A NEW bike shop has opened its doors at Dobbies Garden Centre in Haresfield. 

The Electric Bike Shop in partnership with Cube Store UK opened in April. 

With celebrations underway the company is now offering free test bike rides next weekend on June 2 and 3 for its official grand opening as well as various discounts. 

The store is home to over 100 electric and non-electric bikes including cargo bikes, mountain bikes, road and leisure, as well as a collection of parts and accessories. 

It comes after The Electric Bike Shop, formerly e-Cycle UK, closed its Stroud branch in John Street last Thursday, May 18.

The much-loved store had been in the town for six years. 

Stroud News and Journal: The new Electric Bike Shop and Cube Store UK at Dobbies Garden Centre The new Electric Bike Shop and Cube Store UK at Dobbies Garden Centre (Image: The Electric Bike Shop)

Dan White, director of Cube Bikes UK, said: “We’re delighted to be opening our second UK concept store in partnership with The Electric Bike Shop. 

“The new retail set up in Gloucester is fantastic with our very best bike ranges available, a first class workshop and an excellent specialist store team dedicated to providing a first class experience to our customers.”

Dan Murtagh, head of retail for The Electric Bike Shop, said: “We are excited to announce the opening of this Cube Concept Store, running alongside our successful Electric Bike Shop here at Gloucester. 

“We are now the premier destination for all things Cube. 

“Supported by an enthusiastic and highly experienced team, we will continue to offer the very highest levels of customer service for all your electric and non-electric bicycle requirements.”

Free test rides of electric and non-electric bikes will be available between 10am and 4pm on both days ranging from children’s bikes through to a full selection of adult bikes. 

Customers on the day will receive a complimentary soft drink with the first 50 customers able to take home a selection of free goodies from Cube.  

Matthew Urbanowicz, Store Manager at Dobbies Gloucester, said: “We’re pleased to officially welcome The Electric Bike Shop and Cube Bikes UK to our store. 

“This new concession provides a fantastic range of bikes and e-bikes and we have already seen positive feedback from our customers. 

“We hope locals can make it for their special opening event.”