Hardies Bikes is a family run bike shop based in Melrose in the heart of the Scottish Borders. We offer a number of different services for our customers and pride ourselves on our down to earth customer service having a few laughs and a bit of banter along the way.
Gordon is the main man in the shop and his technical knowledge, passion for his work and blunt no bull s**t approach has become legendary with our customers. None the less it’s this straight talking that people seem to love. He is a Cytech trained mechanic but his CV also includes car mechanic, panel beater and bodywork technician and lorry driver (not relevant you would think but please read on). His main objective is to provide customers with the right product by spending time getting to know them usually over a cup of tea or two. Despite being maxed out with work he will always pull out all the stops to get our customers rolling again. We believe this is what a good bike shop is all about.
Angus, Downhill rider, Enduro Rider, former BASE (Borders Academy of Sporting Excellence) student, ambassador of No Fuss Events and Scottish Enduro, works hard to promote the business while out and about as well as giving up his weekends to work in the shop.
Anna tries to keep the guys in check and takes charge ‘behind the scenes’. This includes exciting tasks such as book keeping, accounts, admin and trying to control purse strings. This is no mean feat considering Gordon is a compulsive shopper and addicted ‘shiny things’ Anna is also a keen mountain biker and has recently started competing in BMX.
Daphne is the newest member of Hardies bikes. The Jack Russell is now our wee shop mascot and probably has an IQ higher than the rest of the team combined.