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Bike shop gears up for new hire service

Bike shop gears up for new hire service
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Bike shop gears up for new hire service

1 October 2018

The team at the Trek Bicycle Sheffield at Fox Valley have launched a new electric bike hire service in-store, customers have the chance to tackle the hills and valleys of North Sheffield on a range of electric bikes with complete ease.

Electric bicycles offer unique solutions to the challenges of commuting by bike. On or off the road, they’re perfect for those who want to climb for a bit longer, adventure a bit further or just get there a bit faster.

These rides are all about possibility. Only e-bikes offer the flexibility to get in a workout, ride with a faster friend, haul a heavy load or simply cruise. Even if your ride varies from day to day, an electric bicycle always gives you the option to do and experience more.Trek Powerfly e-bikes are available to hire now!

The new service was launched at Fox Valley on Monday 1st October, Sir Gary Verity - Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire visited the Fox Valley store to see the bikes hire service. The new hire service sits alongside a full range of other in-store services, including a service centre with Trek trained technicians, bike fitting studio and the ability to customise your own Project One bike!

The store also stocks all the latest mountain, road, e-bike bikes alongside a full range of children’s bikes, as well as a range of high quality Bontrager components and accessories including wheels, helmets, shoes and clothing.

Trek Bikes is a US company’s - first store in the region, originated in Wisconsin in 1976.  Trek has been at the forefront of the movement, continually challenging the limits of the bicycle's capability. Trek wants everyone to HAVE FUN - RIDE BIKES - FEEL GOOD.

Trek Sheffield Fox Valley hosted the finish line of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire when Serge Pauwels rode to victory just a few feet from the front door of the bike store.

The nearby Wharncliffe Woods are home to some of the best mountain bike trails to try out the new hire fleet and are also the backdrop to world class events – providing the training ground for World Downhill Mountain Bike Champion Steve Peat.

Store manager Andy Cook said: “We are delighted to launching this new service for our customers, it’s something which we’re hoping will be really popular with both families and groups of friends and colleagues who fancy trying out these fantastic e-bikes.”

If the service proves popular a road bike hire may be launched next year.

Sir Gary Verity DL, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire said: “The impact of Yorkshire welcoming the Grand Départ of the Tour de France and now hosting the yearly Tour de Yorkshire means more and more people are getting on their bikes to explore the county. This brings with it many benefits to both individual health and well-being and our environment in general.  This is a brilliant new service that will open up cycling to an even bigger audience and allow people with different levels of experience and ability to enjoy a fantastic day out on a bike in beautiful Yorkshire.”

The store holds regular guided store ride out and events. Mountain bike ride outs run on Wednesdays and road bike rides on a Sunday.  For more information about ride outs and bike hire contact the store on 0114 213 8020. 


For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644