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Village Connect, the original community magazine, bringing local business to local villages

Bringing local business to local villages


Welcome to Village Connect, the original independent village community publication, bringing local business to local villages since April 2005.


Village Connect is published bi-monthly and hand delivered free of charge to more than 20,000 homes and businesses in 71 selected Northamptonshire villages, and has established itself as the premier notice board for businesses in the area.


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Sunday 13th March saw the Grand Opening
of Gorilla Firm Cycling’s extended shop.
The Stoke Doyle-based husband and wife
team, Linds Moules and Justine Perkins, first
opened their shop at The Wharf in Oundle in
August 2012. This initial shop now holds the
work and frame-fitting shop for the massive
two-floor showroom stocking a wide range of
bikes, components, accessories & clothing.
From entry level through to state-of-theart
competition cycles, Gorilla Firm Cycling
specialises in road, racing & time-trial bikes
and can source or build you your perfect
bike. Linds and Justine pride themselves on
providing great service and making sure that
any bike you buy from them not only meets
your exact requirements, but also fits you

They have chosen their brands carefully and
will not sell products that they are not prepared
to stand by. Whether you buy off the shelf
or go bespoke, they want to ensure that you
and your bike have a lengthy and happy

Gorilla Firm Cycling offers a free bike-fit with
every bike, and then get you both back for a
free six-week check to ensure that everything
is working as it should be. Bike brands include
Colnago, Cipollini, Cervelo, Storck, LOOK,
Van Nicholas, Cannondale, Argon18 and
Ritte. The pride of place of the new larger
showroom is the state-of-the-art GURU FIT
SYSTEM™ which enables cyclists of all ages
and experience levels to find the perfect bike
and riding position to match their personal

Linds was originally a builder, tired of spending
winters on cold wet roofs. A committed
runner, he took up cycling following a knee
operation and loved it with a passion. When
the opportunity at The Wharf came up, it just
seemed to be fate, and Linds and Justine
decided to overcome their initial lack of retail
experience and follow their dream. The couple
have loved every minute of their venture, met
some wonderful people and made some great

Gorilla Firm Cycling arranges regular Sunday
and Wednesday rides, sportive events and
turbo training sessions during the winter
months. Upcoming events include Demo
Days, where you can test ride a superbike.
Booking highly recommended.

Thursday 12th May - LOOK
Thursday 26th May - Cannondale
Saturday 11th June - Cipollini
Saturday 25th June - Colnago

Opening hours are Tues-Wed 9.30am to
12.30 pm by appointment and for fitting.
Tues-Wed 12.30-5.30pm,
Thu-Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Gorilla Firm Cycling
Unit 2, Oundle Wharf, Station Road,
Oundle, PE8 4DE
Tel: 01832 273783


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