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No problem, I know Bournemouth isn't around the corner but here's our place
We've got some tasty food and coffee as well so even if the mrs isn't a fan it won't be a wasted trip (although she will be a fan, especially the eBullitt)
Regular Bullitt is set up with seats and side panels if you're looking to transport a person (or dog) and we've always got both models in. Plus if it's relevant we're happy to help with the eBullitt Grant application offered by the Energy Saving Trust.
We're open every day except Tuesday
Plus we have an omnium mini max you're welcome to test ride if you're weighing up options
we've got a Bullitt and an eBullitt at Velo Domestique in Bournemouth if you're looking to test ride?
pizza/rum trade very fair. hope you guys had a fun weekend
No worries, look forward to seeing you at the site anyway! We'll probably post our route online so you could do some of it in reverse if you fancied a Friday afternoon ride
Awesome, we're keen to get as many people as possible on our roll out so we can hold off 'til midday.
Closest station is Pokesdown and it's on the main line from London.
10am(ish), it's gonna be a steady paced all day ride with pub/food/river swimming stops. Trying to work out if that's too early for people coming down from London and other places? Could push it back to 11 or midday
This year's event site has a covered/hardstanding area which means if we get another round of apocalyptic rain storms at night, people will be able to take shelter all evening. That being said, people's resilience despite the rain last year was impressive.
We're running a free ride out on the Friday from Velo Domestique if anyone fancies joining us, it will involve visiting a bakery and a craft beer brewery and isn't super technical but still fun.
Mini-max handling is even closer to a normal bike, shorter wheelbase, snappier steering.
Obviously it's not as useful if you are carrying very bulky/long items but you can fit extender bars or in my experience, if something (like a surfboard) is longer than the front of the rack, you can just strap it down at the back. Although having a longer rack on the Omnium Cargo means if you have items that are high you can move them further away from your bars so it doesn't affect your steering.
Also the mini-max is just above head height when stood on its end so it's easier to store.
Omnium bikes handle much better, also as someone who regularly carries heavy loads on both, one notable thing that is much easier on the Omnium is lifting the front wheel up onto a high curb, sounds minor but for me at least, it ends up being quite important.