For most of the British public, we are thick into the second week of the Summer holidays.
For some, it is six weeks of joyous working commutes as the roads become a little quieter during school run time. However, the weekends tend to throw up perma queues along all our motorway systems. Some of the worst being those heading into Cornwall.
The staycation has become increasingly popular since the world went into financial meltdown in 2008. Families are packing up to enjoy the delights of the British seaside or getting lost in the lush green of our glorious rolling hills. One particularly popular destination is Cornwall.
Family holidays can become a little suffocating at times, but this year if you are popping off to the West Country, we have the ultimate escape for you. Get yourself together and find 2 hours to head to Clique. This is a barber shop with a difference. A Custom bike kind of a difference.
For years women have been pampering and grooming themselves. In the last few years the man spa, places such as The Refinery in London, have become popular amongst male groomers. However, Clique offers something that will appeal to anyone who prefers to tend to their motorcycle instead of their face.
18 months ago Clique Customs was founded by two friends Andrew Lough, 33, and Tom Upsher, 35. The duo wanted to showcase and sell their bespoke clothing and motorcycles. It was later that they decided Cornwall would be the perfect location to set up something more tangible. However, not wanting to open the usual style of bespoke boutique they decided to create a shop where you could head in and get a little manscaping too.
The space isn’t purely to promote their designs. They wanted to give an open venue to showcase some of the best local business out there. As you step through the door of this stunning shop, you will be greeted by two Wadebridge custom motorbikes by Gnars, jewelry on the counter from Cornish company Bloody Mary Metal and beard products from Truro-based Mariner Jack.
Andrew says “We wanted a space where people could come and appreciate the bike culture. You don’t have to be a rider yourself. There are other barber shops. However, we cater for people who want a chat and an experience. We offer access to brands you cannot get this side of Bristol, including Dickies.”
This is one place to put on the list if you are heading off on a family holiday. It’s also the perfect excuse to follow the noisy family car on your bike!
Clique Customs are currently updating their website but for more information check out this great article on Cornwall Live