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Bike shop bromance for buddies Dylan Thomas and Thom Jones

Bike shop bromance for buddies Dylan Thomas and Thom Jones 2020-09-23Leave a comment

Bike store bromance for buddies Dylan Thomas and Thom Jones

TWO cycle-mad males from York have sparked a bromance within the bike store over their names!

When Thom Jones launched himself to Dylan Thomas, proprietor of Poetry In Movement Cycles in York, it was the beginning of a brand new friendship.

Thom, from South Financial institution, York, stated: “On strolling in for the primary time years in the past, exchanging e-mail addresses after which realising each our names, a particular bond was fashioned.

“Had we been Italian we’d have hugged and embraced, weeping.

“We’re each from Yorkshire, so we simply chuckled, coughed in an embarrassed means then carried on.

“However we did turn into the founder members of the ‘League of Yorkshire Cyclists Named After Well-known Welsh Individuals’. And are nonetheless the one members!”

Thom has nominated Dylan as our Dealer of the Week for his “genius, ardour, and grit”. And he was impressed with how Dylan helped fellow cyclists throughout lockdown – together with himself.

If you need to appoint an area dealer for this honour then click on here to fill out the net kind.

Thom stated: “Dylan labored tirelessly all through lockdown, usually doing residence visits to maintain York cyclists on the street.

“On discovering I used to be utilizing my bike to ship meals to these in want with the Supper Collective he refused to cost me for fixing my bike!”

Dylan stated he was solely too completely satisfied to do his bit to assist different cyclists throughout lockdown. Typically he would go to folks’s houses to gather their bikes for restore in order that they may get on the street once more.

York Press:

The workshop at Poetry In Movement Cycles

He stated: “One girl struggled together with her mobility and I mounted her electrical bike so she might buy groceries.”

And he was delighted to restore Thom’s bike totally free through the weeks he was out delivering meals for the Supper Collective which fed shielding folks and NHS employees throughout lockdown.

Dylan stated: “Thom could be out on his runs, delivering meals, and ring me to say he had an issue along with his bike and will he pop by. I’d simply repair it for him. He was doing this for charity and it was my solution to doing one thing too.”

The chums have had some fascinating tasks collectively too.

Dylan, who specialises in custom-building bikes, frames and wheels in addition to restorations, created a large Chopper bike for Thom.

York Press:

Thom with the massive Chopper bike constructed by Dylan

He stated: “Thom wished a customized, massive wheeled Chopper, so I {custom} constructed the body with 36 inch wheels. It is 16 toes lengthy and appears like a beast, however as soon as it’s rolling it’s actually comfy to experience.”

The mates reckon it’s the largest Chopper bike within the UK if not the world.

Poetry In Movement Cycles first opened 12 years in the past and Dylan says it has by no means been busier as a result of extra folks have began biking through the coronavirus pandemic. He has taken on new members of employees.

He stated: “There was an upturn previously few months. I’ve taken on three new members of employees to deal with the demand. And all of the indicators are that it’s going to proceed. There was a large shift from folks utilizing public transport on to bicycles.”

And he retains prospects completely satisfied and coming again for extra by being the person who “by no means says no”.

He stated: “I do not say no. I consider every little thing could be mounted or restored. No bike ought to be condemned until it’s time for it to be condemned. Individuals come to me from everywhere in the nation.”

Have you learnt a dealer who has gone the additional mile. Or are you a dealer who’s doing one thing particular? Click on here to fill out our on-line kind to be our subsequent Dealer of the Week.

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