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INSIDE TEMPLE

Since 2014, we’ve strived to be the best at what we do, and carve our own path in the cycling world. This is our story.

Bike building bays 1-3 in the Bristol Workshop

COME AND TAKE A LOOK

Nestled on the edge of Bristol, our HQ is positioned where the city becomes the countryside. This is where the core of our team is based, and where we hand-assemble each one of our bikes.

Our Bristol workshop

Handlebar installation

End of the day tidy

Handlebar installation

MASTER BIKE BUILDERS

YEARS OF LEARNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

Our highly skilled team of master bike builders is the backbone of Temple. Building bikes to incredibly exacting standards using only the highest quality components, ensures the longevity and sustainability of our products.

OUR STORES

WE DON'T ONLY SELL ONLINE

You can order any of our bicycles, parts and accessories online, by email, or directly through our stores. You’re welcome to visit for a cup of tea and to test ride our bikes. Each store has the full bike range and all of our parts and accessories.

Pedro, Gran Canaria

Shannon, Bristol

Pedro, Gran Canaria

Shannon, Bristol

Workshop Manager James, Dyfi, Wales

SUSTAINABILITY

WHAT THIS MEANS TO US

PRODUCTS WHICH LAST

We believe a product should last a lifetime. But at Temple we go further and make bikes that are easy to fix and maintain, with spares readily available..... a fundamentally different approach to other bike companies.

MINIMAL CARBON FOOTPRINT

Every Temple is built in our workshop at Bristol’s Filwood Green Business Park - one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly commercial buildings - and this helps us in our commitment to minimise our carbon footprint.

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION

Everything we do involves producing bikes and products in a sustainable way, from the materials we use, the suppliers we work with and the processes we adopt.

SKILLED JOB CREATION

The UK was once the World’s leading bicycle manufacturer and although those days have sadly gone, we are playing a key role in reviving bicycle making and creating skilled jobs for the future.

INSPIRE MORE CYCLING

You can probably guess that we think bikes are great. We want more journeys to be taken by bike, more fun to be had on bikes, and lives to be enriched and improved by cycling.

KEEP THINGS SIMPLE

WE ONLY MAKE 3 BIKES

Matt and the Temple Team, Eroica 2015

Winter Ride, Chew Valley Lake, Mendips

Matt and the Temple Team, Eroica 2015

Winter Ride, Chew Valley Lake, Mendips

OUR STORY

Temple Cycles was started by Matt while he studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. Growing up, he was transfixed by the joys of all things two-wheeled, and spent countless weekends out and about in the Somerset countryside, riding all sorts of bikes in a variety of ways. Along the way, he developed his skills and understanding of these majestic machines.

In 2012, he started a classic bicycle restoration business, working with vintages from the 60’s through to the 80’s. He built a love for the timeless qualities of these bikes, and their hardy yet elegant nature. In 2014 he realised the potential for creating something from scratch. He set off to design the perfect bike, combining what he loves about vintage bikes, with the advances in materials, manufacturing and technology that have since filtered into the bike world.

By early 2015, after an intensive design and prototyping phase, Temple was ready to launch its first two models. These were the Classic and Step Through Lightweights, which we still produce. To build awareness of Temple, he travelled the country far and wide, setting up pop-up shops, meeting hundreds of people and taking dozens of orders before returning to his workshop in Somerset to build them.

At the end of the year, it was clear that he needed a bigger space. The workshop moved to Bristol and that is where we remain today. Since then, we have expanded our lineup, grown the team, and now sell our bikes internationally. We’ve built a reputation for exceptional products and outstanding service, yet nothing makes us prouder than seeing our bikes out in the wild.

THE TEMPLE JOURNAL

Life on two wheels from a variety of perspectives. Adventures, opinions, tech tips and more. Discover these stories through the Temple Journal.

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