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Welcome to RIDE

The bikes are just the start......

 

 

t: 01202 741744

e: shop@ridebike.co.uk

New address (Apr 2017):   RIDE, Sandbanks Hotel, 19 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7PS

In the Sandbanks Hotel, beside the Watersports Academy, on the harbour side of the hotel.

t: 01202 741744

e: shop@ridebike.co.uk

New address (Apr 2017):  RIDE, Sandbanks Hotel, 19 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7PS

In the Sandbanks Hotel, beside the Watersports Academy, on the harbour side of the hotel.

 
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t: 01202 741744

e: shop@ridebike.co.uk

New address (Apr 2017):  RIDE, Sandbanks Hotel, 19 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7PS

In the Sandbanks Hotel, beside the Watersports Academy, on the harbour side of the hotel.


Ride with RIDE

 

Wednesday evening Mountain Bike Rides - Summer rides over the Purbecks.

Leave the NEW shop at 6pm or meet at the 6:20pm ferry.

 

Saturday Steady Road Bike Ride - Meet at the NEW shop for an 8am depart.

 

All riders must wear a helmet and have a roadworthy bike including lights in winter. We do carry a few spares but riders must aim to be self-sufficient. We split into groups depending on ability and no rider is left behind.

 

We go out rain or shine - Check Facebook for up to date information.

The Shop

New shop location:

Beside the Watersports Academy in the Sandbanks Hotel.

 

Not so much a shop as an institution, Ride is the traditional, family-owned bike shop filled to the rafters with the latest machinery from some of the most desirable brands in cycling. Husband and wife team Ritch and Rebecca Hilton-Foster are the cornerstone of a business that has traded as a bike shop continuously since 1978, and which mixes old fashioned service with cutting edge products.  With a comprehensive bike range - both mountain and road - that encompasses everything from entry-level offerings to custom built dream machines, and a wide selection of accessories and components, clothing and eyewear, helmets and shoes, Ride is a veritable Aladdin’s cave: the local shop where you can touch and try the products that internet retailers can only show.

Ritch Hilton-Foster

If you were to list the qualities you would want in the owner of your local bike shop, you might find yourself describing Ritch Hilton-Foster. Friendly, vastly experienced, a fount of knowledge, and armed with boundless enthusiasm, Ritch is a man for whom nothing is too much trouble.

Ride leader on the shop’s Wednesday night mountain bike expedition (including the legendary, mid-summer Fancy Dress ride) and the Saturday morning road ride, his belief that cycling is an activity to enjoy is impossible to overlook. 

Ritch took the helm at Ride more than 10 years and the broad community of roadies and mountain bikers that look upon the shop as a home-from- home is testament to his unstinting dedication. From barbecues to demo days, April Fool’s makeovers to the magical Light Fantastic ride each Christmas, Ritch has things covered. Few would dare to don a Bertie Bassett costume to lead a party of 60 or so mountain bikers (similarly attired) on a jaunt across the Isle of Purbeck, but to Ritchie the mid- summer Fancy Dress ride is a much a part of the Ride philosophy as stocking the most desirable products for road and mountain.

Lewis Lacey

The kind of person you want looking after your bike is someone who likes to ride and Lewis is that very person: he started racing at the age of 7 and was a pro BMX rider by 15. Lewis spent 4 years of Olympic BMX program racing World and European level before moving to race 4x (MTB) at National then World level. @Lewislacey414

Lewis has been mechanic-ing since 2009 and joined RIDE in April 2017. Outside of work he coaches both BMX and MTB @414coaching.

And where Lewis goes so does Ralph @Ralph414  a red Staffy bike mechanic trail dog and part time model.

 

Phone

01202 741744

Location

Sandbanks Hotel,

19 Banks Rd

Poole, Dorset

BH13 7PS

Hours

Monday 10am to 7:30pm

Tuesday 10am to 6pm

Wednesday 10am to 6pm

Thursday 10am to 6pm

Friday 10am to 6pm

Saturday 10am to 5pm

Sunday 10am to 4pm

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Dates for your diary

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Hire Bikes

We now hire bikes!!

Hybrids, Tag-alongs, electric - great for days out

Call for more details ....

 

t: 01202 741744

e: shop@ridebike.co.uk

New address (Apr 2017):  RIDE, Sandbanks Hotel, 19 Banks Rd, Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset BH13 7PS

In the Sandbanks Hotel, beside the Watersports Academy, on the harbour side of the hotel.