Shop of the Month

Shop of the Month

The ACT recognise one bike shop each month with the title of Shop of the Month. A representative will review the shop to determine the key features that make it worthy of the title. The shop review will be available throughout the month for all to see. 

ACT shop of the month 

ACT Shop of the Month | May | Off Beat Bikes

Off Beat Bikes originally opened in Fort William in the early 1990s. Foss and Nix Forster owned and ran the shop from 1993 to 2004 in which time it expanded from a back garden shed to a prominent High Street location. After being sold in 2004 the shop changed hands several times before closing in 2015.

Constantly seeing the empty building on the High Street was enough for Foss and Nix to think about picking up where they left off, and on 10th March 2017 Off Beat Bikes reopened.

Today, Off Beat Bikes is a cycle, running and swimming shop offering friendly advice, route ideas and information about local events.

The shop has a great selection of British made mountain bikes, road bikes, kids bikes and electric bikes for sale for all ages and abilities, plus cycle parts, accessories and clothing from Madison, Park Tools, Hump, Shimano, Evoc, Fox, and more. Off Beat Bikes also offer a huge range of bikes for hire to suit all levels of experience or ability.

As well as being able to buy or hire a bike from the shop, their qualified, knowledgeable mechanics can get your bike back to its best in their fully equipped workshop, open 7 days a week.  


Are you a shop owner?

To be considered as a future Shop of the Month, make sure your promotional listing is up to date.  All cycle retailers have a basic entry with the option of creating their own extended, unique, promotional listing, click here to find out more.

If you know of a shop that deserves to be our Shop of the Month, get in touch and tell us why. 



Previous winners

To see previous winners of the prestigious Shop of the Month click on the years below.