A massive thanks to The Cycle Mechanic for checking my bike this morning. After an email at stupid o'clock this morning (4:38 am) worrying about my bike chain, I couldn't believe he'd replied by 6am and was looking at my bike by 7am! An unbelievable service provision in my hour of need and cannot speak highly enough of Steve and his professional service. I can now fly my bike to the event with peace of mind.

Brett F.

We provide a full range of professional bike maintenance and repair services. Although we're capable of dealing with any type of bike, we've chosen to specialise in serious road, triathlon or touring bikes. Our maintenance workshop is fully equipped to deal with any problem - anything from truing a wheel to a full strip down.

We'd recommend a full strip down and rebuild at least once a year. This will help prevent seized bottom brackets and seat pins. Many bikes have been assembled using the wrong type of grease in the wrong place which results in such seizures. That said, we have successfully extracted seized components from frames where the local bike shop have suggested the bike should be scrapped. A full service will also ensure your brake and gear cable outer casings are renewed which also gives you the chance to renew your bar tape!

We work on an hourly rate but you can see our price guide for common jobs here.

If you rely on your bike to aid your performance in time trails, road races, sportives or long tours then let The Cycle Mechanic take care of it.

We can undertake Shimano Di2 fault finding, re-configuration and firmware updates.


  • Let us service your best bike over winter when you're not using it
  • Likewise, let us service your winter bike in summer when you're not using it!
  • Keep your brake pads and rims clean. Give them a clean after every ride. This will help reduce rim wear. We rebuild a lot of wheels that have perfectly good hubs but worn rims. Happy to do that though!
  • Check your chain with a chain wear guide once a month. Changing your chain at the right time can prevent excessive wear and prolong the life of the rest of your drive train.
  • Keep your drive train clean and lubricated.
  • Don't use a pressure washer or high pressure hose when cleaning your bike. You could end up driving gunge and water into your hubs, bottom bracket and freewheel. Use gentle cleaning and rinsing.
  • If you notice a problem with your bike, don't put off getting it fixed. A stitch in time and all that.

Planned closures

We will be closed on:

  • Monday 6th May 2019

Contact us

01524 932032

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We are closed right now but you can call and leave a message or drop us an e-mail. If you have an out of hours emergency, we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

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