Weeeknd Bike Ride

Well, after what the spring weather has thrown at us this week, I’m really hoping that this weekend is better!  And that it gives me a chance to get back out on the bike.

So this Sunday I’m planning a route from Tynemouth to Newcastle.  It’s a bit further than I’ve been doing lately but I feel ready for the new challenge, and love to cycle around the Tyne, especially on a sunny day as the water is so beautiful!

tyne bridges

And who would have thought it would burn up at least a medium sized wedge of cake?  Possibly even a skinny latte on the side too.

So, fingers crossed for some blue skies, and no more snow…



New Torq Energy Gels, Bars and Recovery Drink.

I have recently tried some of the new Torq products and have been really impressed with them!

torq gels

Although our recent ‘spring’ weather has been somewhat prohibitive in terms of cycling opportunities, I have really enjoyed popping to the gym for a less snow and wind battered experience!

I usually use an isotonic sports drink during a workout to keep me going, but instead tried one of the Torque Gels.  I liked that they are so easy to carry because of their shape and size, easy to open and easy to drink from, and can see how useful those aspects would be while cycling.  I loved the different flavours and my favourite is the Rhubarb and Custard one.

torq gel

I have also used their Recovery powder, in place of my usual protein shake following a work out.  I really liked that there are no synthetic nasties in there- I had started making my own protein shakes with soya protein, soya milk and fruit juice as I had found that a lot of the protein shakes available in shops made my gut bloated and painful because of the additives in them.  But the Torq Recovery was a winner, and really tasty!

torq recovery

 I have asked some friends who do a lot of road biking to try them out too and so am looking forward to finding out what they thought about the energy bars.

The Countdown to Summer Begins!


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Secial Offer: Raleigh ACT Fifth Avenue

On Special Offer this week, we have the Raleigh Fifth Avenue reduced from £200 to £175.

This comfortable hybrid bike is great for commuting to the shops, to work, or for popping out on cycle paths with the kids on the weekend, or after work as the nights get lighter.

releigh act 5th ave

Available in store and on line at www.cyclecentreuk.co.uk.  We are always happy to help so pop in any time for a chat, or contact us on 0191 2651472.

15% Off Forme Bikes

We have 15% Off Selected Forme Bikes…

…with Mountain bikes starting from £237.99 with the Mens Sterndale 4.0 (reduced from £279.99)


Mens Sterndale 4.0

…and Racing Bikes staring from £450.49 with the Mens Longcliffe (reduced from £529.99)



Mens Longcliffe 5.0

… and womens bikes from £297.49 Reduced from £349.99 with the Sterndale 2.0 FE


Womens Sterndale 2.0 FE

All of our offers are on our website www.cyclecentreuk.co.uk as well as in store at 250 Shields Road, Byker, NE6 1DX, 0191 2651472.

Come and get your 15% Off Selected Forme Bikes.




£100 Off Selected Trek Bikes

We are offering £100 Off Selected Trek bikes, in store and on line.

We have on offer:

  • the 2012 Trek 7.1 FX in Charcoal reduced from £350 to £250 in a 17.5 inch frame.
trek 7.1

Trek 7.1 fx

  • the trek 1.5 C H2 58cm frame in Blue Ink and Chrystal White reduced from £850 to £750
trek 1.5

Trek 1.5

  • the Trek 8.4DS in Matte Chrystal in a 17.5 inch frame reduced from £675 to £575
trek 3.4

Trek 3.4

  • and the Trek Domane 4.0 C 56cm in Black and Placid Blue reduced from £1500 to £1400.
trek domane

Trek Domane

Pop in to see us for a chat, or call us on 0191 2651472 to get your £100 off Selected Trek Bikes.

Cube Sale: Up to 15% Off Selected Models and Selected Sizes


This weekend we are offering 10% Off All Cube Bikes and 15% Off Selected Models and Selected Sizes.
In our 15% Off offer, prices start from £339.15 with the Cube Aim 26 black n grey 2013 in 22″ frame (reduced from £399), to £917 with the Cube Peleton Race Compact black and red print 2013 in 58cm frame (reduced from £1079).






All other Cubes have 10% Off for this weekend.

Please call us for more information on availability, or check out our website at www.cyclecentreuk.co.uk.

We are at 250 Shields Road, Byker and would love to have a chat with you any time about your cycling needs.

Get your 10-15% Off in our Cube Sale, ends Sunday.

Just Five More Days to Go!

Christmas 2012 is very nearly here!



If you need some stocking filler ideas, pop in to see us.  We have a fab range of Cube, Giant and Raleigh accessories as well as great gifts for the kids from Crazey Stuff Helmets to Hello Kitty Bells!

Check out our on line Click and Collect service too at http://www.cyclecentreuk.co.uk

Or give us a bell on 0191 2651472.

Presents!!!: Are You Stuck for ideas?

We have loads of stocking filler and present ideas!

This year we have found not only Cube Bikes but the Cube Accessories Range to be really popular.  With bar ends, grips, bottles and cages in a range of different colour ways to match your bike, they make a lovely addition to help customise your look.  Similarly, the Giant Accesories have been great too.

giant lights

Our High Viz Clothing and Light Sets have been very popular too including the One23 Super Bright sets, and our Winter Care Kits.

We have £10 off all purchases of £70 and over, 10% off sunglasses, £10 off Altura Blitz Jackets, 50% off bike care kits, and light sets for £17.99 including batteries and brackets, and loads more offers in store!

Give us a call to find out more or call in to see what we have in the way of Christmas Present ideas for your friends and family!

Unwrapped and Good to Go!

Here at Cycle Centre, we take the time to make sure all of our bikes leave our store fully safety checked and ready to ride.  That way, when the day comes and your little one unwraps their bike, it’s all good to go and in full working order.

Looking After You and Your Bike

Looking After You and Your Bike

There’s nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you’ve toiled through the night on Christmas Eve, working, and reworking, out which bit goes where, finally reaching the completion stage just before dawn… only to find ‘another bit’ winking at you from across the room!

Our experienced mechanics do all the sorting out to help you avoid such a calamaty on Christmas morning.  So you know that when their faces light up in excitement as they unwrap their new set of wheels, that they can safely ride away and happily try out their new skills (and hopefully burn off some sugar fuelled giddiness at the same time!).

So that everyone can keep on enjoying their bike, we also offer a free service withing the first 3 months after purchase, a half price service within the first year and reduced rates on future services.

And we are always at the end of the phone to help you with any questions you may have on 0191 2651472.  Or call in to have a chat any time at 250 Shields Road, Byker, NE6 1DX