You are here > Home

Velocity Bikes is closing

South Downs Bikes – Opening soon in Cosham

Mike and Tina Wickham founded Velocity Bikes in 2001. The business was successful from the outset, and grew very rapidly. Expansion involved two changes of premises. Velocity Bikes established an unrivalled reputation for quality of service and products for discerning cyclists of all kinds.
 
Unfortunately, Tina has developed a serious illness which will soon require major surgery. With a young family to consider, Mike and Tina will not be in a position to run the business during Tina’s long-term convalescence. This has resulted in the difficult but unavoidable decision to close the business on July 31st.

South Downs Bikes will open on August 1st 2015 in Cosham, taking over the premises of Velocity Bikes. The spacious, modern and air-conditioned retail unit will become the fourth branch of South Downs Bikes, a long-established and highly reputable chain of specialist cycle shops from West Sussex.
 
South Downs Bikes operates to the highest standards of customer service, and will represent the entire folio of high quality brands previously offered by Velocity Bikes - plus quite a few others. Dave and Leon are transferring from Velocity Bikes to South Downs Bikes, and will remain as friendly and familiar faces to provide for the customer’s every need. The changeover should be almost seamless.
 
Visitors to the shop after August 1st can expect continuation of the uncompromising values and standards upon which Velocity Bikes reputation has been built over the last decade and a half. A few interesting changes are likely. All of these will be positive, with the aim of enhancing the bike shop experience for discerning local cyclists.
 
Mike and Tina have greatly enjoyed serving the needs of the local cycling community, and will miss dealing with customers, many of whom have become friends. Mike and Tina would like to thank everyone for their custom and support over the years. Best wishes from all at Velocity Bikes.

Should you need to contact us please email tina@velocitybikes.co.uk as this email will continue to operate for a period of time.