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Taking inspiration from the pro riders!

Whatever style of bike you ride – from road to gravel to mountain – the big events of the summer like the Tour de France, the Enduro World Series and the UCI Downhill Championships are great for inspiring us to get fitter, push harder and go faster. What’s the best way to do this when you’re a recreational cyclist. The short answer is simply to get more hours in on the bike but with busy lives it’s not always that simple. Drawing on the experiences of our staff and customers... Read More

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Women’s Festival of Cycling – Biketart Ladies Ride – 8 July 2018

In celebration of the growing number of women riders we joined Cycling UK’s Women’s Festival of Cycling 2018 with a ladies ride round the local woods and lanes. As the ride came closer we kept our fingers crossed that the glorious sunshine would hold and we were in luck. Our mechanic, Vicky, was leading the ride and she spent a couple of early mornings before work scoping out the route. Kent is known as the Garden of England and Biketart is set in the middle of the Elham Valley, with... Read More


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 Canterbury@biketart.com 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


BikeTart Does: Le Col du Tourmalet

This excursion was bound to happen at some point. We are fortunate enough to have a beautiful house in the foothills of the Pyrenees. From the brow of our hill you can see the (still) snow capped mountains, dusted beautifully by the closely hugged clouds. The area around is blooming with life, but you can’t help but stare up at Le Pic du Midi, the observatory jotting out at the top like the most gracious, elegant church spire. This wasn’t my first outing with Pyrenean slopes. I’d done the Hautacam... Read More

Pilgrims 28/04/2015

The Pilgrims Hospice Cycle Challenge 2015

This Sunday 3rd May 2015 is the 6th edition of the Annual Pilgrims Cycle Challenge! Last years event managed to attract a whopping 1,470 riders who took to the start line at the hospices in the surrounding areas of Canterbury, Thanet and Ashford. For a charity event, the attraction of different start points vastly increases the target audience which led to 2014’s grand total donations reach an incredible £125,000! As previously mentioned, the ride has 4 options to tempt a range of riders, from those looking to blow off the... Read More