Ride Bikes Wales is a small, 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 8 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 Charge gravel bike, which takes him from road to forestry track with ease, great for riding in this area.
Mike joined the company in 2013 and has completed his Cytech Level 2 in Bike Mechanics. Mike has dabbled a little in road biking but feels much more at home on the mountains. He enjoys going out with his local mountain biking club in Caerphilly. His favourite bike is his trusty Trek 4900 Hardtail, which he has spend many happy hours riding and upgrading.
Tom has 7 years experience in the bike industry and joined our team in 2015. 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 thew Acme hill climbing series in 2015. Tom's favourite bike of the moment is the Trek Procaliber.
Bethan has been around from the beginning, and officially joined the company in 2014. She 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 Top Fuel 8 women's which provided so many fun off road adventures!
Alun's also been there from day one, and supports the team by helping out every Saturday, 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 getting off road. 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!
Poppy joined the team last November 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...