Bearded Man is delighted to have the following sponsors on board for the Black Mountains 3 Day:
Bringing you a range of bicycles which blend classic style and modern performance.
Singular Cycles – singularly distinctive bicycles.
TORQ is a Fitness Consultancy. It always has been and always will be. Our roots are firmly entrenched in both Fitness Consultancy and Mountain Biking and this we believe provides us with our unique edge and integrity. We have developed our range of performance nutrition products through a need to offer the highest standard of support to the athletes we work with. We critically analyse every product on the market and take on board their best features – and then improve upon them – every little detail – without compromise. We ask our clients which types of products they prefer to use and continually develop and perfect our range.
GORE BIKE WEAR® will be supporting this year’s Black Mountain 3 day event with their range of demo garments for competitors to test out during the 3 days of riding. Simply visit the Gore tent in the morning and select a garment to test for the day, ride in it and then drop it back to the Gore guys at the end of your ride. GORE BIKE WEAR® will be bringing along their ALP-X and FUSION mountain bike specific products for riders to demo each day as well as a special event range of GORE BIKE WEAR® clearance products for riders to purchase (cash only).
Strada Hand Built Wheels is here to remind cyclists of the benefits of hand built wheels to to those who may not have considered them before. After the frame, the wheel of your bike is the most critical component in how it rides and handles so we consider your weight, height, physique, power, type of bike before selecting a rim, hub and spokes to build a wheelset to match you perfectly. We stock many quality components and can ship road or MTB wheels throughout Europe and Scandinavia.
Visit the website at http://www.stradawheels.co.uk or call us on +44 (0)1903 750040 to discuss your requirements before you order your new wheels.
Ultimate Sports Engineering (USE) have been designing and manufacturing innovative cycling components in the UK over 2 decades. USE was founded in 1990 with the totally new concept of a suspension seat post, the Shokpost, which was so sensible it’s still hugely popular today. Our range of components is ever expanding as we aim to provide the ultimate bike finishing kit.
As well as a designing and manufacturing a large range of cycling hardware, USE is also the force behind the highly acclaimed Exposure Lights. We’ve been riding and racing bikes in the dark since 1997 and unsatisfied with other lighting systems we recognised that the future of lighting was LED technology. In 2005 we launched the Exposure Lights brand and a revolution in lighting technology began. We are now leading manufacturers of LED lights and continue to push the boundaries of lighting technology.
Brighton based Morvélo are graphic designers at heart and lovers of all things bike. They have drawn on 25 years of riding and racing everything from mountain biking to track, road and cyclocross racing and mixed them with their collective decades of design experience to produce unique t-shirts and cycle apparel that are becoming the ‘must haves’ for riders at events through this summer with their unconventional style.
Oli Pepper, co-founder of Morvélo explains, “We want to show our passion for bikes whether we’re in cycling gear or not and our clothing references not only bike culture, but popular culture too, to express the simple joy of riding and just how great this sport is.”
The Morvélo passion for bikes isn’t exclusive – they love mountain bikes, ‘cross bikes, road, track, fixies, bmx or just the humble commuting hack and love cycle events and races that challenge all comers no matter what their ability. It’s all about the ride.
Novik Gloves are blasting onto the UK scene in 2011 with the introduction of their gloves and a fresh collection of apparel. Noviks products focus on design yet provides a product superior in quality and fit while trying to eliminate the boundaries that exist when co-ordinating gloves with a jersey and pants combination. Gloves are often over-looked in the gear department, but actually form one of the most important pieces of gear. Now, you can have fashion and function with the new line of Novik gloves.
We’re passionate about pedallin’ and there is no better way to soak up a country, its culture, see its wildlife and its people, than by bike! Whether you’re travelling in our small guided parties of around 6 – 15 people or riding self-guided with friends, our hand picked destinations and a flexible approach ensure you’ll have a wonderful holiday!
Fun’, ‘friendly’, ‘professional’, and ‘personal’, are words that are used time and time again by our customers. Going that extra mile for our customers isn’t an obligation- it’s just what we do, ‘Nowt’s a bother’. Skedaddle holidays are designed to relax and recharge, challenge, thrill, exhilarate, relax and chill-out. We are able to cater for all levels of experience and fitness. If you’re young or old, man or woman, a super fit experienced rider or a relative novice, we have a holiday for you!
Our holidays provide great cycling in magnificent destinations. Whatever your passion, whether off-road, road or leisure cycling, small group or self-guided. We take great care of all those who travel with us whether going alone, or with friends or family, all enjoy the Skedaddle experience…
Tudor is a small family run micro-brewery based within the Brecon Beacons . Our mission statement is to produce a honest hand crafted ale that is pure of taste and ingredients and created using traditional methods. All our beers are named after the local mountains and landmarks, which reflects the pride we have in the history of South Wales and the surrounding valleys.
The new bikeParka is a well-designed, durable bicycle cover that keeps bikes snug, dry and clean. The bikeParka was designed in collaboration with a New Zealand company specialising in tents and adventure equipment for 25 years. The bikeParka is manufactured from Ripstop and has taped seams – it’s tough and watertight.
The bikeParka is thought to help on the security front and discourage ‘cherry picking’ of top-brand cycles by obscuring what is underneath. It can be secured at the bottom and, unlike rival bike covers, it features Velcro lock-through panels on each side so that a lock can be pushed through to secure the cover to the bike. To ensure that the bikeParka fits snugly on most bikes, it is toggle-adjustable. The cover can be tweaked to suit any seat and handle bar height; it also has bottom eyelets, as well as an elasticated bottom for a close fit around the wheels. The bikeParka comes in a handy ‘Stuff Sac’ that fits easily into the cyclist’s day pack , or attaches to you bike.
Loco Tuning provides servicing and tuning for mountain bike forks and rear shocks, from manufacturers such as Rockshox, Fox Racing Shox, Marzocchi and Diverse.
We endeavour to provide reasonably priced servicing of your suspension and are able to custom tune your suspension if required.
Glanusk Park and Estate is privately owned by the Legge-Bourke family. It is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Usk Valley, Crickhowell, South Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park and is one of the largest privately owned estates in Wales. The Estate offers accommodation, sporting pursuits and a number of events including Polo, Horse Trials, Game Fair and many others. Additional links to Glanusk’s events: http://www.glanuskeventing.com/ and http://www.glanuskestatepolo.com/
Our sponsors are contributing rider prizes, time and knowhow and will be demonstrating their products and services to everyone taking part in the Black Mountains 3 Day.
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