It was a great surprise to find that December was as busy as it was; two fantastic bike builds came into the workshop with full groupset builds on a mountain bike and a road bike. The winter months are typically more quiet for a bike workshop, and this, in addition to a steady flow of pre-Christmas services, meant that we saw new and regular customers coming through the doors.
The Steel Town Cycles Rides Facebook group continues to grow with a lot of interest in the local rides that our beautiful countryside and region has to offer. We are very thankful to you all for your interest in the group; we would love to know where you are riding, please use our page to post your routes and pictures.
Our gift vouchers were popular in the run-up to Christmas, and we held a prize draw rewarding followers of our Facebook page with a free tune-up service for our 500th “Like”, and vouchers for £30, £10 and £5 to the lucky winners. We hosted our first Christmas late-night open event and enjoyed a few cups of mulled wine, and the odd mince pie, before the craziness of Christmas with a 6-year-old in the house got underway. Thanks to everyone who came.
We are proud to add new products to the workshop and are now a stockist of Fox, Marzocchi, Raceface, Muck-Off, SDG saddles, Formula, Raveman and Smart bicycle lights, Easton and Backcountry Research products, and we are looking forward to keeping you posted about any new additions to the stock list.
As you know, we are committed to as flexible a service as possible. Since mid-December, our opening times during the week have been offered between 7am and 7pm for customers to drop off or collect their bike. Advance booking is essential, and I would like to ask folks to telephone or message to book in their bikes in order to take advantage of these hours. We also offer a Free of Charge collection/delivery service within a 5 mile radius of Consett. On a Saturday we open shop hours from 10-17:30.
So, whatever your cycling preference is – cyclocross, road, MTB, commuter, the family ride, the NY resolution ride, and our junior enthusiasts, a happy, healthy, and peaceful 2018. Please help us to spread the word that Steel Town Cycles is at the heart of the cycling community in Consett, whatever your discipline. We are passionate about bikes and cycling, and we love riding our own bikes as much as we do fixing yours. Please keep an eye out on our future announcements.