I have been wondering - if you could have a perfect bike shop what would you in a perfect have it be able to do
We are currently working on developing a bike shop, among other things. Not your normal shop we think. We are not just into road and Etape riding but also do urban freestyle trials, flatland BMXing, check out concrete circus on C4 Parkour yes I know its not cycling but we are not completely cycling. Being active is our core USP. We even have a version of a Boot Camp for cyclists among other things.
We also have a commitment to selling British and European brands. I know the problem with sourcing outside (china taiwan etc) but we are quite small and with our varied revenue streams we aim for quality in service from fitting and adjustment to fitness rides (qualified off road and BCF qualified coaches and on road guides).
And buying as locally as possibly appeals to us. We have tried to reduce as much as possibly items produced in Asia and the like.
Although we stock 4 known range of brands. With the internet we can't compete but we can in service and services we offer.
What would you love us to offer or supply.
We also run indoor spin class and have European styled cafe. We sell new and second hand parts and bikes. For cost reasons you could build a new bike with old and new parts. plus we run Fitness Pilates sessions for core strength and Kettlebell workout for posterior Kenetic chain mainly Hams, gluts, and lower back chain - helps better muscular balance especially for cyclists.
We have workshop with local school teaching bike maintenance to kids as well as developing cycling skills in a range of cycling disciplines.