A CYCLING shop has been named 'best retail business' at the annual Enterprise Vision Awards.

The EVAS are the largest business awards dedicated solely to women outside London.

The awards champion women in business and shine a spotlight on their enterprise and innovation.

Retail Business of the Year went to Suzy Spencer of Ron Spencer Cycles.

Ron Spencer Cycles is a customer focused and family run business near the town centre.

Established in 1978 by Ron and Margaret Spencer, the business is now run by brother and sister Suzy and Paul.

Suzy said: "I was delighted to win the award for retail, especially as this is an industry which is struggling year on year to keep up with online competition.

"I am passionate about keeping the high street alive and promoting 'shop local'.

"I work in a male dominated industry so it was great to be recognised in these business awards dedicated to women entrepreneurs.

"It's great to be a role model for other women who run their own business like myself or who are thinking about taking the step to starting one up."

Last year they celebrated their 40th anniversary and also decided to relocate.

A very successful open event at the new shop was held in June with special guest, six-time Olympic gold medallist, Jason Kenny.

Ron Spencer cycles are a main dealership for the oldest bike company in the world, Bianchi and the largest bike manufacturers in the world, Giant Bicycles.

They recognise that customer service 'is not something that you can click into a basket' and aim above anything else to make sure their customer shopping experience is perfect.

They provide a showroom fully stocked with bikes, clothing, parts and accessories and also a service centre.