GIANT opens first Dorset store in Poole

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Cycle Paths, a longstanding retailer at The Dolphin Poole, has joined forces with international biking brand, Giant, to open Dorset’s first store.


Cycle Paths has played a key part in Poole’s retail offering for the past 20 years and has been given the opportunity to become Giant’s first brand store in Dorset. After a significant investment to refit, refresh and modernise the space, the store, now rebranded to Giant, has expanded onto a second floor. This has doubled the shop’s retail space to provide locals with access to a more diverse range of bikes, clothing and accessories.


Matt Banks, Director at Giant Poole, said: “This is such an exciting time for our team, having all our hard work recognised by such a prestigious brand in the industry is truly something worth celebrating. Our previous owners should be proud of running such a successful family business, as this is what has led to this incredible opportunity to expand, diversify and enhance our offering.”


John Grinnell, centre manager of The Dolphin Poole, added: “We are so proud of all that Cycle Paths has achieved over its last 20 years of business and this fantastic opportunity has secured the store’s future for another 20 years and beyond.


“At The Dolphin Poole we are continuing to attract heavyweight national and international brands to Poole town centre, while we nurture our local businesses and entrepreneurs who call us home in Kingland. This is what makes Poole such a diverse place to shop, eat, work and learn.”


Ian Beasant, Managing Director of Giant UK, commented: “Giant stores’ success is built with cutting-edge products from our house brands; this, combined with the passion, knowledge, and energy of store owners, is our winning formula.


 “Giant Poole is an exciting addition to a 34-strong store network.”


For more information on Giant Poole please visit or call 01202 680123. The store remains located in Falkland Square just outside The Dolphin and is open Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5.30pm.


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