About Us

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 Kirk:
Andy has been riding since the age of 14 for his local club, the Corinium Cycling Club. 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). More recently he’s got back into riding and racing (after time out for a family) and rides road races, the odd time trial and Sportive events (including the 2006 and 2009 Etape du Tour).

Scott Jones:
Our master mechanic, and voted the best in Britain in a 2018 Cycling Weekly & MBR poll / competition – there’s nothing Scott doesn’t know about keeping your pride and joy in top condition. A super keen mountain biker, Scott is our go-to guy when things get muddy!!

Harry Rayner-Lovejoy:
A recent addition to the team here at Performance Cycles, Harry will be in the shop to look after you when you stop by. A super keen mountain biker, who loves nothing more than throwing himself down some crazy trails – and then working our what new toy he wants to spend his wages on!!