2018

ACT Shop of the Month | April | EC Cycles

EC CyclesEC Cycles in Merthyr Tydfil pride themselves on providing a friendly, professional but individual service. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a complete beginner, they are here to help.

With over 35 years experience in the cycle industry EC Cycles are proud to present a shop that combines road, electric, mountain, kid's, urban and commuter bikes and accessories all under one roof. EC Cycles stock bikes from some of the biggest brands including Giant, Scott and Whyte, available to purchase via Cycle to Work schemes or Ride it away retail finance.
The shop's split level layout offers free car parking with easy access and is situated just five minutes from Bike Park Wales.

EC Cycles have established a reputation for providing high quality products, competitive prices, value for money, first class customer service and reliable technical repairs. The fully equipped workshop is run by qualified Cytech mechanics.

www.eccycles.co.uk

 

ACT Shop of the Month | March | Scotby Cycles

Founded in the early 1980's, Scotby Cycles started out selling reconditioned bikes from a small premises in the village of Scotby.

Scotby CyclesSince then the shop has grown massively, moving to its current location in a large repurposed theatre/cinema/dancehall/bingo pallor in the early 2000's. Scotby Cycles, owned by Gary Dickson, is now one of the largest independent retailers in the UK with a 5000 sq ft showroom, plus three addition floors for storage. Whilst the showroom is ideal for local customers, it's the online shop which has proven key to driving the business forward, with 65% of purchases now made via the e-commerce store.

They stock some of the biggest and most innovative cycling brands both online and in store, including Specialized and Cannondale plus clothing and accessories from ORTLIEB, KASK, Five Ten, Fox Racing, Brooks saddles and Castelli to name but a few.

Situated on the edge of the Lake District, on both Hadrians Cycleway and the Land's End to John o'Groats (LEJOG) cycle routes makes them an ideal pit stop for those cyclists with bikes in need of a cycle mechanics TLC and a cup of tea!

Throughout the years, the company has grown leaps and bounds but they remain focused on their core values of providing a level of customer service which they themselves would expect to receive and to offer customers the best possible deals.

Their fully equipped workshop is open six days a week with experienced Cytech qualified bicycle mechanics on hand at all times.

Scotby Cycles pride themselves on being able to handle bikes of any kind from full suspension mountain bikes, road bikes with electronic shifting systems and even eBikes.

www.scotbycycles.co.uk

 

 

ACT Shop of the Month | February | Dialled In Bikes

Dialled In Bikes is a traditional "Local Bike Shop", offering sales of new bikes, servicing and repairs plus sales of parts, spares, and accessories.

Since opening in 2010 in Paignton, Devon, Dialled In Bikes has gained a great reputation for the quality and range of expertise offered and in December 2017 moved to an impressive new facility featuring a larger bike showroom and new hi-tech workshop.

Servicing and repairs forms the heart of the business and their workshop, recently described by one customer as looking like an operating theatre, is equipped with an extensive range of specialist tools and equipment enabling them to carry out almost any repair or service your bike requires from everyday adjustments to suspension servicing, custom wheel building, component upgrades and even restoration projects to retro and older bikes.

As e-bike specialists and as an accredited Bosch Service Centre, Dialled in Bikes will look after any e-bike and have also gained a great reputation for their knowledge in this fast-emerging area.

All staff are Cytech and Bosch qualified mechanics and have many years of experience looking after bikes. Owner Simon Pedrick is also a qualified mechanical and production engineer. Bringing that engineering experience, knowledge and understanding to cycle servicing and repair is Dialled In Bikes "added extra" providing a superior level of service.

As well as Cycle To Work schemes, Dialled In Bikes offers customers the chance to spread the cost of their new bike by using Ride it away retail finance.

www.dialledinbikes.com

 

ACT Shop of the Month | January | Launceston Cycles

launceston cyclesLaunceston Cycles is a family run business in Launceston, Cornwall. Whether you ride as a family, for fitness, commuting, competition, touring or just for fun and feel the freedom cycling offers, Launceston Cycles can help.

They are a dedicated cycle shop with experienced, qualified staff who have a passion for cycling.

As a GIANT partner store, you'll find a range of Road, Cross, Mountain, Hybrid and e-bikes as well as accessories from Shimano, Endura, Brooks, Cat Eye, Topeak, Exposure, Giant, Bell and Giro to name just a few!

To help you buy your perfect bike and accessories they also offer interest free finance via Ride it away and cycle to work schemes.

As well as selling bikes, Launceston Cycles are a Shimano Service Centre carrying out repairs and servicing to a high standard by a Cytech qualified technician. From brake adjustment, gear set up, to full services, wheel building, wheel truing, spoke replacement - no job is too big or too small!

www.launcestoncycles.co.uk