We’re a small bike shop bang in the centre of the Northern Quarter in Manchester, UK.
Just the three of us – Shona, Richard and Olive the Dog
We have over 20 years of retail history spread between outdoor clothing / equipment, mapping and bike building. Keep Pedalling was started in Manchester when bikepacking meant strapping dry bags to your rack and heading off for an explore. Since 2009 things have moved on and we have been supplying help, advice and bikes for your adventures, near and far – lets face it backyard adventures are just as fun as the ones in far flung lands! Saying that we’ve supplied bikes, accessories and built some tough and reliable wheels for racers and explorers competing in some of the harshest and most gruelling of adventure races on the planet.
Talking of gruelling adventure races we have first hand experience of toeing the start line and completing some ourselves. If you’re thinking of competing in any of these races we’ve been there and may have some insight;
Silk Road Mountain Race x 2 ( second time on our Salsa Powderkeg tandem )
Atlas Mountain Race ( remember the first one where only 30% finished? )
Highland Trail 550 ( again, our tandem record still stands 😂 )
As well as multiple adventures in Spain, Morocco and Iceland in between 24hr MTB marathons.
When we’re not prepping for one of those we have a small Border Terrier to entertain. As far as we’re aware she holds the FKT ( Fastest Known Terrier ) for both the Badger Divide and King Alfreds Way. If you need any pointers for touring with your dog we can help!