Gearing up for a new business with bikes

’There’s a bear in the woods!” was the cry that sparked the name behind Leighton Buzzard’s handmade bike company Bear Bikes.

The new firm was founded by Aaron Ward, who has combined years in engineering and a lifetime passion for cycling for his new venture.

Aaron, wife Sarah and son Morgan

Aaron, wife Sarah and son Morgan

It is based at his company Ward Engineering in Acacia Close, and with enquiries already coming in from across Britain and Europe, Aaron hopes to become the latest brand in the biking community.

Aaron said: ‘’I always wanted to make something of my own, a lot of what I make at Ward Engineering goes off and I don’t know what it is for. We essentially just make bits.’’

There are many types of bikes from BMX to mountain bikes and amateur endurance rider Aaron has ridden and fallen off them all.

After careful consideration Aaron decided the urban fixie was the style of bike he could make an impact with.

A fixie is a bike without gears and is great for cycling around town and zipping through traffic. Its lack of complicated components means it is easy to look after and cheap to repair. Urban fixies are often stylishly designed and considered urban chic and Aarons’ trademark zany green and black design is very fitting.

A Bear bike comes with a price tag of around £800 , compared to the thousands you can pay for a custom fixed bike. For more information or to try a fixed gear bike contact Aaron on 01525 851 337 or go online to