Sep
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Free OTE Sports Nutritional evening

OTE are back at the shop for a FREE evening of sports nutrition and performance gold!

 

The guys will chat about their experiences performing at a high level. Jack and Annie will be offering advice on nutrition and training plans.

 

Sample OTEs great all natural products and learn how they can help you achieve your goals.

 

Hot and cold beverages along with famous Tarte and Berry cakes available on the night to purchase and we will be taking donations for our fave charity - Child Bereavement UK.

 

A great evening guys, see you from 6pm ready for kick off at 6:30pm 👍

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Aug
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

class 3 Cycle Maintenance

The last class of our 3 maintenance dates With Hopey Bicycle Repairs 👍

 

Finally we are covering repairing a broken chain!

What to do, what this means and how to get back on the road.

Vital to know this guys, or it's game over on your ride

 

Proper cleaning of your bike frame and it's components. look after them and they will look after you

 

What to carry with you, basic tools and survival gems to keep you riding. Any further questions fire away as we close and send you away full of knowledge 👏

 

7-9pm £20 ticket including a coffee and cake.

Book early guys as we have limited space

Call 07888942007 or drop by the shop

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Free Yoga session with the Lifecycol team
Aug
20
9:00am 9:00am

Free Yoga session with the Lifecycol team

Come over, bring your own matt and discover Lifecycol. The guys will be delivering a pop up Yoga session in the Commute for anyone to come and join in.

 

FREE SESSION, bring your own mat, come and enjoy between 9-10am then stay for coffee and even head out for a ride with the guys after! What a perfect morning

 

Pop in and ask for more details or secure your spot on the floor

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Aug
17
10:30am10:30am

Free Bike checks and maintenance at Leeds Dock

We're back with Hopey and Commute Fix at Leeds Dock. 10:30- 2pm

 

Free bike checks for all, any thing you guys need we can do or get you booked in at the shop.

We are charging a reasonable price for any work beyond the basic checks that we can do on the day but if you want to make sure your ride is running sweet then come down and see us 👍

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Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Class 2 Cycle Maintenance

The second class of our 3 maintenance dates With Hopey Bicycle Repairs 👍

 

Brakes, calliper or disc!

Setting up breaks, changing cables and adjusting your breaks on the move.

 

Roads side adjustment of your gears is for sure the best thing you can learn.

We can show you how to set up your gears. How to change a cable and adjust cable tension on the move

 

A great evening of must have skills

 

7-9pm £20 ticket including a coffee and cake.

Book early guys as we have limited space

Call 07888942007 or drop by the shop

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Aug
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle maintenance Evening

The first class of our 3 maintenance dates With Hopey Bicycle Repairs 👍

 

An introduction into your bike, it's components and what they do.

 

Wheels and tyres! Removing wheels for disc brake and calliper brake

 

Changing tyres, The cheats to changing quickly and without breaking more inner tubes. A road side skill everyone needs

 

7-9pm £20 ticket including a coffee and cake.

Book early guys as we have limited space

Call 07888942007 or drop by the shop

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The Commute Turns One Birthday Celebration
Jun
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Commute Turns One Birthday Celebration

Come celabrate with us at Friends of Ham. for those that ride we are leaving the shop for a nice sociable ride around 4pm ending up at Freinds of Ham Ilkley for around 6pm.

Freinds and family, who cant or done ride can meet us at the pub for 6pm and we can all have a few drinks. We really want to thank you guys for all your support and help these past 12 month we hope you can all come celibrate with us.

The route will be posted closer to the day so get it booked in your diary for a good old knees up with The Commute on the 10th June from 6pm. 
if you ride come down to the shop for 4pm then take in Apres Ride after.
We look forward to seeing you all and thanks so much
Big Love!
The Commute

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Leeds Road Street party for Tour de Yorkshire stage 3
Apr
30
8:30am 8:30am

Leeds Road Street party for Tour de Yorkshire stage 3

Stage 3 Tour de Yorkshire is coming straight though Ilkley and we are having a street party! With Live music, BBQ, beer, coffee and cakes to be had in partnership with Lishmans its going to be a great day to finish off the Tour.
with a great atmosphere, music, food and drink you can almost touch the riders as the fly by. then come inside and watch the race LIVE on our big sceen. 
Welcoming all and all welcome! lets make it a day to remember for Leeds road.

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The Three Hill Thriller Charity Ride
Apr
22
9:00am 9:00am

The Three Hill Thriller Charity Ride

Book your place on the ride in shop or follow the link to the event booking site

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-three-hill-thriller-ride-tickets-31236357787

 

Distance: 40 miles

Ascent: 1,168 metres

Key climbs: Norwood Edge, Hartwith Bank, Nought Bank Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1419920560

Start/Finish

Start time: 9:30am from The Commute, 20 Leeds Road, Ilkley, LS29 8DS Commute opening time: 8:30am for registration, coffees and snacks

Route description

A well tried and tested route with YVT, although the route is only 40 miles it presents riders with 3 tasty climbs, which all feature in Simon Warren’s Yorkshire Climbs book. It’s great training if you’re building up to a hilly sportive or just want to get some serious climbing in, but don’t want to commit to a really long full day ride. The scenery is splendid too as you travel out of the Wharfe valley into Nidderdale and then return again via the Washburn Valley.

To start with you head east from Ilkley along the avenue of trees towards Asquith.

After skirting Otley, a modest hill of 1⁄2 mile up to Farnley tells warms the climbing legs up for what soon lies in store. After a descent to the head of Lindley reservoir, the road takes a sudden turn upwards into the high teen percentage as you climb Norwood Edge. The steep section lasts longer than is pleasurable before the gradient lessens allowing you to turn a steady tempo to the summit.

From the top you have a view (photo above) to the large white ‘golf balls’ which characterise the Menwith Hill US base. An undulating 6 miles takes you into Nidderdale to the base of the next hill, Hartwith Bank which climbs up to the famous Brimham Rocks. The narrow road twists and turns through the trees and the steep gradient at times seems unrelenting. The final section is only a few % and you soon hit the crossroads not far from Brimham Rocks. A sweeping descent follows soon taking you onto the B6265, the main road from Ripon to Pateley Bridge. You are now on the route of day 1 of the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire when the peleton were riding into a strong headwind in almost artic conditions!

Carry on the B6265 for 3 miles to reach the small town of Pateley Bridge. After crossing the bridge over the

river you hit the first slope of

Greenhow bank, but you soon turn

left to enjoy a short section of flat before the work starts. Nought Bank kicks off with a short very steep section on a left hand bend (photo) which soon relaxes a while before the gradient creeps up and up as the road snakes up the hillside.

You then enter the final steep section flanked by exposed rocks before a left hand swing after which the gradient eases, although the top is still nearly 1km away. Quite worthy of the 8/10 rating by Simon Warren in his top 100 climbs.

The remaining miles are certainly not flat, so make sure you save some energy for the rolling road back to Ilkley. The descent to Thruscross Reservoir (photo above) is a hugely enjoyable swoop down the hillside and after another short steep climb up from Blubberhouses you eventually reach

the top of the hill above Asquith with views back into the Wharfe Valley.

The final reward is a two mile descent before the final three miles on the flat back into Ilkley. The legs will certainly tell you that you got good value from those 40 miles. Why not give us a tweet when you’ve finished, we’d like to hear which of the three hills you thought was the toughest – we’re still undecided on the matter!

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The Commute mid week social ride
Apr
5
10:00am10:00am

The Commute mid week social ride

We are are going to cycle over to Little Stainforth and where possible will use back lanes . The route starts in Ilkley at 10am from the Commute Cafe , and we should average 12 to 14 mph . The weather seems to be quite settled for Wednesday so we should be able to stop off along Littondale and next to Pen Y Ghent to take some all important pictures . The idea is that the ride will be leisurely and safety will be of the utmost importance, a sweeper at the back and keeping as a group will be essential . 

We have produced a route on Garnin Connect which can be uploaded on to your Garmins . It will be 64 miles and roughly 4000 feet , taking in two climbs. We aim to get back to Ilkley for about 4pm depending upon mechanicals , punctures etc . 

We intend to stop off in Little Stainforth at the Knights Table , a lovely cafe  where cyclists are made very welcome but if a quick cuppa is required before we start the ascent from Halton Gill then Katie's Self Serve Cafe is at the end of Littondale where tea , coffee and cakes can be enjoyed al fresco . 

Should you need anymore information please contact us 07888942007

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/14751299#.WN4XwlelZ0c.email

 

 

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An Introduction to Coffee and Home brewing
Mar
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

An Introduction to Coffee and Home brewing

Origin Coffee Roasters are back. An Introduction to home brewing and tasting evening, looking at different methods of brewing coffee at home like pour over and Aeropress! this will open up your world to brewing great coffee at home.
£5 a ticket please book your place early. call The Commute or pop in as places will fill up fast. 
Look forward to seeing you all on the night

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Cycle maintenance Evening with The Commute
Feb
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle maintenance Evening with The Commute

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

7:00pm 9:00pm


Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 3: 


This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level and/or second levels - no worries - you can still join level 3.




Topics include:




adjusting breaks




disc and pad




fitting new discs and pads




correct cleaning of the bike




what to carry with you on a ride




any other questions covered




The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions 07888942007

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Cycle Maintenance Evening with The Commute
Feb
8
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle Maintenance Evening with The Commute

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

7:00pm 9:00pm

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 2: 




This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level - no worries - you can still join level 2 or 3.




Topics include:




indexing gears (tuning on the road)

how to deal with a broken chain

breaking and rejoining chains

maintaining your chain

power links

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions, 07888942007

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Cycle Maintenance Evening With The Commute
Feb
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle Maintenance Evening With The Commute

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

7:00pm 900pm

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 1: 




This is open to anyone who would like to learn a little more skills to keep them riding longer. 




Topics include:




getting to know your bike

components and parts

removing wheels

general up keep

changing tyres

fixing punctures

basic tools you need on a ride

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions 07888942007

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Cycle Maintenance with The Commute
Jan
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle Maintenance with The Commute

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

7:00pm 9:00pm

 

 

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 3:

 

 

This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level and/or second levels - no worries - you can still join level 3.

 

 

 

 

Topics include:

 

 

 

 

adjusting breaks

 

 

 

 

disc and pad

 

 

 

 

fitting new discs and pads

 

 

 

 

correct cleaning of the bike

 

 

 

 

what to carry with you on a ride

 

 

 

 

any other questions covered

 

 

 

 

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50.

 

 

 

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions 07888942007

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Cycle maintenance with The Commute
Jan
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle maintenance with The Commute

Wednesday,January 18, 2017

7:00pm 9:00pm

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 2: 




This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level - no worries - you can still join level 2 or 3.




Topics include:




indexing gears (tuning on the road)

how to deal with a broken chain

breaking and rejoining chains

maintaining your chain

power links

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions, 07888942007

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Cycle maintenance with The Commute
Jan
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle maintenance with The Commute

Wednesday, January 11 2017

7:00pm 900pm

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 1: 




This is open to anyone who would like to learn a little more skills to keep them riding longer. 




Topics include:




getting to know your bike

components and parts

removing wheels

general up keep

changing tyres

fixing punctures

basic tools you need on a ride

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions 07888942007

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Get Out The House! Festive reliability ride Ilkley - Kettlewell - Ilkley
Dec
27
9:00am 9:00am

Get Out The House! Festive reliability ride Ilkley - Kettlewell - Ilkley

Eager to work off those Christmas calories or to test out any cycling-related goodies Santa left under the tree? Join us the day after Boxing Day for a festive blast on the bike.

Enjoy a pre-ride espresso before a 43 mile rolling route down the valley to Kettlewell. Back at the cafe there’ll be frothy coffee - and more cake should you have room!

Sign on from 9:00am. £4 per rider for British Cycling levy. £1 from all entries will go to charity

Following a route briefing the ride will begin promptly at 9:30am. Riders will set off in small groups, organised by estimated average pace (18+, 16+ 14+ 12+) with the fastest group leaving first.

Check out the route and download the GPX here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18063372

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Cycle Maintenance Level 3
Nov
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle Maintenance Level 3

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016

7:00pm 9:00pm


Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 3: 


This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level and/or second levels - no worries - you can still join level 3.




Topics include:




adjusting breaks




disc and pad




fitting new discs and pads




correct cleaning of the bike




what to carry with you on a ride




any other questions covered




The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions 07888942007

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Cycle Maintenance Level 2
Nov
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle Maintenance Level 2

Wednesday,November 23, 2016

7:00pm 9:00pm

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 2: 




This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level - no worries - you can still join level 2 or 3.




Topics include:




indexing gears (tuning on the road)

how to deal with a broken chain

breaking and rejoining chains

maintaining your chain

power links

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions, 07888942007

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Cycle maintenance Level 1
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle maintenance Level 1

Wednesday, November 16 2016

7:00pm 900pm

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 1: 




This is open to anyone who would like to learn a little more skills to keep them riding longer. 




Topics include:




getting to know your bike

components and parts

removing wheels

general up keep

changing tyres

fixing punctures

basic tools you need on a ride

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 




Please feel free to contact me with any questions 07888942007

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Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Cycle Maintenance - Level 3 (£20)

 

Come along to to The Commute's Cycle Maintenance Evening - Level 3: 

This is open to anyone who would like to learn further advanced skills on gears and chains. If you missed the first level and/or second levels - no worries - you can still join level 3.

Topics include:

  • adjusting breaks

  • disc and pad

  • fitting new discs and pads

  • correct cleaning of the bike

  • what to carry with you on a ride

  • any other questions covered

The event is £20 for the evening with coffee/tea and cake included. There will be 10% off tools on the night and the option to book all three levels at £50. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, Gavin - 07888942007

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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Mosaic @ The Commute Cycle Cafe

An evening workshop learning the basics of mosaic whilst creating a work of art! children and parents welcome!

£18 per person ( Payment in advance via Seagulls ) Book to guarantee your place on

Tel - 0113 2467510 contact for further details or pop in to the Commute 

Destination - The Commute Cycle Cafe 20 Leeds Road Ilkley LS29 8DS

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