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About us

Ride Giant. Ride The Lakes.

At the Giant Store Kendal we're riders, just like you. Located in Kendal in the heart of the Lake District our shop is positioned perfectly to enjoy the incredible riding experiences The Lakes offer. With stunning scenery, gentle lakeside rides for casual leisure cyclists and families, challenging (very!) road climbs, exhilerating descents and some of the UK's finest off-road trails for pushing your mountain biking skills to the limits, we really are lucky to be surrounded by endless cycling routes.

Ran by the same independent team who established Askew Cycles of Kendal over 30 years ago, our refurbishment and transformation into Giant Store Kendal in 2015 means we can now offer an even wider range of Giant & Liv bicycles, cycling gear and services - while maintaining our expert and friendly advice and service that customers have grown to love over the past three decades. 


About The Giant Store Kendal

Giant Store Kendal opened in February 2015 in the Old Brewery on Wildman Street in Kendal, having transformed from Askew Cycles. Ran by the same friendly team led by Chris & Tony we offer the world's best bikes in one of the world's greatest cycling locations.


We have our own store Strava page - Join now to keep up to date with our rides and even see if you can get on our leaderboard!


What Our Customers Think

Don’t just ride away! We love to hear your feedback and all about your cycling adventures – we’re proud to have played a small role at the beginning of the journey. Here’s just a small selection of the positive feedback we’ve had from our loyal customers;

"An update on my new propel advanced... I'd like to point out that the bike is a dream to ride and after a few 100miler rides + other many spins the battery is still full!! I'm booked in for a few rides shortly and I know I'll do well with my new beast as I've found that my average has gone UP because of the Di2 which just puts a smile on my face every time I go spinning :-)" - Mark Crellin

"What can I say? Quite simply, it would be impossible to enjoy my latest outdoor passion without you. Since Chris built my first touring bike in 2012, each member of the team has been unfailingly helpful - even with the most minor requests" - Rosie, Kendal

"Chris listened to my experiences at other bike shops and then helped me with advice on my choices, he then delivered a bike fit that I wanted & the result was a bike that fit me like a glove, I am happy to ride & a service that will see me return again!" - Grahame, Defy 1

"For a keen cyclist, buying a bike is only part of the journey. Giant Kendal also offer a bike fitting service for you to get the ultimate fit to get the maximum comfort & output. Chris fitted my TCX and it could not ride any better than it does now" - Dominic, Old Hutton