Friday, July 22nd, 2016
“Getting to know…. One Planet Adventure”
Up next in our series of meeting the Nukeproof approved dealer network is One Planet Adventure, Coed Llandegla. An independent bike shop/ trail centre/ cafe set in the heart of one of the UK’s busiest trail centres.
So Whats the One Planet Adventure story?
Company Directors Jim & Badger had been close friends and cycling buddies for years, so when the opportunity to tender for a mountain bike centre in their local woods came along, they had to jump at it. 11 years on, and Oneplanet Adventure is one of the busiest mountain bike trail centres in the UK, and with big plans for expansion in the future, we hope to continue to help more and more people discover the delights of mountain biking, in a fun and relaxed environment.
As well as managing the trail centre we have our shop, we believe we can offer the customer outstanding advice, service and the ongoing support they might need, no matter what level you ride at…. not just hand over a bike in a box. We offer a large rental fleet and run regular demo days to give customers the opportunity to try before they buy.
We have a number of fully qualified coaches to offer anything from an introduction to mountain biking through to those wanting to take their skills and confidence to the next level. There is also on sight cafe stocked with fine local produce to rest, relax and unwind after rides. Everyone’s welcome to join us for our Wednesday night Social BBQ through the summer months.
Large stock of all things MTB (also a great cafe in store)
What has evolved in the shop in the past few years- have you had to change to develop?
We are constantly tweaking what we offer here to try and provide our customers with the best service and products possible. Trail bikes have come along way since we began, and keeping up with the latest trends can be challenging, but when everyone who works here has a genuine love for the sport, keeping up with the developments in technology is pretty simple. After all, if we wouldn’t ride it ourselves, then we don’t stock it!
Tell us about the local MTB scene and customers?
When it comes to local trails we don’t have to go very far, with 44km as soon as you walk out of the shop door. With 200,000 visits a year to our trails, we have a fair few hero’s…. we try and snap up the best for our race team!
Friendly advice and support available from the team
What are must haves for 2016?
Long low top tubes and one bike that does it all… preferably in day-glo. Some plus sizes bike models are starting to trickle through also.
What makes you stock Nukeproof?
Not only do our Enduro Team frequent the podiums thanks to their Nukeproof Mega’s, they are a fantastic brand making top bikes at realistic prices.
OPA pinner Ed Roberts on his Mega 275 at the Megavalanche this year.
What Nukeproof products have you enjoyed stocking in 2016?
Mega’s. A bike so high in demand, they go out the door as quick as we can build them, and straight onto the trail with a very happy customer.
Which model of Mega is your customers choice?
650b is the big seller.
What are the staff riding?
A mixture: Santa Cruz Bronson’s and Yeti’s. Our Enduro team bike of choice are custom built Mega 275 frames.
What’s the staff choice of brew?
Our very own blend coffee of course, 650b every time. Unless we’re heading out on the trails then it has to be the 26 blend.
Nukeproof approved coffee- OPA kindly sent us some coffee -it’s good
Oneplanet Adventure Ltd.
Coed Llandegla Forest,
Ruthin Rd, Llandegla
LL11 3AA UK