"Here at Ride Bikes Wales we love bikes. We are committed to offering well-made bicycles and accessories to our customers. At Ride Bikes Wales you can expect a personal service from us. We’ll listen to you and help you choose the bike that suits you best and fits well. We’re also here for you throughout your cycling journey and can help you repair and maintain your cycle with our workshop facility. We build relationships with our customers and are here to offer help and advice for the lifetime of your bike. Attention to detail is important to us and we strive to continuously improve our service and the skills and knowledge base of our staff. We hope you enjoy being a part of the cycling community as much as we do."
Ride Bikes Wales is an independent local bike shop based in Talbot Green, South Wales, established in 2012. We pride ourselves on the quality of the products we sell and the high standard of professional, friendly service we offer our customers.
We are stockists of Trek, Cannondale, Argon 18, and Lynskey Titanium bikes. Along with our bike brands we stock a huge range of clothing and cycling accessories. We also offer cycle servicing and repairs in our workshop and a comprehensive bike-fitting service with fully trained staff.
All our staff are passionate about cycling and enjoy various disciplines from mountain biking and cyclo-cross to road biking, TT and triathlon. Our mission is to share that passion and help our customers enjoy cycling as much as we do! We also believe that cycling can be a way to bring people together and we have worked with various local clubs and charities in the local community. Come along and pay us a visit!
Stuart has 9 years experience in the bike industry and set up his own business here at Ride Bikes Wales in 2012.
Stuart enjoys many cycling disciplines including road, cyclo-cross and mountain biking. He has also prevoiusly taken part in several triathlons including Ironman Wales in Tenby. He loves going for road trips abroad to take part in events including the Etape Du Tour and the Tour of Flanders. His favourite bike (at the moment!) is his Lynskey GR250 gravel bike, which takes him from road to forestry track with ease, great for riding in this area.
Tom has 8 years experience in the bike industry. He enjoys road time-trialling, competing in both 10 and 25 mile distances and also cyclo-cross racing. He has even dabbled in mountain bike racing, winning the Pembrey winter XC series overall in his category in 2014 and road hill clmbing, winning overall in the Acme hill climbing series in 2015. Tom's favourite bike of the moment is the Trek Procaliber.
Nick is a passionate cyclist, who loves to share that passion with others, coaching children at Whitchurch cycling club in his spare time. He enjoys a range of cycling disciplines, in particular endurance road and Audax riding. Check out what he's been up to on his popular 'VeloAdventures' blog.
As well as commuting to work as often as he can, Nick enjoys getting out on the MTB in his spare time. He rides along with his energetic spaniel, Olwen at his side. His favourite bike of the moment is the Trek Slash.
Bethan manages the clothing department and is also a children's bike specialist. Bethan enjoys endurance road cycling and completed Land's End to John O' Groats in 2016. She has also enjoyed dabbling in Cyclocross racing in the novice women's category. Her favourite bike is her Trek Silque with Ultegra, the fastest, smoothest road bike ever, though it is a close call with the Trek Roscoe which provided so many fun off road adventures!
Alun's supports the team by helping out part time, assembling bicycles and giving a warm welcome to all with his really quite amazing frothy coffees! Alun loves both biking on road on his Trek Domane and also getting off road up the Rhondda Valley. His favourite bike of the moment is the Trek Powerfly hardtail, though he could never part from his old Marin rigid hardtail which is still going strong!
Becky recently joined as a part time team member- tying in with her studies in Sport and Exercise Science at University of Glamorgan. Becky loves to get out on adventure rides on her gravel bike in her spare time.
Poppy joined the team in November 2016 and mostly likes to help the boys tidy up in the workshop by picking up any lunch items they might drop!
We all love our cycling and hope to share that passion with you. Hope to see you soon! The kettle's always on...