Noahs Ark invites its customers to celebrate their anniversary with a bang.
By undertheedge | Friday, October 18, 2013, 20:11
Noahs Ark, the longest established bike shop in the Stroud area, is to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a day of discounts and refreshments followed by a fireworks and bonfire party in the early evening.
Chris and Charlotte Hart, the founders of Noahs Ark Bikes and Snowboards and their dog Dino are celebrating thirty years of trading.
Chris and Charlotte Hart started the business in 1983. Originally they sold nursery equipment and second-hand children's bikes from their Chalford shop but soon their love of mountain biking (and it's growing popularity) allowed them to turn the shop over completely to bikes. Just one year after and following their discovery of the fun of snowboarding they opened up the shop to snowboards as well. The snowboard shop moved across the road and grew to be one of the best in the UK.
Things went well for a number of years until in 2005 they were told that the lease on the bike warehouse and retail shop for the snowboards was no longer available. The bike shop was too small to continue without the warehouse which meant a move was necessary.
After lots of searching the solution turned out to be close at hand; Bourne Mills in Brimscombe just down the road. The mills were in a poor state and needed complete renovation which took 2 years. When the work was finished they won an award from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) for their efforts.
Chris said: "We absolutely love it here at Bourne Mills and we are thrilled to be celebrating our 30th anniversary. Our secret for success? – doing the right thing for our customers by supplying them with the right advice and the right equipment.
"This is a chance for us to thank all of them for their continued support. I am really looking forward to the celebrations. All customers looking for a bargain and some fun are welcome. They will be able to have a complimentary burger or a hotdog while taking advantage of some huge discounts on all of our stock which includes the snowboarding equipment especially as there is no British Ski and Snowboard Show at the NEC this year. Our friends from Stroud Brewery will also be there if they want to buy a pint to have with it".
He added: "As if that isn't enough, at 5pm we will be lighting a bonfire and letting off fireworks".
The celebrations will start at 10am on Saturday 2nd November and run into the evening. Visit www.noahsark.co.uk for more details.