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Temporary bike shops pop up in Bristol and Kingston

Temple Cycles store in Bristol open till Sunday, Sigma Sport opens clearance store

Kingston and Bristol are currently each home to a pop-up bike shop – but only for a very limited time.

Temple Cycles, which is based in Bristol, has opened its pop-up shop in a former art gallery on the city’s Christmas Steps

Besides the company’s own hand-built bikes, the shop, which is open until next Sunday 11 September, will sell cycling-themed accessories and gifts, reports  

Company founder Matt Mears told Bristol 247: “I am looking forward to showing off what has been years in the making and reinforcing the idea that Bristol is a great city for cycling.

"The Christmas Steps is one of Bristol's most special locations so hopefully as many people as possible will be able to find and visit the shop over the two-week period."

Temple Cycles, 11 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS

Meanwhile Sigma Sport is promising “serious bargains” at its pop-up clearance store in Kingston, across the Thames from its Hampton Wick flagship store.

A two-minute walk from Kingston railway station, the store opened last Friday and will remain open for a fortnight.

Sigma Sport says that “there will be hundreds of cycling deals, from all the biggest brands,” and that “new stock will be added daily to ensure amazing deals are available throughout the two weeks.”

Sigma Sport Clearance Store, 36-40 Richmond Road, Kingston, Surrey KT2 5EE

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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