Purple Harry's

Give your pride and joy some Purple Harry lovin’

A Great British Company

Purple Harry is a young, innovative British cycling brand.

Our ‘launch’ range of cycle cleaning products are aimed at the connoisseur who takes as much pride in maintaining their pride and joy as they do riding it.

Sure we'd rather be out there on the trails or quiet country roads riding, but when it comes to cleaning and maintaining our bikes we are perfectionists. There's nothing more annoying than gears clattering, poor shifting or noisy brakes because last week's mud and grime are clogging up your components.

How it all began...

When it comes to cleaning the freewheel, chain, derailleurs and more intricate components we found there was nothing available on the market that really hit the spot – and we were fed up of using rags and old toothbrushes that either get caught or simply move the dirt around rather than removing it!

That's where the idea for "Bike Floss" was born.

We wanted something that would get right into the nooks and crannies of every component, leaving them clean and free of dirt. We figured as "flossing" is effective for teeth then surely the same principle could work for bikes. You will find Bike Floss totally unique in its capacity to thoroughly clean and remove debris from the most inaccessible areas where grime and dirt accumulate. It is also reusable! After an extensive search for industrial dental floss proved fruitless we stumbled on the solution which was right before our eyes as one of our children had made a craft project out of – pipe cleaners! But we couldn’t obviously just use any old ‘craft’ pipe cleaner – they had to be abrasive, absorbent and very durable.

Needless to say when we approached the largest UK manufacturer – they were eager to develop and supply a solution for us. After all - the pipe smoking market isn’t exactly booming!!

This was all before the brand ‘Purple Harry’ came along – and… well if you really want to hear the story behind that you might just have to buy us a couple of beers…

Since the Eureka moment of Bike Floss we’ve grown from strength to strength – with a complimentary range of liquids - each with a unique selling point - and another industry first in the Wash and Polish Mitt with a UK registered design. Again this is particularly designed around the bike’s specifics – much easier and more effective than using a sponge or standard cloth to clean the fiddly bits!

The Team

We have been involved in all areas of cycling, from commuting to competition, road, tri and mountain - for far longer than we'd care to remember and have a true passion for the sport, spending most of our free time cycling in the Derbyshire Dales. Like our mascot, Harry the Hippo we also love riding fixed, the purest form of all - this is usually to the pub on a warm summer evening though! Our ideas and innovations continue to grow and we're developing a complete range of products, providing every cyclist with all they need to maintain their bike to perfection.

Our Ethics

The Environment

Cycling is not only a great way to stay healthy but is also obviously a particularly 'green' mode of transport.. We encourage people to choose to take the bike over the car to help reduce carbon emissions, traffic congestion and noise pollution. Cyclists are usually the quickest commuters in an urban environment - so beat the traffic and reduce your carbon footprint!

We believe in minimal packaging and are committed to reducing waste wherever possible. All our liquid products are manufactured to provide maximum cleaning effectiveness whilst also maintaining eco friendliness.

You will not see any of our cleaning products in aerosol form. This isn't just from an environmental perspective - most people don't realise that a 500ml can of aerosol only contains around 50-60% of product.... the rest is propellant!! Our products contain exactly what it says on the label, nothing more and certainly nothing less!

Buy British!

Purple Harry's Bike Cleaning products are manufactured in Great Britain wherever possible. We are committed to British Industry and believe that this ethos will assist the UK in fighting recession!

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