Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Time keeps on ticking

When we first started out on this journey back in October last year, April seemed a long way away.  We had plenty of time to find the right premises, source suppliers, get hold of all the investment we would need, fit the shop and throw open the doors, perhaps we could even do it earlier?

It's funny how all of a sudden we're looking at 5 weeks until we want to be open. 5 weeks, not 7 months, and still the lease is with the solicitors.  Having said that, in that time we have missed out on 2 shops and ultimately ended up with a bigger space in a better location and for less money than we had initially budgeted for, so perhaps fate has played it's part after all.

We've certainly not been twiddling our thumbs however; we've got bike suppliers lined up and provisional orders in, we've got some marketing materials prepped and we've had all the quotes we need for securing the shop and carrying out the fit in the way we would like, lets just hope we get the keys soon.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

With baited breath

So, the lease terms are still with the solicitor, waiting for the too-ing and fro-ing to end and to finally sign on the dotted line, get our keys and get on with our fit out. We've got orders in and most of our brands sorted (which we will be announcing next week all being well) so it literally is just a case of sitting tight and waiting...still waiting.....

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Finally, after certain nameless service providers not being able to provide a service, we have a little holding page up whilst we finish the building process on the main site.  You'll be able to keep in touch through the site, twitter, Facebook or various other means.


We're really enthusiastic to hear what people think of our plans so please get in touch through info@kineticcycles.co.uk

Friday, 10 February 2012

snow and webpages

Firstly, it snowed last night, again!  Just when the compacted inch thick ice sheet coating the roads and trails in the area was starting to thaw, old mother nature pops up and drops a fresh load.  Snow is like a poor summer holiday; you look forward to it all year, but once you get there and see the terrible hotel you just spend two weeks waiting to go home!  Still is quite fun though!

Secondly, we've finally got a placeholder ready for the website.  We'll be updating it as news appears, much like here, Twitter (@kineticbicycles) and Facebook, so make sure you keep in touch.


Thursday, 9 February 2012


After finally getting to grips with photoshop and trying desperately to convince myself I might have a creative streak buried deep inside, I finally drew enough courage to launch Dreamweaver and attempt to create a holding page until brands are confirmed and the full webpage construction could begin.  After many an hour of banging my head against the proverbial brick wall I finally feel like we're getting somewhere.  I'm sure the more experienced would look at the code and recoil in terror at the hap-hazard nature of the page's creation but here it is for all to see.

On the shop side of things.  We're pretty much ready to go, the shop details are being agreed and now begins the wait for the keys, oh such magical keys!  Between then and now we should be in a position to divulge a bit more information on brands, stock and best of all, the opening party.  Keep in touch through Twitter @KineticBicycles or by e-mailing us at shop@kineticcycles.co.uk and we can keep you abreast of all developments.