CycleMiles is now 1 year old
We started in April 2012, but the desire to run a bicycle business has really been in the founder’s blood since his first job as a teenage cycle mechanic in the 80’s. After a bit of a career diversion over the past 30 years, the decision to create CycleMiles was finally taken on a cycle ride from Winchester in Hampshire to Muckle Flugga in the Shetland Islands.
To summarise, this is what we are trying to do:
- Create a useful and interesting cycling business that makes you say “I like that.” “That’s useful.” “That will be a great present”. “CycleMiles was so helpful.” “They know a lot about adventure cycling, cycling art, cycling books, cycling gifts at CycleMiles.” “If you’re mad about cycling, CycleMiles is THEeeee place to shop.”
- Create a business that is thoughtful and responsible about the resources it uses. That creates jobs, supports its staff to train and develop and is a good employer.
- Create a sustainable business that works in partnership with its suppliers, pays all it’s taxes and staff salaries and invests any profits in growing the business to provide better services and choice of products to it’s customers.
- Create a business that makes you feel confident that whenever you deal with CycleMiles, we will always do our best to assist you find the right product at the best value and if we can’t do that, we will say so.
Highlights of our first year
That will have to wait until next week . . . must get ready to meet a great ‘new’ cycling artist called Pendonneur, who works in pencil and pencil wash. We look forward to showing you his incredible work.