It probably reflects the wider retail trends of more shoppers choosing to use the larger multiples and increasingly the internet to buy their bikes and cycling kit.
What’s often not fully appreciated are the advantages of buying from and supporting your local bike shop. They’re usually staffed by cycling enthusiasts with lots of detailed knowledge about different types of bikes, equipment and the local cycling scene. They are therefore well placed to offer the advice you need when choosing a bike and accessories to meet your specific needs and budget.
Many independents carry a range of bikes from different manufacturers. They often allow you to try before you buy and can advise on the type and size of bike you need and ensuring what you buy is a good fit.
Push Bike! will be uploading a full listing of bike shops around Worcestershire on this blog in the new year, but here’s a list of independents in the Worcester News area:
Worcester Cycle Centre
F Lewis Cycles
The Missing Link Bicycle Company