Jon Dawson and Tyree McKinney launch bike store SpokeWorx in Ipswich’s Princes Street

Neil Smith, Jon Dawson (on bike) and Tyree McKinney of SpokeWorx in Princes Street, Ipswich.

Neil Smith, Jon Dawson (on bike) and Tyree McKinney of SpokeWorx in Princes Street, Ipswich. - Credit: SpokeWorx

Two cycling enthusiasts have clubbed together to set up a new bike business in Ipswich.

Finance professional and bike devotee Jon Dawson and Tyree McKinney, who has delivered mechanical services for cyclists around the region for the past three years, have launched SpokeWorx in Princes Street.

The store features bicycle retail, mechanical expertise, clothing, remote event support, and a schedule of events, rides and courses for the cycling community. Bike brands include Rocky Mountain, Thompson and Lapierre, and clothing brands such as POC and Ion.

“Spokeworx as a brand has already got a great reputation for its delivery of exceptional cycling knowledge and mechanical expertise, thanks to Tyree,” said Jon.

“Opening the store in the heart of Ipswich is giving us the chance to combine this with retail, cycling education, and a whole lot of in-depth knowledge and understanding.”

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The store aims to serve East Anglia’s cyclists and triathletes as well as those starting out in cycling or merely want bikes for getting out and about as a family.

Tyree added: “I’ve been servicing bikes of all shapes, sizes and sport disciplines since I was 23. A few years ago I realised the opportunity to create freelance servicing approach, and that clientele just grew and grew.

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“Adding a store allows us to reach out to those customers, and to really be a trusted partner in the community of cyclists – whether that’s people who compete, or those who want to stay fit and healthy on weekend rides in East Anglia.”

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