On Yer Bike, established almost 30 years ago, is going from strength to strength with a new store in Lancaster, a ‘Giant’ rebrand in Blackburn and the UK’s largest range of electric bikes in Burnley. Sarah Varley finds out more. Photography: Vanessa Fry
On Yer Bike Burnley is a fantastic place to go if you want to get into cycling or upgrade your bike. The shop is vast, with around 250 bikes on display across two floors, including the biggest range of electric bikes in the UK, with over 100 on show in the dedicated showroom. On Yer Bike have been selling electric bikes for the past 25 years but advances in technology mean it is now a hugely popular way to get outdoors, exercising and enjoying our wonderful countryside, without having to worry about all the hills in the area that might have been putting you off!
The store sells a huge range of cycles from kids to adults including mountain, road and trial bikes as well as the electric bikes and lots of clothing and accessories too. Brands stocked include Scott, Trek, Giant, Cube, Whyte, Haibike, Raleigh and Bergamont.
The staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable, so you can get great advice whether you’re new to cycling, want to get the whole family into cycling together or are a seasoned cyclist wanting to upgrade. In-store qualified mechanics ensure you get off to a smooth start and provide excellent aftercare.
The Burnley store features a state-of-the-art bike fitting system, using laser technology to ensure the perfect frame and fitting for you, whether for performance or comfort. “We want our customers to get the most out of their bikes and use this technology to make sure everything is perfect for them to really enjoy covering those miles,” owner John Aspden says.
And if you choose to go electric, a whole new world of possibilities opens up to you in terms of ground you can cover and explore.
“It’s important to try before you buy with bikes,” John tells me, and this is where On Yer Bike again goes the extra mile for customers.
You can test out the bikes, from a quick spin to hiring a bike for an hour or even a full day, to really make sure it’s right for you.
“We organise rides on Tuesday nights so you can book in and go off-roading with us on an electric mountain bike to really see how fantastic they are,” John enthuses.
The trails vary and give you a taste of the great cycling opportunities on our doorstep, from Winter Hill to Gisburn Forest.
The store in Blackburn has now been rebranded as a Giant Store, where customers can view the full range of hugely popular Giant Bikes and products, and people come from far afield to do so.
Another exciting milestone for On Yer Bike is the opening of their third store this spring, On Yer Bike Lancaster, situated right on the cycle way. All three locations have coffee bars and good parking so you can take your time over selecting the right bike for you and 0 per cent finance is available on purchases over £350.
On Yer Bike Burnley
Queen Street, Burnley BB11 1AT
On Yer Bike Lancaster
Lowell House, Caton Road, Lancaster, LA1 3NY
491-501 Whalley New Road, Blackburn BB1 9AX