Someone was busy enlightening me about the real meaning of Christmas, when suddenly I got distracted by a huge Chain Reaction Cycles banner that said “£50 voucher for every £100 you spend”. Yes, tis’ the season to spend any money you do or, in the most likely case, don’t have left over from the recession.
The cycle retailers are locked in a vicious battle to outdo each other with discounts. If you’ve been eyeing some excellent cycling gear then now is a good time to jump on the discounts. So what’s on offer?
Wiggle, the cycle retailer that started off as a small independent bike shop in Portsmouth and is now in the process of expanding to Russia and China, has two major vouchers.
They’ve also got some fairly big savings on bikes which you would normally only find after Christmas. They seem to be selling out of the 2011 models pretty fast though. Therefore, unless you want to ride around on a bike two sizes too small for you, you may already be out of luck.
Perhaps the best deal is the 25% off selected Boardman bikes. For details on how to get that visit this page. The Boardman bikes are known to be pretty good value for money anyway, so if you’ve been getting temptations to switch over to a road bike then now may be the time.Wiggle Christmas Discounts
Chain Reaction Cycles
I needed a new pair of toe straps recently so I excitedly rushed over to Chain Reaction Cycles to purchase them. As is always the case – the only thing that didn’t seem to be discounted was the one thing I wanted.
The big headline grabber is of course the £50 off when you spend £100. The bad news this has to be redeemed within two weeks of you getting the voucher and the basket size has to be over £100.
There is also 20% off gift vouchers.
The full details on all the Chain Reaction Cycles vouchers can be found here:Chain Reaction Cycles Vouchers
Evans Cycles of course aren’t to be outdone and they’ve been knocking percentages off their bikes too.
In particular, it is worth keeping an eye on their price drop section.
The full details on the Evans Cycles vouchers can be found below:Evans Christmas Deals
Your local retailer
Whilst obviously a local retailer isn’t moving the same number of goods and so can’t quite match online retailers on prices, you just can’t beat the service. Not only do you get great advice in an independent store but you also help prevent the world becoming just one giant Tesco.
If you’ve spotted any bargains you think fellow readers would like then please do feel free to share them in the comments.
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