Hampton Cycles, on Melbourne’s south-east bay coast, has been around for over 50 years. It’s longevity in a Melbourne cycling market that is both a petri dish of culture and trends and a dog-eat-dog city of competition and ego is simply incredible.
This August, Hampton Cycles becomes Melbourne’s Black Sheep Authorised Dealer. We sat down with the store’s lovely Emma Mackie for a rapid Q&A to help us non-Melbourne folk understand the store, the city, and apparently what’s cool!
50 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.
Black Sheep: Hampton Cycles is now over 50 years old, what’s the secret to staying ahead of the game and what’s changed?
Emma Mackie: Staying in tune with the cycling community, current trends, innovations, technology and always listening to what the rider wants! Throughout the years the growing interest of cycling in the wider community has definitely been a noticeable change.