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Three Centuries of Cycling Themed Board Games

There comes a time when the weather does not cooperate and Mother Nature flexes its muscles, making it difficult for us to enjoy the outdoors. Of course, as an alternative to cycling, we can spend hours on a stationary bike dripping sweat in the living room in a futile effort to tend to this unfortunate predicament. On the flipside, however, we can get our cycling fix in a more entertaining fashion, albeit less physically beneficial, by playing those classic board games.Board games have been around for ages. They even date back as far as the pre-historic era, a time even before humans had developed the written language, according to The Medium’s Peter Attia.Throughout the decades, centuries even, more and more...

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Win a special edition Yeo Valley Temple

We've teamed up with the crew at Yeo Valley who have their HQ just down the road from us, on the outskirts of Bristol in the beautiful Mendip hills. We decided to create a one-off bike to use in a raffle. It was great building this bike and then taking it up to the Valley to photograph. Maybe you can be the lucky winner? You can enter here: https://www.yeovalley.co.uk/things-to-do/yeokens/raffle

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What is Eroica Britannia ?

You’ve probably heard people talking about Eroica Britannia, and that may be why you’re here reading this blog. We were lucky enough to exhibit at the 2016 event, and had a marvellous time. We loaded up the van, got our team together and headed up to the picturesque town of Bakewell to take part. Eroica Britannia is a 3 day long festival, with cycling at it’s core. You can expect all the usual festival things such as campsites, delicious food, great music and a friendly atmosphere throughout, but what makes Eroica Britannia different is that basically everyone there loves bikes, especially beautiful old vintage ones. If you’re into nice bikes like we are, you won’t be able to stop staring...

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Bristol Beer Factory Bike

Bristol Beer Factory have been brewing exceptionally tasty beer in Southville since 2004. The brand new visitor centre, doubling as a shop and taproom, is located right in front of the brewery itself and provides an excellent chance to experience their latest offerings and take a few bottles home. We also thought this a perfect opportunity for a new location to display a Temple!    We wanted to make an easy riding but smart bike, perfect for trips to the pub and back. Disclaimer: We do not advise riding after a few too many Milk Stouts. Always drink responsibly! The build features our new ‘Bristol’ saddle, porteur rack, upside down swept back bars, handmade bell, double water bottle cages and...

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Thoughts on Our Future and the Decision to Crowd Fund

As a small business looking to grow, we have always been aware of crowd funding as a way of sourcing investment. Up until now, we didn't give it too much thought. We preferred to grow the company to a certain level, re-investing the revenues back into stock and doing the odd pop-up shop as a way of meeting new potential customers. We’d only look to crowd fund when we had a solid business on our hands which wasn’t dependent on investment to sustain itself. I set up Temple Cycles just over 3 years ago. Initially it was just myself as a sole trader, and all I wanted to do was make nice bikes for people (which is still what we...

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