Above: Harry Hall Cycles often Provided roadside assistance with a converted Mini van in Britain’s biggest amateur events throughout the 1970s and 80s.
Hailed as one of the top British race bike mechanics of his era, Harry Hall founded Harry Hall Cycles in 1957.
Today the 3,000 sq ft store, is run by Harry’s son Graham Hall and stocks just about everything you would ever need to join the two-wheeled revolution! With its team of friendly-faced cycling enthusiasts Harry Hall Cycles remains a Mecca for northern bike riders.
With such a fascinating and inspiring history it’s a real honour to have this unique cycle shop on board. We’re thrilled to share their story here…
- What motivated you to open/run a bicycle shop?
I took over from my father to combine a business with a lifelong passion and to avoid having a proper job!
- What makes your store different from others?
We are a small independent family business run by a bunch of enthusiasts and racers. We offer a full range of cycles from folding to mountain, elite road to electric.
- Where is the best/favourite location you’ve ever cycled?
That’s a tough question. Throughout the team we have cycled most of the major routes. Obviously, cycling is a great way of mixing holidays with hobbies. But nothing beats your local trails; like riding Hebden Bridge MTB or challenging the hills of the peaks on the road.
- What is the funniest/strangest request you’ve ever had from a customer?
That’s the beauty of the trade: No day is the same. I would say we get a weird and wonderful request every day, especially being based in Manchester City Centre.
- What about the VOLT™ brand & range led you to stock them?
They offered a large range of affordable, quality bikes with a history in electric bikes greater than most.
- What is your favourite VOLT™ e-bike and why?
- What is your top tip for anyone looking to buy an electric bike?
Don’t read too many online reviews and avoid purchasing your bike online. These bikes are detailed products and you are better off with professional explanations and ultimately your purchase will come down to personal preference.
Book a test ride at the most famous bike shop in Manchester today.