It's not just the weekend, it's a Bank Holiday weekend! Three whole days to get out on your bike. That's time for a three-day bothy biking adventure, or how about a long-distance bike ride? It's also the time when shops traditionally have sales blowouts, and the cycling world is no different.
One British retailer that has some rather spiffing bike bargains is Tweeks Cycles, and this week we've combed its site to bring you the very best deals on offer. From groupsets to helmets and from jackets to pedals, both you and your bike can get kitted out from top to toe.
Of course, we'd also suggest you have a look out for other offers as the chances are that rival shops will be offering some great bargains and discounts too. Happy shopping!
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-Speed groupset
Refined ergonomic design on the shifters, trickle-down tech from Shimano Dura-Ace, pro-team tested... if you're looking to upgrade the gearing on your road bike then the Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-speed groupset hits the sweet spot between price and performance. That goes double when the cost has been slashed. Get brakes calipers, chain, cranks, cassette, derailleurs and shifters – perfect for a weekend of bike fettling, followed by some bike riding.
Read more about the products and the weights of each component in our Shimano Ultegra 6800 first look article.
Bell Super 2R MIPS mountain bike helmet
"Easy-to-use removable chin guard boosts protection over a regular trail lid – and it doesn’t look too quirky!" That's the BikeRadar verdict on the Bell Super 2R, a helmet that's designed for enduro riders with a removable chin guard that transforms it from a trail helmet with a low back and extensive coverage to a light full-face helmet. This model also includes MIPS, which stands for Multi-directional Impact Protection System, and adds another layer of protection for your bonce. Let's face it, more protection can only be a good thing.
The range includes a women's specific Bell Joy Ride version.
Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II tyre – 700c
With the sportive and race season kicking off, it's high time you looked at getting some new performance tyres. The Grand Prix 4000 S from Continental promise great grip and low rolling resistance, weigh in at 205g (according to Continental) and even have a wear indicator to let you know how much life is left in them.
SealSkinz Lightweight Enclosed overshoes
As it's the Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, we can say with a degree of certainty that it'll rain at least once. Probably. So to keep your feet dry and warm, pop on a pair of waterproof overshoes from Sealskinz, and ride on through the inevitable mixed bag of weather we're going to have.
Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL pedals PD-6800
At full price these pedals represent excellent value for money, but with over 40% off them, they truly are a bargain! They're dependable, low-maintenance, with a composite carbon body and a weighed weight of 129g.
Troy Lee Designs Skyline Tilt jersey in Dawn
Hitting the bike park this weekend? Do it in style with a Troy Lee Skyline jersey on your back. Raglan sleeves, dropped rear hem and a breathable mesh fabric make this a simple but cool choice that still packs in the features, including secure pocket with zip. Not bad for under 30 quid.
Endura Stealth II waterproof jacket
As we might have mentioned with regard to overshoes, chances are that bank holiday weekend equals rain, so if you haven't got a good waterproof jacket, we suggest now's the time to get one. After all, if you ride in the UK it's certainly going to get used. Lots.
The Stealth II is a water resistant soft-shell with side and pit vents to help keep you cool, a good idea in the changeable spring weather. It has a waterproof rating of 10,000mm and a breathability of 5,000g with subtle reflective detailing all around.
RockShox Reverb dropper seatpost
If you haven't got a dropper seatpost on your mountain bike, you are seriously missing out. For anyone who spends a good amount of time on their bike, they are an absolute revelation. No more unexpected ascents when your saddle is down so you have to stand and struggle up. No more descents with your saddle nearly up your bum. The RockShox Reverb is a tried and trusted option, and you can save a good 41% on it now. There are newer models, which probably helped precipitate this price drop, but if you aren't bothered by the latest thing and want to save some money, this is a good option.
Muc-Off Essentials cleaning kit
Take a little time to spring clean your bike this weekend, and do it for less with the Muc-Off Essentials Cleaning Kit. It includes bike cleaner, a finishing spray, sponge and brush, and a bag to keep it in. Tidy.
GT Bicycles GTS Sport road bike (2015)
A budget bike for someone who's looking to get started in road cycling, the GTS Sport from GT Bicycles features an alloy frame, carbon forks and a Shimano 8-speed drivetrain with Continental Ultra Sport II tyres.
A similar but higher-spec version of this bike did impress Cycling Plus testers when it was reviewed, scoring a decent 4 out of 5 stars.
Pinarello Neor road bike (2015)
Described as a cost-effective way to get your mitts on a bike from premium brand Pinarello, the Neor is an alloy-framed sportive bike with a carbon rear triangle and carbon bladed forks, and features as 10-speed Shimano Tiagra groupset.
GT Bicycles Sensor Expert Alloy 27.5 full-suspension mountain bike (2015)
Looking for a bike that's designed to tackle trails and singletrack? The GT Bicycles Sensor Expert Alloy has 130mm of travel to play with courtesy of a RockShox Revelation Solo Air fork and a Fox Float CTD shock, plus a quality Shimano Deore XT 2x10 drivetrain, and comes finished off with Kore and GT kit.