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WHEELBASE and the Staveley Mill Yard are great places to visit

Make the UK's largest cycle store an essential destination on your next visit to the Lake District. We're only 10mins off the M6 in the picturesque village of Staveley between Kendal and Windermere on the A591.

With over 400 bikes on display across a massive 16,000 sq ft we are well worth the journey. All our staff are passionate cyclists and they are on hand to offer you unrivalled customer service. We've got some of the country's best road, leisure and mountain biking right from our store at the foot of the glorious Kentmere Valley.

So head over, park up for free and pop into the superstore. Our friendly and helpful staff are on hand to offer route advice and you can use our free bike wash, free hot showers and changing rooms on your return.

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The famous Wilf's Cafe is also in our yard and offers the ideal place for tea and a large slice of cake before you head home or you can grab a sandwich from the yard's very own bakery. The non-drivers can also enjoy a tipple from the Yards own brewery and beerhall Hawkshead Brewery.

Click here to keep up to date on the eclectic mix of businesses on the Staveley Mill Yard - 'Passionate people creating a vibrant village.'

WHEELBASE North East - Now officially open

Our new North east store

World Downhill Champions Danny Hart officially opened WHEELBASE North East yesterday, Bank Holiday Monday.
WHEELBASE, owners of the UK’s largest cycle store, are really proud to announce opening the first additional store in their 25year history. WHEELBASE has grown to become one of the major players in premium cycle retailing from their base in the Lake District and are now set to take this expertise to the North East.

"We have a a mission of being the number one store in the region for road, mountain, electric, leisure, kids and commuter bikes. There is a great cycling scene here in the North East." Toby Dalton, co-owner and Director

WHEELBASE North East is located in at 100 Bondgate, Darlington and currently stocks; Specialized, Cannondale, Whyte, Cervelo, Yeti, Mondraker, Haibike, Frog Bikes, plus Mavic, Endura and Castelli.

From Darlington the firm’s intent will be to continue to grow and develop more stores around the UK.

“We are one of the biggest names in cycle retailing so what better than to launch our new store with one of the biggest names in the game and local legend - Danny Hart.” Chris Herd, Managing Director, “We look forward to welcoming everyone to the new store – great access from the A1 and loads of parking.”

Opening day hospitality was provide by a rather rare and unique 'BBQ Taxi', plus beer from Hawkshead Brewery, Lakeland meat by Hayton's Butcher's and bread by More Artisan Bakery.
Photography: Dan Monaghan, Cadence Images Click Here

WHEELBASE Lake District Location - UK's Largest Cycle Store

WHEELBASE North East Location

Wheelbase Lake District

Mill Yard, Staveley, Kendal, Cumbria,

Wheelbase North East

100 Bondgate, Darlington, DL3 7LB


Tel: 01539 821443
Fax: 01539 821445
e-mail: info@wheelbase.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm*
*Closed Tuesday 9am - 10am for staff training
Sunday: 10am - 4pm
Bank holidays: 10am - 4pm
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day - we're open 362 days a year!