November 3, 2009
18 Bikes shuts shop following break in – things go from bad to worse for award nominated retailer
Following a break in last Friday, 18 Bikes Ltd is closing its doors as of 17.30 on Tuesday 3rd November.
However, they will reopen as usual at 9.30 on Thursday (Wednesday is riding day!)
Along with several Endura jackets, four of the shops demo bikes were stolen, a Nicolai Helius CC, Pace RC405 and a Heckler and Blur LT2 from Santa Cruz. Full details are available at www.18bikes.co.uk
Co owner Simon Bowns (pictured) says “The whole thing has me quite fed up, we’re trying to run a retail business alongside launching our new framebuilding venture – this is exactly the hassle we don’t need”
The demo bikes will all be replaced and 18 Bikes will continue to offer frames, bikes and builds from Santa Cruz, Nicolai, Pace, Cotic, Ragley, Genesis and more, all in the beautiful riding location of the Peak District.
Development continues on the 18 Bikes custom framebuilding project and despite this setback should launch early in the new year. Works manager Matt said “bugger this, I’m off welding”