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Where to find us in 2018

Shand Cycles Exhibition stand

If you can’t make it to the workshop to view our bikes, then why not visit us at one of the shows we’re attending this year. Dates and venues are listed below.

For demo days and shows, do contact us beforehand. It’s always good to have the heads-up so we can make time to chat in case things get busy!

Berlin Fahrradschau – part of Berlin Bicycle week (Stand number TBC)
Date: 23-25 March 2018
Venue: Station Berlin, Luckenwalder Str.
Website: www.berlinerfahrradschau.de

Steel is Real demo day (Stand number TBC)
Date: March (exact date TBC) 2018
Venue: Forest of Dean (probably)
Website: instagram.com/steelisreal.bike/

Bespoked – The UK Handmade Bicycle Show (Stand number TBC)
Date: 20-22 April 2018
Venue: Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol
Website: www.bespoked.cc

TweedLove On The Green (including demo day)
Date: 9-11 June 2018
Venue: Tweed Green, Peebles
Website: www.tweedlove.com

The Adventure Cycling Festival
Date: 1-2 September 2018
Venue: Brathay Hall, Ambleside
Website: www.adventurecyclefestival.co.uk

Spin London (show TBC)
Date: 31 August – 2 September 2018
Venue: Printworks, London
Website: www.spinldn.com

The Cycle Show NEC
Date: 28-30 September 2018
Venue: NEC, Birmingham
Website: www.cycleshow.co.uk

Steel is Real demo day (Stand number TBC)
Date: October (exact date TBC) 2018
Venue: Forest of Dean (probably)
Website: instagram.com/steelisreal.bike/

posted by steven - January 3rd, 2018

Shand sold to new owners

Over the weekend it was announced that Shand Cycles had been acquired by the Liberty House Group. Now that the dust has settled a little, I thought it was important that I laid out to our existing and potential customers what this actually means and what impact it would have in the way Shand design, build and sell bicycles.

The first and most important thing that needs to be said is that this is a “good thing”. I’ve come across comments and I’ve had emails suggesting that this is some sort of predatory acquisition or some sort of hostile takeover. None of this could be further from the truth. This is something that we at Shand wanted and needed. It was essential to maintain a sustainable business and pursue the future plans we have.

So what does this mean for Shand going forward? Well, to begin with I don’t see a whole lot of things changing. The personnel remain as it was, Russell and I (we were the founders and owners) are fully committed to the business and we’re still here doing what we’ve always done. The rest of the staff remain unchanged for the moment but even before this weekends announcement, we were recruiting additional staff to supplement the existing team.

The way we build, paint and assemble bikes will remain mostly unchanged. This deal was all about maintaining and expanding our manufacturing facilities here in the UK. Russell and I had a plan for the future of the business and it has always been our intention to grow the business while still keeping the manufacturing base here in the UK. Our new owners have bought into that plan 100%. In fact, that agreement and support for our plans was critical to us in ensuring that the acquisition could go ahead. Sanjeev Gupta the head of the Liberty Group shares our passion for UK manufacturing.

So what will the new structure allow us to do? Our first aim is to expand our production capacity. We’re in a very lucky situation in that we’re consistently selling more bikes every month than we can produce. It doesn’t take a genius to realise that’s not sustainable. Currently it just means our leadtime (and stress levels!) go up. With additional investment we can increase our capacity to allow us to reduce our leadtime, our supply chain can be more efficient (and cost effective), we’ll be less liable to suffer delays at the hands of 3rd party suppliers and our own delivery times can be more accurate and predictable.
Of course we have other plans in the short and long term and we’ll share these with you when we get to that point. For now though I think I can speak for everyone here at Shand by saying we’re very excited for the future.

posted by steven - October 10th, 2017

Escape – Lee Craigie’s inner journey along the Caledonia Way

Promoting Sustrans and route NCN78, Lee Craigie of the Adventure Syndicate took Jimmy the Shand (a MTB prototype she’s been testing for us) along the Caledonia Way in a short film that shares her thoughts about cycling.

The Caledonia Way is a long distance cycle route, linking Campbeltown on the west coast, with the Highland capital of Inverness in the east. A stunning route we think you’ll agree.

posted by russell - February 9th, 2017

Shand at London Bike Show Cycle Show, Excel London

16-19 February 2017
Shand Cycles Exhibition stand

Next week we’ll be heading to the Excel in London for the London Bike Show and you’ll find us on stand number LB1400.

We also have 10 complimentary tickets to give away, so if you’re planning on coming to see us, send an email to info@shandcycles.com with the following details before the end of Thursday 9 February to claim a free ticket:

  • Your name
  • Email address (will be used to send you a ticket)
  • Day you intend to visit (Thu 16rd, Fri 17th, Sat 18t, Sun 19th Feb)

First come, first served – oh and only one ticket per request!

Show website: www.thelondonbikeshow.co.uk

posted by russell - February 6th, 2017

BareBones 200 2016 report

Ian Barrington and Shand Stooshie

Ian took part in the BareBones 200 last weekend in his native Wales and although it’s primarily meant to be a MTB event, this was the second time he’s done it on his Stooshie. Read about his experience over on his Middle Ring All The Way blog.

posted by russell - October 17th, 2016

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