James Soens

“James Soens is reputed to have started the first racing bike building business in Liverpool s just prior to the turn of the twentieth century. The business closed when he volunteered for service during the Great War at the age of 42. He survived the war unscathed and lived to the age of 84. His four sons were James, Thomas, Edward (Eddie) and Douglas.”
“The eldest son James opened a cycling shop in 1936 building hand – built bicycles still trading today under the name of Pete Matthews.”

Updated 10.16.2013

Mick Butler