London's CycleSurgery bike chain (no pun intended) plans to expand their presence beyond the capital with a national roll-out, with a further seven stores planned between now and the end of May.
Following the purchase of CycleSurgery last year by national outdoor chain Snow+Rock, these new stores will all be found in existing Snow+Rock locations. As skis and boards move out to mark the end of the ski season, CycleSurgery move in for the summer and will then remain as a stand-alone store within each location.
CycleSurgery General Manager, Mike Cunningham, said: "We've got the experience and the support of the leading brands in the industry to make this ambitious expansion work.
"Our stores in London are widely regarded as some of the best around and we love what we do... we're all looking forward to this opportunity."
CycleSurgery remains a stand-alone, independent bike shop and will continue to operate a full workshop as a central feature. The first store is set to open in Romford at the end of February, followed by Wirral, Birmingham, Didsbury, Port Solent, Bristol and Chertsey in May.
At present, CycleSurgery has seven stores in the London area.