The Queen’s Jubilee weekend is nearly upon us, and whether you’re a fan of the monarchy or not it seemed like a great time to highlight some of the fantastic British brands we stock (plus – 4 day weekend, woohoo! Who’s out riding?).
This week we’re looking at the finest British bike brands! Read on for more.
Whyte are a brand synonymous with UK Mountain Biking. Their bikes are designed to tackle the toughest conditions and ever-changing UK weather, and while their roots are in MTB they’ve also expanded into the Hybrid and Gravel markets. So no matter whether you’re hitting the rowdiest trails, or fancy heading slightly off the beaten track on your ride to work Whyte will have a bike for you.
Designed and assembled out of their base near the infamous Ditchling Beacon, Orro are a fairly new brand (launching in 2014) but they’ve become well known for producing high quality, high performance road & gravel bikes. The Beacon provides the perfect testing ground for Orro, and the brand designs all their bikes with diverse British roads in mind. One of their core values is quality, which is why they hand assemble each bike at their base in Sussex, enabling rigorous control on the quality of each bike, providing each customer with the best riding experience possible!
You think of a folding bike, and no doubt you think of Brompton. Handmade at their factory in London, each Brompton is designed to fold down into a small, compact package that stays locked together as and when needed. This allows each Brompton rider to take their bike along for the ride no matter where they need to go – rush hour trains, the London underground and beyond. The functional design adapts to your day! All Brompton frames are built by hand. The Steel frames are pieced together using Brazing (some of Brompton’s master brazers have been crafting their bikes for over 18 years) and the Titanium framesets are TIG welded in their specialist factory in Sheffield.
Frog produce lightweight kids’ bikes that are designed with children at the centre with every detail of their design instilling confidence in your little ones from day one. All bikes are unisex, with tonnes of colours to choose from. Work your way up right through from Balance Bikes to specialized Kids Road & Mountain Bikes. Frog want to come along for the whole ride!
You can find all these great brands and more in-store and online – click the link below to see more!