News

Lights on Offer ! March 02, 2016
Although the nights are drawing out and spring is on it's way, very slowly, lights are still very important and we have a few remaining USE and Kn... [MORE]

Cycle Magazines now in stock February 13, 2016
We are now stocking a variety of cycle magazines so if the weather is getting you down, or you've read the echo feature on the Mud, Sweat n Gear... [MORE]

Apprentice Cycle Mechanic February 08, 2016
We have an opportunity for a 16 - 24 year old who is interested in becoming a cycle mechanic. Please see the details below Mud, Sweat & Gears a... [MORE]

New Club Website January 25, 2016
There is now a Mud, Sweat n Gears Cycle Club website. Still much to be added but it will be the place to go to for all 'club relateed' news. Click... [MORE]

The racing season is well under way! May 12, 2015
Matt Merritt is well and truely into his road race season and he will be giving us some reports on how he and the others from Mud, Sweat n Gears C... [MORE]

The Annual Xmas gathering! December 15, 2014
This years xmas ride will be on Thursday Dec 18th, once again based in Weymouth. We will be meeting in the 'Spa' on Dorchester road at 7.00pm and th... [MORE]

Reliability Rides return November 23, 2014
We will be running the first of our reliability rides next Sunday 30th November at 9am. The ride will be approx. 50miles starting and finishing from... [MORE]

We've Moved!! November 01, 2014
We have now moved our Weymouth shop to the new, bigger and better premises. The new address is: Unit C1, Link Park, Chickerell Link Road, Weymouth, ... [MORE]

Third interclub Hillclimb, Creech, Sunday 5th Oct October 04, 2014
If your looking for something to keep you nice and warm on this first 'autumn' weekend look no further than the third hill climb in the interclub se... [MORE]

Tour of Britain plans September 10, 2014
Update on Tour of Britain plans, we will meet at the shop in Weymouth at 7.30am and sort out vehicle arrangements then. I have a van that can take t... [MORE]

Job Opportunity March 24, 2014
We are currently looking for another member of staff to join our team. The position is for someone with good cycle knowledge, cycle mechanical exper... [MORE]

Reliability ride route March 22, 2014
Here is tomorrows, Sunday 23rd March, route for the club/reliability ride. I have tried to take into account the weather and more importantly the wi... [MORE]

Event Partners Announcement January 30, 2014
We are proud to announce that we have been asked to be one of the official 'event partners' to Weymouth and Portland Council. Alongside Challenge U... [MORE]

Bike Service at Challenge UK January 30, 2014
We are very excited to announce that we have been asked to provide bike sevice and mechanical back up at the upcoming Challenge UK triathlon in Sept... [MORE]

Xmas reliability ride December 21, 2013
We have another reliability ride on the 29th December starting and finishing from Dorchester shop at 9.30am. The route, below, is a new route taking... [MORE]

Reliability ride 8th December route download December 04, 2013
Here is the route for the reliability ride on the 8th December. ... [MORE]

Reliability ride route download November 23, 2013
Click here is the reliability route gps download. ... [MORE]

Latest Newsletter November 16, 2013
The latest club newsletter has been emailed out to club members but if you didn't get one you can catch the latest here ... [MORE]

The Dabbler is done ! November 01, 2013
The Dorset Dirty Dabbler is done for another year and I think we were once again looked upon favourably by the weather gods! We were given a morning... [MORE]

Dabbler times are up ! November 01, 2013
The rider times for this years Dabbler are here. They are in rider number order and remember that some did the shorter route, others seemed to make ... [MORE]

Dorset Dirty Dabbler 2013 October 25, 2013
The Dabbler is almost upon us and at the moment it looks like we might get away with some ok weather, before the end of the world on Monday! The fin... [MORE]

The Dirty Dabbler is back September 23, 2013
The Dorset Dirty Dabbler is on again, this year taking place on the 27th October. Once again it will start and finish at Kingston Maurward College, ... [MORE]

The Boys done good! July 26, 2013
The road race series at Moreton is a very well established and competitive event which gives me even more reason to be very proud of the guys who ra... [MORE]

The Big Reach Mountain Bike Enduro is back! June 22, 2013
July 7th will see the 2nd running of the Big Reach Mountain Bike Charity Challenge held as last year at Rogershill Raceway nr. Bere Regis. This ye... [MORE]

Special Sunday MTB ride May 26, 2013
Special bank holiday Sunday MTB ride starting from The Sailors Return at East Chaldon at 10am. Should be a stunning xc ride over to purbecks and... [MORE]

Tuesday evening club road rides April 21, 2013
The tuesday evening club road rides are now in full swing with nearly twenty keen riders turning out last week at Weymouth. To help out I have put the... [MORE]

We Want Your Bike February 19, 2013
We are getting more and more enquiries for good pre-owned bikes, so have decided to make you an offer thats hard to refuse. Therefore, on any new bik... [MORE]

Free Clothing With Scott Bikes February 19, 2013
Theres nothing better than looking the part, especially with clothing that matches the quality, both in terms of look and function, of the new bike yo... [MORE]

Cycle Trainer tryout evening at Dorchester January 02, 2013
Due to this long period of inhospitable weather, we have decided to have a 'trainer tryout evening' on the 16th January. We will have trainers fr... [MORE]

A classic trip for classic fans November 26, 2012
Following our trip earlier this year to take part in the Paris Roubaix challenge, which was possibly one of the best cycle events I have done, ever, w... [MORE]

Dabbler routes online November 09, 2012
The routes for this years Dabbler are now on the 'Dabbler page' for your perusal! You will be given a copy of the routes when you sign in and a GPS d... [MORE]

Dabbler entries now online October 05, 2012
You can now enter online for the Dorset Dirty Dabbler through British Cycling website. ... [MORE]

Job Vacancy September 28, 2012
We are looking for a full time cycle mechanic to work in our Dorchester store. We need someone who is preferably cytech qualified but proven cycle sho... [MORE]

The Dorset Dirty Dabbler 2012 September 17, 2012
The Dorset Dirty Dabbler is back on 11th November 2012 for another edition of Muddy Merriment. Starting once again from the great facilities at Kingst... [MORE]

SALE...SALE....SALE September 17, 2012
All 2012 remaining bike stock has now been reduced so check out the bike stock page for some great deals. ... [MORE]

A return to the Velodrome August 28, 2012
We have arranged another trip to the velodrome at Calshot on the 10th November. The first one went very well, apart from Timmys small slide across the... [MORE]

Events list August 14, 2012
I've now finally put a list of some cycle events you may be interested in on the club page. These are all from the British Cycling website which is a ... [MORE]

The Big Reach final details June 02, 2012
The Big Reach mtb event takes place tomorrow and below are some details you may need. Venue..Rogershill Raceway near Bere Regis. just off the A35 Tol... [MORE]

More club details at last! May 23, 2012
The club is now up and running and the first newsletter is due out to all the current club members within the next week. We are sorry about the ... [MORE]

Tuesday evening club road ride April 17, 2012
Tuesday evening road club ride starting from the shop at Dorchester at 6.30pm for a 20 mile ride. ... [MORE]

Entry forms for 'The Big Reach' now online April 08, 2012
You can now download and print off the entry forms for The Big Reach Mountain bike event taking place on the 3rd June. The entry is limited so be quic... [MORE]

A great new event for a great cause March 27, 2012
We are proud to be asosiated with a great new event which is being organised in aid of a very worthy cause. The Big Reach mountain ... [MORE]

A great new 'training' app or aid! March 05, 2012
Anyone who reads Cycling Weekly may have seen this but if not its well worth a look. 'Strava' is a site or app where you can log all your rides but th... [MORE]

Mud, Sweat & Gears CC February 14, 2012
The Mud Sweat & Gears cycle club is now up and running, with membership open at just £5 each for a year. All membership money is put back in... [MORE]

One not to be missed! February 08, 2012
We have arranged an extra special guest appearance at our road open evening on Friday at our Weymouth branch. The superb and stunning Specialized Ven... [MORE]

Secret training video leaked! December 05, 2011
A secret new training video has been leaked onto the open market before it has been through the final editing stages. We are pleased to offer this ex... [MORE]

Dorset Dabbler times now up. November 21, 2011
At long last, (I hear you cry!) the times from this years Dorset Dabbler are now here. Because of the various route options it may be difficult to c... [MORE]

Photo's from the Dabbler November 17, 2011
A big thankyou to all who came along to the Dorset Dabbler this year and made it a great day. The weather was kind, the route was...well muddy....and ... [MORE]

GPS download for dirty dabbler finally online November 04, 2011
You may be pleased to know a link to enable you to download the long route for this weekends Dirty Dabbler is now on the Dabbler page. The link wil... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler Final Instructions October 31, 2011
The Dorset Dirty Dabbler 2011 final instructions are now here together with the waiver you need to print and sign and bring along with you on the day.... [MORE]

Open Evening for 2012 Products October 31, 2011
We are having our annual open evening in our Dorchester store on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 from 6.30pm onwards. We will be showing loads of new bik... [MORE]

The obvious error has been spotted! October 13, 2011
Congratulations to Chris who spotted the deliberate error in the date for the Dorset Dirty Dabbler. It is, of course, 6th November 2011 , not 2012 as ... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler entries now open September 17, 2011
You can now enter the 2011 Dorset Dirty Dabbler here. We have kept the entry cost at £12.00 for pre-entry with proceeds going to Help for H... [MORE]

Our Online shop is now OPEN! August 27, 2011
Our online shop is now open for business! It is in it's very early stages but products are being added daily, you can pay through paypal and should be... [MORE]

It will soon be time to Dabble again! August 22, 2011
The Dorset Dirty Dabbler is returning for a second year after the success of the inaugral event last year. This years event will be taking place on... [MORE]

It's SALE time again! August 13, 2011
Yes it's sale time again as we are all introduced to the exciting new 2012 ranges. So we have listed some great 2011 models that we have left in ... [MORE]

The 'Bicycle' is born July 15, 2011
Have you ever wondered how the humble 'Bicycle' came to be?  Well now you need look no further.  For Myra has compiled a brief insight into ... [MORE]

Myra unvails her 'Sunbeam'. July 15, 2011
You may or may not have had the pleasure of hearing of Myra's latest project whilst visiting our Weymouth branch.  Well, if you missed a bit or t... [MORE]

Just like buses May 31, 2011
The old saying is quite relevant this week as, like buses, podium places have been slow in arriving but within a short time 3 have occurred. First the... [MORE]

The Great Eight Pictures and times April 09, 2011
A week on from The Great Eight and the times are here and some pictures of you beautiful people can also be checked out here. It was another g... [MORE]

Great Dorset Eight final instructions April 01, 2011
The Great Dorset Eight final instructions are now up so take a read. ... [MORE]

The Great Dorset Eight route is online. March 27, 2011
After a glorious ride around what I think has been the best route I have ridden since the Isle of Man End to End, in terms of scenery and riding chall... [MORE]

Some glorious views from the Great Dorset Eight March 27, 2011
A few shots from the route....no need for words! ... [MORE]

New 'Readers Rides' page and more to come! February 21, 2011
Just in case you haven't spotted it we have added a new page to this ever expanding web site. 'Readers rides' tells the stories of some of our custome... [MORE]

Grab yourself a bike bargain February 16, 2011
We have a few 2010 bikes left in stock which we need to shift to make room for the new range, so I have been busy updating the sale items page with so... [MORE]

More event news, The Great Dorset Eight, 3rd April February 08, 2011
The follow up to the Dirty Dabbler and another silly  named event is born! This time the start / finish will be at The Clay Pigeon Karting ve... [MORE]

Cycle Jumble Saturday 19th Feb January 26, 2011
On Saturday 19th Feb we will be holding a 'cycle jumble' at our Dorchester store. There will be all kinds of bargains available with loads of cycle cl... [MORE]

More events coming soon! January 26, 2011
Tom has been working hard behind the scenes trying to secure suitable venues for more cycle 'sportive' events following our successful 'Dorset Dirty D... [MORE]

Get yourself on the 'leaderboard' ! January 15, 2011
We have now started our turbo trainer challenge so get yourself up to the Dorchester store and get your 'lap' time up on our leaderboard. If you take... [MORE]

Happy New Year, there's alot going on!! January 01, 2011
Happy new year to all our customers, we hope this year brings health and well being!  To assist you in this we have plenty going on. Throughout ... [MORE]

Xmas ride pics are up! December 21, 2010
Check out some pics from our xmas ride last week including some shots of Marks great contraption. No one needs to hide their head in shame this year a... [MORE]

Astonishing bike theft clip December 09, 2010
Don't mean to scare you but take a look at the following clip about bike theft in New York, the US of A. click here Just remember it is in America b... [MORE]

Help for Heroes cheque handover December 08, 2010
Following the successful running of our first event, the Dorset Dirty Dabbler, we have recently handed over a cheque to the Help for Heroes charity of... [MORE]

One for the fairer sex! December 01, 2010
We have finally got round to adding a page on our website devoted solely to the ladies amongst us. Myra is going to develop this page into one conta... [MORE]

New stock arriving daily! December 01, 2010
It's like xmas every day here as new stock is arriving all the time. The great new range of Northwave shoes are now in stock with something to fit ev... [MORE]

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiits xmas November 19, 2010
Yes, its that time of year again. After last years unforgetable xmas ride, not all for the right reasons, hey Rob, we are once again going to tour Wey... [MORE]

Calling all Chris Hoy or Vic Pendleton wannabes November 19, 2010
We are putting on a trip to the velodrome in Newport to give you the opportunity to have a go around the boards. Its a great chance to see if you've g... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler photos November 13, 2010
Go to the Dirty Dabbler page to see if Rich caught you at your best, or worst, during the Dabbler! ... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler times are up! November 10, 2010
Check out how your time compares to everyone else, just remember they may have ridden a slightly different route to you! See Dirty Dabbler page ... [MORE]

They think its all over, it is now! November 08, 2010
Over 150 entrants with, thankfully over 150 finishers! Apart from some rather pathetic walkers removing or playing with our route signs, everything se... [MORE]

Dorset Dirty Dabbler November 05, 2010
Final Instructions are now online. See Dirty Dabbler page ... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler update November 02, 2010
The routes are now on the Dirty Dabbler page in 'Garmin connect' form. You should be able to upload them to a garmin device if you have one,(if you ha... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler routes online very soon! November 01, 2010
The mtb and road routes for the Dabbler will be online very soon. There will be a printable os extract and (hopefully) a gps version to download. Sor... [MORE]

The 'Dirty' route has been tested! October 26, 2010
We have now completed the mountain bike route for the Dirty Dabbler and it was given a universal thumbs up! (apart from G who gave his usual positive ... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler Update October 20, 2010
Just ridden the proposed mtb route for the second time and its looking good. Amazingly dry for the time of year, must be something to do with the weat... [MORE]

Open Evening 27th October October 05, 2010
We are holding an open evening on the evening of Wednesday 27th October 2010. The event will take place at our Dorchester branch and will give you the... [MORE]

Dirty Dabbler Update October 02, 2010
We can now announce that the start / finish location for the Dirty Dabbler will be at Kingston Maurward College, just off the A35 outside Dorchester. ... [MORE]

Entry for the Dorset Dabbler now open! October 02, 2010
You can now enter online for the Dorset Dirty Dabbler and more information can be found here. ... [MORE]

Dorset Dirty Dabbler September 21, 2010
After lengthy consideration we have decided to put on a 'sportive' style mtb and road event in November. The idea is to offer an event open to ever... [MORE]

Garmin professional road teams latest signings! September 21, 2010
There are obviously some perks to running a bike shop and on Monday I was lucky enough to be invited to a ride out with the pro team of Garmin Transit... [MORE]

Summer fun and frolics bbq ride August 28, 2010
The bouncy castle and on site toilets are sorted, although not linked, and if you try hard you can almost smell the food burning on the bbq. The loc... [MORE]

Changes are occuring! August 25, 2010
You may have noticed the site has undergone a slight facelift and there is much more to come. I just need to squeeze an extra couple of hours into a d... [MORE]

Downhill gods, climbing greats August 03, 2010
Boom! we have returned from Morzine and are now confirmed as road climbing greats and mtb downhill gods. Check out the proof on 'Holiday pics'.... [MORE]

2011 Eddy Merckx news August 03, 2010
I have been very fortunate to have been on a recent trip to Belgium to catch the tour and more amzingly meet the great Eddy Merckx, along with oth... [MORE]

New stock now in May 31, 2010
We have taken on a few new brands at the Dorchester store including some great compression clothing from 2XU. Did you know this clothing actually ... [MORE]

It's official...we're open! May 12, 2010
It's officially official, our new Dorchester store is open. All the important people were there, as you can see. The boss, the boss's mu... [MORE]

The Blackhill Blast News April 23, 2010
After thinking about this for a long time we have decided to cancel the 'blackhill blast' this year. This was a hard decision after the success of... [MORE]

Dorchester Official open day April 20, 2010
We are holding an official open day at the new Dorchester store on bank holiday Monday 3rd May. We are currently negotiating the attendanc... [MORE]

Come along and take a peak. April 10, 2010
The new branch will be open from Monday 12th April at 9.00am so come in and have a look around. Tim will be there to greet you and explain his fra... [MORE]

We're almost ready for stock, and customers! March 30, 2010
The decorations are pretty much done, slatwall is up, bike stands in place. Blimey, all we need are some bikes and bits. The stock start... [MORE]

Easter Opening times March 30, 2010
Weymouth store Easter Opening   Good Friday - closed Saturday 3rd April - open 9am until 5pm Easter Sunday - closed Bank holid... [MORE]

The great hall is completed March 24, 2010
The painting of the great hall is completed. Much thanks go to the pair of Johns who have done most of the painting in the whole building, not jus... [MORE]

New store update! March 13, 2010
The painting has started! We are currently trying to locate a roller up to 6 foot wide to try to speed up the painting of the 'large hall'. The 6"... [MORE]

New Store ! March 06, 2010
We have finally completed our negotiations to take over the first floor of a very prominent building near Dorchester town centre. We will be creating ... [MORE]

Mountain Mayhem entries open midnight 28th February February 27, 2010
Get ready to get your entries in for this years edition of Mountain Mayhem. Once again we will have a couple of teams entered to take part in the bigg... [MORE]

It's pretty cold this morning ! January 27, 2010
Yes, its quite chilly but this hasn't detered Tim from cycling to work for the third day in a row! You read right, Tim is cycling to work, covering ab... [MORE]

The Blackhill Blast is back November 28, 2009
The Blackhill Blast will be back for its second coming on May 2nd 2010. We are currently organising the details including the date, location and w... [MORE]

Take a cycling holiday in Morzine, in the French Alps. November 13, 2009
We have now secured a superb chalet for the month of July 2010. The chalet is located within easy walking distance of the centre of Morzine in the Fre... [MORE]

Check out the 2010 Wilier range October 07, 2009
Make a date in your diary of 15th October 2009, Thursday starting at 7pm, we are opening our doors, turning on the lights and inviting anyone who wish... [MORE]

Lost in Dorset Countryside September 24, 2009
We have been notified that during last weeks Thursday evening ride four members of the party were reported 'missing in action'. A search party was sen... [MORE]

Ian Cardys' progress towards the world champs. August 29, 2009
Click here for a local newspaper article on Ians' progress towards the upcoming Duathlon World Championships. ... [MORE]

Back from the Alps and ready to go again!! August 22, 2009
We've been back to Morzine after a years break and realise why we used to enjoy it so much. They seem to have done a lot more work on the trails, impr... [MORE]

Robs reign of speed has been kerbed!! June 26, 2009
Bad news, our racing, rocket Rob (also known as mudmuncher Rob!) has been broken. This news totally overshadows the news of Michael Jacksons death and... [MORE]

The Brissol Adventure! June 08, 2009
Check out the blog this week for a report on our first participation in the Bristol Bikefest. It was a cracking event, despite the weathers best effor... [MORE]

Ian Cardy takes home silver. June 08, 2009
Mud, Sweat and Gears suppoted local duathlon competitor, Ian Cardy, took home a superb silver medal from the European championships in Budapest. Ian r... [MORE]

Look out for our 'little bit of stuff' March 24, 2009
From this weekend on we will be spotlighting our 'bit of stuff of the week'. This will be a brief description and test report on our chosen exit... [MORE]

Mountain Mayhem Confirmed March 21, 2009
We have now had confirmation of the entry to Mountain Mayhem for the two teams we have assembled. But we now have two more people who have expressed i... [MORE]

Route maps now online March 18, 2009
The Thursday night ride route maps are now online. They are under the 'Club page' You will need to email or call us to enable us to register you to ha... [MORE]

2009 Fox clothing now in store March 14, 2009
We've just had in the new 2009 Fox clothing and gloves including the great new HC short sleeve DH jersey, EFX and Attack jerseys, ever popular Sergean... [MORE]

New look site on line February 18, 2009
Hi, We hope you like the look of our new site. Look out for lots of regular updates to be added almost every day !!Thanks for your interest and please... [MORE]