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Three of the Best Cycling Shops in Swindon
Cycling is a hugely popular pastime, and many Wiltshire residents regularly swap four wheels for two during the summer months. Swindon is blessed with multiple cycling outlets, so whether you're looking to purchase a new bike or simply add some accessories to your existing model, there are ample opportunities to shop around. We have picked out three of the best cycling retailers in the region to help you get started.
Mitchells is one of the most recognisable and reputable businesses in Swindon, and it stocks a number of top brands. If you're new to the sport, you may be fazed by the 250+ bicycles on display, but their friendly staff will always help point you in the right direction. It's also one of the largest stockists of children's bicycles, and it is the ideal place to make sure you get the right model for those enthusiastic younger members of the family.
It's never too late to get started, and there are a number of schemes in the region which also encourage older residents to get back into the saddle. Mitchells Cycles is the ideal place for those who are looking to get started a little later in life.
This old-fashioned, family-run business is the first port of call for both inexperienced and regular cyclists, and their first-class customer service is unbeatable.
Dame is a shop which specialises in women's cycling, and riders of all abilities are made to feel welcome here. Ladies who wish to get back on the road can also build up their confidence at the Dame Cycling Club, which was launched back in 2015, and has since expanded beyond Wiltshire.
Also catering for runners and triathletes, this inspiring business is helping Swindon residents build up their fitness as well as exploring the great outdoors. Not only will they help budding cyclists find their perfect match, they'll also ensure that the sizing and set-up is completely correct. They also offer a huge range of stock in a number of different sizes, and this will hopefully encourage the entire family to come along for the ride.
Located in Churchwood Park, Hargroves Cycles is one of the most established businesses in the Swindon area. This charming little retailer has expanded its offering over the last few years, and stocks pretty much everything a keen cyclist could ever dream of. From the latest Garmin technology to Tifosi sunglasses, you're highly likely to find what you're looking for here.
They have also run a number of incentives over the years including 2017's Trade-In a Banger campaign, which enabled customers to benefit from a part-exchange program offering £500 off all new purchases.
Although Hargroves tends to be busy all year round, there is always a spike in interest during the summer months. A combination of warm weather, and televised coverage of the Tour de France tends to increase the number of cyclists hitting the road, and Hargroves is the ideal place to start. Although it is unlikely that you will be part of the Grand Depart, the iconic sporting event unquestionably inspires new or lapsed cyclists to get back into the saddle. Many fans enjoy watching or betting on Tour de France throughout July, and in 2019, British cycling fans are likely to be cheering on reigning champion Geraint Thomas, who is second favourite for success this year.
Cycling has never been so popular, and luckily, Swindon has a plethora of dedicated shops which cater for all abilities. Whether you're a complete novice, or a regular on the road, these three retails have everything you need to make life on two wheels a whole lot simpler.