But manager couldn't persuade him to try out an e-bike (it was raining)

HRH Prince Charles pays Dorset bike shop a visit

Cyclelife Electric Wessex of Bridport Road, Poundbury, got a shock visit from the next in line to the throne, HRH Prince Charles.

The visit took place on a wet Monday in November, surprising Peter Claxton, owner of the shop, by popping in for a chat about electric bikes.

As you’d expect of a Cyclelife Electric store, it stocks Raleigh’s range of electric bikes and accessories. It’s only been open three months and the Prince of Wales as been the most famous so far.

Claxton said: “When the door opened I thought, ‘I recognise that face’ and it took half a second for the penny to drop.

“Even though Prince Charles has some property here and is in the town from time to time I was still quite surprised that he popped by.

“We spoke for some time about the benefits of electric bikes and the ranges of the different Raleigh and Haibike models we stock. I was desperately trying to get him to have a go but the weather was too bad to head out.”

CycleLife Electric Wessex
181 Bridport Road, Poundbury, Dorset DT1 3BN
01305 753737

Prince Charles has been known to get on an e-bike in the past.

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