02 Dec C&D Cycles: Pedalling Through Generations in Kettering
With a legacy spanning 24 Christmases, C&D Cycles stands tall as a cherished family-run cycle shop in the heart of Kettering. Led by Chris and his team, this cycling haven is more than just a store; it’s a testament to passion, expertise, and a commitment to cycling enthusiasts of all ages.
At C&D Cycles, the shelves gleam with a diverse collection of new bikes, with the e-bike emerging as a favourite among families, especially during the festive season. Their innovative Christmas club offers patrons a hassle-free way to reserve a bike, pay via various methods including PayPal and Klarna, or opt for flexible finance packages, ensuring everyone finds their ideal ride for the holidays.
But it’s not just about new bikes; it’s about the cycling community. The shop’s dedication to serving cyclists extends to repairs and servicing, from fixing punctures to conducting full diagnostic checks on e-bikes. Their commitment to convenience shines through with a pickup and delivery service, ensuring no cyclist is left stranded.
For those seeking accessories or parts, C&D Cycles has it covered, boasting a comprehensive range from helmets, shorts, and jerseys to bike fittings, catering to every cycling need imaginable.
Beyond the transactions, what sets C&D Cycles apart is their warm welcome and unparalleled expertise. With over 30 years in the trade, Chris and the team offer more than just products—they offer guidance, ensuring customers find precisely what they need, fostering relationships that span generations within the town.
Chris fervently advocates for shopping local, emphasising its role in bolstering the community and preserving the vibrancy of towns. C&D Cycles isn’t just a place of commerce; it’s a cornerstone of the local social fabric—a place where patrons can grab a coffee, browse, and revel in the camaraderie of a community hub.
Chris says “Shopping local helps the local community as a very high percentage of the money spent locally stays local helping other business and securing jobs and the future of towns. The more people shop in their local town, gives the town a social buzz from grabbing a coffee and pastry to popping in to shops to pick something up to then going for dinner, or doing some shopping then getting some lunch with friends.”
His and his team’s commitment to accessibility is commendable, with a wheelchair-friendly setup and services catering to various mobility needs, ensuring inclusivity for all.
In the heart of Kettering, C&D Cycles isn’t just a cycle shop; it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of community, cycling passion, and the belief that every turn of the pedal fosters a stronger, closer-knit town.