Monthly Archives: May 2015

Video: Cycling in the Isle of Man

Want to know what it’s like to ride on the Isle of Man? Check out the video below:

The film features Erin Bike Hut owner Steve Franklin and offers a glimpse of what the island offers to road and mountain bike riders of all ages and abilities.

Mountain bikers can access parts of the island otherwise inaccessible by car. The technical trails and fast fire roads of the plantations coupled with open cross-country and spectacular coastal tracks create a unique off-road playground for the novice and expert alike.

Road riders can follow in the wheel tracks of Manx-born pro riders such as Mark Cavendish and Peter Kennaugh whilst enjoying the islands twisting lanes and undulating back roads. Along the way you’ll find monuments and landmarks, picturesque valleys and glens with plenty of cafes and pubs for refreshment serving fresh, local food and speciality dishes.

You don’t even have to bring your own bike! Our cycle hire fleet is available for you to enjoy all year round with a choice of road and mountain bikes available by the hour, day or week and island-wide delivery / collection available. See our Cycle Hire page for further details.

Ridgeback Electron E-Bike

A lot of people have asked us about e-bikes and we’ve been waiting for the right product to be available that offers the level of quality, value and performance required to handle the Manx roads and weather.

The new Ridgeback Bikes Electron fits the bill perfectly and uses the new Shimano STEPS system with a large capacity lithium-ion battery pack and intelligent power management system. The essential electronics are incorporated in the drive unit, making for a reliable system under any weather conditions.

There are two models available, the Electron (pictured) at only £1999.99 and the Electron Plus at only £2199.99.

Want to give it a try? We have a Demonstrator available – phone, email or call in to the shop for more information.