With the recent announcement that under 40s in Bristol are switching cars for bikes, if the city needed further evidence of its rising cycling status then it’s the arrival of a Cyclelife store at the start of the Bristol-Bath Cycle Path.
To mark the store opening Team Raleigh’s professional cyclist Liam Stones was joined by Labour MP for Bristol East, MP Kerry McCarthy, Deputy Lord Mayor Faruk Choudhury.
The store sits in a 3000 sq ft site in one of the former Victorian soap factories just off the floating harbour in the city centre and promises the complete Raleigh cycling experience.
Cyclelife Bristol will stock a full range of cycling products including road, electric, leisure, kids and classic bikes, but also bikes from Haibike, Diamondback and Dahon, and a complete range of accessories.
Much like the Raleigh brand, Cyclelife seeks to serve the whole cycling industry with enough performance gear to satisfy the hardcore elite and enough leisure bikes to satisfy the rest of the family.
Talking at the opening, Cyclelife Bristol Director Shaun Butcher (pictured below, centre) said:
“We’ve got a first class shopping environment and we need to match that with our service. That’s why we’ve been at pains to stress our principle of getting the right bike for the right discipline, offering professional advice and excellent customer service.
“The training and set up provided by Raleigh has been exemplary and the Cyclelife solution has helped us establish a retail premises on one of the most popular cycling routes in the country.”
Cyclelife Bristol are offering the following services:
- ‘Try before you buy’ across a full range of bikes
- Courtesy bikes for commuters available whilst your bike is booked in for service/repair
- Recycle Scheme – dig out your old bike, bring it into Cyclelife and get a 10% discount off a new bike. Your old bike will be re-worked and sent to Africa via the Re-Cycle charity.
- Interest Free Credit
- Coffee area
Find Cyclelife Bristol at Gardiner Haskins Home Centre, Broad Plains, Bristol, BS2 0JP.