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Our Story

Born from our love of all things bike, Rourke Cycles was started by Brian Rourke in 1972 to pass on his passion to the local area and the followers of his racing career.

Over the following years, the retail business grew alongside the Rourke brand attracting lots of leading industry names such as Peugeot. After training as a teenager, Jason - Brian's son, developed the frame-building business offering bespoke bicycle builds to an ever-growing client list including the likes of Reg Harris, Guy Martin, and Olympians Nicole Cooke and Jason Kenny.

In 2018, Jason decided to focus solely on frame-building independently as Rourke Handbuilt Cycles. Ian the store's manager took ownership of the Rourke Cycles retail business to develop it for the next generation.

Built on the values of knowledge, flexibility and diversity. Rourke Cycles is now a boutique cycling venue offering the very best bikes and gear from Specialized, Scott, Whyte, Marin & Norco, components from Hope, Burgtec, SRAM & Shimano along with leading clothing brands, Troy Lee, 100%, Assos & Madison. This is backed up by one of the bext workshops around.