Written on: 02/02/2011
I have recently moved to the area and decided to visit this local bike shop as I am a firm believer in supporting local businesses rather than chains. I have also been a keen touring cyclist for over 40 years and have visited many shops across the country.
On entering the shop I found it to be untidy, unclean, and cluttered - a taped up broken window on the door, a filthy carpet (covered in dog hair and stained with oil), dusty, unorganised and quite unpleasant on the eye.
The shop felt claustrophobic due to the amount of stock on display, a combination of built cycles and boxed cycles did nothing to help the situation!!!
It was difficult to tell if the cycles on display were new, second-hand or repairs!
It was virtually impossible to look at the accessories on display as they were blocked from view by the mass of cycles on display.
As mentioned the layout of the shop is terrible and it does come across as looking like a second-hand or junk shop.
Viewing accessories was not helped either as the owner (I presume it was the owner of the shop) had two rather large dogs in the shop which blocked the way as well as boxed cycles blocking the accessories.
The owner also seemed more concerned with talking to another customer about his dogs than serving waiting customers.
I will not be visiting this cycle shop again in a hurry, if at all.