Our roots as a cycle store go back to M&Ps Cycles which started in the 1980′s. That morphed in Cycleworld which later became Tredz as you see it today.
In almost 30 years we’ve refined our cycling service from both our stores in Cardiff and Swansea and online. We’re representing top suppliers with the world’s strongest brands and best products, coupled with a speedy turnaround and above all else, exceptional customer service.
We build and test ride every bicycle before it reaches you and we have the knowledge and experience to help you make an informed decision on your purchases. In a nutshell, we’re cyclists who want to keep you riding…
We’ve got employees that commute by bicycle, qualified mountain bike guides and mountain leaders, dads whose kids rip it on a balance bike and weekend warriors on our payroll. We’re cyclists with a broad range of experience including cross-country, Trail, DH, Enduro, triathlon, road, track, BMX and commuting. This means that we require very different things from our bikes and that our range of loyalties are very wide reaching.
We also do our utmost to support events and people that match our culture. We currently sponsor the Welsh Downhill Mountain Biking Association (WDMBA), Team Tredz and Mark Thomas. We’re a partner to Welsh Triathlon and have previously sponsored swimming and cycling multiple World Champion rider Jody Cundy and downhill favourite Julian Poffley.
You can catch up on our latest musings and reviews on Tredz Blog.
We love the cycle to work scheme as it’s a great way to buy bikes, to keep fit and beat the traffic jams on the way to and from work. To see how you can benefit, have a look at our cycle to work scheme page.
If there’s anything else you need to know, just ask. We’re cyclists, so we understand the issues and we know the score. For all abilities and aspirations, we’d like to help keep you mobile.
The expectant crowd holds their breath. The course looks clear, nothing can stop the rider now. Helmet strap tightened, hands nervously grasp the handlebars. Dad clutches the discarded stabilizers, Mum bites her nails nervously. And off into the sunset, left foot down, right foot down, wobbling happily and triumphantly along the pavement.
They say “It’s like riding a bike”. Skills we learnt in our early years come flooding back to us from the dusty old garage of our mind. But the day we learnt to ride a bike, unassisted, was special. Our own transport, our own direction, our freedom (at least until tea time). And then would come safety, signals, manoeuvres, learning early on about reckless drivers, the importance of chaining your bike up, preparing us for the world of transport.
Some of us never stopped cycling. Commuting to work, competing, popping to the shops. For others, the skill lies dormant: waiting for a change in financial circumstances or a broken down car, a family to come along or an expanding waistline. It’s easy to forget how much fun can be had on a bike. But we didn’t forget. Left foot down, right foot down. There’s nothing quite like it, this simple piece of machinery that can hold our weight, rumble over rocks, glide over tarmac. It’s special. And all our staff at Tredz think it’s pretty special too.
Congestion is ballooning and, with the Department for Transport predicting traffic volumes doubling by 2025, our humble bicycle might, just might, be part of the solution. The Welsh Government has recently set out ground-breaking plans for local councils to be legally obliged to develop and maintain safe cycle routes, and cycling campaigners are calling for similar legislation to be adopted throughout Britain.
As H.G. Wells said, “When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race.” With rising fuel costs, it’s never been a better time to downsize to two wheels and do your bit for the environment, your health and your bank balance.