The #ZanyZebras have arrived in Southampton!

From 16th July to 25th September the City of Southampton and Marwell Zoo are being invaded by a herd of awesome #ZanyZebra sculptures.

This year Hargroves Cycles are the proud sponsor of ‘Zippy the Zebra’ – you can find him near the Art Gallery and Old Library close to the Civic Centre. There are 150 Zany Zebras to discover, all of which will lead you on a journey through many of Southampton’s impressive landmarks including Holy Rood Church, The Bargate, the city walls and new Cultural Quarter.

At the end of the event, all of the Zebra’s will be sold at a charity auction, The proceeds of which will help support Marwell’s work with the Grevy’s Zebra in Africa – an excellent and worthwhile cause. Today, there are less than 3000 Grevy’s Zebra left in the wild – fewer than black rhino.

Get Involved – Use The Hashtag #ZanyZebra

Finding the Zebra’s is easy. Just download the trail map and get exploring the city! If you find a Zebra don’t forget to take a #ZanyZebra and post it up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tagging @ZanyZebras2016 and using the hashtag #ZanyZelfie – Here’s one we took earlier!


Meet Zippy!

Here’s our Zebra, Zippy! We love the design by the very talented Artist Tom Joyce


Donate Now!

It’s really easy to make a difference. You can donate via text message. Just text ZEBRA to 70660 to donate £3.


Inside Specialized HQ

Yesterday, the team headed to Chessington for a world of adventure…The guys weren’t visiting the famous theme park though, instead they were heading to the UK headquarters of Specialized to see the new range of bikes, parts and accessories for 2017.

Whilst we can’t share any details of the new range just yet, their HQ is a wash with bike history and interesting geeky bike tech. This was my first visit to Specialized so admittedly I looked like a tourist taking pictures every 5 seconds…Here’s a selection of some of coolest things I saw..

specialized-red-hook-road-bike We walked through the door and instantly started to drool…

specialized-red-hook-shoesDo my feet look pimp in these?

specialized-coffee-machineFirst order of business!

specialized-coffeeCafé Con Leche anyone? Now that’s just showing off!

sepcialized-bike-museumMini bike museum

campag-rear-mech This Campag mech is probably just only starting to wear in.

specialized-allez Classic Specialized Allez road bike.


specialized-downhill-mtbSpecialized downhill bike, in the right hands I bet this thing can still decent quick!

specialized-downhill-mega-chainsetBig ring anyone?



specialized-custom-bottlesSticky bottles

specialized-no-cameraSecret product launch stuff we can’t show you…yet!

specialized-jersey-collectionLovely collection!


specialized-road-bike-pinstripingMore gold!


specialized-stump-jumper-advertLoving the vintage adverts.

specialized-road-bike-carbon-wallEver wondered how much carbon goes into a front triangle?

specialized-hospitalitySpecialized do lunch-time really well! The food was lovely.

specialized-carbon-tubeMore carbon.




As soon as we can release details of the new range you will be the first to know. #excited.


Hargroves Cycles Discount Coupons and Voucher Codes

Every now and again we release some discount coupons and voucher codes to the general public and we realised that we completely forget to let you guys know about them.  So this post is designed to remedy that.

Every month we will update this post with the latest ‘active’ money off voucher codes and coupons so that you don’t have to hunting around a multitude of voucher code and cashback sites.

We also though that it is worth reminding you that the best way to save money on purchases with Hargroves is to join our customer loyalty scheme where you can save as much as 12% of your basket value.  We like to save the best discounts for our loyal customers.

If however you are just looking for savings on your latest purchase then try out the codes below, you simply need to enter the code at the checkout and your discount will automatically be applied.  There are some T&C’s that apply to each voucher which can be found here.

Hargroves Cycles Discount Codes – July 2016

5OFF– entitles you to £5 off when you have more than £50 of product in your basket

10POUND – entitles you to £10 off when you have more than £100 of product in your basket

25POUND – entitles you to £25 off when you have more than £250 of product in your basket

ELECTRIC10 – entitles you to 10% off the RRP of electric bikes

Happy shopping guys and if none of the discount and voucher codes above appeal to you then why not pop in again next month when we have some new codes lined up for you.


Join us for the Sky Ride in Southampton this Sunday 12th June

This Sunday 12th June the Hargroves Cycles team will be attending the Sky Ride in Southampton. If you’ve never ridden around Southampton City Centre on two wheels we highly recommend coming along and giving it a go. The Sky Ride is perfect for all ages and abilities of cyclist and the majority of the cycling route will be on closed roads. That means no cars and the route is really easy to follow so you don’t need to worry about getting lost.

There is still time to register so if you’re keen, just head on over to the Sky Ride Southampton website to sign up.

We’ve posted a copy of the route map below which takes in some of the popular spots around the city. The route is beginner friendly and only 8km in length which is about 5 miles. The course is open from 11am – 3pm so you have plenty of time to cycle around the route at your own pace.

Make sure you pop by the Hargroves Cycles stand in the ‘My Journey Village’. We’ll have plenty of bikes on display for you to look at including mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes and hybrids.

See you there!



Fort William Weekend: 20% OFF POC Helmets & Awesome Savings on Protection

Feeling pumped for Fort William this weekend? We sure hope so because we have a super special offer for you, for this weekend only! We have not one but TWO AWESOME DISCOUNT CODES that will give you access to some incredible deals so keep reading!

20% of POC Tectal and Tectal Race Helmets

We spied the POC Tectal Race Helmet back in March for one of our fresh goods round-up’s and since then it’s been a permanent feature of the office radar. It’s a lush looking helmet with a bag of features. Being POC you know it’s going to be made to an incredibly high standard and is more comfortable than a pillow factory.

POC Tectal Race Helmet – RRP £170

The Tectal Race usually retails for £170 but this weekend you can grab one for only £136 – Be sure to use the code: FORTBILL20 on the shopping basket page.

POC Tectal Race Helmet

POC Tectal Helmet – RRP £155

If you fancy the standard POC Tectal helmet you can also grab this at the bargain price of £124 – Again don’t forget to use  discount code: FORTBILL20 on the shopping basket page.

POC Tectal Helmet

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20% off Fox Protection

You can’t have a new helmet without treating yourself to some new armour too. So you don’t have to shell out a whole bunch of cash, you can get a whopping 20% off our range of Fox knee and elbow guards. The Launch Enduro Elbow and Knee guards fit really well and are pedal friendly. You could pick up the elbow and knee pads for just £73.58 using code: FORTBILL20 at the checkout.

Fox Launch Enduro Elbow & Knee Pads


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Extra 10% off all MET MTB helmets

Got your eye on a new MET mountain bike helmet? Perhaps the MET Lupo or Parabellum in electric blue is your thing. Grab them this weekend at a bargain price. Simply use code: FORTBILL10 at the checkout to get another 10% off any MET MTB helmet. If you’re in need of a full face – you can pick up at Met Parachute Helmet for only £122.39 with the discount code.

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Extra 10% off all Giro MTB helmets

We’re also doing 10% off all GIRO MTB helmets too! Pick up the classic Giro Hex for only £64.34 – we have good stocks of all colours and all sizes. Again, the code you need is FORTBILL10.

Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet – RRP £79.99


GIRO Montaro MIPS helmet – RRP £139.99

If you’re looking for more protection the GIRO Montaro MIPS helmet is a great choice and a bargain at £102.57 with discount code: FORTBILL10.

Giro Montaro MIPS Helmet

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Those magic codes again:

  • 20% of POC Tectal and Tectal Race Helmets – Use Code: FORTBILL20
  • 20% off Fox Protection – Use code: FORTBILL20
  • Extra 10% off all MET MTB helmets – Use code: FORTBILL10
  • Extra 10% off all Giro MTB helmets – Use code: FORTBILL10

We hope you all have an awesome weekend and enjoy the Fort William DH action!


Matt (TT)


Zebra Spotting in Deepest Darkest Southampton

Hargroves Cycles are really very proud to announce our support for the Marwell Zoo’s Zany Zebra’s event in 2016.

Well the guys at Marwell Zoo are going to release a herd of Zebra’s decorated by local artists and schools around the streets of Southampton on the 16th of July. The city centre will be an explosion of colour and the challenge for you guys is to try and spot them all.

If you can’t wait to see them then we have a sneak peek of one of the Zebra’s below;

We would love to tell you loads of stuff about the design of our Zebra, as we are all buzzing about it, but we have been sworn to secrecy.  So keep your eye’s peeled on Saturday the 16th of July where our very own Zebra will be galloping somewhere around the Southampton streets.

What we can say is that you should keep checking the Hargroves Cycles hub as we will announce a competition on here in relation to ……..(Oops we almost told you the Zebra’s name then).  Just watch this space to find out more…

They are all being packed up safely in their crates and are being carefully herded to Southampton, if you want updates then follow the Zany Zebra’s Facebook Page.

Marwell Zoo Zany Zebra
Is our zebra in amongst this lot?

If you want to find out more about our own Zany Zebra’s promotion then follow us on facebook or twitter or why don’t you sign up to our e-mail list for updates.