Some shops allow you to ‘test ride’ a bike around the block. If that is all you want to do, that's fine.
But we would prefer you spend a bit more time with the bike that you are considering buying, while exploring the beautiful countryside around the Ironbridge gorge. That way you can make a well informed decision about what suits you best.
Book your ride ahead and we can discuss which bikes you would like to ride. (Although it’s not possible to have all bikes in all sizes, we should have some suitable for you). You can choose from half a day or a whole day. All of the test ride charge is refundable if you then purchase a bike. if you haven’t ridden a tandem before and would like to try one, you can book a Tandem Experience with training included.
If you are wondering what you family can do while you are riding or talking bikes with us, there’s loads of interesting things to do in the Gorge. Being in a world heritage site there are numerous museums and activities to visit, together with other interesting towns such as Much Wenlock (home of the modern Olympics) or the foody haven of Ludlow.
We have assorted routes, cafes, pubs and accommodation that we can suggest in the area immediately around the Gorge. If you want you can take the bike home or on holiday (UK only). Conditions do apply.
Test Ride it on your favourite route for day or more or around the lanes and hills of Shropshire or Wales or where you live and not just round the car park or along the road from the shop.
The concept is quite simple. You can test ride the bikes for 2 hours, 1/2 a day or a full day so that you can fully test how they feel and ride before you buy one. Afterwards, should you choose to buy a bike of a similar value, we will refund all of your test ride fee when you place your order with us. It’s a good idea to bring your own preferred pedals and shoes.
There is no catch: you test ride a bike and if you buy bike of a similar value from us your test ride charge is refunded.
Yes. However, we do require photo ID from you, plus a £500 pre-authorisation on a credit card, and of course you fill in a test ride contract. If you are just testing the bike for up to one day then you pay the test ride charge when you return. For more than one day you pay the full test ride charge before you leave the shop.
We know where you live….. and we will inform the Police.
Yes, we supply pump, spare tube, multi tool in a seat pack, plus a lock and Giro helmet if you require one.
Yes, or coffee if you would prefer.
Like you, we need time off too, so as a rule we are not. However, we can make certain arrangements if required, so do ask, the worst we can say is no.