Posted on December 04, 2013 by Rebecca Haywood | 0 Comments
Hello all our lovely Bikelanders.
If you've enjoyed being in our Devon shop whether browsing, shopping or hiring for the lovely cycle routes in, or shopped online with us then please vote Bikelands as your Independent Cycling Retailer of the Year and/or Best Online Cycling Retailer of the Year on Total Women's Cycling http://totalwomenscycling.com/
It's been a dream to open Bikelands and we are so pleased with our first year and a half. Its been quite a journey and we've been welcomed into sunny Devon with open arms while meeting so many wonderful cycling buddies along the way.
At Bikelands, we aim to go the extra mile for our customers whether that's hunting down a tricky bike part or fitting a helmet. We've searched far and wide for all that's fun, stylish and cool in bikes (and some practical stuff too) and continue to promote cycling for the 'everyday'. Meanwhile our range of fab bikes, gorgeous bags and baskets plus a little extra TLC have helped to tempt many ladies (and gents) back on two wheels - if you agree we'd really appreciate a couple of minutes of your time to vote for us here
Thanks a million, ride to your greatest memories...
Rebecca & Stuart x
The Bikelands story was born out of a love for cycling, a penchant for style and an appreciation for a sustainable transport solution. Cycling is one of life's constants, since my first wobbly 'pedallings' along our street, getting to school, Uni and more recently around the streets of London. A holiday in La Rochelle, France was the inspirational straw that conceived The Bikelands Story.
Bikelands is nestled among all manner of cycle paths and trails and situated within an awesome triumvirate of Devonshire countryside. Whether it is the sandy beaches of Exmouth, the Gateway to The Jurassic Coastline, the ever changing beauty that is the Exe Estuary, or East Devon's hinterland of Woodbury Common, you'll feel as though you've gone to cycling heaven...Those That Ride Discover!
Cycling should be all inclusive, young or old and all those in between. We should also be doing it more often; leaving the car at home when we pop to the shops, even if it's only once a week. For family Bikelands it's a fun, cheap and healthy family day out. The kids always remember these days. But especially it's for you! To blow those cobwebs away and revive the soul.
At Bikelands we see ourselves more of a bicycle emporium rather than a straightforward shop. We’re more leisure than Lycra and more picnic than pain. We have a perfect range of elegant bicycles for town and gentle riding, for the ladies and gentlemen amongst us. Created by the London based team at Bobbin Bicycles.
Fixed wheel and single speed cycling is quickly growing in popularity. From it's underground cult followers of track enthusiasts and couriers. It's now spreading countrywide. If you're thinking about doing it, come and see us! I'm sure you have some questions. We have a great range of bikes from Tokyo Bike, Mango and Foffa. For those already indoctrinated, we know you love to customise. Choose from our wide range of components and accessories, including Brick Lane Bikes.
With our beautiful beaches only minutes away, we had to make sure we offered a classic cruiser too, Electra fits perfectly. Go on...Live the dream!
We think bicycles should have personality too. Whether it's a beautiful leather saddle, pannier, rack, bell or basket, you'll find what you need at Bikelands. Choose from Brooks, Basil and Linus, amongst other less known gems. We also have a wide range of stylish accessories and unusual finds, including Bern helmets, Bookman lights and Oopsmark hand crafted leather wine rack. In fact, we're continuously seeking out quirky, stylish and of course practical cycling accessories so remember to keep popping back.
Since opening Bikelands we are lucky enough to have become part of the community here in Exmouth. Many of our customers have become friends. We get many repeat visitors whether that's the 'locals' popping in for a chat, to see whats new in or returning holiday makers who want a repeat of the wonderful day out they had on our bikes the previous year. So don't be shy, pop in for a chat ... Browse, Borrow, Buy...
Happy cycling, Rebecca, Stuart & Family Bikelands x