Cycle Route Downend has been born from the need and desire for all things cycling. We have been the local bike store in Downend since we opened our doors in December 2013 and we want that to continue, grow and become the hub we can all use and enjoy.
We are here for all cyclists – a local independent bicycle store that aims to cater for all, run by local bike riding enthusiasts who know the area and know their product. We trust that our staff involvement will always manifest itself in the form of friendly and informed professional advice whenever you visit our shop or give us a call.
Will - Sales
What I ride: I'm predominantly a mountain biker, I like riding up and down hills equally so XC through to Enduro. I used to do a bit of road riding too but as a Dad I have to prioritise MTB these days. I still love touring and want to combine this with MTB and do some bike-packing trips ASAP.
Bikes owned: Cove Hustler 29er for technical mountain biking, Cotic Solaris for local mountain biking and bike-packing, Surly Straggler for commuting, touring and gravel. All three are custom builds and rarely stay the same spec for very long!
Where I ride: For local riding I tend to stick to Lansdown and Hanham Woods. A bit further afield I like to go to Forest of Dean, Cwmcarn and Afan. I always try and get abroad at least once per year, usually Finale Ligure or the Valais region of Switzerland. My one rule is; It doesn't count as a mountain bike ride unless you finish at a pub!"