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Healthy Father’s Day presents

Fancy getting your dad something better than socks this year?

London – Thursday 8th May 2008.

Evans Cycles, the UK’s largest specialist cycle retailer, would like to help you chose a gift for your dad that's a bit better than socks and should get him out of the house a bit more!

Father’s Day is June 15th this year and while socks, beer and DVDs are ok, they aren’t really the healthiest of presents. How about getting your dad something that he will appreciate and will last a lot longer as well – a bike! You don’t need to spend hundreds and hundreds of pounds on a bike to get something suitable and why not get all the family to join in and spread the cost? With prices from just over £100, you won’t break the bank and you’ll get a bike that will not fall apart after a few rides.

“We are getting more and more people buying bikes as Father’s Day gifts every year” says Tim Rees, Evans Cycles Spitalfields store manager “Hybrid bikes are definitely the most popular as they are more versatile and the with choice of bikes available we can suit most tastes and budgets”.

Evans Cycles have a huge choice of bikes to choose from and staff will be more than happy to give you all the help and advice you need to get the right bike for your dad.

To help you decide what type of bike you should get, here are a few examples of the different types of bikes from the huge selection of bikes we have in stock. No matter what size, shape or age, Evans Cycles will have the bike to suit your dad.

For those starting out, the Raleigh Oakland Hybrid bike at £139.99 is amazing value. The sturdy steel frame combined with mudguards, a rear rack and 18 gears make this a really comfortable and practical bike to use. The British Racing Green paintjob also adds to the traditional feel of this bike.

If your dad likes getting dirty and going off road, then a mountain bike with a lighter alloy frame, thicker tyres, front suspension and disc brakes is what he needs. The Pinnacle Peak 3.0 at £429.99 ticks all these boxes and not only does it handle well but also looks good with its polished alloy frame.

If your dad likes to go fast then he will need a road bike. A lightweight frame, light alloy wheels with skinnier tyres and higher gearing combine to make road bikes the fastest way of getting around. The Cannondale Synapse 105 road bike is a stunning bike packed with innovation and technology at an incredible price. For £899.99 you get a carbon fibre frame and fork, lightweight wheels and 30 gears. If your dad wants a bike to go fast on, turn heads and give him something techy to talk about, this is the one for him!

If your dad would like something more traditional, the Pashley Guvnor at £794.99 is the perfect retro looking bike. With one gear, hub brakes, a traditional leather saddle and proper backward sweeping handlebars, this bike is a real hark back to the good old days. The classic styling of this bike and the Pashley heritage makes this one of the most desirable British bikes around today.

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For further information or images, please contact:

Patrick Trainor on 01293 572326

Notes to Editor:

Evans Cycles are the UK’s largest specialist cycle retailer currently operating 31 stores nationwide and the UK’s largest cycling mail order & e-commerce service Evans Cycles product range spans every cycling discipline including mountain biking, road cycling, leisure riding, kids bikes, BMX, commuting and more.

• Evans Cycles have developed Ride It! a series of organised road and off-road rides taking place at iconic riding locations throughout the country. Every event has multiple route options appealing to families and racers alike. Visit for details.

• Evans Cycles are working with employers with their Ride2Work programme which takes advantage of the government’s Green Transport Plan allowing all British employees to save around 50% of the price of a new bike.