End of an era

"On Friday July 2nd Cycleworks sold its last shop in Petersfield to East Street Cycles who will continue as Hoops Velo owned by Mr Gary Bird.

Cycleworks started in 1995 and was acquired by Chris and Sally Goble in 1999. The company grew to have 4 shops in Leatherhead, Haslemere, Guildford and Petersfield.

Over the last 4 years as Chris approached retirement the shops were sold off to staff members. Leatherhead is now Surrey Hills Cycleworks, Haslemere - MB Cyclery and Guildford - Ace Bikes owned by Dave Farmer, Mike Smith and Toby Pantling respectively. All three shops have continued to thrive and be very successful individually.

Sally and I wish continued success to all these shops and in particular to the Petersfield shop that will become Hoops Velo. It will continue to be managed by our long-term trusted Manager and friend Tom Peddar.

In the 21 years we have been around we have worked with many amazing people, most of whom are still in the bike trade either in retail or with the big brands. We thank them for all their loyalty, dedication and above all friendship.

Farewell from us and sincere thanks and good health to all our old customers and friends who visited us regularly in the past."

Chris & Sally Goble

The Petersfield shop can still be contacted on 01730 263370, or via www.hoopsvelo.com.