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Published: April 6, 2022 | Updated: April 7, 2022

Get geared up for an active summer as action sports business Guardhouse stages open day

Ian Wagman, Owner, Guardhouse Sports in Christchurch. Picture: Dorset Biz News.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

It’s action stations at one of Christchurch’s most recognisable buildings this weekend.

Guardhouse Sports is staging an open day on Saturday, April 9, from 10am to 5pm.

The event will showcase some of the new bikes, skateboards, paddleboards and other sports accessories available for 2022.

Guardhouse Sports was launched by father of two Ian Wagman last August after he sunk a six-figure sum, including all his redundancy, into the new venture.

As reported on Dorset Biz News, the action sports business is located in the Grade 2 listed Guardhouse on Barrack Road.

Ian said: “I always had the vision with these amazing premises that we would give customers an experience they wouldn’t get at other retailers.

“This event is an exciting opportunity to showcase the shop and for customers to immerse themselves in the sports we represent.

“We have a number of our bike and paddleboard suppliers coming down to show their 2022 ranges.

“Keith Motors are bringing their latest camper van and electric vehicles and we’re having bike trials displays during the day.

“We will have demo bikes from Yeti, the US bike brand, to trial on the day – there are limited numbers so best to pre-book – and Ricky’s in Southbourne is hosting a bar and grill.

“There’s also a charity auction with over £1,000 worth of prizes.

“All proceeds will go to Amelia’s Rainbow which supports children in Dorset with disabilities or serious, chronic or terminal illnesses.

“It’s going to be a great day and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone.”