Artdeans Motorcycle and Scooter Centre in Rodbourne has been a family owned and run store since the 1950s, when Arthur Pullen, the grandfather of current owner Glyn Pullen, set up the bicycle business.
Almost 60 years later Artdeans has come full circle as it has just opened its brand new cycle showroom, offering value for money bikes for commuting and family cycling fun.
Glyn’s business partner Andy Cuss started commuting to work by bike four years ago, and has become a cycling convert. He said: “The interest in cycling is set to soar with Team GB’s performance at the Olympics and Bradley Wiggins’ victory in the Tour de France. It’s a great thing for families to do together, and our Falcon and Claud Butler range of bikes offers something to suit every budget.”
Artdeans pride themselves on offering quality and service which is second to none, and their fully equipped service centre with experienced technicians ensures customers stay safe on the road.
Describing their target market Andy said: “There’s a lot of interest in economical commuting at the moment, so families are ditching their second car in favour of a reasonably priced bike or scooter. We’ve got a good range of 50cc scooters around the £1,000 mark, or a 125 motorbike for £1,500.
“The benefits of these vehicles are that they are free to park, they’re allowed to use the bus lanes, they do 80 to 100 miles per gallon, the road tax is only £16 per year, and if you passed your driving test before 2001 you can drive one away today without L plates.”
But if it’s bikes you’re after in the run–up to Christmas, Artdeans offer a Christmas savings club: register in the shop and pay anything from £1 per week, and settle the balance one week before Christmas.