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Christmas deliveries…

December 17, 2012 in Bicycles

The BEG shop is open for business right up until 20th December, and we’re shipping everyday at the moment.

Place your order by noon and we’ll make sure it gets sent out that same day by Royal Mail First Class delivery (allow 1-2 days).  Our last shipping date is NOON on the 20th December  for Christmas deliveries.

For bicycles orders, please contact us asap!  We have just a few delivery slots left but you may yet still be able to have a shiny new bicycle for Christmas!

That time of year…

December 11, 2012 in Bicycles, Press

Phew! It’s been a bit of a month… Firstly, we had to make sure that we had the Now Thats What I Call Music Christmas Classics downloaded and playing on repeat.

Then – we’ve been so busy getting lots of people’s Christmas presents ready that Bea is now known at Elf.  There are going to be some very happy cyclists who  will have a VERY large package under their tree this year…

One customer has just told us that she wasn’t ever lucky enough to get to unwrap a new bike as a child at Christmas so is SO excited about her new BEG bicycle that Father Christmas is bringing her!  Needless to say, there is a lot of covert delivering going on…

We still have most sizes, colours and models of Mens and Ladies BEG bicycles available in stock and will be delivering up until the 21st December 2012.   Get in touch soon to guarantee your delivery!

 

Then – we’ve had some incredible press and our bicycles and accessories have featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Good Homes magazine and we’re also in Easy Living this month!

 

 

Cycling to a Harmonious Christmas!

December 11, 2012 in Bicycles, Press

No sooner has the tinsel been stashed away, the mince pie crumbs swept up and seventeen sack loads of shredded wrapping paper squished into the recycling bin, and tah-dah! Here it comes again.  Christmas is well and truly upon us once again and the countdown has begun…

Guilt for not being more organised, angst that we need to get cracking with it all and stress about who we have forgotten to invite for Christmas Day lunch is already consuming most of us.   Christmas seems to be a period for goodwill to all men  - and more likely good grief to most women!

Thankfully, simply riding your bike and making cycling a key part of your Christmas cheer can counteract the hassle, stress and colorific pile up that the festive season brings.   As is becoming a bot of a BEG Christmas tradition, we were invited once again by the very nice people at British Cycling’s Sky Rides to write their Christmas blog post for their Breeze Rides blog about cycling at Christmas.

By the way, this is a good time to say a bit more about Sky Rides.  Created by British CyclingSky Rides are a fabulous network of organised bike rides across Britain, open to all.  Read all about their fabulous regular events on their website, and for some great women-only rides, they have also created the Breeze network – all free, fun and guaranteed to get you hooked on cycling!

 

 

So, here are five good reasons how taking to two wheels during the Christmas season can free up a whole lot of time, cash and your sanity as you get ready to ding, dong merrily on high.  (You can read the whole article here).

 

Cycling to a Harmonious Christmas!

1.  Leave the car at home, put the online shopping to one side, get your panniers and basket on and opt to do as much of your pressie-buying as you can by bike in your local neighbourhood.  You’ll find surprisingly interesting small shops and businesses right on your doorstep that you’ve not noticed before, and in turn, you’ll feel more a part of your local community.  Not only may this help solve the annual what-on-earth to buy Uncle Alan dilemma, but you’ll also support local businesses.
2.  Cycle into town to pick up last minute turkey trimmings, and you will save so much time.  Sail on by the endless queue of purple-faced drivers, manically drumming their fingernails on the wheel with frustration as they desperately circle round in a futile attempt to find a parking spot.  Hop off your bike, lock up and straight into the shops in no time.  You’ll not only save time, but pennies on parking and petrol too, and might even be able to treat yourself for Christmas to that nice little pair of heels that you’ve had your eye on. Ho ho ho!
3.  Set up a new Christmas tradition where you and your partner, or the whole family, set aside a special festive bike ride together where you take some time out, slow dow and enjoy the simpler pleasures of the festive season; mulled wine by the fire in a cosy country pub, cycling through the woods to find holly and mistletoe and simply enjoying each other’s company.   Could be a good time (after a glass or too) to drop some hints about that perfect new bike you’ve had your eye on!
4.  Let cycling be your inspiration in choosing presents for friends and family and take advantage of the inspirational female-friendly bike shops out there (see (add link) for our list of female-friendly bike shops).  These shops are packed full of fabulous ideas – and cycling expertise.  A cool bike helmet, stylish wicker basket or shiny new bike bell will make a wonderful present for the cyclist in your life and give a lot of pleasure for years to come.
5.  And when all the hard work is done, sit there smugly during the Queens’ speech with a trim midriff and a glowing complexion to boot, when everyone else is looking comatose, bloated and blotchy from that extra glass of sherry.  Cycling is a brilliant way to shift a few pounds before the onslaught of the turkey and you’ll look and feel wonderful for Christmas 2012!

Wishing all cyclists a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year of cycling in 2013.

 

Santa Baby…

December 4, 2012 in Bicycle inspiration, Bicycles, Bike Candy

 

… bike on by to Beg Bicycles.  We’ve got some truly inspirational gift ideas for the cyclist – and non-cyclist in your life…or simply for treating yourself!

All items available for immediate dispatch www.begbicycles.com.