Bike shop which supplied bikes for LA Olympics to mark 70th with commemorative book

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West Yorkshire bike retailer Pennine Cycles is to mark its 70th year in business with a commemorative book.

With a decorated history, including laying claim to have supplied bikes to athletes competing in the LA olympics, the book is to be sold in store and online.

To further mark the occasion, the shop is to showcase one of the original steel Whitaker and Mappelbeck builds (Pennine’s former trading name), as built by the business back in 1949. The business moved into bike retail, as well as manufacture of steel-framed bicycles and renamed in 1952.

One of the oldest shops in West Yorkshire, Pennine has a long history in custom builds, making tailored packages for its customers at the Bradford shop.

Last year they were awarded the Bradford Means Business Award for retail, hospitality and leisure – a prestigious award in the area.

Managing Director of Pennine Cycles Paul Corcoran said: “2016 is an exciting year for us marking 70 years of business in Bradford – We are proud to continue to manufacture our Pennine bikes on our premises.

“Our customers are always our key focus and they benefit from our passion, experience and expertise when it comes to cycling.  We are proud to be part of the community and continue to sponsor local cycling club V.C.Bradford.

“We have lots of special and exciting things coming to mark our 70th anniversary celebrations later in the year.”