CENTRAL Devon MP Mel Stride paid a visit to the Bike Shed’s Crediton branch last week to meet with owner, Mike Sanders, in celebration of his 30th year in business.

The Bike Shed is an independently run cycle store with four locations across Devon, selling a wide range of bikes and accessories and offering repairs and services in its on-site workshops.

Mike Sanders started Bike Shed back in 1994 and has been involved in the day-to-day running of the business ever since.

The Bike Shed began in Crediton but has grown significantly as a business and now also has two stores in Exeter and one in Barnstaple. 

With a team of industry experts, some of whom have more than two decades of experience, and a focus on serving the local community, the Bike Shed has managed to build up an excellent reputation across Devon during its 30 years in operation. 

A range of topics were discussed during the visit, including the Cycle to Work Scheme and some of the challenges facing high street businesses in an age of internet shopping. 

Mel Stride, MP for Central Devon and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said: “It was great to visit the Bike Shed as it marks its 30th anniversary.

“Mike has done a fantastic job of establishing a loyal customer base over the years, and it was particularly useful to hear his feedback on the Cycle to Work Scheme.”

Mike Sanders, Owner of the Bike Shed said: “We would like to thank Mel for stopping by and taking the time to listen to some of the difficulties facing the cycling industry at the moment.”