SaddleDrunk Cycling Friends Club

Ciao A tutti,

it is the time of the year to start cycling or improve your cycling fitness.

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If you live in Ealing or anywhere in West London come and join us.

All levels are welcome.We cater for all genders, abilities, ages..

Within our club we have a variation of individuals that will be helping YOU in learning to ride a bicycle or improve.. We have British cycling qualified coach, experienced riders ,mechanics and much more for you to find out. 

Get in touch via email at ride@saddledrunk.com or via our FB,Insta or Twitter account #SADDLEDRUNK  for more infos.

Our membership gives you:

  • Free SaddleDrunk Jersey( RRP £ 60)
  • 10% Discount on every SD products
  • Free End of the Year Party
  • Great peoples to socialise
  • Plenty of coffees & cakes to share with
  • Trips Abroad
  • Long rides 
  • Gran Fondo & Sportifs participations
  • Many other benefits

We meet up on the pavement outside Munson's Coffee in St Mary's Road, W5, Ealing. 

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Have a good week everyone.

SD TEAM

VOICE OF LEITH HILL

Dear cycling supporter,

 

 Wed. Feb 7th is an important day with THREE key events:

1.       BE A KEYBOARD WARRIOR:  Europa Oil have re-submitted their Traffic Management Plan.  As it’s a new application all your previous arguments need to be repeated – and there are some new points to be made. Cyclists still face potential danger:  for example the oil company are removing all signage each day which means when cyclists cycle downhill at speed they will be unaware of possible surface problems etc caused by HGVs. Please go to our A Voice for Leith Hill website for info & tips on what to write.  All objections have to be in by the 7th.  

2.      STAND UP AND BE HEARD: Mole Valley District Council are discussing the Traffic Management Plan at the Council Offices,  Pippbrook on Wed 7th Feb at 7.00. Write to local councillors beforehand to object:  you can send them a copy of your SCC objection letter.   And join us outside Pippbrook  for a peaceful demo. From c 6.50. RH4 1SJ:  car park nearby.

 3.       SET THE WORLD TO RIGHTS: At the lovely Narnia Room at the Old House Pub, West St RH4 1BY. Go through the wardrobe at the back of the bar (yes, really!) and join other like-minded people. It starts soon after 7.30. Go along after the demo / go along anyway. All  very welcome.     SOLIDARITY SATURDAYS: The Protection Camp is holding regular Solidarity Saturday open days with an informal direct action workshop. Everyone is welcome to find out more about non-violent direct action, and the roles that support this, such as legal observing, welfare, and transport. The camp can be found on Coldharbour Lane opposite the intended drill site.

 See www.leithhillprotectioncamp.co.uk for details.  

SOCIAL EVENTS:

 SAT 10TH FEB: Family-friendly drop-in event at Burgundy & Black (upstairs room) from 10-1.  There’ll be music, activities and a chance for grown-ups to find out more.

 MON 5th MARCH: QUIZ NIGHT at the Rialto, Dorking RH4 2JZ. 7.30. £10, to include main course and light-hearted quiz. Email patvoice@yahoo.co.uk. 

Ventoux

Our guest writer & friend Leigh send us few lines about his experience with us at Mt Ventoux a couple months back...

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Firstly thank you so much for organising it Stef. Even when it went tits up with the airport strikes you managed to sort it all for us.

It was an amazing trip and I look forward to going on more with Saddle Drunk in the future. I was surprised how easy it was to get to Ventoux from London with the bikes on the plane and train. It was great that you had booked everything for us. Made the journey very straightforward, even after I went to the wrong terminal to begin with.

The accommodation was perfect. Plenty of space for us, very near Ventoux and came with great chef 😉. I loved the warm up ride to the very snazzy bar on the mountain. Excellent way to prepare for the next day's ascent(s).

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From a cold grey London in the morning I was now sitting on the mountain in the afternoon, enjoying beautiful views with great beer and greater company. Who could ask for more. I absolutely loved climbing Ventoux.

I couldn't have asked for better weather and better climbing companions. Apart from obviously reaching the top twice the highlight really was the hybrid pain au chocolate/almond croissant (most delicious pastry I have ever had).

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I will definitely be back to climb the mountain again. I need to bag the 3 ascents now. It is an addictive climb which really is legendary. Thank you to yourself and Dave for making the weekend such a joy.

Thank you very much Leigh & if you like more informations for our next trip across the continent please email us at ride@saddledrunk.com.

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Merry Xmas.

Yellow Jersey Insurance -Bicycle & Travel Insurance

Yellow Jersey – Bicycle and Travel insurance

We have teamed up with Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance to offer you the best cover for your bicycle & travel needs.

As a customer of SaddleDrunk, we’re pleased to offer you a 5% discount on any and all policies. Get in touch for your discount code today....promocode... SADDLEDRUNK5

Yellow Jersey offer specialist cover for bicycles which includes all the standard cover you’d expect but also other key features like race fee cancellation, crash damage, wheel cover and even theft from inside a vehicle.

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Yellow Jersey are the official supplier to the British Triathlon Federation as well as sponsors for pro teams and athletes alike.

Yellow Jersey also offer a 60% discount on all additional bikes after you insure your first so they are super competitive!

See below a short summary of the bike insurance cover and what it includes.

Bicycle Insurance Features

  • Worldwide Cover as standard
  • Crash damage while training and racing
  • No increase in premiums if you make a claim
  • 20% renewal discount
  • Race wheel, pothole protection
  • Race fee cancellation
  • Theft (including from vehicles)
  • 48hr transition cover
  • Damage Cover in transit to bike or box
  • £1000 bike box cover as standard
  • £250 accessories cover as standard
  • Optional clothing, helmet and wetsuit cover
  • Roadside recovery
  • 60% “multi bike” discount
  • Family cover
  • Available as short term or annual policies

We believe this is a comprehensive and very competitive policy from Yellow Jersey. If you claim it will not affect your home insurance, they do not increase your premium and they actually give you an automatic 20% renewal discount. Finally, the policy even includes a free YJ DNA+ forensic protection system worth £36.

Yellow Jersey also offer travel insurance

Why do I need a specific Cycle Travel Insurance?

In much the same way as you buy travel insurance for winter sports, Yellow Jersey provides travel insurance specific to cycle events / trips.

If you already have travel insurance, ask yourself two simple questions:

  • Have I checked it covers holidays where the primary purpose is cycling e.g. a training camp or cycle tour?
  • Have I checked it covers me if I’m taking part in an event e.g. a long distance sportive, a charity ride or a triathlon race?

A lot of people are unaware that travel insurance provided by their work or banks excludes claims if they come off their bike whilst on a cycling specific holiday. Some travel insurers will cover cycling if it’s an incidental part of your holiday e.g. you hired a bike for a day with your family, but not if the primary purpose of the trip is cycling. So if you were racing an Ironman in Austria, taking part in the Mallorca 312 or simply training with a group in the Pyrenees your normal travel insurance is likely inadequate.

Further, the EHIC card protection is only valid if you get taken to a state hospital in Europe. A lot of popular cycling routes and destinations in Europe have only private hospitals nearby whilst state hospitals are few and far between. No matter where you are or what type of cycling you will be enjoying, if you have cycle travel insurance with Yellow Jersey, you can relax and ride with complete confidence that you’re covered.

Since active people rarely confine themselves to a single discipline, Yellow Jersey annual policies also include a FREE Winter Sports Package worth up to £80.

Further info on bike insurance:

Why choose Yellow Jersey to insure your bike?

There are lots of reasons why you should get specific insurance for bicycles. These include:

  • All claims are handled in-house and Yellow Jersey aim to get 95% of customers back on the bike in 14 days or less.
  • Yellow Jersey cycle insurance claims will have no effect on your home insurance’s no claims bonus.
  • Yellow Jersey do not you charge you extra at renewal if you’ve made a claim; in fact, you automatically get a 20% renewal discount.
  • Yellow Jersey annual bicycle insurance even comes with a Yellow Jersey DNA+ forensic protection system, to help with theft prevention, worth £36.
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Short summary of both:

Yellow Jersey Insurance

Yellow Jersey Cycle Insurance offers a pair of complementary insurance products to cover all eventualities for training, travelling, riding and racing.

Bicycle insurance providing complete cover for your bike in the UK and overseas from crash damage and theft, to race fee cancellation and third party liability.

Cycle-specific travel insurance covering you for medical mishaps and repatriation when riding abroad, on top of all the features you’d expect from a standard travel insurer.

 

Christmas Orders Updates

Ciao a tutti!

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Days are running fast and we are already at the end of October and it won’t be long before Christmas is here!

So in order to avoid the Christmas rush, any Christmas order for items not on stock would need to be placed by 15th November to ensure production and delivery in time for Christmas. 

For any order placed after 15th November and required for Christmas, please email store@saddledrunk.com to check availability and/or request a speedy production which we will always try to accommodate, if possible. 

Ciao & Be safe

SD Team