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UK Cycling Women’s Festival of Cycling – Ladies Social Ride

Ladies – grab your bikes and join us for a social ride around the Elham Valley. Part of Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling the ride will be approximately 10 miles through lanes and forest fire roads at a gentle pace. To complete the celebration refreshments including bubbles and cake will be available at Biketart when we return. No bike, no problem! We’re offering a 50% discount on our hire bikes (including eBikes).  Hire bikes must be booked in advance – for bookings and more information, please call Vicky on... Read More


Job Opportunity – Picker/Packer

Formed 10 years ago, Biketart is now amongst the largest independent bike businesses in the south of England. We are based near Barham, Canterbury. Role summary Our online order department is responsible for the fast and accurate dispatch of all our web and phone orders. We send out thousands of orders a week worldwide. As part of the dispatch team you will be responsible for picking of accessories, components and bikes from our warehouse and showroom. These items are then packed in suitable packaging and shipped. You will use our... Read More


Job Opportunity – Accounts Assistant

We are currently recruiting for an Accounts Assistant role at our HQ in Barham, Canterbury. We are looking for a candidate with excellent accuracy skills who is keen to work in a busy office. This is a newly created role which will allow someone the opportunity to develop their skills practically. Within this role you will assist the Finance Manager with all of the regular external and internal requirements of the Finance function. The roles responsibilities include, but are not restricted to: Liaising with the sales & ordering managers to... Read More


Job Opportunity – Product Editor

Biketart have a full-time role in our website team for a writer to produce product descriptions and content for our site. The position is based at our offices and warehouse in the Kent countryside with great MTB and road riding on our doorstep. With new products coming in to us on a daily basis we need to present these items in the way possible for our customers so that the key features and benefits are conveyed. Previous industry experience is not necessary for this job – writing skills and product knowledge are more important.... Read More


Redefining the XC Hardtail with the new Santa Cruz Highball

You know how it is. You are blasting along your favourite local singletrack. You’re pushing hard, heart rate red lining, pedals spinning, getting the most out of your bike. And then, out of nowhere, someone just passes you. Just flies by. You look up. What are they riding? Latest full suspension rig? Maybe that new Santa Cruz Blur they’ve all been talking about. But no! It is a hard tail. You just got left for dust by a hardtail! You just got burned by the new Santa Cruz Highball. For... Read More

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It’s a Blur – Looking back and forward at the Santa Cruz Blur

The Santa Cruz Blur – A full carbon comeback story There have been a lot of classic names in mountain biking, that have come back, years later, to remind us how great they were. From the return of the Ibis Mojo in 2005, to Orange’s rehabilitation of the Clockwork, to the rebirth of the Malverns Classic race events, we mountain bikers love a good resurrection. And so it is certain to be with the Santa Cruz Blur. Absent from our trails since the LT2 C was replaced by the Tallboy... Read More


Vicky’s Juliana Roubion

Vicky is sponsored by Biketart and chose a Juliana Roubion for her season. This blog entry by Vicky is the full lowdown of the new bike experience and some of what she’s got up to on it so far!! Over to Vicky: How do you honestly review a bike that makes you yell ‘I love my bike!’ every time you ride it?! It’s not easy! Three months ago my Juliana Roubion, aka, Liberty, was delivered to Biketart HQ in Barham, Kent. Since then we’ve racked up over 730km shredding trails... Read More


Santa Cruz Rocks the 2017 Vital MTB Audience Survey!

Santa Cruz was voted number one during the 2017 Vital MTB Audience Survey in six of seven classifications in the bike and frame intent-to-buy categories: Bike Brand, Frame-Only, Trail Bike, Enduro/All-mountain Bike, 29-inch Bike, and 27.5-inch Bike. That’s pretty impressive we think! “We’re blown away about how the demand for our bikes continues to grow,” said Santa Cruz Global Sales Director Tom Larter. More than 10,000 visitors completed the survey, 25% of whom either work, or had worked, in bike shops themselves. At Biketart we have an extensive range of Santa... Read More


The All-New Santa Cruz Nomad

Today Santa Cruz have launched the brand new Nomad. The 4th generation of this famous bike sees an overhaul of the design introduces new features to keep it on top of the enduro stack. The 2018 Nomad brings more travel, adjustable geometry, killer looks and some very cool build kits. Key changes: 170mm travel (up 10mm). More pedal efficient – the Nomad surprises everyone at how well it pedals. It’s now even better. If you want a big travel bike that you can pedal up this ticks the boxes –... Read More


Work at Biketart – New Mechanic Required

Biketart are looking for an experienced mechanic to work at our shop in the centre of Canterbury. You will be responsible for bike servicing, in-store sales and bike rentals. The main job roles are: In store advice & sales of bikes, parts and accessories Advising customers on bike servicing and repairs Booking bikes into the workshop calendar system Carrying out bike repairs and servicing PDI’ing bikes ready for collection Customer service and technical support by email/phone Placing orders with out warehouse and suppliers Receiving goods into stock.   Skills/Experience Required... Read More