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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.

August Shop of the Month

Cyclesense, Tadcaster 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.





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!



Langsett Cycles, Yorkshire

Langsett Cycles is one of the oldest cycle shops in the country. It began trading around 1890 on Langsett Road and moved to the present Infirmary Road premises in 1930 and has been an integral part of cycling in the Yorkshire/Derbyshire area ever since.

During the 1980's Langsett Cycles were at the forefront of the BMX revolution. In more recent times Langsett Cycles were again at the forefront of the sport with a combination of top brands and riders.




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.