Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago

$1,300,000 Plus GST (if any)

1 Aberafon Street Dunedin City View map

Listing # THL-32883 Listed 8 Nov 2015

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Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail business or FHGC for sale in Middlemarch, Otago

About this business

Cycle Surgery is a highly profitable business and has been providing bike hire on the Otago Central Rail Trail since it's inception in 2000 and the company mission statement "Is to provide the ultimate cycling experience in New Zealand".

Cycle Surgery Rail Trail Ltd and Luxury Rail Trail Tours Ltd are the Otago Central Rail Trail Specialist companies situated on the Otago Central Rail Trail based in Middlemarch.

Luxury Rail Trail Tours specialises in high end tours delivering a first class experience on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Pure Indulgence, Pure Luxury!

These two businesses incorporates three websites (www.luxuryrailtrailtours.co.nz, www.cyclesurgery.co.nz and www.railtrail.co.nz), two freehold buildings, extensive plant and equipment, a custom designed on-line booking system for bike hire, bag transfers and shuttles including operational daily driver run sheets and mechanics bike hire reports and provide the only fully custom designed Rail Trail Hire Bikes designed for comfort and reliability on the Rail Trail.

The Otago Central Rail Trail is 150km of cycling fun, spectacular scenery and rich New Zealand history and this business currently provides:

  • The first custom-made rail trail bike designed specifically for the Otago Central Rail Trail conditions, including a fleet of Luxury Hire Bikes for exclusive use by Luxury Rail Trail Tours clients. (Note: the owners design, develop and supply the perfect bike to handle the unique conditions that the Otago Central Rail Trail has to offer. This opportunity will continue for the new owner of the business).
  • Bike Hire - Including new 2015 Rail Trail Step Thru Bikes, new 2015 RailTrail 29ners, standard Step Thru and MTB Hire, kids bikes, tandem bikes, kids trailer, kids seats and tag-a-longs
  • Luggage Transfers - Clients luggage transferred from accommodation to accommodation
  • Shuttle Transfers - Middlemarch to Clyde and return and Middlemarch to Pukerangi Railway Station and return
  • Tour Itineraries - We do all the planning so all you do is turn up and enjoy the ride!

Cycle Surgery has been involved in the cycling industry for over 20 years and providing bike hire on the Otago Central Rail Trail for over 10 years. The Rail Trail Shuttle runs daily between Clyde and Middlemarch and back again, and the company pick up guests as required along the trail.

Broker's Comment:

This highly profitable business has been set up in such a way to streamline the business operation including the design / supply of cycles, reservation / logistics software IP (both available ongoing under licence arrangements for new owners). For further information or to discuss this opportunity, please contact our specialist Business Broker, Peter Gale, AREINZ on 021 608 107 or +6421608107, or by emailing peter@tourismproperties.com.

Price: Business $1,300,000 incl. extensive stock or FHGC $1,900,000 (plus GST if any)

The company goals:

  • To provide a fantastic cycling holiday and offer our clients more bang for their biking buck
  • To provide a friendly, no fuss service where we always try our hardest to meet you requirements.
  • To be the best at our job so our clients have the best Rail Trail experience possible!

The company offers:

  • A range of Package Options from Cheap and Cheeful to a Premier Luxury Rail Trail Tour.  They can also customise a package tailored to individual clients preferences.
  • A top quality, comfortable and affordable range of bikes for hire and those nifty cycle bags called panniers, which means the guest can carry their gear with them.
  • A snazzy Mercedes Benz shuttle to carry the guest's gear along the trail (so the guest does not carry it all!)
  • A ticketing agent facility for various transport options to get guests to and from the Otago Central Rail Trail.
  • A flexible can-do attitude to any guest requirements. Whether the guest just wants to hire a bike and have their luggage carted or a planned and plotted package deal – this company does it!

Awards include:

  • Qualmark - both Luxury Rail Trail Tours and Cycle Surgery Rail Trail are Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activities.
  • Cycle Surgery Rail Trail Limited 2014 Westpac Business Awards Tourism Awards – Finialist
  • Trip Advisor - 2015 - Certificate of Excellence Winner

TripAdvisor Reviews - what the guests are saying (during October only)!

“The Best Bikes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 November 2015
8 of our group hired these bikes. They were very good for the terrain and weather we had to pass through. Suspension in the seats as well as gel padded as we were on them up to 5 and 1/2 hours at a time. They wrested through for ease of mounting and dismounting when we were weary. They had a tiny light which was enough to get through the tunnels. The panniers were great for weather proof and quantity of gear. Visited October 2015

“Excellent service, excellent bicycles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 October 2015
Dave and Pip have excellent, well serviced bicycles - smooth riding and solid. I felt safe on my bike even on the those downhill sections with a lose gravelly surface. Pip was not at all troubled to helped me out when there was some confusion about my accommodation in Middlemarch. Most riders ride the trail from Clyde to Middlemarch, but from my point of view the ride from Middlemarch to Clyde is the better trip. There is a more gradual rise to the high point and the wide sweeping downhill curves from Tiger Hill Ganger's Shed to Chatto Creek is spectacular. Visited October 2015

“Brilliant Experience with Cycle Surgery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 October 2015
Big thank yous to David and Pip for the brilliant itinerary when I cycled the trail from Clyde to Middlemarch. I was able to personalise my itinerary and do everything I wanted to on this trip. I have not ridden a bike for over five years (and then only up the road) and I have to say that the bikes are superb. I was a bit worried I would be crippled by day three with a sore bum but the seats are fantastic. The only thing I would change is I would of liked to have explored the salt lake or the amazing rock formations and landscapes in the Middlemarch area. Maybe this is something that could be offered while waiting for the Taieri Gorge train. I plan to do this rail trail again and I would definitely choose Cycle Surgery. Visited October 2015

“Service with a smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 October 2015
My husband and I just completed a two day cycle and the service provided by David and Pip was excellent. From the friendly smile from Dave when we met him in Clyde to the conversation we had on our drive to Wedderburn, they live and breath cycling. It is what they do. They want you to have had an excellent experience, and we will definitely be back to ride the remainder of the trail with them. The bikes were very comfortable to ride. Visited October 2015

“Cycle Surgery - couldn't thank you more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 October 2015 
My husband and i have just completed the otago rail trail and would like to sing the praises of Cycle Surgery. Although we were not actually travelling with their company, they helped us out so much! we really couldn't thank them enough for their kindness, generosity and welcome atmosphere! i would recommend their service to anyone and everyone i meet, and when we cycle again, it will definately be with these guys! Visited October 2015

“So friendly and helpful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 October 2015 
Dave and the team were just so friendly and helpful. They accommodated my request for SPD pedals, transported our luggage each day (without complaining about the weight!). And when we returned our bikes it was all so seamless and the coffee is GREAT. Visited October 2015

About the region:

The Otago Central Rail Trail is New Zealand's Original Great Ride and extends 150 kilometres along the former railway route between Middlemarch and Clyde. Its wide gravel (stony) path has a gentle 1 to 50 gradient, making it ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. This is a journey into the region’s heartland of ever-changing mountainous, dry, rocky landscapes, productive farmland, spectacular river gorges, tunnels, viaducts, thriving townships, old stone and mud-brick dwellings and preserved gold mining settlements – shaped and seasoned by the harsh, continental climatic extremes unique to Central Otago.

The Rail Trail connects four Central Otago plains and valleys: the Strath Taieri with the township of Middlemarch, the Maniototo with Ranfurly at the centre, Ida Valley with Oturehua and the Manuherikia area with Alexandra and Clyde. Other townships are dotted along the trail and accommodation is available in all of these.

Middlemarch is an hour's scenic drive from Dunedin or by train aboard the world class Taieri Gorge Railway. The change from the city is remarkable - rural New Zealand at its best. Many visitors come to Middlemarch to cycle the iconic Otago Central Rail Trail and is ready to help you have a memorable cycling holiday adventure. The Tourist Hub has information about locally-based Rail Trail operators, cycle hire outlets and transport options. There is also a great range of acommodation options throughout the district.

Other activities include cycling the many fascinating back roads, walking to New Zealand’s only inland salt lake, visiting the vast Te Papanui Scenic Reserve, fishing for trout in the Taieri River, play golf and tennis, browse the Museum and craft galleries, tramp on the Rock and Pillar Range or take a tour of the Strath Taieri Valley.

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