Having announced earlier that it would close later in December, framebuilder Bob Jackson Cycles will now continue its long journey in the cycling business thanks to outside investment.
The Leeds framebuilder, which has been custom making and repairing bicycles since 1935, proudly proclaims on its website “we fully intend to be around for at least another 85 years – doing what we do best.”
A statement on the company’s website currently reads:
Bob Jackson Cycles have the great pleasure to announce that they will no longer be closing as planned on the 18th December.
Additional investment and support has been secured to ensure the iconic brand of Bob Jackson Cycles will be continuing well into the future whilst thankfully remaining at our historic Leeds factory. We will continue to build and restore frames to our exceptionally high standards and the current skilled team will be retained and expanded to allow us to take on additional work, whilst investing heavily and improving our processes and facilities to align with expected future demand.
With immediate effect – We are now open to all retail and trade orders and will be communicating some exciting news over the next few months as we realign the business towards future sustainability whilst protecting and building upon our amazing heritage.
We apologise and regret any confusion or distress our decision may have caused over the preceding few months – but we fully intend to be around for at least another 85 years – doing what we do best.
We look forward to welcoming both old and new customers to Bob Jackson Cycles as we begin a new chapter in the long story of this incredible company.
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