We took to the streets of Norwich this weekend to take part in the Great British Cycling Festival.
The sun was out along with the crowds of spectators. Riders took on a number of scenic routes for road races and time trials around the Norfolk countryside. There was a full programme of events, culminating in a four-day long celebration of cycling (June 27-30) which included the HSBC UK National Road Championships. Events ranged from family-friendly, closed-road events, to seeing new elite national champions crowned.
There was a great festival atmosphere and a huge range of bikes to be seen, including a number of penny farthings and stilt walkers.
We got to meet Chris at AU and found out more about the carbon woven wheels he recently developed in #Norfolk which are the lightest on the market. A great cycling business on our doorstep.
We showcased Rehook products to attendees, as well a performing a few last minute bit of maintenance and repairs for riders.
Our new canvas backdrop which is styled to look like a bike workshop was also on its first outing. We thought it looked great. What do you think?
If you missed us at the event you can get hold of a Rehook at the link below.
Rehook is the original tool to get your chain back on your bike. It weighs just 20 grams and attaches to your bike frame, so its always ready when you need it most.
5 Rehook goodie bags worth over £40 are up for grabs, each containing a Rehook and pair of tickets to The Cycle Show 2017 at the NEC.
Each ticket is valid for one entry on either Friday 22 September or Sunday 24 September 2017.
Competition ends Midnight Saturday 16th September 2017
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Terms and Conditions
1. Tickets cannot be exchanged transferred or resold for commercial gain.
2. As a Cycle Show visitor, ticket holders may be filmed and/or sound recorded for broadcast.
3. Entry into the show will only be permitted if the name, address and contact information has been completed on the ticket.
4. Each ticket is valid for one entry on either Friday 22 September or Sunday 24 September 2017.
5. Winners will be selected at random for the eligible entries.
6. No purchase is necessary to enter the draw.
7. The Promoter will not accept any responsibility for competition entries that are lost, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause.
8. The competition is only open to all residents in the UK aged 18 years or over.
9. The Promoter will contact the winner within 24 hours of the closing date.
10. The Promoter will make all reasonable efforts to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is not available, or has not claimed the prize within 24 hours, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to another eligible entry selected at random.
11. If you are the winner of the competition, you agree that the Promoter may use your name, image and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
12. You further agree to participate in any reasonable publicity required by the Promoter.
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As a family business, we know first-hand the challenges of keeping a home running smoothly. With only 7 days until Father’s Day (18th June) we have scoured the internet for 5 great gifts for dad. We appreciate that sometimes things are left until last minute. That’s why these top 5 Father’s Day gifts are available with next day delivery. Embrace the last minute!
AngLink 3D Virtual Reality Headset £15
For the techie dad
Simply slip your phone into the front pouch and jump into the world of VR. Where most VR headsets are made from slick but chunky plastic the AngLink opts for a more modest but high ergonomic design, made from high comfort fabric. This makes its super lightweight, which is important as it reduces strain on your neck when using for extended periods.
Suitable for use with smart phones with screens between 4.7~6.0 inches. As with any VR Headset, always check compatibility with your phone before purchasing.
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A Street cat named Bob £10.99
A good read
This true story of salvation, reinvention and friendship, charts the diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures of James and tom cat Bob. James nurses injured Bob back to health whilst living hand to mouth on the streets of London. Both of their lives are transformed when Bob returns, and the two become inseparable.
An international best-seller by James Bowen with help from Garry Jenkins. James now an internationally recognised figure that dedicates his time to help Numerous Charities that involve Homelessness, Literacy & Animal Welfare. This book is the turning point of the journey.
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The Spicery Curry Collection Gift Set £15
For head chef dad
Enjoy the authentic taste of 3 spectacular, but very different curries from around India and South-East Asia. Inside each of these boxes are the recipes and freshly ground spice blends measured out to make a delicious curry for 4 people including all the side dishes (rice, breads, chutneys, vegetables, sambal etc). Simply add the fresh ingredients which are all easily available from any supermarket. It's easy to impress your friends and loved ones by creating authentic flavours from around India and South-East Asia, and discover new ingredients and cooking techniques along the way.
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The ultimate notebook £15
For the dad that has everything
This Medieval Renaissance Handmade Leather book is the ultimate notebook. With genuine leather cover, 150 (approx.) pages of handmade recycled cotton paper, the notebook is produced using handmade traditional India craftsmanship and techniques. Each journal is carefully hand bound with 100% acid-free plain cream recycled cotton pages suitable for use with any type of pen for all everyday writing tasks.
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For the cycling dad
And of course, our favourite… Rehook!
Rehook is the original tool to get your chain back on your bike - without the mess! It's patent pending design ensures your hands (and clothes) remain sparkling clean. It comes with a high grip silicon strap which attaches to your bike frame, so it’s always at hand when you need it.
The perfect gift to help dad keep his hands and clothes dirt free on his daily cycling commute or weekend outing.
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For all gifts, don't forget to choose the correct delivery method at checkout to ensure your gift arrives before Sunday. Amazon prime members benefit from free next day delivery. Just remember to check the delivery date before placing your order, to avoid disappointment.
“Never get your hands mucky again with this simple tool for refitting a dropped chain”
Road.cc recently reported on Rehook. Stating that the tool aims to make it super easy to get the chain back on the crankset, all while keeping your hands and fingers clean.
The tool makes a great gift on the run up to fathers day for any cycling dad!
The article recognised the need for the tool and how even the top cyclists cant escape derailing a chain.
“In an ideal world, of course, the chain would never derail but it does happen from time to time, it even happens to the world’s best professional cyclists.”
The article covered launching the product with 3D printing and the recent move to mass production based in the UK.
The article sparked comments on preferred foliage or digits currently used for the job, as well why Rehook makes it much cleaner and easier.
"You could make do with an Allen tool or tyre lever to get the chain back on, but Rehook is designed to make it much easier and simpler. The lever has a hook on the end to pull the chain into place, and the handle keeps your hand away from the oily chain."
We suggest you check out the video to see how easy Rehook is to use. Or get your own at rehook.bike and try it first hand!
Rehook was recently featured on Cycled.cc. Rehook is the original tool to get your chain back on your bike. It weighs just 20 grams and attaches to your bike, so it’s always at hand when you need it.
The review site, dubbed "the soul of cycling", gave Rehook an impressive 5 out of 5 stars for Durability and 4/5 for Function.
"I was very impressed with the function of the Rehook. It holds the chain securely and you can pull the chain quite hard if it needs to be rescued from a wedged-in position"
The review highlighted the pains of fitting a dropped chain and the mess that ensues on oily hands and handle bars.
"A dropped chain is one of the most infuriating and messy calamities that can befall a cyclist"
"Even the most well-adjusted drivetrain can lose its way, and when it does we will usually find ourselves grappling with chain and chainrings in the effort to get everything back in place."
The article covered the background of Rehook, including how it was developed and taken to market using 3D printing. It also covered the recent move to mass production and planned availability in retail stores.
You may have spotted us in Triathlon Plus magazine over Christmas. Rehook was included in their Christmas Gift Guide which listed 25 top gift ideas.
"That unmistakable ker-klunk sound of a bike chain detaching will no longer trigger despair, panic and oily hands thanks to this nifty Rehook tool"
The guide, which described Rehook as a "nifty tool" featured a series of 25 fantastic gifts including:
...and of course a subscription to your favourite Triathlon Plus magazine!
We recently met Max Glaskin, author and award-winning freelance journalist who writes for Cycling Weekly.
Max wrote an article for Cycling Weekly explaining the launch of Rehook and a little about how we got started.
The article also showed a video of the "innovative chain tool" in action
"Just when you thought you’d got every single bike tool you could possibly need, along comes another."
We had a fantastic time at The Cycle Show at the NEC this weekend.
Our stand was next to the Tour of Britain Cafe and what a great launch it was for Rehook!
We got our first retailers on-board as well as some great feedback from both the press and customers. I'm very pleased to report that we SOLD OUT of our Rehook stock at the show.
We couldn't be happier to know that there are hundreds of other people out there that are fed up with oily hands and trapped fingers.
We're heading straight back to the office get production ramped up!
- Rehook Demonstrations at stand D71