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Alpkit Ambleside Opening Event
14, Jul, 2017
A weekend to celebrate our newest Alpkit store
Our Ambleside store has been open for a couple of weeks now and we’ve been spending that time getting the shop sorted and meeting customers old and new.
On the weekend of 21st - 23rd July we’ll be having a bit of an opening do at the Ambleside store. There will be Alpkiteers, some familiar faces from AK HQ (anyone who's anyone), and we'll be opening into the night for some live music on Saturday. Here's the lowdown on what we've got planned...
Waiting patiently to welcome you
All weekend: Bike Demos
You'll be able to make the most of free Sonder demo bikes over the weekend, each day will have a different timetable, so make sure you contact the store beforehand for details. Bring your enthusiasm, helmet, shoes, and pedals along with ID and a credit card with a high enough limit for us to take an authorisation for the price of the bike.
Saturday: Guided Rides
Experienced local guide, Graham, will be leading guided rides for all abilities on Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 11am, starting at the shop.The ride is open to anyone who is self-sufficient and comfortable riding Lake District terrain, and the nature of the ride will depend on the ability of the group. Give us a call or drop in at the store for more information.
On Saturday, we'll be meeting at the store at 10:30am and 1:30pm (we just can't get enough!) for guided runs with Mr Wayne Singleton, part-time Store Hero who spends the rest of his time leading guided runs and jogging programmes with Jogging Pals.
Ambleside is the perfect location for getting out running on the fells or trails, with everything from easy-going lakeside trails to the steep tracks on Loughrigg or Wansfell and high peaks of Fairfield. Partner that up with Jogging Pals' enthusiasm for social runs, team support, and awesome scenery and, well, you've got yourself a party!
The runs will take routes of various lengths on various terrains, ring the store if you'd like more details, otherwise: don't forget your running shoes!
On Saturday evening Alpkiteer and barefoot runner Aleks Kashefi will be in store to give a talk and show a film. He's just got back from running over 6000km from the North of Europe, all the way South, and is already planning his next big adventure. After the talk you'll be able to fire some questions at him about previous adventures and his future plans. Aleks' talk will start at 6pm and will last for about an hour.
Saturday: Late Night opening
The store will be open until 9pm for drinks, nibbles, and live music: come on down, meet the team, and enjoy a beer on us.
Sunday: Recuperation (in the form of coffee)
Rinaldo's coffee truck will be parking up at the store on Sunday morning to soothe any sore heads from Saturday night. What better hangover cure than with excellent artisan coffee from Rin's very own roasters in Kendal and a little bit of sustenance to get you into the swing of the day.
Sunday: Guided Run with Aleks Kashefi
Alpkiteer Aleks Kashefi will be leading a guided run from the store at 11am with all abilities welcome. Please contact the store to book or enquire.
Keep an eye out for further activities and for our Alpkit Ambleside Treasure Hunt.
We hope to welcome friends and customers old and new to the store over the weekend.
See you there!
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