Biketreks Ambleside

Store Story

Biketreks was established over 25 years ago by Andy Stephenson who wanted to bring the wonder of cycling to everyone. Back then cycing was reserved for either the Elite, the odd weirdo, or it was simply a means of transport for getting around. Discovering that there was a huge gap in the market place for good components, great bikes and wonderful trail finding, Andy set up Biketreks to fill this great big void.

Starting out with his van he used to travel around the country obtaining and delivering parts to those who needed help with their bikes or simply wanted to see what this cycling nonesense was all about. His van soon progressed into a small shop where people could come and hire bikes from him, or get their machines fettled with.

In the early 90s he progressed into a shop proper and Keith entered his life!! The flamboyant and somewhat eccentric but loveable Keith had spent most of his working life in the boutiques of London and communicating his "big ideas" with the straight talking northerner Andy meant there was a clash of personailiites, ideas and fore sight. Yet something stuck, and it was the common ground of putting the customer first and going above and beyond the call of duty that maintains their working relationship 18 years on.

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In 2009 Biketreks entered a new phase of "development" or another clash of the Titans would be how Andy would probably see it when I, (Sarah) came to manage his beloved Biketreks. Having my work well and truly cut out to develop a middle ground between Keith's blue sky thinking and Andy's bluntness and realism I think the 3 of us over the last 5 years have delevoped Biketreks into something special, real and aspiring to all.

Moving swiftly towards 2015 Biketreks is still the same business that was founded over 25 years ago by Andy with his van. He's still the same straight talking man he's all been, Keith is still the most customer focused man I've ever met, and well I find myself developing into some sort of hybrid between the two which I'm yet to decide is a good or bad thing?!

So whether you are looking for your child's first bike, a hybrid bike to help you transport the shopping home, or a custom built dream machine, Biketreks has always being there to offer help, advice, choice and a straight forward no nonesense approach to buying bikes, kit and everything in between.

We look forward to meeting you all and the kettle is always on so what have you got to lose, come and meet us and the multitude of other staff we have for anything from route advice to custom built bikes.

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Finding the Store

Call 015394 31245
Address Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AN
Opening Times
10:00am - 5:30pm
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Store Manager Matt

Tim, Biketreks Ambleside Manager

Riding bikes for as long as he can remember. Having raced everything from Downhill & Enduro to Road & Cyclocross. With years of mechanics experience he knows what works and what it is that you need to be spec'ing on your latest custom build!

Team Ambleside


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