Richmond's longest serving local bike shop
Village Cycles opened in May 1987 in a small shop in the centre of Richmond’s business area. As the business grew we moved in to larger premises at the Traffic Light corner and from there, fifteen years ago, into our present building at 301 Queen Street, Richmond. We carried out extensive renovations to the building in 2009 and have just recently given the shop a fresh, more rustic look on the outside with a change in colour, the addition of stone to the front and crisp new signage.
Jim has been at the helm of the business since the beginning and brings with him a vast knowledge of the bike industry, racing and bikes themselves. He has raced, himself, for over 40 years on both the road and track and has been a NZ Team mechanic at Olympic and Commonwealth Games and World Championships. He is supported in the shop by a team of three full-time, qualified mechanics and two very experienced shop staff.
Sue, Jim’s wife, also has a background in cycling, having raced in the Commonwealth Games and World Championships on the road. She does the administrative, behind-the-scenes stuff and is keen to help with any women-specific advice.
The whole team is passionate about cycling with a good mix of BMXers, Mountain bikers and Roadies – so there is expertise in all fields of cycling.