How it all came about
Cycopath Cycles had been a contemplation for a number of years and the plunge was finally taken in 2009. Initially concentrating on servicing and repairs of bikes and in a short time various other opportunities within the industry drew interest and required exploration! From the late eighties extreme sports had me hooked. Racing Jet skis in the UK and Spain, subterranean exploration of Yorkshires legendary caving networks, motocross, free solo climbing, abseiling, to name but a few. Then In 2011 I stumbled upon Mountain bike downhill racing and before long I’d created Team Cycopath (Yorkshire champs 2013) no less! In 2012 a venue in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire became available and along with a dedicated crew we created Yorkshires only official Downhill race venue which drew in riders from all corners of the UK. Personal competing wasn’t really a sensible option due to injuries sustained from previous exploits but to be able to provide opportunities for other riders was where the buzz was.
In 2013 Cycopath Cycles moved premises to Masham, North Yorks. The 2014 Tour de France undoubtedly put Masham and the Yorkshire dales on the map thus increasing pedal powered traffic and further establishing Cycopath Cycles. Tend to service and repair more road bikes now than mountain bikes, mustn’t grumble though!
With the continual Masham tourist trade increase in mind and Wensleydale itself being a great area to visit, we launched Cycle Hire in summer 2015 as a pilot scheme to test the water. It proved rapidly a worthwhile additional venture and continues to do so as the fleet grows.
Being a workshop as opposed to retail premises we tend to generally stock parts and accessories that are required daily for servicing etc. Cycopath Cycles have various trade accounts with renowned brand names and are able to supply a vast range of bikes, components and accessories. If you’re looking for something specific, just call us and I’m sure we’ll be able to source it.
Bending over backwards
Cycopath Cycles prides itself on it’s attentive and efficient service and touch wood to date we haven’t had a complaint! We’re based on the edge of Masham, towards High Burton and tend to cover on average a 15 mile radius with a free collection and delivery service within 10 miles. All genre of bikes are undertaken and under normal circumstances are completed within a weeks window. We always advise the customer prior to work commencing of any parts required in addition to the service. We have an increasingly solid loyal customer base which speaks volumes and we strive to keep it that way.
Long may the journey continue!
Stef Reeves (Founder & owner)