Case Study

That Tiny Bike Shop

That Tiny Bike Shop


Cycling fanatic Darrren Lea-Grime is bringing the traditional bike shop back to the high street in Flixton thanks to his Start Up Loan.

That Tiny Bike Shop on Carrington Road in Flixton sells new and used bikes as well as parts and accessories. With a fully equipped workshop, Darren also offers servicing and wants to build the business into a social hub for local cyclists.

Darren has already secured a number of local contracts servicing fleets of school and club bikes and is planning to run workshops and classes in basic cycle repairs and maintenance.

Darren said: “Without the loan and support from BFS That Tiny Bike Shop simply would not be here. I’m investing my own savings into the new venture too but I needed the extra funds to make sure the shop was fitted out properly and that we had the right kind of stock that we know people are crying out for.

Paralympian cyclist and customer Jon-Allan Butterworth said: “This is a lovely little shop, with a great look and positive professional approach.

"Watching Darren deal with customers reminds you that the traditional approach to customer service is what smaller independent shops is all about.”