In this month’s edition of our Dealer Spotlight, we travel down south to the beautiful beach town of Bournemouth to meet our resident e-bike stockists. If you’re not planning on surfing, one of the best ways to take in the coastal beauty of the town is On Yer Bike!
With 20-plus years of experience in the cycling industry, the guys at On Yer Bike know what they are talking about when it comes to bikes.
- What motivated you to open/run a bicycle shop?
To provide bikes at an affordable price for a large range of people, including local residents and students at the universities in Bournemouth. Getting people cycling rather than driving cars in Bournemouth (and elsewhere) is not only environmentally better, but is better for the town and is a much better way of exploring the area.
- What makes your store different from others?
We cater for all kinds of cyclists of different ages and abilities rather than aiming ourselves at a niche area of the cycling communities. We are also staffed by a lovely bunch of fellas and have the best radio station playing all day long, 6 Music!
- Where is the best/favourite location you’ve ever cycled?
The scenic Purbecks, along the Bournemouth seafront and the New Forest. All local spots full of natural beauty!
- What is the funniest/strangest request you’ve ever had from a customer?
Our head mechanic was once asked if we repair kettles. We also had a customer needing to buy a new saddle after his pet parrot ate his old one.
- What about the VOLT™ brand and range led you to stock them?
They have created a high-quality product that is well built. They are stylish-looking bikes with a range that caters for most kinds of riding. They are also a really easy company to deal with.
- What is your favourite VOLT™ e-bike and why?
The VOLT™ Metro because it’s a nice little bike to cruise around the seafront on. Being small and agile with the aid of the motor, you can lean back on the pannier rack and cruise along the sunset-lit promenade.
- What is your top tip for anyone looking to buy an electric bike?
Take a few for a test ride so you can experience the difference between each model/brand and the different features.
The popular bike shop has a showroom full of bikes and is fully stocked with everything you might need to join the e-bike revolution. From mountain e-bikes, folding to hybrid, you’re bound to find the right choice for you.