LISTEN UP LIVERPOOL!
14th December 2010 - filed under COMPETITIONS
Your chance to grab a Giant Rapid and raise money for Clatterbridge
The Giant Store Liverpool recently supplied two Giant Rapid’s to BBC Radio Merseyside’s charity ride which helped raise money for local charity Clatterbridge Your Cancer Centre. Now the ride is complete BBC Radio Merseyside are auctioning off the bikes so it’s your chance to pick up a great flat bar road bike – perfect for the commute or taking your fitness to the next level – and raise money for charity at the same time.
The auction begins at 9:30 am tomorrow (Thursday 16th December) and you’ve got until 5pm on Monday 20th December to make your bid – the two lucky winners will be announced on Tuesday. For more details and for your chance to win simply listen to BBC Radio Merseyside and listen out for how to make a bid.
So far BBC Radio Merseyside listeners have helped raise funds for two chemo cars which enable Clatterbridge nurses to transport chemotherapy to off site clinics across the North West. For further details about Clatterbridge Your Cancer Centre visit the website by clicking here
NOT LONG UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
30th November 2010 - filed under STORE NEWS
With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, its time for those all important last minute gifts and stocking fillers.
If there's a cycling enthusiast on your list then the Giant Store Liverpool is here to help, with a gift for every day of Christmas! This week we're looking at must haves for keen cyclists of all types looking to ride through Winter and into Spring...
Come along to the Giant Store Liverpool today and make someone's Christmas extra special - with a wide range of cycling gear and bicycles including kids bikes, servicing, hire and expert friendly advice its the place to go for the perfect gift.
SUNDAY SHOPPERS SAY HELLO TO GIANT STORE BROMLEY
16th November 2010 - filed under STORE NEWS
Giant Store Bromley open Sundays from December 5th
The Giant Store on Widmore Road, in Bromley will be opening on Sundays from 5th December onwards. If you're looking for the perfect Christmas gift for budding youungsters and daily commuters alike the Giant Store is the perfect place to begin your search.
Featuring the latest bicycles and cycling gear from Giant including kids bikes, weatherproof clothing and winter safety gear like Giant's new lighting range. If you're unsure you can demo before you buy and even better there's a state of the art Body Scanning system which will help you choose and fit the perfect bike. There really is somehting for all.
The new opening hours from Sunday 5th Decmber onwards will be;
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Sat - 9.00 - 17:30
Sunday - 10 - 15:30
(Giant Store Bronley will be closed on Boxing Day, Sunday 26th December)
EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE CYCLING BUG!
8th November 2010 - filed under STORE NEWS
Calling all early morning cyclists - The Giant Store Twickenham is now open from 8am Tuesday - Friday, from 9am on Saturday and from 12noon on Sundays!
We've noticed so many of you catching the bug and riding to work in the morning recently that we've decided to open extra early. So from now on you can get any first-thing problems fixed and still get to work on time, without calling a cab.
Our new opening hours are;
8am-7pm Tuesday to Friday,
If the dark nights and miserable weather are putting you off riding then why not head to the Giant Store and check out the latest lighting and weatherproof gear? There are loads of new goodies in the Giant range so visit us on Heath Road in Twickenham and keep riding through Winter.
Tuesday Ride with the Giant Store - Liverpool
25th October 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store - Liverpool continue their Tuesday Ride's this week and want you to join the fun!
Starting at the Giant Store - Liverpool from 6pm you can join the team as they explore the City, water-front and trans-penine trail.
FREE fun for all the family - any age, any ability - everyone is welcome!
No registration required. Just show up on the said day at the said time - its that simple!
For further info contact the team on 0151 707 6116
Liverpool is better by bike!
RIDE FOR SOS CHILDREN THIS WEEKEND
29th September 2010 - filed under EVENTS
Off-Road family fundraising Cycle Ride around Rutland Reservoir
This weekend Giant Store Rutland Water is supporting the SOS Children charity ride around Rutland Water. Set in the heart of Rutland’s rolling countryside the waterside location offers something for all as exciting trails roll through tranquil surroundings.
Starting and finishing at Rutland Water, riders will take a 23 mile mainly off road leisure cycle ride for all ages and abilities. The start and finish point is at Giant Store Rutland at Normanton, and the ride will stop for lunch when everybody's hungry.
The ride starts at 10:00am at the Giant Store Rutland and the Giant Store are supporting the event by offering reduced bike hire. The use of a cycling helmet is highly recommended. To reserve your bike email Sarah Street at sarah.street@soschildren .co.uk
All particpant s who raise sponsorship money will be provided with an SOS Children’s orange tee-shirt – simply setup a sponsorship page at www.justgiving.com/soschildren
Good luck to everyone taking part!
About SOS Children
SOS Children is the world's largest orphan and abandoned children's charity. The vision of the charity is "a loving home for every child" Child sponsors and donors worldwide provide a new family and home for more than 78,000 children in 500 unique Children's Villages in 124 countries. Supporters also help a million children and their families through programmes in the surrounding communities.
Registered Charity Number: 1069204
DUSK 'TIL DAWN
28th September 2010 - filed under EVENTS
4 riders, 4 Anthem X’s & 12 hours in the saddle
The Giant Store Radlett swaps their comfy in-store seating area and Giant TV on tap; for rain, mud and grit this weekend as they tackle the Dusk ‘til Dawn 12hour race at Thetford Forest, Norfolk. The four Giant Store Radlett riders will join around 1000 competitors at the floodlit start line this Saturday night and will face 12 hours of pine trails and singletrack.
The team have chosen the new 2011 Giant Anthem X 2 as the race bike of choice, with it’s OverDrive tapered steerer tube for precise steering, plush Maestro suspension and oversized Powercore bottom bracket for outstanding pedalling efficiency it’s perfect for the twisty forest singletrack of Thetford. In addition they have selected some super strong coffee and extra sugary chocolate to make sure they can ride through the night.
Equipment aside the team are focused on fun rather than serious competition. Store Director Dan Chapman said;
“We don’t profess to be the next Oli Beckingsale or Danny Hart reaching for the podium spots – our team is all about having fun and giving it a go, the result is definitely secondary. We’ve definitely got the best equipment for the job so that side is sorted, as for the training – we’ll see how it goes on the day! We’d like to show how much fun you can have on a bike and encourage the Radlett community to get involved in cycling.”
Check the website next week for a post race update and race photos. Good luck to the team!
Riding this weekend are;
For full details of the event visit thetfordmtbracing.com
GIANT STORE RUTLAND WATER’S BIG BIKE RIDE
6th September 2010 - filed under EVENTS
Smiles all round as riders support Diabetes UK
Sunday 5th September saw around 100 riders take to the shores of Rutland Water to raise money for Diabetes UK, supporting the charities research projects. The event was supported by The Giant Store Rutland Water based on the reservoirs South Shore near Edith Weston, and Rutland Cycling based on the North Shore at Whitwell.
The stores supported the event with reduced rates on their bicycle hire for riders who didn’t have their own bicycle and Giant goody bags were provided for participants of all ages and abilities who followed routes between 6 and 23 miles.
Joy Tootell, Regional Fundraiser, Diabetes UK Midlands said: “Thank you to everyone whop took part in and supported the event, we hope to raise over £4000. All the funds raised from this event will go towards helping to fund Diabetes UK research projects and improving the lives of people living with the condition”.
An active lifestyle is important in helping people with diabetes successfully manage their condition and helps people with a family history of Type 2 diabetes prevent or delay the onset of the condition. Over 2.6 million people are affected by the condition in the UK and Diabetes UK spend over £7million each year on research projects. For further information about the charity and future events visit diabetes.org.uk.
RIDING IN RADLETT
3rd September 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store – Radlett has opened it’s doors for business.
The latest addition to the Giant store family has begun trading, located north of London in the county of Hertfordshire, within commuting distance of the city, St Albans and Watford. The Giant Store - Radlett is in the heart of the town centre neighbouring Café Nero - positioned amid the hustle and bustle.
Dan Chapman, Company Director of the Giant Store - Radlett commented “…the store has already caused quite a stir in the local community, apparently a bike shop is long overdue in these parts, we believe we offer a refreshing retail experience which consumers are already embracing.”
This retail store offers something for all, not only the latest products from the world’s largest quality bicycle builder but also a friendly approachable retail environment. Whether your want to test a bike or get stats from the bike fitting system, the store has facilities to make your shopping experience second to none, inspiring your next adventure.
Anthony Welton Manager of the Giant Store - Radlett said “We love all things cycling; we are really excited about the future and see ourselves as being the hub for everything cycling in this area.”
The Giant Store – Radlett is conveniently located within a five minutes drive of the M25, located on the high street of the busy Radlett community, sitting in a green belt area with local cycle paths for riders of all levels.
THE GIANT STORE LIVERPOOL'S RIDE CLUB
26th August 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store Liverpool is launching their brand new Tuesday ride club. Bringing together Liverpool's keen cyclists to explore the city's local parks, paths and cycle routes with a Giant store Liverpool rep on-hand to offer advice, guidance and tips!
When and where?
Every Tuesday from 6pm – 7pm starting at the Giant Store – Liverpool, 29 Parliament Street
Fun for all the family, Any age, Any ability – Everybody’s welcome!
For further information drop in store or contact the team on: 0151 707 6116
Alternatively come down to the store on 31st August 2010 and join the club!
JOIN OUR GIANT STORES FACEBOOK PAGE!
26th August 2010 - filed under EVENTS
Join Giant Stores on facebook, here you can discuss and read product reviews as well as show other Giant fans your ride, keep up-to-date with what's happening in your local Giant store, don't delay become a Giant fan today go to www.facebook.com/giantstoresuk and select "like" to join us - because life's better by bike.
NIGHT RIDING AT RUTLAND WATER
13th July 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store - Rutland Water opened their doors on the evening of the 8th of July to 45 intrepid cyclists for their first ever demo Night Ride.
The Night Ride gave customers the chance to try out the very best of Giant's 2010 off-road line-up with bikes available for free demo including Giant's Trance X 2's, XtC 29'ers and the award winning Anthem. Some of the riders enjoyed a 17 mile ride around the water whilst the rest pushed the limits by riding a 25mile trek!
The summer fun concluded back at the Giant Store right on the banks of Rutland Water on the North Shore at Edith Weston where riders enjoyed refreshments, pizza and a cold beer with staff and mechanics from the shop. Store Manager, Paul Rymer said 'The weather has been great and everyone has really enjoyed trying out Giant's mountain bikes...it's been a really successful evening and we can't wait to do it again'.
The store has future demo rides planned and to get involved all you need to do is contact the store or alternatively keep checking www.giant-rutland.co.uk for further information about upcoming events and rides.
THE GIANT STORES GET IN GEAR GIVEAWAY WINNER ANNOUNCED
21st June 2010 - filed under COMPETITIONS
Giant Stores launched their brand new prize draws last month with the Get in Gear competition. In the first of their monthly giveaways up for grabs was a bundle of Giant gear and accessories including mag-trainer, track pump and cycling computer! A big congratulations go to the winner of the Stores' first ever giveaway, David Easton from Basingstoke!
David was automatically entered into the prize draw after he 'Became A Friend' of the Giant Store - Twickenham at www.giant-twickenham.co.uk
This month its The Holiday's Are Better By Bike competition and to be in with a chance of winning 2 of Giant's 2010 Roam bikes and a weekend getaway courtesy of Saddle Skedaddle all you have to do is 'Become A Friend' of your local Giant Store. Just visit the website of your local store, or the Giant Stores Homepage and click the 'Become A Friend' link - after this you will automatically be entered into our monthly prize draw, it's that easy!
For further information or terms and conditions email email@example.com
THE GIANT STORE - BROMLEY'S CUSTOMER OF THE MONTH!
20th June 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store - Bromley has been open for business for one month and would like to mark the occassion by announcing their first ever Customer of the Month!
Every month we will give a shout out to a customer who has inspired the Team at the store.
This month The Giant Store - Bromley would like to give a special mention to Mr Steven Ellis! Steven (pictured) came down to the store and snapped up one of Giant's amazing 2010 road bikes - the Defy 3. He became The Giant Store Bromley's first ever bicycle sales customer earlier in the month after he purchased the stylish on-road sport endurance model.
The Giant Store - Bromley would like to say a big thankyou to Steven and hopes you enjoy many adventures on your new bike!
TRY A NIGHT RIDE!
20th June 2010 - filed under EVENTS
Budding night riders listen up!
The Giant Store - Rutland Water is holding a night ride on Thursday 8th July!
Starting at 6pm at the Giant Store - Rutland Water in the Normanton Car Park on the South Shore of Rutland Water, Edith Weston it's your chance to try the latest Giant off-road bikes for free with experts from the store on-hand to set-up your bike for the ultimate experience.
For further details and to reserve your place on the ride email firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to bring along your helmet which is required to ride, a photo driving license or passport and a valid credit card for security.
Light refreshments will be available following the ride.
Discover Rutland Water by dark and find that the night-time is better by bike!
TEAM EMBARK ON EPIC TRIATHLON
17th June 2010 - filed under SPONSORSHIP
The Challenge for Thommy Team are all set to embark on their epic Arch to Arc triathlon from London to Paris. Departing on Friday 18th June the Team begin their journey at Marble Arch, London and will run 84 miles from there to Dover where they will kayak the 21 miles of English Channel to Calais, France before completing the final leg of the triathlon on their Giant Defy road bikes by cycling from Calais to L’Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
The 289 mile mega triathlon is all in aid of a major cause with funds raised being donated towards establishing a scholarship in memory of Thomasin Purbrook, sister of rider Barney, who was tragically lost to meningitis in 2008. The Thommy Purbrook Scholarship will offer a child a place at The Oundle School, Cambridge who would not usually be given such an opportunity. Funds will also be shared with the Meningitis Research Foundation.
The Giant Store Cambridge provided the team with bikes and team kit for the cycling leg of their challenge and would like to wish them all the best and a safe and successful journey! Good luck!
For further information about the Challenge for Thommy or to donate to the cause then please visit:
The BAD MOTI Team Race Into The Giant Store - Bristol
26th May 2010 - filed under SPONSORSHIP
The BAD MOTI Triathlon Team recently raced into the Giant Store - Bristol to collect their brand new Giant Trinity Advanced SL 2's.
The Team has already achieved 4 wins and 2 additional podium positions this season and hopes to further their winning streak with a little help in the shape of Giant's On-Road Performance Competition bikes. Team member Mike shattered the Cotswold Sprint course bike record on his first outing on the Trinity and the Team (pictured) show that they not only look sharp but deliver results - just like the Trinity!
The Giant Store - Bristol wishes the Team congratulations on their wins and all the best with the rest of the season.
LIVERPOOL TRIATHLON TAKES GIANT STEPS
17th May 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store - Liverpool signs up as sponsor of the Liverpool Triathlon
The Giant Store - Liverpool has signed up to become the official bike store of the Liverpool Triathlon. The Liverpool Triathlon which is in its second year is returning to Liverpool’s iconic waterfront on 27th June.
Kevin Stewart Managing Director of MPE said “Its great to have such a great brand involved in this years Liverpool Triathlon and we look forward to working in partnership with Giant to provide our participants with help and assistance on all elements of the cycling from choosing the right bike to how to change a tyre”
Phil Kershaw Director at The Giant Store - Liverpool said of the partnership “We are really excited about being involved with such a great event, the Liverpool Triathlon has really got people talking in the city and we hope to help deliver the participants a first class service for all of their cycling needs”
For those participants seeking advice before the event The Giant Store - Liverpool will be hosting a TRI BIKE CLINIC on Wednesday 26th May from 6-8pm at the shop on Parliament Street where competitors will be able to come down and be shown how to maintain their bikes, set them up correctly and ask questions about the cycling elements of the event.
There is still an opportunity to join the 1,300 other participants in entering the Liverpool Triathlon 2010 all you need to do is log on to http://www.liverpooltriathlon.co.uk/ to find out more and enter online.
MEGA TRIATHLON FOR MAJOR CAUSE!
15th April 2010 - filed under EVENTS
The Giant Store – Cambridge is supporting a team of four intrepid riders as they embark on a mega 289 mile triathlon from London to Paris!
Asher Simons, James Bird, Rory Houston and Barney Purbrook plan to run from Marble Arch to Dover where they will then swap trainers for paddles and Kayak from Dover to Calais, before finally switching to pedal power aboard their Giant Defy road bikes for the final leg from Calais to L’Arc de Triomphe in Paris!
Their epic journey will begin on Friday 18th June and the team has high ambitions as spokesman, Asher Simons, explained;
“We aim to complete the challenge in 3 consecutive days, weather permitting of course! Our target is to raise one hundred thousand pounds for this fantastic cause which we believe is very achievable.”
The huge effort is all in aid of a worthy cause close to the rider’s hearts. Sister of Barney Purbrook, Thomasin, was tragically lost to meningitis in December 2008 and her family decided that the most appropriate memorial to Thommy would be to establish a Scholarship in her name. The Thommy Purbrook Scholarship will offer a place at the Oundle School to a child who would not normally get such an opportunity. The riders are working with the Oundle School Foundation with the backing of the Meningitis Research Foundation to raise all the necessary funds.
The Giant Store – Cambridge was more than willing to offer some support to the local squad by providing them with road bikes. Store Assistant, Roger said; “We’re happy to help out such a great cause with the family based in Cambridgeshire and the Giant Defy bikes are the ideal tool for the job so the guys should have no problems on the cycling leg of the trip!”
For further information please visit:
TWICKENHAM STAGES GIANT ARRIVAL
4th February 2010 - filed under EVENTS
It’s a cycling revolution, as new bicycle store - Giant Store - Twickenham opens its doors for business. The latest brand store experience begins with a ring of your bell as global big boys “Giant” open their fourth brand store right here in London.
Open for business from 30th January, the Giant store aims to offer consumers a whole new cycling experience.
Bruce Berkely, Manager of The Giant Store - Twickenham commented, “…we are working in partnership with our friends at Giant to bring the people of Twickenham a cycle shop experience second-to-none with the best selection of bikes around, we aim to set the standards of modern retailing… in our store it’s all about the consumer..”
Taiwanese owned Giant is the largest manufacturer of bicycles in the world, globally responsible for making around 5.6 million bicycles a year. President of Giant, Tony Lo commented, ”…the location is perfect and the store looks great, genuinely representing the Giant Cycling World.”
The Giant store offers something for all whether experienced cyclists, city commuters or budding enthusiasts, it’s all about giving it a go and if you are not certain we actively encourage all customers to demo a bicycle.
Giant UK Marketing Manager, Collette Clensy said, “I’m delighted that our fourth UK brand store is open… I think this store will be welcomed by all locals, as they enjoy the healthier side of life and get right into the cycling culture”
The new store opened at 111 Heath Road, Twickenham, TW1 4AF on Saturday 30th January.
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