Who We Are
Having been established for over 35 years, we like to think we’ve built up a business that has a great feel to it. We’re not one of your huge chains, nor are we one of those monster-warehouse bike emporiums that seem to be everywhere now. No, Brucie's Bike Shop is a small, independent LBS (Local Bike Shop), that's in the business for the love of the sport.
Bruce (Everett, the guy whose name appears above the door) has been involved in cycling for many years. From racing at an early age at Crystal Palace race track, to racing in Germany as a semi-pro. He then gravitated to the Cyclosportives in which he, and a few of the other bike shop regulars, compete on a regular basis. So Bruce brings with him years of experience of riding, building, repairing, and just all-round-being-involved-in bikes.
Tony's grown up with bikes. He was in at the beginning of the Mountain Bike Insurgency, making him an original, back when it all began. He got caught up in the anodized craze in a big way, and thought nothing about spending loads on importing rare American cycle parts to add bling to his bikes. Tony is now an ace mechanic and wheel builder, and an all-round nice guy. Just don’t get in between him and his Jean Michel Jarre CDs!!
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How to Find Us.
(See map to right). Whatever direction you are coming from, you will enter the one-way system from the south, along Kirkland, immediately after Netherfield Bridge. Keep in the right-hand lane. After approximately 200m you will pass the Ring o'Bells pub, and the Parish Church on the right. After a further 100m, take the right turn into Peppercorn Car Park, signposted for Abbot Hall Art Gallery.
Need to park? No problem, ample parking behind the shop. In fact, there’s so much parking that the Tour of Britain used it as a race start back in 2011! Yeah, and a few of the stars of the sport popped in to see what we had on offer! Please note: Peppercorn Car Park is Pay and Display and can be busy at certain times. There is also parking at the Parish Church.