With the Tour de France probably being the most highly publicised cycle race each year, the cycling shops receive a huge boost of business with all the extra publicity this event generates. Apart from this however, cycling is a highly popular sport in the UK, and the Government’s investment in dedicated cycle parks, cycle routes and cycle lanes on many major roads, has encouraged many new people to visit their local cycling shop and buy their first bicycle.
As with all sports, new manufacturing technology combined with new materials has propelled cycling shops well into the 21st century, and the huge choice of cycles and accessories ensures there is something for every budget. Families love to go riding together, and this also means a huge increase in the sales of car cycle racks as well as the extras accessories of panniers, mudguards, bells, and pumps. Many cycles are also available from internet based retailers, and with fast delivery this is an option that many cycling enthusiasts will consider.
Many serious cycling enthusiasts will build their machines from scratch, and consequently cycling shops keep big selections of frames, wheels, tyres, gears and suspension for them to create a cycle exactly right for them. Sometimes costing thousands of pounds, an extra investment in a high quality cycle lock is essential!