Celebrating 30 Years of Merlin Cycles: A Grand Gathering

A Grand Gathering!

To commemorate the occasion, on the 11th August we hosted a grand 30th-anniversary gathering at the picturesque Rivington Brewery.

We started with a ride from our Buckshaw Village HQ to the brewery on our loyal steeds, Paul chose his 26″ ‘old school’ Rock Lobster (and matching full kit), some staff were on gravel bikes including the Orro Terra Ti and some opted for 29″ Mountain Bikes such as the Merlin Malt Steel 725.

Some of the team pictured fuelling for the ride…

Heading out of Buckshaw, (vest weather!)

Along the Leeds to Liverpool canal.

Stopping for a photo at the Lock and Quay pub, before climbing to Healy Nab.

Heading through The Nab! Paul is seen here sporting the vintage Rock Lobster kit!

Upon arriving at the brewery HQ, members of staff came together to raise their glasses to 30 years of passion for cycling.

The team greatly enjoyed limited edition beers crafted by Rivington Brewing Co. (unfortunately not for public sale!) With a nod to the classic Merlin Malt 2 Logo featured on the can design. Do you remember this head-badge?

The team with cans of ‘Merlin Hazy Pale’.

You can watch our ride in action via or Youtube Channel or Facebook Page!

For three decades, Merlin Cycles has been a reputable brand in the world of UK cycling, crafting quality driven bikes that have taken riders on unforgettable journeys. As we celebrate our remarkable 30th anniversary, here’s a little a nostalgic trip down memory lane to relive some 90s models that once graced the trails. Do you remember any or even perhaps own one?

Featured in: Mountain Bike World, issue 1, Spring 1997

Featured in: Mountain Bike UK, 1994

Cheers to the Future!

In this remarkable 30th year, we raise a toast to the past, present, and future of Merlin Cycles. Here’s to 30 more years of sharing the joy of cycling with riders across the UK and beyond. We look forward to bringing you new Merlin models and products in the future, thank you for your continued support and loyalty to our brand!

We continue to uphold the values that have guided it us 30 years. The commitment to creating exceptional bikes at fair prices.

Our current Collection of Merlin Steel Bikes pays homage to our classic steel frames in both graphics and colour schemes. Inspired by the past but redesigned to suit today’s riding styles…


  • Alex Cowie

    Outdoor Leadership and Coaching BA (Hons) Keen cyclist, runner, and outdoor enthusiast. I have been cycling since I was very young and always had a love for the outdoors. I have completed many long distance events including ultra marathons such as the Chester 100, Berkeley Marathons UK and Gravel Century rides.

3 comments to “Celebrating 30 Years of Merlin Cycles: A Grand Gathering”
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  2. Congratulations Merlin!

    I still ride the polished frameset I purchased from you in ’94. Fully rigid is the way. 👍

    Just wish you provided replacement decals 😔

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