Lesley Lindsay-Watson


The last MTB Shop Ride of 2016

The last MTB Shop Ride of 2016 – sign up for the ride on Facebook and get updates for our regular rides in 2016 Ryan will be taking out the last ride of 2015 on Saturday 12th December from the Barham HQ There’ll be time for maintenance from 9am Ride out 9:30 Back 11:30 or thereabouts We’d like to invite you for Christmas refreshments when we get back! Cold Muddy Happy  


Job Opportunity – Online Content Editor

Biketart are looking for a new member of our eCommerce team to create new products on our website and engaging content for our customers. We’re in a fast moving industry and need to get the ever-changing products we stock onto the website and looking good. The role also includes assisting with production of blog, social media and newsletter content. You need to have a strong product knowledge of mountain bikes, components and accessories. You must be an excellent writer, able to describe products and convey their technical features and benefits... Read More

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Biketart Maintenance Course

Save money on the regular basic maintenance for your bike by taking part in one of our monthly courses. Covering everything you will need to know to service your own bike from the basics & cleaning, to brakes & gears. BUY HERE A comprehensive one day course aimed at those riders who would like to take an active interest in looking after their own ride, with hands-on tuition from fully qualified & Cytech trained staff in our Biketart Barham HQ. Call 01227 832582 or email to book a space in... Read More


Cycle to Work schemes at Biketart

Biketart offer a range of schemes for those of you who would like to take up the government backed programme to offer all employees the chance to buy a bike and save on their tax. The range of schemes is now broad and many are chosen specifically by companies for their staff, find out from your HR department which you can use. We offer Bikes for the NHS, Cyclescheme, Cycle Plus and the Bike Scheme. Cyclescheme is a general Cycle to Work scheme that everyone can use. There are four... Read More


Kent Sport Cycling Roundup: June 2015

Welcome to the inaugural Cycling round up for May/June. This column is presented by Biketart. In the following months, we will be covering the most high profile races in Kent and the South East. With summer in full swing, plenty of road races and time trials have been around and about with some interest from Top UK Teams. The SERRL Championships came on the 17th May over 140km around Woodchurch. A clean sweep for Pedal Heaven saw 6 riders taking up the first positions including Tour Series star Alex Paton. Robert... Read More


Bad King John on a bike: 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta

Biketart joined in the 800th Anniversary  celebrations of the signing of  the Magna Carta with a fun new window illustration at the Canterbury City Store by local artist Lesley Lindsay-Watson. The window depicts Bad King John on a bike with the nursery rhyme from AA Milne. Lesley said “I remember the tale of King John’s Christmas from when I was a child, and that sparked my imagination. There’s a great image of  Bad King John riding a horse on the seal of the Magna Carta – but we thought it would be... Read More


Biketart Feature: The Battle of the MTB Helmets!

With helmets, there’s a variety of factors which would affect your choice of what lid to wear. On a ride, there’s variable conditions and you need specific performance requirements from your apparel. Once you’ve got your kit dialed in, you’ll know what to wear. But can you use the same helmet for every type of ride? We discuss the best of the best choices we stock for mountain bike helmets and which one we prefer.     Giro Hex – £62.99  – One of our favourite features of the Hex is its... Read More