Well thats another weekend over in the blink of an eye although it wasnt a weekend wasted, Yesterday Sharon spent the day cutting hair and piercing ears and today we went to deepest darkest Essex...well Braintree at least to collect a bike seat and some cycle helmets.
No news on the lease to the unit yet may be sometime this week then things can get a move on, looking at getting a Tandem this week (hopefully).
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Yet another evening spent on the PC looking through all the bike "bits" on Gumtree and Ebay,Sharon (the ebay bidding queen) won a bid for a baby bike seat and two helmets to go towards our ever expanding stock of bikes and accessories.
We are also one step closer to finalising the details on the lease for the unit we will be trading from, im not a religous man but a little help from the fella in the pic wouldnt be turned down at least he is riding a cruiser !!
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Well here goes our first entry on this blog so i may as well start by telling you a bit about "us"......
"Us" is Sharon, Mitchell and Caitlin Doyle and we are in the process of setting up a bike hire business in Margate, Kent.
As the name of our blog says the company name is "Caitlins Beach Cruisers" and we will be based and trading from Margate Harbour arm Margate, Kent.
This blog will keep track of how our first year (and beyond hopefully) goes.
A bit more about us we still live and work in London (both in Support roles in Education) and will do so until Caitlin has finished her primary education at which point we will up sticks and journey down the M2 to Kent, hopefully to settle somewhere in Thanet.
The idea to start a bike hire business came from a conversation with someone at the start of October 09 and within two weeks we had a meeting with Thanet Distict Council selling them the idea and since then the whole thing has snowballed, to the point where we have secured a place to trade from (a unit on Margate Harbour arm) have half the bikes needed to start, are in the process of having a website set up and trying to find an insurance company who will cover us for public liability insurance.