Winter is a coming!

I have a couple of totally unused bargains here if they happen to fit your tyre size.
£20 for either the chains or the socks.

Halfords snowchains (cost £80-90).
Fits: 155/70R12, 165/70R12, 145/70R13, 155/70R13, 165/60R13, 175/60R13, 145/70R14.

Autosock 580 (cost £50+).
Fits: 165/55R16, 165/65R15, 165/70R13, 165/70R14, 165/70R15, 165/80R13, 175/55R15, 175/60R14, 175/60R15, 175/65R14, 175/65R15, 175/70R13, 175/70R14, 175/75R13, 185/50R16, 185/55R15, 185/60R15, 185/60R15, 185/65R13, 185/65R14, 185/70R13, 195/45R16, 195/50R15, 195/50R16, 195/55R14, 195/55R15, 195/60R14, 195/65R13, 195/70R13, 205/60R14

Kids BMX Bike for Sale

More stuff for sale. We have a kids Mongoose Program 18 inch BMX bike. Dan has decided he is too big for it at 13 years. It is about right for 9-12 years. It’s a decent bike ,two and  a half years old, current rrp is £259 and best web price £200. We are asking £70. It has some paint chips but has really only has had light use- all the bearings run sweetly, tyres and rims are like new. Again I have had picture problems, but can easily bring it to the pub for anyone interested.


Camper for sale


We are thinking of selling our camper van, between now and next summer. It is a lwb Ford transit, 2.4l, 23,000 miles. We it had converted from new in late 2009 and it has been well looked after. It has all the usual stuff: fridge , hob, grill, oven, leisure battery, Fiamma awning, towbar for bike rack. Most significantly it’s designed for familiies with more than two children as it has, 6 belted travel seats and sleeping for  2 or 3 adults plus 3 or 4 children . I would post a picture but all my snaps are apparently too big! If you are considering a camper either now or in the Spring and have youngsters, you may like to take a look, ask me. Continue reading

Free to a Good Home

Claud Butler

My Claud Butler Regent, a faithful workhorse of a touring bike, is up for grabs. It’s an ideal bike for somebody who fancies the idea of cycle touring, but just wants to give it a go, without splashing out megabucks on a new tourer.

It’s quite sad to part with it, really, after so many happy journeys, carrying whatever weight I needed to take, and up the steepest hills without a complaint  (I sailed comfortably over the notorious Bealach na Ba without even having to get out of the saddle, despite carrying two full panniers and a two man tent), but, you see, I’ve just bought a Ribble Audax bike which I now use for touring, and I simply need the space.

It’s a 58cm frame, and the full Spec can be found here but, in addition to that, I’ve recently upgraded the rear Shimano 2300 mech to a brand new Sora, and the 12-26 cassette is now a 12-30, so, with the FSA triple on the front, you should be able to get up just about anything. And the 700x35c tyres guarantee you a comfortable ride however long your journey, with very little rolling resistance.

I’ll even throw in a spare inner tube.

Hokas for sale

Hi all,

inspired by Wardy, and in preparation for some feet-battering runs, I managed to convince myself to invest in a pair of spicegirl fell shoes, aka Hokas. Unfortunately, i bought them half a size too small. Easily done when they print the US size on the box (see picture). Anyway, great shoes, but I’ve got two pair now.

So, before putting them on the FRA forum, i thought i would put them on here first: Hoka Stinson Trail, size 11 (UK!!), worn them only about 3 or 4 times on short runs, so with a few marks and stuff. Any decent offer considered.

Cloggy-on-spicegirl-shoes (07976 971490)


“One small step for mankind….”

To Let: 2 Bed Apartment, Chinley. Ideal for runners, cyclists and climbers…

Bridgeholme MillA DELIGHTFUL TWO BEDROOM FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT SITUATED IN A CONVERTED VICTORIAN COTTON MILL. The accommodation comprises a spacious, bright lounge dining room with high ceilings and two large sash windows. Fitted kitchen with fridge, freezer and washing machine. Two double bedrooms have sash feature windows and the master bedroom also benefits from an en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe. Spacious private entrance hall contains a large storage cupboard. Main bathroom/WC with electric shower unit. Allocated off road parking space, plus overflow car park and communal lock-up storage area for storage of bicycles etc….

Please share with others and get in touch with me or Wardy if you are interested.

Pennine Special Offer: Reduced cost referencing for successful applicant if they are a PFR member or friend.


Discount code for outdoor shop


Up and Under are a specialist outdoor shop based in Cardiff that I used to work at many many years ago. They’re a helpful bunch and eager to advise on kit choices across several outdoor activities. They’re having a January clearout and my mate Chris, their manager, has sent me a discount code for further reductions for clubs after losing a bet on who could clock up the most miles over Christmas.

Their idiosyncratic website is here:

…and the discount code to enter into the box in their eShop to see the reduced prices is UAU101

Any questions on kit or pricing – phone them, they’re a great bunch of folk.