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 has been news editor at since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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