Hello and welcome to Alex's Blog. First off I wanted to let you know the Bank Holiday opening times for this Bank Holiday weekend. All of our 29 stores are open the whole Bank Holiday weekend so why not take a little ride-out?
We are open this weekend:
|Saturday 29th April||9:00am - 5:30pm|
|Sunday 30th April||10:30am - 4:00pm|
|Bank Holiday Monday (May 1st)||9:00am - 5:00pm|
This week I wanted to look at biking on a budget. It doesn't have to cost the earth to be well protected out on the bike so there really is no excuse to not be protected. You may think your trainers or jeans are good enough to keep you protected on the bike but more often than not they just aren't built for a collision. Obviously a crash is (hopefully) the last resort and something that doesn't happen very often, but you want to make sure that you're protected as well as you can be should the worst happen.
I wanted to highlight some different options for you for biking on a budget which won't break the bank:
A lot of people think leathers are ultra-expensive so wouldn't even look at them as opposed to waterproof clothing, but leather, if looked after properly and treated well can last you a LONG time. This Frank Thomas FTL400 leather jacket gives you a lot for your money and is in a classic design which will endure. The quality of this article belies the price too.
Frank Thomas FTL400 Leather Jacket front view
Frank Thomas FTL400 Leather Jacket side view
The Frank Thomas FTL401 leather jeans are the matching jeans to go with this jacket.
Frank Thomas FTL401 leather jeans front view
Frank Thomas FTL401 leather jeans side view
Gone are the days when sports leathers cost £500 plus. The Frank Thomas FTL500 Fusion Sports jacket is a sports leather jacket at only £149.99. This is a great quality jacket and again, if looked after properly should last you a long time.
Frank Thomas FTL500 Fusion Sports jacket front view
Frank Thomas FTL500 Fusion Sports jacket side view
If leathers aren't your bag then we have some fantastic deals on textile fors you. For example the Frank Thomas Tornado jacket and jeans at £79.99 and £59.99 respectively give you a lot of bang for your buck. These are both waterproof and thermal - so ideal for the British summer - with CE approved armour and come in a variety of colours in the jacket with matching black trousers.
Frank Thomas Tornado Jacket in Black and White
Frank Thomas Tornado Jacket in Black
Frank Thomas Tornado Jacket in Black and Blue
Frank Thomas Tornado Jacket in Black and Yellow
The matching gloves to accompany these are the Frank Thomas Tornado Gloves which are a steal at only £29.99! These come in two colourways and there really is no excuse not to protect your hands out on the bike for less than £30!
Frank Thomas Tornado A15-16 Gloves in Black Grey
Frank Thomas Tornado A15-16 Gloves in Black
If these gloves aren't your style then we have some gloves that are even cheaper (although we do have a wide range of budget gloves in stock) The Spartan Classic Leather WP gloves are a waterproof leather glove in a choice of two colours and are only £19.99 a pair.
Spartan Classic Leather Gloves in Brown
Spartan Classic Leather Gloves in Black
For boots the J&S Super Tour Boots are £39.99 and offer ankle and heel protection for under £40. They also feature gear change reinforcement and are designed to protect you whilst on the bike.
If you want a pair of waterproof boots that won't bankrupt you then look no further than the J&S Hydro Tour boots these are £59.99 and will keep your feet dry as well as protected.
With all these options there really is no excuse to be out on the bike unprotected!
Until next time, stay safe.