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RIBBLE 2018: SAVE 10% ON YOUR CYCLE SHOW TICKETS

COME AND SEE RIBBLE AT THE NEC CYCLE SHOW AND SAVE 10% ON YOUR TICKETS

Over the last year the Ribble range has been evolving and expanding, we have won awards and received praise from our customers for our exciting bikes and kit.

The annual NEC Cycle Show in Birmingham is one of the occasions where you can touch, feel and admire our complete range and meet and talk to the people behind our bikes, clothing and accessories.

This September at the NEC there will be exclusive first looks of new Ribble bikes and one of the first opportunities to see our new clothing and accessories ranges in the flesh.

Because we want Ribble customers old and new to be part of this we have negotiated discounted tickets with the Cycle Show. You can save 10% on ticket prices using our discount code (RIBBLE) if you book before Thursday 21st September.

We enjoyed meeting you all on the stand twelve months ago, we’ll be in our usual prominent position, and look forward to showing you our exciting new product ranges.

How to save 10% off your ticket(s)

To book your tickets:  Click here

Use Discount Code: RIBBLE

Book before: Thursday 21st September 2017

Don’t forget you can also see the Ribble range at our two showrooms in Bamber Bridge, Preston and the Mailbox in Birmingham.

GUIDE: Staying visible, warm and safe when riding after the Clocks Go Back

Here we go! British Summertime is ending – the clocks go back at the weekend, but with the right kit there is no need to stop riding through the autumn and winter.

Get yourself the right clothing and kit and there is lots of riding to enjoy on the shorter days like getting in the long winter miles, safe commuting, exhilarating night rides or even the thrills of cyclocross racing.

The UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time at 2am on Sunday, October 30. That means all clocks are turned back to 1am at that time.

It might be the start of the winter season, but the good news is you’ll get a whole extra hour in bed on Sunday morning.

Light up, layer up, embrace autumn and get out and ride!

STAY VISIBLE

The most important aspect of riding once the clocks have changed is to make sure you are visible to other road users. It’s time to invest in new lights – front and rear – with enough power to make you seen and ensure that you have brighter coloured clothing with at least some form of reflectivity and visibility.Light sets

There are a number of bike accessories that can also help with your visibility.  Some mudguards have a reflective stripe, as do some commuting tyres, or adhesive reflective strips can be stuck to your bike. Lots of clothing, helmets or luggage items will have reflective patches which it’s worth looking out for when making your purchase.

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STAY WARM & DRY

As the temperatures tumble it’s also obviously very important to stay warm on your rides. If you have the right clothing, that’s doing its job properly, then you are much more likely to get out in the autumn and winter weather and feel safe in the knowledge that you’re going to be warm and comfortable whatever the elements throw at you.

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It’s time to think about whether your clothing selection is good enough to get you through the winter. Have you got warm base layers, enough mid-layers and is your jacket outer shell really up to the job?

Make sure that you have good quality options for all the three key layers – as you may know, layering your clothing is the trusted way to maximise your comfort and allow for adjustments. A good base layer (against your skin) manages moisture; the middle insulating layer protects you from the cold; and the outer shell layer shields you from rain and wind. As well as thermal baselayers, Roubaix clothing tops and jackets, don’t forget to think about tights, hats, gloves and socks for your extremities.

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STAY SAFE

Good lights and visible clothing will both help you stay safe this winter. Make sure that you also have the other accessories that won’t leave you stranded in the cold or wet.

It’s time to stock up on inner tubes and more durable winter tyres. If you’re riding in an area you are not that familiar with then a GPS unit is handy to carry and when the weather gets really cold consider carrying a tyre sealant canister to make punctures much quicker to resolve.

Whatever you do though, don’t let the weather stop you enjoying that ride!

See our Winter Wheel packages here

GUIDE: Top Picks from our Recommended Cold Weather Favourites

A handpicked selection of some of our top Cold Weather Favourites… Ribble recommended Autumn products from Sealskinz, Spokesman, Endura, Campagnolo, Lusso and Elite…

USE CODE: COLD10 at checkout to save an extra 10% on these top Autumn/Winter picks.


Spokesman Merino JerseySpokesman Merino Jersey

Based on the Merino Thermoseal jacket, this jersey is an all-round versatile garment. It is constructed from New Zealand Merino Sportswool™. The fabric has a polyester facing for durability but a merino inner layer for thermoregulation. It is a soft and comfortable fabric which is also highly breathable.

  • New Zealand Merino Sportswool™
  • High Wicking and Hydrophobic
  • 3 pockets on rear and zipped valuable pocket.

RRP £100.00
Save 10% on RRP
Our Price £90.00

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Endura BaaBaa Merino L/S Base LayerEndura BaaBaa Merino L/S Base Layer

Enjoy the naturally insulating and low odour properties of fine gauge Merino wool. Cycling Plus gave this 9/10 – “Silky-soft woollen baselayer offering plenty of warmth” – High warmth/weight ratio even when wet. All seams flatlocked for comfort Athletic fit.

RRP £39.99
WAS £40.84
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Sealskinz Performance Thermal Road Cycle GlovesSealskinz Performance Thermal Road Cycle Gloves

Premium gloves crafted from the finest components including digitally textured leather palms and Kevlar reinforced palm padding for grip and comfort. Totally waterproof, breathable and windproof ideal for keeping warm and dry during your Autumn and Winter riding.

RRP £55.00
WAS £41.95
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Sealskinz Thermal Liner SocksSealskinz Thermal
Liner Socks

Close fitting, ankle length Merino wool inner socks for additional insulation.
Can also be worn on their
own as a warm and cosy
pair of socks.

RRP £10.00
WAS £8.99
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Sealskinz Windproof Skull CapSealskinz Windproof Skull Cap

Close fitting, lightweight and breathable skull cap designed to be worn under a helmet. This sets the standard for additional three season protection against cold-weather.

RRP £20.00
WAS £14.99
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Sealskinz Merino Liner GlovesSealskinz Merino Liner Gloves

Increased comfort and moisture control with these close fitting inner gloves in fine Merino wool. Ideal to wear under waterproof gloves to provide additional insulation.

RRP £10.00
WAS £7.50
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THERMAL BOTTLES

Campagnolo Super Record Thermal BottleCampagnolo Super Record Thermal Bottle

Easy to grip, ergonomically shaped bottle featuring Campagnolo’s membrane technology. Thermal for 4 hours. Dishwasher safe and BPA free. Capacity: 500ml.

RRP £20.95
RRP £19.99
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Elite Nanogelite Thermal 4hr BottleElite Nanogelite Thermal 4hr Bottle

A ‘twin’ bottle construction with a full wrap of Elite’s Nanogel, a solid insulating material. Thermal for up to 4 hours. Easy to grip bottle that will fit in most standard bottle cages. Capacity: 500ml.

RRP £17.99
WAS £14.99
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ROUBAIX CLOTHING

Lusso Thermal Roubaix Tights (with pad)Lusso Thermal Roubaix Tights (with pad)

Thermal Roubaix fabric designed to keep you warm while wicking away moisture to keep you dry. Features Lusso’s pro gel pad and foot loops to help keep the tights in place.

RRP £65.99
WAS £61.99
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Ribble Roubaix Knee WarmersRibble Roubaix Knee Warmers

Roubaix lined leg warmers for when the temperatures start to drop. Pre-contoured construction offering a superior fit,
for extra comfort for the colder rides. With silicon leg grippers.

RRP £18.99
WAS £9.99
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Our Price £20.00

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Mini-Guide: What a summer! Wet Weather Wear required…

Remember that heatwave? That handful of hot days at the beginning of July are a distant memory now as the weather here in Ribble Country seems to have descended into showers interspersed with bouts of heavy rain. Clothing choice is a headache!

There’s a saying in the part of Lancashire where I grew up, that “If you can see Pendle Hill it’s about to rain, if you can’t see it, then the rain’s already started.”

In this kind of weather it’s wise to choose versatile items of cycle clothing that will keep parts of you dry and warm and yet not overheating.

Here’s our mini-guide to ‘Wet Weather Summer Riding Clothing’ and if you’ve been caught out this week without the right kit you might want to read it!

Clothing: Waterproof Jacket

On one morning commute last week the early ‘heavy mizzle’ quickly became moderately heavy rain and I was glad to be wearing a ‘heavier weight’ waterproof jacket and other un-summer like clothing to keep it all out.

It might be the English summer but a good waterproof jacket can serve you well all year round! Heavy rain means surface water and spray so a bright colour or at least some reflectivity is highly recommended.

We’ve a big selection of waterproof jackets from leading brands including Castelli, Assos, Santini, Endura, Altura and BBB.
See them here

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Waterproof Overshoes

Road spray can soak your shoes and feet within minutes so a good pair of waterproof overshoes are an essential investment. I’m currently using BBB’s excellent SpeedFlex overshoes which are the right kind of weight for summer (and spring and autumn).
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Gloves

On longer rides or commutes in poor weather it might be wise to switch back to long fingered gloves. We’ve a huge range here.

Arm and Leg Warmers

This unpredictable showery summer weather has meant digging out the arm and leg warmers. The leg warmers provide some warmth whilst the arm warmers coupled with a short sleeve jersey provide the flexibility you need when the weather is so changeable.
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Workshop: Chain Cleaner and Lubricant

It’s summer but when you bike gets wet it will love you more it you clean and lubricate it! Shop now

Read our Bike Cleaner & Lubricant Guide here

So remember, by selecting the right kit there’s no reason why rain should stop you enjoying your summer of riding!