Wednesday, 28 March 2012

We're opening Saturday

We've had a couple of mails asking how things are progressing, and the answer is, thick and fast!

We've slapped a lot of white paint on the walls, put up some shiny racking and laid a lawn! (all will become clear).  Aside from all of this, we've got bikes due in tomorrow, 60 of the buggers! which (mostly) need building for saturday; fun and games.

I'm sure we'll get a chance to pop some photos up tomorrow, but in the meantime, put Saturday 31st March in your diaries as that's when we're open, by hook or by crook.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

A work in progress, quite a lot of progress (picture heavy)

We've not updated this for a few days, not that we have been avoiding it, we've just been unbelievably busy.  We've gone from a bare shell to something resembling a shop in a matter of days.  A few finishing touches and a hell of a lot of paint still to go, mind! and I'm sure things will become a lot more evident in the coming days as we finish things off and start to get some stock in.

I'm sure of you scroll through these quick enough it will be like a flick book!

Kinetic Cycles
2A Church Road
Welwyn Garden City

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

As Promised

Earlier we mentioned we might have some news regarding brands we'll be stocking and, well, we do! Kinetic is proud to announce that alongside Specialized, we will be stocking Ridgeback and Genesis bikes, Singular frames and Fox clothing. We're quite happy about this as it goes.

We're going to be in the shop from 7am tomorrow to start the fit proper, so long days coming up. Remember to check back as we will update this as the days progress

Deliveries to Site

Unfortunately not the exciting bike based deliveries yet but the shop is starting to resemble a builders yard with piles of timber dotted around.  As you can see from the image below we've started to get the counter in place.  That counter is over 4 metres long just to give you an idea of the space we have available, the pictures really don't do it justice at all.  We're got the chippies in for tomorrow and thursday so it should start to resemble a shop pretty damned soon.

Stay tuned for some exciting news later today regarding more additions to our brand portfolio.

Kinetic Cycles
2A Church Road
Welwyn Garden City

Sunday, 11 March 2012

It's been a really busy last few days for us. The big news is that we've signed our lease now, we're committed and there is no turning back! but furthermore we don't have to keep taking the keys back to the agent at the end of each day!

Do we have any real updates? Well other than its going to be a busy week for us, I'm not sure we do. We've got the shop fitters in Thursday/Friday so we should start looking like a bike shop by this time next week. Fingers crossed anyhow.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

The Blank Canvas - We are in!

Although we're waiting to sign on the dotted line, our landlord has kindly let us grab the keys a couple of days early so we can get cracking.  Ever wondered what a 1600 sq ft shell looks like?

We're going to be spending the next couple of weeks turning this space into the most exciting Cycle shop in the area.

Kinetic Cycles, 2A Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6PT


We are Specialized

After a great afternoon spent yesterday at Specialized HQ, we're pleased and proud to announce that Kinetic Cycles will be a Specialized bicycle and accessory dealer.  We will be stocking a full range of bikes from commuter hybrids through to entry and performance mountain bikes and a great line-up of road bikes too.  We are proposing to have a number of demo models available including the award winning Roubaix road bike and the hotly tipped Camber 29er Carbon MTB range.  Details can be found at and  - Stay tuned for more announcements over the coming days - Kinetic Cycles, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Is Spring Springing?

Looking out of my window I see a strange sight, the sun.  not only that, but on venturing outside I notice a dramatic side-effect of this seldom seen phenomenon; warmth!  Far too often over the past months the sight of the sun has been tainted with blistering cold meaning for the most part, it was often best enjoyed from behind glass, cuppa in had, sat in front of the fire.

Venturing further afield I notice the trails are drying, perhaps my laziness in leaving semi-slick tyres on my 'cross bike throughout the winter is about to pay dividends?!  The sun, warmth, dry trails and longer evenings can only be one thing; the masses are coming, and I do not at all mean this in a derisory fashion, I'm genuinely excited about the prospect.  Every spring time bikes are pulled from hibernation and once again the nation re-discovers it's love for all things 2-wheeled, which can only be positive.  Year-on-year  more people than ever, rather than consign their bikes to sheds and garages alongside their classic 2-seater sports cars and lawn mowers, sling on a set of waterproofs and mudguards and continue spinning away long into the winter.  And now comes the time to convert some more.  I'm sure with the Olympic buzz we'll see a new influx of people re-discovering the bike and another group who will be able to hold their head up high and rather than saying "I own a bike" will declare; "I am a cyclist!"  Can we keep this rolling is the question?

Anyway, onto more pressing matters:  We're still hounding solicitors to get on with the job in hand.  On the surface it doesn't appear complicated but it's taking it's sweet time.  On the up side, the landlord has very kindly agreed for us to have the keys in advance of completing so we can start getting contractors in. This should all be happening next tuesday and with that in mind, we should still be on schedule for an April opening - I have however watched enough episodes of Grand Designs to know not to count my chickens before they've hatched and relevant cliches.

We've got supplier meetings monday, so fingers crossed we should be able to announce some exciting (certainly for us) news soon.