Following on from our previous announcements, we have now sadly decided to call time on our family business. With Trish keen to retire and Dave with other ambitions to pursue, we will be closing the doors for the final time on 31st March after more than 63 years trading.
Joe in the workshops has now left and stores guru Ray is leaving today, Saturday 4th March. So, although we remain open until the 31st, it will be on a reduced basis. With this in mind please book Services, MOTs, etc as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
This decision has not been an easy one to make and is driven purely by genuine reasons and the fact that none of us are getting any younger!
Once again we would like to say a huge heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all our customers both past and present. Your support and that of our wonderful staff has enabled our family business to flourish over the years. We are very proud of the service delivered in that time and have so much to look back on with great affection.
We would love to see as many of you as possible over the next few weeks to share memories (and photos) to help celebrate “The End of an Era”.
On a more positive note, it is hoped that later in the year “Hammond’s” may be resurrected on a crowdfunding basis with new owners. We are looking to invest ourselves and be involved in the early stages of the new venture. The intention is to find a new location close to or within Cirencester suitable for a modern day ‘Bike Shop’, ideas and visions will be outlined in an announcement to follow soon.
Wishing everyone a very safe and healthy future,
Dave and Trish