Hein Gericke, Oxford – Update

December 11, 2010

As promised in this post, here is a update on the new Hein Gericke store opening near Oxford on the A40 at the Eynsham roundabout.. It’s open 😀

Here are their contact details,


Hein Gericke Oxford, Eynsham Roundabout, Eynsham, Oxford. OX29 4EN

TEL. 01865 883307

E.mail oxford@hg-shop.com


Being located where it is, it has brilliant access and apparently has excellent parking facilities.  I shall have to pop down there sometime soon and have a nose round 😀

Here’s an online copy of their latest catalogue, just in case you fancy a nose.. (well, Christmas is just round the corner!!!)

Oh and talking of Christmas, they even do a Christmas Wish List you can print off and give to those closest to you 😀

Hein Gericke To Open New Store Near Oxford :-)

November 30, 2010

I got this info in my email update today Smile

Apparently they have just signed the lease on new premises on the Eynsham roundabout on the A40 here.  The postcode for the new shop is OX29 4EN.


According to the email they are looking at opening in early December sometime and more details are to follow.

If you want to sign up for the email updates click here

Frozen Hands – How About Heated Gloves?

January 9, 2010

When it started getting a tad chilly outside my other half bought me some heated grips for my bike to keep my hands warmer over the winter.. I’m now officially in love with whoever invented them 😉

I totally love my heated grips 🙂

Apart from heated grips though you can also get heated gloves, as well as a full range of heated clothing.. I had a timely email from M&P Direct the other day telling me about it all 🙂

First off, heated gloves, here are a few details about them.  Just click on the photos to be taken to M&P Directs website for further information.

Gerbing Hybrid Gloves

Gerbing Hybrid Gloves

NEW! The new line of 12 V Hybrid Products utilize Gerbings Hybrid Heating System™. This system allows you the option of powering from your vehicles 12 V electrical system, or from Gerbings 12 volt lithium-ion battery pack with its built-in microprocessor temp controller.
  • Made with premium, supple, drum-dyed leather
  • Soft tricot fleece lining with 100g of Thinsulate® lining
  • Incorporates Gerbings Microwire® heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth
  • Internal Aquatex waterproof/breathable membrane
  • Includes vehicle battery harness and Y-harness
  • They retail at about the £150 mark, but when you consider you could pay that amount for a decent pair of bike gloves anyway, it’s not too bad and you get the added bonus of warm hands 🙂

    They also do these,

    Gerbing T5 Gloves

    Gerbing T5 Heated Gloves

    The T5 gloves from Gerbing’s were first introduced last year in Europe but now are available in the USA. Designed for the rider who rides out of necessity and not just for recreation. The T5 gloves were made for the type of rider who demands performance in a wide variety of riding conditions. Whether it is long distance riding where comfort and warmth are essential or intercity high traffic commuting where safety is a must, the T5 gloves from Gerbing’s deliver exceptional performance.
  • Gerbings heated gloves are made with high quality full-analine leather for an exceptionally light, strong and flexible glove
  • The glove heats the entire length of each finger including the thumb as well as the back of your hand
  • Gauntlet style glove
  • Adjustable wrist fastener
  • Hypora® waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Thinsulate® insulation for great warmth and dexterity
  • Brushed tricot liner for added warmth and durability
  • Incorporates Gerbings Microwire® heating technology that uses micro-sized heating fibers to surround the hand with warmth
  • Lifetime warranty on the Microwire™ heating elements
  • Other heated kit M&P Direct sells includes

    Heated Inner Soles for your boots – I do hate getting cold feet!!

    Heated Jacket Liners – For a toasty body

    Heated Trouser Liners – For warm legs

    What I need now is for someone to invent some kind of device which projects a bubble of warmth round me and my bike, which will also melt the ice and snow, so that I can go out and ride!!

    My Birthday Pressie Arrived Today!

    May 28, 2009


    My birthday pressie arrived today, a pair of Draggin Jeans Camos in the Molten Red 🙂 and I absolutely love them!

    Fit wise (size 10/28″ waist) they are spot on for me, they are really comfortable when riding and I definitely felt a lot cooler in them on the way back from the bike shop after picking them up.

    Ermm… Just in case you were wondering I did wear my leather trousers on my bike to the shop (tehehe!) but just had to wear the new trousers home! I couldn’t wait and kept them on after trying them on to make sure they fitted ok 🙂

    Oh, by the way, that isn’t me in the photo, I’m more of a girl type shape 🙂 Mind you, I wouldn’t mind having that bike though!

    They cost £89.99 at one of my local bike shops, Brackley Yamaha

    Here is a bit about them from Draggin Jeans’ website.

    Features & Benefits

    • Permanently lined with soft Kevlar® lining.
    • Made from the best quality heavy weight drill fabric – very comfortable to wear.
    • Designed from the most popular fitting styles for men and women.
    • Cut long in the legs.
    • Fully breathable.
    • Fully machine washable.
    • Extra strong zip used.
    • Our own precision engineered button.
    • Large Velcro fastened pockets at knees, 2 pockets at waist, 2 pockets on backside.

    They come in a range of colours as well, so there is plenty to choose from and you will probably find a pair which will go with your bike, or at least not clash with it.  Maybe that’s a girl thing but you never know, it may be important to guys too!

    • Flame Orange
    • Arctic Blue
    • Urban
    • Desert
    • Jungle Green
    • Candy
    • Stingers Yellow
    • and of course my Molten Red!

    I hope I never have to really ‘test’ how good they are, but if you want to check out how they stand up to tarmac check this out!

    Product Testing

    That’s a pretty fair product test, don’t you think!!!

    I’m one very happy lady this evening..

    Joe Rocket Gear In The UK

    May 22, 2009

    I’ve had quite a few queries about where to find Joe Rocket jackets and gear here in the UK, so I had a bit of a hunt round and come up with these at www.FL1.Co.UK.

    FL1 have a great promotion running.  If you register with them, making sure to sign in when you go shopping, you will be given an automatic 5% discount off your order value 🙂

    Click on the images below to be taken to the correct page of their website for more details

    Joe Rocket GPX 2 Piece Suit

    Joe Rocket GPX Suit

    Joe Rocket GPX Suit Black

    • 1.4mm cowhide construction
    • 360 Jacket/Pant zip connection
    • Sure Fit Adjustable Waist Band
    • Nubuck leather cuff with 2 stage
    • low profile Nubuck leather collar
    • full flex stretch panels in crotch and back of legs
    • curved sleeves & legs
    • CE approved shoulder, elbow & knee armour
    • bevelled knee sliders
    • reflective Safety stripes on back
    • spine & hip cushions
    • Variable Flow ventilation system
    • R.A.I.S moulded shoulder vents

    • 1 Year

    Joe Rocket GPX 1 Piece Suit

    A one piece suit which is proving to be a best seller. A high quality and good fitting suit at a great price.

    Joe Rocket 1 Piece Red

    Joe Rocket 1 piece Grey

    • 1.4mm cowhide construction
    • low profile Nubuck leather collar
    • Nubuck leather cuff with 2stage adjuster
    • full Flex stretch panels in crotch,
    sleeves and back of legs
    • curved sleeves & legs
    • Road Approved Race Suit
    • CE approved shoulder. Elbow & knee armour
    • dual density spine pad
    • bevelled knee sliders

    • Variable Flow ventilation system
    • R.A.I.S moulded shoulder vents

    Apart from these suites they also do the Joe Rocket Meteor 5.0 Jacket, the Joe Rocket Mercury Jacket, the Joe Rocket Mercury Trousers, the Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket and trousers, as well as a couple of pairs of gloves.

    Leather Jacket, Trousers & Gloves Deal – Just £139.99

    April 6, 2009

    Well, there I was this morning wandering round the interweb looking for some good deals and I came across this..

    I found an amazing deal for just £139.99 for a complete set of leather bike gear! For that you get a leather jacket with CE approved armour, a pair of leather trousers and gloves as well!  Talk about a bargain 🙂

    The normal retail seeling price of the full set of gear is £379.99 but by buying via this link you will save an absolutely masive £240!!! 😀

    Jacket, Trousers & Glove Deal

    If you follow this link or click on any of the images you will be taken straight to the deal page.

    If you are just starting out on your biking life or are looking for either replacement leathers or a second spare set, then you seriously can’t go wrong with this deal!!

    Here are a few more details..

    Leather Jacket



    This superb MAX MPH RED LINE Biker jacket is made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour for the back, elbows & shoulders. With additional rubber padding, to the front & back with foam padding around the kidney area.

    The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of this ultimate bikers jacket.

    Two internal & two external zipped pockets give you plenty of room to store those biker essentials, zipped cuffs with press stud fasteners along with neck & waist Velcro adjustment guarantee your comfort in all conditions.

    The MAX MPH RED LINE jacket has an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather trousers.




    These MAX MPH RED LINE JEANS are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, made from Quality 1.3mm Milled Cowhide Leather with stretch panels for comfort & fit. Fitted as standard, with removable CE Approved Body Armour, to the knees & hips.

    The highest quality original YKK Zippers along with double stitching to all seams complete the safety features of these ultimate biker jeans.

    These MAX MPH RED LINE jeans have an eight inch zip at the rear to allow you to connect to your leather jacket.




    These MAX MPH RED LINE GLOVES are designed for the ultimate comfort & protection, Made from Quality Analin Cowhide Leather, with stretch panels for comfort & fit. They give superb feedback & feel while providing maximum protection.

    Carbon Fibre knuckles.

    Available Sizes

    JACKETS CHEST SIZES = 40” 42” 44” 46” 48” 50”

    JEANS WAIST SIZES = 30” 32” 34” 36” 38”


    All you have to do is pick the sizes you want when completing the purchase and add them in the special instructions box during the checkout process.. Simple as that 🙂

    Hein Gericke Giving Away Vouchers Worth 20% On One And Two-Piece Suits

    March 5, 2009

    If you go into your local Hein Gericke store this weekend and purchase a one or two-piece leather suit*, they will give you a voucher worth a massive 20% of the price which you can spend on ANYTHING in the store!

    You could end up with freebies worth up to £160!!

    For example:

    Buy the Alpinestars Octane gear and you will receive a voucher worth £106!

    Buy the Arlen Ness Magnesium Suit and your voucher will be worth a wopping £160!

    Buy the HG Tricky III Cool Gear and your voucher will be worth £88!

    These kind of offers are definitely not to be sneezed at, especially if you are in the market for new leathers anyway

    * Offer valid from Friday 6th March 2009 to Sunday 8th March 2009. Offer excludes previously discounted items.  No cash alternative available. Offer not valid online or via mail order. Vouchers can be redeemed against any HG stock item.