How Brighton’s The Bike Tailor has set up shop in one of the coolest cycling showrooms in London
Although The Bike Tailor is truly an international centre for all things bike fitting, with global brand partners and perfectly tuned bike deliveries as far afield as Bangladesh, working with cyclists in the UK’s capital is as important as working anywhere in the world.
That’s why Bike Tailor founder and manager, Stephen Roche has teamed up with London’s VIA Atelier.
VIA is a mecca for cyclists, showcasing the best brands from around the world, all in one place, located in the iconic area of King’s Cross – it is
“London’s first cycling showroom – a destination for all cyclists, stocking the top brands and products, plus rides, screenings, food, events and more.”
When one cycling hero meets another…
Stephen started bike fitting for London cyclists on an ad hoc basis at VIA at the start of the year and found working there so enjoyable, he wanted to make it a regular thing. So, Stephen approached the VIA guys – fellow cycling enthusiasts and all-round great people – and agreed to partner with them, arranging a two-day-a-week bike surgery.
Stephen says, “I just love the vibe of this place – here at VIA, we’re surrounded by all kinds of people every day, whether they are local office workers coming for coffee or keen road bikers here to get the best out of their rides. It’s relaxing and exciting all at the same time.
“I love how one day we can do a bike fit for a keen road biker, and the next day we could make someone’s commuter bike fit them better to give them a more pleasant ride into work. There really is no one-size-fits-all approach here – either for people’s bikes or the services we offer.”
What’s on offer
Among the services the Bike Tailor team offers at VIA are a complete professional bicycle refit, bike sizing, saddle fitting, formthotics, and cleats setup. Not only all of that wonderful stuff but also The Bike Tailor is one of a few fitters in London who can perform saddle pressure mapping (in short, this is a precise way to see where there is more pressure between your butt and your bike, to help find better, less painful alternatives).
Expert is as expert does – The Bike Tailor team works with amazing technology and has all the know-how to turn a good bike into a great bike.
Are you a cyclist living in London?
The Bike Tailor is available to carry out expert, professional fittings at VIA Atelier every Thursday and Friday – everyone is welcome to rock up, from commuter road cyclists to gravel cyclists and triathlon bikers.
Find out more about The Bike Tailor
If you’d like to chat, drop us an email at email@example.com or call us at 01273 569006. We live for bikes and would love the chance to help you with yours.
And in the meantime, why not read some more of The Bike Tailor’s cool tales?