So Hardies Bikes, where did we begin? To most people the opening of our shop in Abbey Street Melrose on May the 4th 2013 was the beginning but really it all started long before that.
In 2010 we found out that there were junior downhill mountain biking competitions to be held at Innnerleithen. We went along slightly under prepared but the boys had some fantastic results. Over the next few years the guys took part in the Scottish Downhill series with mixed results due to injuries and bike breakages.
A change of circumstances and a new outlook on life at the beginning of 2013 was to be when the shop was born. A series of coincidences on our journey took place telling us that Hardies Bikes Was ‘meant to be’ and we have never looked back, our dream became reality. We opened our doors on May the 4th (yes we are Star Wars fans and this date seemed fit for our venture) and were overwhelmed by the response.
Hardies Bikes takes 100% commitment to work with the whole team working long hours seven days a week to provide our customers with a professional service. We feel Hardies Bikes is the local hub promoting cycling events in the shop and on social media and supporting local riders.
As well as building up our customer base in the shop we are supporting a number of race series. We feel this is an important part of our progression for the shop bringing new business and helping the races where our own young team began their journey.
We are now a proud sponsor of SDA (Scottish Downhill Association) providing the occasional spot prizes and end of season podium prizes while generally be on hand to assist with any mechanical problems riders may have.
2016 is shaping up to be a busy year, after being invited to be a main retailer and mechanic for the Scottish Enduro series we see great things on the horizon.