
Their will be food and drink stalls to ensure all spectators and supporters are well catered for
This should be a great event for both Welsh Cycling and Swansea with lots racing to watch so. If you have never seen cyclocross close up it's brilliant for supporters to watch as you can really get close to all the action and see who will be crowned Welsh Champions for 2016
We will be supporting 96.4FM The Waves 'Cash 4 Kids' Appeal by donating the following bike to their charity auction to be held over the weekend of the 3rd/4th December
2017 Focus Whistler Elite 27 (24 speed) worth £400
Frame size is an Adults Small (40cm) and ideal suited to a young teenager rider
(please call in store for more details or to check sizing)
This a brand new 2017 bike from German brand Focus. It has an Aluminium Frame with the new style 27.5" wheels and a Suntour XCT coil spring front suspension fork. Brakes are hydraulic disc brakes from Tektro. It has 24 Speed gears from Shimano (Altus/Tourney) with a 42/34/24 crankset and 12-32 ratio gear on the rear. Handlebar, Stem, Seatpost and Saddle are all from Focus's own in house Concept range/ The wheelset is again from the Focus Concept range and uses grippy Schwalbe Ridge Pac tyres (27.5 x 2.1)
All money raised by auction items goes towards local charities who help young children.
Please show your support this year by bidding in the auction and help raise some cash for a great cause.
For more information on the Cash 4 Kids auction please visit The Wave link below
Thanks to our friends at Cipollini Bikes we are able to offer you the chance to test a few of their amazing bikes here at Pilot House Cycles in Swansea Marina
The rides will start from 10:30am and run throughout the day. You will need to bring suitable riding gear including shoes, pedals and helmet! We will provide the coffee and cakes.
We will have a selection of bikes in various sizes so hopefully we will have something for you to try.
If your interested in riding on Saturday 27th August please get in touch with the shop so we can add your name to the list.
Wilier Progress Performance Lab Testing Day
Tuesday 9th August 2016
WILIER PROGRESS PERFORMANCE LAB ARE COMING TO PILOT HOUSE CYCLES TO PERFORM LACTATE THRESHOLD TESTING ON THEIR WATT BIKE SETUP ON THE 9TH AUGUST FROM 10AM
For those of you not familiar with this test it involves cycling on a static Watt bike, with a small (finger prick) sample of blood being taken every couple of minutes. The intensity steps up (to a sub maximum effort) until the point lactic acid begins to accumulate, ie the lactic threshold. Not only is this interesting for defining your current capabilities in a more controlled manner than Strava, it’s an essential starting point for future training whether it be power based or heart rate based. There are various other benefits and features of the test but more details can be found on www.wilierppl.com.
Due to each session lasting 1 hour we can only accommodate 7 riders this time so if you are not able to make the date please drop us a line and we can keep you informed of future training/testing sessions.
To book a session please call the shop on 01792 463199 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The price per session is usually costs £125 but as an introductory offer we are subsidizing the cost to £85 per person
At the end of each session you will come away with loads of information, as to how you can reach your peak potential faster, train harder in a more controlled manner and learn how to recover quicker. All this will be tailored to you personally from the information gained during the test.
Don't let your body let your bike down!
Last weekend we were once again offering free bicycle race support to all the competitors taking part in the Gower Sprint Triathlon 2016 in Port Eynon organized by Scott Powell and the 'Tri and Enter' team.
In between bike repairs we were able to take a few photos.
Please feel free to have a browse through to see if you can see yourself taking part.
The Mumbles Tri offers athletes two course distances in the idyllic setting of Mumbles Bay for the Swim, the famous Gower Roads for the bikes and a picturesque run along the stunning shoreline of the Mumbles Bay.
The Mumbles Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride for the short and long (with some tough climbs thrown in) bike and finally a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!
The long course is a tough 750m sea swim, 32k bike and a 5k run.
The short course comprises of an achievable 750m sea swim, 21k bike and 2.5k run.
We will have on site bicycle mechanics available to help with any last minute checks and adjustments that may be needed before the race.
Swansea Triathlon sponsored by Pilot House Cycles
Be part of one of the biggest parties yet!
The Swansea City Centre Triathlon, Sunday the 5th of June with entry to suit everyone – from elite to first timers AND including relay teams, It’s more than just a race…..
Wales’ first City Centre Triathlon,with Activity Wales Events powered by us here at Pilot House Cycles. We are now able to offer you a 20% discount off your entry fee by using the following code PILOTHOUSE20 when you enter on line.
Don't forget to use discount code PILOTHOUSE20 to recieve 20% off your entry fee
Storck Bikes Demo Ride Saturday 4th June 2016
Having won numerous engineering and design awards Marcus Storck's range of bikes has grown quite a following in the last 21 years. Most recently the Storck Visioner was voted 'Bike of the Year for 2015/16' by Road.CC online magazine.
So now here is your chance to ride one of these award winning bikes right here in Swansea.
Places for this will be limited due to the number of bikes and sizes available so please contact us here in store and we can explain the range to ensure you get to ride the right bike.
You can either email us at email@example.com
Or give the shop a call on 01792 463199
For information on other bikes within the Storck range you can visit the official website at http://www.storck-bicycle.cc/
THE BATTLE ON THE BEACH RACE
Assos makes some of the best cycling clothes on the planet and this year is sponsoring the "Battle On The Beach". As the local Assos dealer we will be supporting their stand this weekend so come and have a look at some of the new 2016 products.