I've always wondered whether one day we would have a secret shopper posing as a customer. I've hoped they wouldn't catch us at a bad time, as a huge delivery arrives, as a tired child throws a tantrum, when I've popped out for a coffee, the possibilities are there and not that uncommon. Luckily when Bike Biz (top trade cycling magazine) visited Bells none of the above were happening. It seems as though after visiting all the bike shops in Hastings and St Leonards, they liked us so much they awarded us the Best bike shop in Hastings and put us forward for the Star Store award - the best bike shop in the UK!
They loved the style and ethos of the shop. They were very pleased with the service, even though it was a very busy day. But most importantly, they loved the bikes! Especially the beautiful Tokyobike CS which our sneaky shopper took out for a test spin and by the end was sold.
I really hope everybody who shops at Bells has such a good experience, our main aim after all is to make a bike purchase fun!
Every year the majority of Hastings (and beyond) dress themselves in
green. They decorate their homes and shops in ivy and head to the Old
Town where they watch a man dressed as a large bush lead a prosession
through Hastings consisting of woodland imps and morris dancers. Then
everyone seems to get very drunk. This occasion is called Jack In The
Green and represents the start of spring for many south coast dwellers.
This year at Bells Bicycles we wanted to capture the spirit of Jack In The Green by holding a free portrait studio in the shop. People popped in wearing varying degrees of green finery and then vanished into the crowds for a day of sun, sea and celebrations.
This is a glimps into Jack in the Green 2013:
At Bells Bicycles we understand that a lot of us are fair weather cyclists and that's fine! Your bike may have spent more time than usual in the shed these past months but that doesn't mean you can't get straight back into it now spring is here. Dust off your bike this March and pop down for a spring service. Our friendly and qualified mechanics will go through exactly what needs doing and you'll be at one with your bike once more. See you soon!
Complete inspection, adjustment, and external lubrication of your bicycle.
An internal lubrication of all moving parts plus adjustments and replacement of faulty parts.
Full reconditioning of your bicycle. We completely disassemble your entire bike. We hand clean all components, re-lube them, re-install them, and re-assemble your bicycle. Then we perform a tune-up. An overhaul gives a dirty, well ridden bicycle a new life and greatly reduces wear and tear on all of its components.
Having trouble getting your bike to Bells? We'll pick it up from your home/work for just £10There is no need to book your bike in for a service at Bells, just pop down anytime.
01424 716 541 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bells Bicycles, 4 George st, Hastings TN34 3EG