Thursday, 28 March 2013

Welovebearwood think it's wonderful news that after 35 years in Harborne, iCycle, the bike shop, have moved to Bearwood. 

The shop is located where Mike Draper Fruit and Veg used to be on the corner, opposite the Bear Tavern.  It’s much bigger than their current shop and will feature a large repair centre and a brand new Cafe next door which means i-Cycle can train more QAC students in both working environments.  I-Cycle will also be the only distributer of Bamboo Bikes in the Midlands.
To celebrate the occasion icycle told welovebearwood that Shaun Jones, iCycle's shop manager, is inviting cyclists of all ages and standards to join him in a charity cycle ride from the old shop to the new one.

The majority of the 2 mile route will take cyclists along the pathways of the scenic Harborne Walkway, which follows the old railway line. The riders will be escorted along the route by safety marshals, who will also be on their bikes.

So here are the details you need...

• Date: Saturday 27th April 2013

• Starting place: iCycle (on the corner of Harborne High Street and Ravenhurst Road)

• Start time: 11am prompt

• Arrival time at new shop approximately Midday

On arrival at the new shop, all riders and their families will be able to enjoy light refreshments and will also be given a gift from iCycle. There will be a raffle to win a variety of bike accessories as well, with all the money raised going to Harborne-based QAC, a national charity for people with visual impairments and/or other disabilities.

Shaun Jones, iCycle's shop manager said "we hope we'll get lots of families and groups of friends joining us for this great cause, it will be fun and it's a great way to mark the opening of the new shop! It's important that people sign up for the ride at least a week before it takes place though, that way we can ensure we have right number safety marshals and of course enough refreshments for everyone!"

If you're interested in signing up for this excellent event, simply email the names and ages of the people joining us along with a contact telephone number to: 


  1. Brilliant! A bicycle shop in Bearwood.

    Shame all the Greengrocers have gone though.

  2. We agree, shame to see Mike Drapers go especially as they have been in Bearwood for so long but we would to give a big friendly hello welcome to Bearwood's new bicycle shop, icycle.