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MET Roam Trail 2017


The new Roam Trail helmet from MET has been launched and J E James Cycles have been chosen as one of a few select stores to stock this superb trail helmet.



Rotherham Wheelers
Kit Launch


Our J E James Cycles Rotherham store recently hosted the official kit launch for Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club. It was a well attended and very successful evening for all.



CYCLEFEST 2017 - SOLD OUT


This year's Cyclefest has built on previous years' popularity and is now sold out - nearly two weeks before the event. J E James Staff are looking forward to the weekend and hope all those who are booked will take the time to peruse our little pre-event guide.





Bike Lights for Dark Nights


Whether you're looking for a set of new lights for commuting or need to light your way on the trails after dark, our guide to lights and lighting is sure to be illuminating.



Rotherham Wheelers New Kit


The new Rotherham Wheelers Kit is a part of the J E James Cycles Club Kit Scheme. This scheme offers clubs the ability to get an updated kit designed by Milltag, one of the UK's top cycling clothing manufacturers. Rotherham Wheelers are the first club to take advantage of this scheme.



Giant Propel Disc 2018


Autumn this year sees the launch of the new Giant Propel Disc. So what can we expect from this new version of the ever popular Propel. It certainly will be a head turner and superbly aerodynamic and for sure they will sell like the proverbial hot cakes. So let's have a look at what Giant's AeroSystem Shaping Technology has created.





J E James - Charity T-Shirts


With four unique designs to choose from and two outstanding colour options (black or white) these new T-shirts from J E James Cycles are available in 5 sizes from Small to XXL.



Cube Litening C:62 Race


Cube design and produce bikes for all styles and disciplines. Their range of road bikes is extensive with the Litening being one of their most progressive race bikes. The C:62 race is an incredibly versatile and great looking bike.



Bikes in Movies


There are many movies about cycling and there's even more with bikes or cycling featured in the movie. We've put together a list of our top ten movies featuring bikes and cycling. Enjoy!





Whyte Bikes - Style & Function


For the past 18 years Whyte have been building quality high-end full suspension and hardtail mountain bikes in addition to superbly stylish road, cross, gravel and hybrid/city bikes. The continued development of frame designs coupled with the very best in bike technology ensures Whyte bikes are some of the best around.



Tour de France 2017


The Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, are without doubt, great cycling tours and every year I do what I can to watch as much as possible. However, Le Tour de France is still considered by many as ‘Le Tour’. So what has the first week of ‘Le Tour’ given us…



What Do Pashley Offer?


The Pashley bike has been manufactured in England since 1926. They are crafted to last and have a style that is often copied but seldom bettered. Without doubt, Pashley bikes are truly in a class of their own.





J E James Cyclefest 2017


On September 30th and October 1st, J E James are holding the UK's largest bike demo event - Cyclefest. For the second time running this will be held at the Rother Valley County Park.



British 4X | Round 4 Redhill, Gloucestershire


Round 4 of the British 4x series brings us to the sunny south of Gloucestershire, to the fastest track in the series. With new owner Katy Kurd and her 4x experience as world champion really bringing new light and new changes to the track, making more room for racing and overtaking.



Moterra | For the Ultimate Ups and Downs


Cannondale have taken their years of technological know-how and developed one of the best power assisted mountain bikes currently available – the Moterra.





J E James Hire Bike Services


J E James Cycles is one of the largest UK independent bike retailers with three stores in the South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire region. We stock a comprehensive range of bikes from most of the major bike manufacturers.



British 4X | Round 3 Affan, Wales


Motto heats and I must say regardless of being ill, my gates where still pretty good! First heat I battled into the first corner easing off a little to avoid a big crash and keeping my head straight and crossed the line in second.



British 4X | Round 2 Harthill, Cheshire


Harthill, not a particularly demanding track, but tricky to an extent, having had some very mixed results here in the past I took the race weekend with an open mind. A little rain Sunday morning, but nothing to heavy, in fact it did more good keeping the dust down on the track.





Scott Bikes Now At J E James


J E James Cycles stock the finest range of road, mountain and E-bikes currently available from many of the world’s top manufacturers. We are always looking to improve our range of quality models and towards increasing the number of brands on offer.



Steel City | Downhill, Sheffield


What an event! Hundreds of spectators and riders cramped into the little wood in Grenoside, Sheffield. Just like most DH races I've been to in the past, the rain waits for when the pro lads were about to do timed runs.



Pro 4X World Pro Tour Race Report


After kicking off the season in a very wet England at the British 4x and Sheffield city dual slalom we took to the skies and found ourselves in Frejues France and boy was it hot! I've always found some of my best riding comes out when the weather is above the normal temperature, but this was another level reaching highs of 28 degrees.





British 4X | Round 1 Chicksands


We are back! Round 1 of the British 4x Mountain bike series, with the shortest winter break of only 4 months, it is time! Winter training, a full time job and some horrendous weather saw us into one of the hardest racers I have ever had the pleasure of competing in.



Review: Focus Paralane


The chance was presented to test ride some new Focus bikes. I arrived early on the day before the test rides were planned and told that if I was quick in getting changed a small group were going on a little café ride. Great! By the time I was changed there was little time to find the ‘perfect bike’ and was presented with Paralane.



Specialized Body Geometry


Specialized have over the years used advanced technology for developing their Body Geometry fit system. Body Geometry products improve the fit, comfort, and performance of vital cycling products such as shoes and insoles. Developed in conjunction with Dr. Andy Pruitt, BG shoes are a vital link between the rider and the bike.