SINCE 1945 . . . . AND STILL ENJOYING THE RIDE!
Cycling expert Les Omara started his bike business in 1945, determined to bring his passion for cycling to the people. He named the shop Corsair Cycles, after the fighter aeroplanes in World War II.
After returning home from the war, Les and wife Dot decided to follow one of their dreams – opening a bike store. Les and Dot’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of people are what makes O’Mara Cycles stand out from the rest.
Now his grandson Jae O’Mara continues his legacy, bringing his own expertise and enthusiasm to the latest evolution of the family business – Omara Cycles.
“Pop got me into racing, and I’ve been racing and doing up bikes since I was 12. I used to strip and refurbish them, and sell them in the Trading Post for pocket money,” says Jae.
While the business changed hands in the 80s, it was returned to the O’Mara family in 1998, where it continues to attract second-generation clients who fondly remember Les and his legendary bike shop.