Posted on November 04, 2015 by Rebecca Haywood | 0 Comments
I love finding new and innovative design and likewise being the first to stock them!
We were the first to introduce quirky Oops Mark wine racks to the UK - now loved by many a discerning cyclists. Likewise, we knew our customers would appreciate the Californian brand Linus as much as us with their chic design, clean lines, nautical feel and practicality. Now a Bikelands Bestseller! Equally, innovation is key which is seen in brands such as Tannus Tyres and Clug (coming soon).
In fact, it's a Bikelands mission to find cool cult brands in all things bike including Sahn Helmets, Otto London and Early Rider. Even Bobbin were once considered niche for the cool kids, but have become global leaders in the what they do - good quality, competitively priced, gorgeously chic everyday bikes.
We're also proud that we've been a supporter of products including Full Windsor's Nutter Tool - the ideal companion for commuter or downhill rider as it contains all the tools required in a neat, hardy, leather pouch. We also invested in my favourite - Goodordering panniers. I use mine daily so know they work. Goat Story coffee mug is a recent Kickstarter product and we're excited to be one of the first stockists and imagine them to be the ideal quirky gift this Christmas.
Why not support innovative, independent business too?
Happy Cycling, Rebecca & Stu xx
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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