Performance Cycles has over 30 years experience in cycling, and in this time we hope we’ve learnt a thing or two about bikes!! Before we started Performance Cycles, we were always frustrated by our local bikes shops only trying to sell us a bike they had on the shelf – and not truly listening to what we wanted!!
We try and do things a little differently – in all cases our customer is put first (it’s been said a thousand times before, but it really is a case of the customer is king), and your needs will always be carefully considered. We’ll never sell you “what we’ve got” we’d rather listen to what you need and advise you accordingly, and if that means building a bike specifically for you – or going out and finding new a supplier just to get that one part that you need, then that is undoubtedly the best way to do it. At least that way you know you’ll get the right size frame, the best level of kit for your money and the correct range of gears for the type of riding you’re planning on doing!! Why have a bike with high ‘race’ gearing, when actually you’ll be tackling the climbs of the Alp’s in your latest Sportive challenge.
For us, it really is about the bike – or at least riding the bike!! And that’s why we treat everyone the same, whether you’re a seasoned rider or a complete newcomer to the sport – you’ll always be made to feel welcome, and the kettle will be on!!
Performance Cycles in owned and run by Andy Kirk – a lifelong cyclist, with a huge passion for the sport.
Andy started racing at the age of 14 for his local club the Corinium CC. In 1996 he rode the regional heats of the GHS and qualified for the National finals, along with riding the Junior National 10 and the Duo Normand in France (a race won that year by olympic gold medalist Chris Boardman). Currently trying to re-find some sort of ‘form’ and get back into regular riding – there’s a rumour that 2023 will see him pin a number on and “race” again!!
Marc Le Sueur:
Our master mechanic is the latest additional to the Performance Cycles team. Originally from Jersey, Marc has been racing mountain bike and road events for 30 years. Starting out in the cycle trade over 25 years ago, there isn’t much he hasn’t seen or done when it comes to bikes.
From wheel builds to suspension servicing, he’s the guy we turn to when we’ve broken our own bikes!!
If it’s bike related, then it’s up Oli’s street!! Lover of all things cycling, Oli might have started out as a roadie but the gravel market introduced him to getting muddy and he’s now gone all-in with his new Orbea Occam and an entry into the 2023 Ard Rock MTB race!!
A lover of all things MTB – we’re trying to educate Ayden on the road, but he loves nothing more than going out and smashing the trails whenever he can!!