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Shop of the Month

Each month an independent retailer is selected as the IRC shop of the month - vote for your choice now!

IRC member organisations can nominate one independent retailer from their industry for the shop of the month award, with the winner selected by website visitors - trade, consumers and MPs.

July Shop of the Month

Nicholson's Cycles, Dundee

Nicholson's Cycles is an independent family owned retail cycle shop located in Dundee, Scotland.

The original business was opened in 1949 by Jack and Irene Nicholson. Jack was a member of the Dundee Thistle Cycling Club and a good amateur rider. The site of the original shop was No. 15 Arbroath Road, Dundee.

The shop was a "Mecca" for all level of cyclists during the 1950's and

1960's. Brands such as The Flying Scot, Holdsworth, Bob Jackson, Falcon and Raleigh were much sought after bikes.





Vote for your Shop of the Month

Vote for your chosen winner via the poll on the left. At the end of the month the retailer with the highest number of votes will be become the IRC Shop of the Month!



Cyclesense, Tadcaster


The retailer, located on Tadcaster's High Street, was born in 1991 when owner David Stainthorpe, who always aspired to own his own bike shop, started repairing bikes in his garage and trading on Dewsbury Market with just £600 worth of stock.
Cyclesense moved to a small shop in Tadcaster in 1995 but soon outgrew it and moved to its current location in 2001.
Since then, Cyclesense has evolved into a ‘destination retailer', attracting customers from across the north of England due to the quality of service and wide range of bike brands it sells for all cycling disciplines, including road, mountain and especially touring and expedition.

Camperite, Colchester

Camperite has been trading selling tents for over 30 years from its location in Marks Tey near Colchester. The accessory shop is always being improved and a large extension was added to allow more space to stock those all-essential bits of equipment. Outside there is space to erect up to 30 tents with a mixed range of Kampa, Outwell, and Vango so that customers can have a good look round and see the models performing in realistic outdoor conditions.