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What’s in store bank holiday weekend?

By Talyn Williams
21, May, 2018

Ambleside and Hathersage get-a-way for bank holiday weekend

Join us for another Bank Holiday full of activities, fun and adventure this weekend!

If you haven’t taken part in one of our Bank Holiday events yet, now’s your chance to get stuck in with one of the many activities that we have going on over the long weekend. Alternatively, if you’re in the area and want some advice on the best bike trails, climbing spots, swimming holes or scrambles, our store heroes are experts in local knowledge.

We also have the brand new Exo-Rail system and bike luggage fresh in stores! Pop in to get hands on with the new Exo-Rail seat pack system, learn how it fits to your saddle and how you can use it with both new and old Koala packs. 

The Continuum Project is also paired up with Gift Your Gear! This means that GYG will join the existing charity recipients and allows us to expand what donations we can accept. So bring along your outdoor clothing, rucksacks, footwear, tents, cookers, maps and guides, sleeping bags and mats, pan-sets, climbing equipment, sunglasses, walking poles. If you have anything else that you want to donate then please get in touch.

So check out what’s happening during this Bank Holiday below, and don’t miss out!…

Events in Alpkit Hathersage

ALL WEEKEND

Free gear repairs - Free Bike Demos (call the store to book) - Continuum Foundation Donation Point - Free and personally tailored advice from local experts - Free tea, coffee and nibbley bits for all.

SATURDAY 26th

09:30-10:30 - Social run with Alpkit Hathersage running club, lead by store hero and local expert Lola. (Free - BOOK HERE)

09:30-16:30 - SofA 11-14s MTB Coaching Ride - Ride out with a qualified instructor to help you hone your basic handling skills. (£15pp - CALL TO BOOK - 01433 730930)

SUNDAY 27th

09:30-16:30 - SofA Climbing Skills Builder - this course will equip you with skills, techniques, and knowledge to climb well, safely, and (most importantly) to enjoy it! (£15pp - CALL TO BOOK - 01433 730930)

MONDAY 28th

10:00-13:00 - Adventure Photography Workshop - Learn how to catch nature off guard and shoot like a pro with store hero and local photography expert Joe. 

Events in Alpkit Ambleside

ALL WEEKEND

Free gear repairs - Free Bike Demos (call the store to book) - Continuum Foundation Donation Point - Free and personally tailored advice from local experts - Free tea, coffee and nibbley bits for all.

SATURDAY 26th

09:30-12:30 - Guided SUPping Morning Session with Lake SUP - Go for a gentle journey up the Lake and into the mouth of the River Brathay. Following the twists and turns of the river we hope to spot some of the local wildlife, but only if your'e quiet! 

13:30-16:30 - Guided SUPping Afternoon Session with Lake SUP - Go for a gentle journey up the Lake and into the mouth of the River Brathay. Following the twists and turns of the river we hope to spot some of the local wildlife, but only if your'e quiet! 

SUNDAY 27th

10:00-11:00 - Join Jogging Pals for a 3-4 mile social run, you'll head off up to the Troutbeck Hundreds on trails which take in England's tallest tree and arguably the most amazing view of Lake Windermere!

MONDAY 28th

10:00-11:30 - Get wet with Suzanna Swims - Head off for a social wild swim down in the lake

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