Spoken Cycles was born out of a passion for a high performance bike store for a high performance town. Blair Taylor has been in the industry for over 19 years and on all sides of the fence. Blair knows what a store needs and most of all what his customers need.
The goal when deciding to open Spoken Cycles was to create a 10/10 experience for all ages and all bike genres. Whether you're wanting to buy your toddlers first bike, commuter bike, mountain bike, a road racing machine or track bike, either Blair or any of one of his team have the knowledge to make sure you're happy.
We're locals and want to provide you with the knowledge on the area and tell you all about the great things Cambridge has to offer for bike riders young and old.
With full workshop facilities we're committed to offering the highest quality of service to our customers with fully certified Shimano mechanics.
Come in and see us, the coffee machine is always on!
Blair Taylor | Owner/Director
Blair has been involved in the cycling industry for over 19 years. “I’m passionate about riding bikes and anything to do with people on bikes”, he says. With an uncle who rode the Tour de France three times and another uncle who’s been a National Champion four times, cycling is in Blair’s blood. He has extensive experience with elite athletes and has worked as a mechanic for the New Zealand team at international events including the Tour de Suisse and the Rio Olympics. Blair’s travelled a great deal with cycling and in the last few years has taken groups to the Tour Down Under. He and wife Seah love keeping fit. “Healthy body healthy mind is my motto”, says Blair.
Favourite ride: “The Thursday morning ride with the lads – it’s all about the camaraderie.”
“Everything we sell is to help people enjoy their riding.”
Seah Taylor | Women’s Ambassador
Seah grew up competing in triathlons which then progressed into cycling. She has also completed a half ironman and ran a marathon.Seah is a Massage Therapist for HPSNZ and travelled to the London Olympics with the NZ Rowing Team.She and Blair have three children and you may see her riding through with one child on the front, another in tow on the back and her third riding next to them all. Seah’s special interest is women’s cycling. “Our Spoken women’s group rides twice a week, I get so much enjoyment from encouraging the ladies and seeing them improve.”
Favourite ride: “My Monday ride with the ladies – and bike rides as a family.”
“The majority of our customers have become friends.”
Alex Heaney | Owner/Mechanic
Alex has been with Spoken since 2015, and has become an integral part of the business. Well recognised by his famous ginger beard, you’ll likely spot him grinding a massive gear in an A grade club race, probably on the attack, or riding home after a 5am training ride with the lads. Although a full time mechanic/business owner/Salesman/husband, ‘Boheaney’, holds his own on the road against full time cyclists, with one of his proudest results being a 2nd on GC at the Tour of Southland 2019. “ It was a pretty cool feeling to be a contender in NZ’s hardest tour with guys that are just getting up when I’m already at work having done my training haha “. Alex’s bucket list includes riding some of the iconic European climbs like Alp d’Huez, Stelvio and the notorious Mt Ventoux.
“Saturday morning bunchies, where there can be a mix of World Champs, Olympic medalists and your everyday weekend warrior”.