Friday, 29 April 2011

It's a Busy Easter!

Wow! What an Easter this has been for my wee business and thankyou to all who sent folk to me.  Non stop with servicing and repairs and bike hires galore.  Some great folk have come by from accross the pond, both Canucks and Americans.  They sooooo love it here. Why?  Because I believe we (Glencoe, Loch Leven and Appin) are open and friendly and give that little bit extra to guests in our area. For me my business may well be a way of financially helping my family through university, but it's not all about the money. It's about meeting people and showing them what a great place this is for history, culture and scenery and that ceud mille failte is exactly that and not just some arbitary writing on a sign post.  I have to say though that some Lochaber shops and retail outlets still have some miserable buggers serving the public and managers need to get a grip. Only folk who have traveled realise that a whole impression of a country, place or populace can be brought down by a bad encounter, or made good by honest, friendly and open customer service.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

New Bikes, Hire & Servicing

With Easter just down the road it's time for me to take time out from my other jobs running off piste and avalanche training and as a distributor for Back Country Access & Dynafit and also working with Joint Services  and get things up and running here at home.  I already have some bikes needing serviced in, and can take more over the next 3 weeks.  Also the hire booking are coming in so please if possible phone or email in advance to avoid disappointment, especially over Easter weekend. I also have a big stock of spares. Please note that I also offer 3 brands of new cycle with warranty, and will discount to locals buying from me.

The "Halfords" & "Appolo" bikes are appearing as usual.  Please be aware that these cheap cycles are so poorly made and put together that in some cases they are impossible to get running correctly, and in some cases are unsafe. They are also so heavy and made of steel so rust and I can't always get them on the repair stand!  Therefore some bikes such as this I will not work on as it's an impossible task.  At only a few pounds more a cycle from a reputable brand will be cheaper and more importantly safer in the long run. Safety is especially important if it's for a child or worse with a child on the back.