Biketreks – End of an era tomorrow!
Whenever I’m in the Ambleside area, be it mtbing or walking I always make a point of calling in to have a chat to him. Sound bloke who always went out of his way to help you. Often see him around where I live (Garstang) when he calls into Booths to do his shopping on his way home from work. To commute from where he lives in the Fylde up to Ambleside every day in all weathers takes some dedication. He will be missed and all the best in his new venture, whatever that my be. 🙂Posted 4 years agoSannySubscriber
After more years than even he can remember, Keith is leaving Biketreks tomorrow for pastures new. For those who know him, Keith is a bit of a legend for his unerring ability to part you with cash through his great chat and eye for style that has done Biketreks proud over the years. He is one of the reasons why I consider Biketreks as my LBS even though it’s in another country! 😀
Just wanted to post to say thank you to Keith for keeping me in top notch bike kit and topped up on coffee and cakes over the years. He’ll definitely be missed!
Whoever takes over his job will have bloody bike boots to fill!
SannyPosted 4 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
I’ve never come across anyone else who treated cycle clothing in the same way you’d treat high fashion. He chose the clothing stocked carefully and knew it intimately. You could be certain of good advice and leaving with kit that would fit well and work well which meant we always tried to drop in when we were in the area and rarely left without spending money.
Any info on what he’s doing next?Posted 4 years agoSannySubscriber
Bang on the money, Simon! Keith has an encyclopaedic knowledge of fit and fabric that I’ve really come to appreciate over the years especially when riding in crappy weather and been glad of his advice. His eye for good design is something that few bike shops seem to understand (more’s the pity!)
Sounds like he is moving into working in property sales negotiation which he will no doubt shine at!Kind of glad he doesn’t live too near me otherwise I would no doubt get chatting to him over a coffee and have to explain to my wife how I’d bought a new house! 😆
SannyPosted 4 years agoheadpotdogMember
I don’t get to go to Ambleside very often these days, but I remember Keith from the mid 90’s, soon after I became the proud owner of a silver Orange Clockwork. Keith kitted me out with some quality gear to go with it (still got some Pace shorts he sold me) and after I moved to Leeds even provided me with tickets to the store opening of Jigsaw menswear in Leeds. First time I’d ever been to a free bar and I don’t think I’ve ever been that drunk before or since! Cheers Keith 😀Posted 4 years agotandemwarriorsMember
The knack of remembering conversations with people you only meet irregularly is a rare one – always felt a teeny bit special popping upstairs at BT.
Last time I was in I said “I’ve got shorts xxx and they keep falling apart” yes, he replied, they do, so we don’t stock them. Try these…. yup, he was damn right. No matter what sex, shape or size you were he was just honest, genuine and nice company to be in.
Good luck Keith.
Rob & SandyPosted 4 years agoplop_pantsMember
Only met him the once, a couple of months ago, and he was so easy to talk to and have a laugh with. The sort of bloke you’d like to have as a best mate. I went out later that day on the shop ride with Andy and commented on Keith, he just gave me a wistful ‘yes, I know’ look. :0)Posted 4 years agojoatSubscriber
Oh yeah that bar steward. Has a canny knack of liberating your wallet of its contents. Only went in for a nosey, came out a couple of hundred lighter. I might just keep hold of my hard earned next time I visit. Good luck to you in your next venture. I hear the Eskimos might be short of snow. 😆Posted 4 years ago
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