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  • Pedal on the Prom Sunday 15 April 2018


    Start and finish on the prom by George V Avenue

    Set off at 10.30 am

    Join us for a leisurely cycle ride along Worthing's beautiful coast. We have a choice of two lengths of the route, a 5 mile, which will turn at Splash Point and a 10 mile which will turn at Widewater Lagoon. We will position water stops on the way and will welcome you back with your very own Pedal on the Prom Medal!

    At the start/finish, we will have the brilliant South Downs Bikes to help you with any mechanical problems as well as an opportunity to test out some of their amazing electric bikes!

    This year we are excited to say that we also have the fantastic Pizza Oven coming along to provide you with a well-earned yummy lunch.

    Entry is £5 for adults and £1 for children under the age of 16.

    Register now by downloading the form HERE, or by calling 01903 528613 or email Please return your forms to Guild Care, Methold House, North Street, Worthing BN11 1DU.

  • The all new Trek Checkpoint 2019, available now!

    Checkpoint is the gravel bike that gives you the versatility and capability you need to tackle everything from epic backwoods adventures to fun-filled commutes and gravel racing pursuits. It's packed with gravel-specific features and off-road capability, and was designed to be set up in a wide variety of configurations depending on what the ride calls for.

    Something for everyone

    However you like to hit the gravel, there's a Checkpoint ready to take the experience to the next level. With multiple carbon and aluminum models, as well as women's-specific options, we'll help you find the right one for you.

    View the range here


  • Worth it : New Kid On The Block | Specialized Women's Event Series

    Ready. Set. Pedal.

    Lao Tzu once said: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." To that we say: "Why walk when you can ride?" But before you can set off on your two-wheeled, human-powered journey, we're guessing you probably have questions. Like, what should you wear? What if you get a flat on the way? And does it really have to be a thousand miles? So! Many! Questions!

    Don't worry, we've got your back! Join us at your local Specialized retailer for an evening clinic that will set you on the path to bike freedom. All your questions will be answered, including:

    • How to fix a flat
    • Basic bike maintenance
    • Preparing for your first ride
    • Clipping into pedals

    Plus you'll meet some other "new kids" from your area who're also taking this first step to being a boss on the bike. Of course, there'll be drinks and nibbles, plus a goody bag filled with some pretty great swag for all who attend. We hope to see you there.

    What's going to make your 2018 Worth It? Check out our story and find out how you can get involved: VIEW HERE


  • The All-New S-Works 7 & S-Works Evade......

    What makes the perfect cycling shoe? Is it exceptional power transfer? Superior comfort? Undeniable style? The simple answer is "yes" to all of the above. With the S-Works 7, you get a shoe with no compromises.....View the range here


  • Emma's trip to Specialized HQ

    One of our sales assistants, Emma Craddock, recently travelled to Specialized HQ for a three day training course. Here is what she says about the experience:

    Recently I was lucky enough to go to Specialized HQ for a Women's only course. The course was attended by ladies from around the country and it was great to be surrounded by other likeminded people who love bikes! We spent day one in the office learning about new products and having a question and answer session. It is always so interesting going up to Specialized as everyone there is so passionate about bikes and what they do, and also full of valuable information. We can also look at all of their products, which is often more than most stores stock due to lack of space, and then have more information to give to our customers on our return to store.


    We then went off to the Green Escape, which is also in Surrey, but out in the middle of nowhere. It is a gorgeous bit of land inbetween farmland that a family have made into a wilderness camping experience. On arrival we were met with a carpet of gorgeous bluebells. There is no electricity on site so this meant not only having no carbon footprint, but also no distractions of computers and phones, so the ability to talk and learn was given 100%. The accommodation is shepherd style and each have a log burner which makes them very cosy. There is a main building with cooking facilities and a communal long table, a small hut with a self-composting loo and one shower!

    Day two was spent discussing the ladies Ruby road bike and Rhyme mountain bike. We got to set up each bike to us individually and have a pedal so we could feel for ourselves the wonderful ride they both gave. Each bike is designed specifically for women, catering for their anatomy and lighter weights.


    On Day three we went back to Specialized HQ to finish what we started on day one, and to have a walk round the showroom and touch base with all the Specialized team. We also had a look at the new Retul bike fitting service that we now do at South Downs Bikes. It is an amazing bit of technology that makes the bike and rider at one.

    Thank you Specialized for an amazing few days, now time to share everything with our teams and customers!

  • Join the e-bike Revolution!

    Electric bikes,  also known as an e-bikes, are essentially power-assisted bikes with different modes enabling you to control how much effort you want to to put in to a ride.  The economy setting gives you a little bit of assistance while full power makes any incline a piece of cake.


    It doesn't matter what your level of ability is. Whether you're a beginner and want some help to get fit, you handle trails like a pro or you're even a city cyclist wanting to arrive at work cool and composed, consider an electric bike!  They're incredibly fun to ride!

    We have a selection to test at our Storrington and Goring stores:

    Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6 Fattie (M, L)
    Specialized Turbo Levo FSR Comp 6Fattie (M)
    Trek Powerfly 8 (19.5)

    Our full collection of electric bikes can be found here.
    Ladies, FYI the male models are fine for testing purposes.

    Give us a call to make an appointment and take one out for a ride.

    Worthing: 01903 244644 (Trek)
    Storrington: 01903 745534 (Specialized)

  • New Funky Sock Range

    We love these funky DeFeet Aireator Socks that we've just added to the site. They come in an awesome range of colours that you can match to your bike and kit or wear them to simply stand out from the crowd.


     Defeet Aireator Tall Socks Sugarskull Turquoise

    Sugarskull Turquoise


    Defeet Hi-Top Socks Jitterbug



    Defeet Aireator Tall Hi Viz Socks Orange/Yellow

    Hi Viz Orange


    Defeet Aireator Craze Socks Black and White

    Craze Black & White


  • Is that Santa on the horizon?


    Whether we like to believe it or not Christmas is coming... In fact there are about 6 weeks until the big day!

    Soon, if you haven't already, you'll be seeing famous TV Sad-verts by John Lewis and other retailers in the market. However at South Downs Bikes we're not going to break your hearts, we're here to help! Which is why we've created a brand new section on our website just for Christmas.

    This section is designed to give you gift ideas for any budding cyclist you may know, albeit friends, family or just a secret Santa gift!


    On this page you'll find many great items in many great price ranges, for example:


    We will be here for you through-out the Christmas period so if you have any questions please give us a call on 01903 745534.

    To ensure that you're getting the right gift at the right size you can now access sizing charts for most of the product on our website.

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday

    Don't worry though we've not forgotten about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can expect discounts and savings of up to 15% and quick delivery! As well as the 10% accessories offer that we have running on bikes all year round!

    Did you know that we price match?
    If you look at our prices and think you can find it cheaper somewhere else we would love you to challenge us! Read our terms and conditions here and get a bargain today.

  • Simon McNamara's Top 10 List of Winter Warmers


    They're so good you'll find him wearing them too! Just a little about Simon first, he's is a more of a roadie that an MTB guy so his choice of clothing maybe a little different to that of your own style if you prefer getting muddy and are a little less concerned about being streamlined.

    Endura FS260 Pro SL Thermal Wind Proof Jacket

    "Its great fit, 3 roomy rear pockets, with internal collar and sealed zips make this a jacket that’s very warm and breathable. I would advise that it's suitable from now through to March depending on your baselayer choice.”

    Endura FS260 Pro SL Shell Jacket

    “For those days when the weather just isn't on your side! This is waterproof, breathable and warm, in fact this jacket will get me out on the bike when most will stay indoors.”

    Endura Pro SL Biblongs

    “Great form, fit and cut make these very comfortable for those long winter miles – available with or with out Pad.”

    Endura Trans Rib Base Layer

    “Keeps you warm and most importantly dry, this will wick the seat away from you and through the layers of your outer garment.”

    Endura Freezing Point Over Shoes

    “For those days when the thermometer dips – the combination of fleece lined neoprene will keep your toes warm.”

    Endura FS260 Pro Slick Toe Cover

    “One for the autumn & spring – great to keep the chill from your toes when its not quite cold enough for full overshoes.”

    Endura FS260 Pro Jet Stream

    “A really versatile autumn and winter top, depending on how you layer up this can be great from 12deg – 0 deg.”

    Endura FS260 Glove (not yet available)

    “Great at keeping the fingers warm whilst maintaining dexterity and feel of the bars.”

    Endura Multitube

    “I love these! Really seals the neck area, and can be pulled up over the chin when very cold or used as bandana. Multi-purpose!”

    Endura FS260 Pro Winter Sock

    “Super comfortable and most importantly warm! An essential piece of winter kit.”

    He is just a little obsessed with the Endura FS260 range, if we dare say! It's a great range and we're in the middle of adding this to our site the the moment so bare with us but there are some great prices on the way too!

    Did you know that we price match?

    If you look at our prices and think you can find it cheaper somewhere else we would love you to challenge us! Read our terms and conditions here and get a bargain today.


  • Filming Frog Bikes – Never Work With Children or Animals!


    On Wednesday the 19th of October we took to the rec and woods in Storrington in an attempt to get some footage of Frog Bikes in use! With many food and Beanie Boo bribes later we finally got the footage we hoped for.

    The stars of the show include:

    • Louis on Tadpole

    • Ollie on Frog 48

    • Poppy on Frog 52

    • Aidan on Frog 62

    • Dylan on Frog Track 67

    (Even the mums had to have a go on the Frog Bikes, they're just THAT good!)

    Chris Lanaway was the brains behind the camera and we caught a good 2 hours worth of footage, so we've got plenty to choose from when it comes to showing you all the final product. In fact, I don't think we're the only excited ones when it comes to our little Frog project. The video brought out some real talent; especially little Ollie who played the camera and made our hearts melt with his great poses!


    The day was great fun and the South Downs Team treated themselves to the rest of the left over goodies! Make sure you keep an eye on the SDB YouTube channel for the release of the Frog Video coming soon!

    So why the Frog Project?

    Christmas is fast approaching and we wanted to show you what a great gift a Frog Bike can be!

    They're lightweight, so even your toddler can pick up the bike, great for new learners, come with standard features so you can replace parts anywhere and everywhere, and they're easy to measure up (just use the length of your child's inner leg to determine the size of the bike you'll need). To name a few great examples!

    On the South Downs Bikes website we've got the full Frog Range available for you to choose from and they come in some amazing colours:

    1. Union Jack

    2. Team Sky

    3. Polka dots

    4. Orange

    5. Green

    6. Red

    7. Light blue

    8. Black

    9. Purple


    You can check them out here!

    Did you know that we price match?

    If you look at our prices and think you can find it cheaper somewhere else we would love you to challenge us! Read our terms and conditions here and get a bargain today.

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