by Jamie Ware
January 10, 2013
In the first instalment for 2013, it would be rude not to send a belated Happy New Year to all Tuesday Treats fans, as we start off the year with everything that is great in the world of independent bike retailing, including the regular friendly prodding of our brilliant Premier Dealers and stockists.
Let’s blow away the January blues with some quality retail therapy and a top prize draw, served up just how we like it… Calderdale style.
This week, we introduce Cycle Gear:
Cycle Gear boast a very rich history and with their imminent move to a lovely new location within Halifax, a very exciting future ahead.
Matt Wrigley picks up the story. ‘We were originally founded by the late Spencer Peacock who started out in the bike trade in Middleton, Manchester. In 1970 Mr Peacock purchased Cyril Sands shop in Sowerby Bridge and our current site in Halifax, West Yorks purchased later in 1986, (originally Bert Roots cycles). Since ’86 we’ve traded as Cycle Gear.
The shop remains a family-run business (owned by two of the sons of Spencer Peacock) who employ eight further staff. We’re proud of our mechanics who are Cytech Trained to level 3 and can reassure readers all our office staff are trained in replying to emails!
Our MTB range boast the ranks of Scott, Genesis, Saracen and Ridgeback. There’s the odd bit of road too from Genesis and plenty of kids bikes for good measure. We’ve also just ordered some KTM bikes which look very appealing’.
What’s your current best-selling/hottest product?
As it’s the season for all things cyclocross, the Genesis Croix De Fer bike is very hot. The other thing we’ve done shed loads of recently, is the Saracen Kili frame which we have on offer. Scott’s MTB range have been brilliant for us over the past month.
Which product/brand does every staff member have on their bike?
Every staff member has something from Genesis. We just can’t fault their quality and excellent spec for the money. One of our staffers, Nathan has also got his eye on something very special from one of our new brands KTM.
Tell us something about your staff that no one knows…
Owners Bob and Steve are actually brothers to Rick, who owns Chevin Cycles (over in Otley West Yorks).
Half the staff at cycle gear are musicians. A pianist, a bass guitarist, a guitarist, and a tuba player (who also plays drums!) We could probably form our own Bike Shop Boy Band as rumour has it, one of us in our youth was a model!
Is there a forthcoming event you think our readers should know about?
The new location on Horton Street is stunning (originally a furniture showroom). The place is being custom fitted to how we want it, two lots of stairs, two lifts and loads of walls for hanging up shiny bike bling. We should be open the first weekend in March. We’ll be back to tell you all more around that time with plenty of free goodies and offers for those who like to see/try before they buy!
What do Singletrack Premier Subscribers get from Cycle Gear?
For a limited time you can benefit from 15% off anything that’s not massively reduced in our sale, including bikes! (Full price, RRP items). For Singletrack readers, please quote ‘Singletrack – Tuesday Treats’ to benefit from our best possible price on all sale items! Call 01422 344 602, or drop in to our existing site in person.
Cycle Gear – Tuesday Treats Prize Draw
The guys at Cycle Gear have offered up two stonking prizes for this week’s Singletrack bunfight:
… and a Camelbak Asset Hydration Pack. Totalling a prize draw worth £380!
How to enter this week’s Tuesday Treats Prize Draw:
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We are pleased to announce four lucky winners from our pre-Christmas Tuesday Treats prize draw:
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Congratulations! You all win TWO, full access tickets to the forthcoming London Bike Show (17-18 January 2013) at Excel. Each ticket permits one person access to the full show, for one day. The show runs from the Thursday to Sunday, inclusive.
Hold tight folks, your tickets are in the post.