Dales Bike Centre

Is a successful independent business run by Stuart & Brenda Price with a fantastic team of colleagues in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  
A smile and warm welcome greet all our guests and customers

We are all about people..

Our greatest asset is our people...

Meet Our Team

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What was before Dales Bike Centre?

Prior to opening Dales Bike Centre Stuart and Brenda ran a mountain biking business from their home nearby - Dales Mountain Biking. Starting out in 1996 with just 10 second hand bikes and a lot of enthusiasm! 

Brenda is the Cafe & Cakery fairy as well as the business number cruncher.  Bren is by far the busiest person here...  Baking cakes, sorting cakes, researching cakes, ordering ingredients for cakes along with everything else for day to day running of a busy cafe. As if that isn't enough she fits in number crunching for the accounts and anything else to help smooth running of the bike centre.  She was born in Swaledale, moved away for further education at 16years old, teaching Outdoor Education was her vocation culminating in a Masters Degree in Education Management and being Head of an Outdoor Education Centre.  Lured back to Swaledale by the love of a man and his bikes, Bren is also a Cycle England qualified Mountain Bike Leader so knows a thing or two about bikes too.

Stu is a biking nut! (apparently an 'old skool' nutcase!) Usually found in and around the bike shop, behind a computer screen, riding bikes or just doing whatever needs doing next.  Stu is also a retained fire fighter for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue so apologies if all of a sudden he drops everything and is off in a bit of a hurry.  A Cytech qualified bike technician with 20 years of experience, Cycle England Advanced Mountain Bike Leader, first aid qualified and in his previous life a mechanical maintenance engineer, YHA assistant, builders labourer and tractor driver.  All these skills come in to good use almost every day whilst ''living the dream";-)

We are really proud of the team we have working with us here, we all live nearby and dare we say but everyone is 'local'.  Being part of the community, adding to the community and the local economy was always one of our aims.  Clare and Katy have worked with us since the day we opened.  Ian and Yvette have been part of the team here for over 6 years and Jan a relative new comer has been with us for 4 years.  Young Sam and Clare's daughter Paige started with us working weekends and school holidays, picking up some good life skills when it comes to working as part of a team and dealing with the great British public.  We're really proud of the team we have here they'll all do their utmost to make your visit at really pleasant one. 

We really hope you enjoy your Dales Bike Centre experience whatever you're up to, and please do say Hi.

Eat  -  Sleep  -  Ride  -  Repeat