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Preview of a great looking new Orange Bikes video!

Jan 31, 2012   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Videos  //  No Comments

If you saw the excellent recent Hope Technology then you will know what sort of nice little videos that British Biking companies are making at the moment. I hope that the Orange one Read more >>

Nimble 29er

Nov 29, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Videos  //  No Comments

Did you think that a 29er couldn’t possibly be nimble? Think again and watch this cool little video of a Santa Cruz Tallboy on the Ladies Only trail at Read more >>

Sealskins Socks Bargain

Nov 19, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Kit & Equipment  //  1 Comment


I got these socks recently from Bike UK on Queens Ave in Clifton. They are the excellent Sealskins waterproof socks. But what is even better is that because they are last season’s stock they are all 20% off!

I’ve had a pair before – 2 pairs actually. The first pair I washed in the washing machine on a 30 degree wash, but I guess that the thermostat on the machine wasn’t all that accurate Read more >>

Oktoberfest Last Lap Photo

Oct 23, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Race Team  //  No Comments

This is the one photo that I didn’t have ready for the main blog post about the Oktoberfest. Ollie Young and Simon “Temps” Wright riding past the Taylored Cycles pit area for the last time on their 10th lap and still managing a smile!

Ross Taylor
Taylored Cycles Ltd

TC at The Oktoberfest 2011

Oct 21, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Race Team  //  No Comments

If you’re looking for the German beer festival you’ve come to the wrong place!

The Taylored Cycles Race team has competed in many of the annual Bikefest 12 hour events that have happened every June for the past 10 years. However this was our first visit to the the October 8 hour version.

We just had a select couple of competitors for our first run of the Oktoberfest. They were in the form of Oliver Young and Simon “Temps” Wright who entered the 8 hour solo event. We also had Edd Gowlett who tagged along to get some of the excellent Taylored Cycles race support and he entered the 8 hour solo singlespeed event. Yes, I know, that was a crazy idea.

Edd found us an excellent spot to set up the pit area and show off the new Taylored Cycle Hub sign writing on the van.

The seemingly fallen over awning wasn’t ours – our neighbours were using it as a pretty effective wind break!

Our intrepid (stupid) solo riders set off to the traditional Le Mans start while I put the finishing touches to the pit area and positioned myself at the corner into the start/finish straight to cheer them past after the initial melee.

Ollie and Temps in the nervous group of riders about to start all the various different versions of the 8 hour event.

During the race I passed the time

We’re in the Bristol Evening Post!

Oct 19, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Press  //  2 Comments

On page 5 of the Business Week supplement in today’s Bristol Evening Post:

Cycle Hub Aquired!

Oct 8, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All  //  No Comments

Taylored Cycles Ltd has recently bought The Cycle Hub!

The Cycle Hub is now the Taylored Cycle Hub and is a new department of Taylored Cycles Ltd.

Previous owner Paul Flook will continue to run the Taylored Cycle Hub to help with the transition. “I have enjoyed every moment of The Cycle Hub and would like to thank all the customers who have supported me over the past 3 years.”

All services, locations and opening times will remain the same:

Find us between 8am and 6pm at:

Monday – Bristol Temple Meads Railways Station (Temple Quay exit)
Tuesday – UWE, Frenchay Campus, Car Park 15
Wednesday – Bristol City Centre (near the fountains, opposite the end of Corn St)
Thursday – Bristol Temple Meads Railways Station (Temple Quay exit)
Friday – Bristol Temple Meads Railways Station (Temple Quay exit)

To make an appointment with Taylored Cycle Hub call this number: 07824 776 923

Ross Taylor, Director of Taylored Cycles, says: “We are looking forward to a successful future working together as one company. We will now be able to service and repair lots more bikes for the cyclists of Bristol.”

The original Taylored Cycles mobile facilities will all still be available as before but now people will be able to come to us as well as us going to them by visiting the Taylored Cycle Hub!

Past Events

Oct 4, 2011   //   by ross.taylor   //   All, Race Team  //  No Comments

To get us started I thought I’d give a quick run through of some of the exciting events Taylored Cycles has been involved with over last year.


Back in April I thoroughly enjoyed dressing up when Taylored Cycles provided the support vehicle for Bristol’s first ever Vintage Velo. We started from Clifton Suspension Bridge, stop at Tyntesfield for ginger beer, and ended up at Flax Bourton Village Hall for some bicycle related games.


I’m an active cyclist myself, and so


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