Local bike shop's new initiative seeks to end battle with online retailers

Reigate and Cranleigh's Maison du Velo bike shop is inviting customers in to order their direct bikes in-store, rather than lose them to online shopping

A local bike shop has adopted a new initiative that aims to overcome the rivalry between independent shops and direct sellers.

Maison du Velo - who have shops in Reigate and Cranleigh, Surrey - have introduced a Size and Source service, which sees them inviting customers to order any bike, from any brand - with their assistance. That includes direct only bike manufacturers and all the major online retailers.

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