There is nothing particularly unusual about me... I’m Wayne Foreman, rapidly approaching 40 years of age and I’ve lived in the North East all of my life. Way Forward Cycles is the realisation of a lifelong dream.
My love of cycling started, like most people I have met, at a very early age. Little did my parents know that at the tender age of 3 when they presented me with my very first bike (a shiny, bright green Raleigh Budgie), that they planted a seed that continues to grow to this day. I can’t remember much about the trike that preceded it, but I absolutely adored my Budgie. Even back then, there was nothing like peddling as fast as I could, feeling the wind in my hair or playing out with my friends (when that was the done thing!). Since then I have dabbled in mountain biking but my true love is road cycling in all its forms. If truth be known, I am bit of a bike geek... I can’t get enough of riding them, reading about them or looking at them.
I have grown up around people in the design and manufacturing industries and have great admiration for the innovation and creativity of British manufacturing. The British cycling scene in particular is gaining massive momentum and creating concepts and products to rival anything produced anywhere else in the world. That’s why, when I decided to dip a wheel into the cycling industry, British seemed the obvious ‘Way Forward’ - I aim to showcase just how fantastic our home grown products are.
We are a brand new shop in South Tyneside, close to the beach at South Shields. We stock a range of mountain and road cycles from ENIGMA, FROG, ORRO and CHARGE which is appropriate for all ages and abilities and we are sure there will be something to suit everyones’ taste as well as budget. We also stock a range of men and women’s clothing, safety equipment, accessories, component parts and cycling essentials.
We offer a bespoke bike fitting service which guarantees that your bike fits you perfectly. We also have a fully equipped workshop and can offer a wide range of maintenance options, from fixing a puncture to a full rebuild.
Please pop in to see what we are about, we are only a short walk from the beach front, and we will be delighted to see you, and talk all things bikes.