If you’re thinking about going out on two wheels, these Leeds bike shops are your first point of call.
Swapping four wheels for two is a great way to get around Leeds. With so many bike lanes in the city centre, cycling has never been easier. So whether you’re thinking about buying a bike or need to get your old one fixed up, Leeds has loads of great bike shops for you to find your fit. From small independents to big-name brands, you’re absolutely spoilt for choice. But where should you go for the best advice, prices and service? Look no further…
For the last 35 years, Chevin Cycles have been serving the Leeds cycling community with all things bike related from their Otley shop. Their range of cycles, clothing and accessories is enormous, and they even sell individual bike parts, so if you’re up to speed on repairs you could save some dosh on services. From Trek and Orbea to Domane and Raleigh, your choice of wheels is endless. Their dedicated women’s area is the place to get parts and garms that fit you right, so you can go off on your jaunts free of aches and pains.
Chevin Cycles, The Showrooms, Gay Lane, Otley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS21 1BR.
The Bikes College
The Bikes College is one of the most unusual bike shops in Leeds. In fact, it’s less bike shop, and more social enterprise – they restore secondhand bikes, otherwise headed for landfill. Their aim is to make sure anyone and everyone has access to a bike if they want it. Simply pop along and take your pick, put a deposit down and come back later to pick up your fully road-worthy steed. If you want to learn more about your wheels, they also run repair classes at extremely wallet-friendly prices.
The Bikes College, Copley Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 1HY.
Forget picking your bike off the rack or from a catalogue, at the legendary Woodrup Cycles, they have an entire frame workshop upstairs, where each one is handmade in steel to your exact specifications. From modern all-in-one bikes to light, stainless-steel race models, they can do it all. What’s more, their repair service is so good that they have helped to maintain the University of Leeds’ 500-strong student hire fleet, as well as supply and repair police bikes for five local forces – you know you’re in excellent hands.
Woodrup Cycles, 345-348 Kirkstall Road, Burley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2HD.
Leisure Lakes Bikes
Looking for a bike shop in Leeds that comes with a more personal approach? You’ll feel right at home at Leisure Lakes. Every team member at this family-run shop is a mad-keen cyclist, meaning you can call on over 100 years of cycling knowledge, for everything from repairs to the best cycling gear around. They stock a range of urban e-bikes for city dwellers and serious mountain bikes from brands like Heckler & Hightower and Fox Racing – all of which you can try before you buy.
Leisure Lakes Bikes, 78-84 Crossgates Road, Crossgates, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 7NL.
Edinburgh Cycle Co-operative
There’s more to Edinburgh Cycle Co-operative than first meets the eye. As a co-operative, every member of staff can become a shareholder in the company after a year’s service – so they have a personal stake in making your experience the best possible. You’ll get down-to-earth, friendly advice on everything from the right bike for you to repairs from a team with over 50 years of experience. Can’t fit your new ride in the car? They offer free delivery on all bikes. And they’ll continue to look after you with a free bike service six weeks later.
Edinburgh Cycle Co-op, 140 Woodland Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4QG.
Evans Cycles’ Leeds shop boasts more than 2,000-square feet of top-quality cycling gear. They’ve got bikes for all ages and budgets, with an impressive selection of electric bikes from the likes of Brompton, Turbo Vado and Cannondale. The team here are passionate about encouraging cycling in the city, and even offer a secure bike parking scheme for as little as £1.50 a day to make commuting by bike even easier. Need a repair? Their speedy 24-hour turnaround service will have you back on the road in no time.
Evans Cycles, 14 Infirmary Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2JP.
How can you guarantee the quality of your bike? Simple – build your own. And that’s exactly what you can do at LifeCycles. At this Leeds bike shop, you can get your hands on your very own custom-built bike, complete with handmade Torrent tyres. It’ll be completely tailored to you, which not only means you’ll love the design, but there’ll also be less aches and pains when you’re out on the road. And don’t worry, they stock all the usual brands too. Got an old bike that’s rusting away in the shed? Their restoration service can bring it back to life.
LifeCycles Leeds, Unit 7, West Leeds Industrial Park, Stanningley Road, Bramley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS13 4EN.
Dave Rayner Cycle Sport
Dave Rayner Cycle Sport stocks a wide variety of big-name bikes, but as the name suggests – their real passion is competitive sports-standard bikes. Whether it’s a road bike for events, a light bike for triathlons or a mountain bike for an MTB adventure, they’re only too happy to advise, repair and even build you a custom frame. But that’s not all, they’re also a Polaris Bike Pod Pro hire centre – these large moulded plastic travel cases protect your bike at home and abroad. Instead of getting in the way in the garage, hire one and hide it away.
Dave Rayner Cycle Sport, 107 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 1AF & 154 Harrogate Road, Yeadon, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS19 6AH.
Probably the most recognisable name on the Leeds high street, Halfords’ biggest selling point might just be the sheer variety of bikes on offer. They stock every big-name, along with a slew of accessories, parts and clothing. The expert technicians will build your bike in the shop and you can bring it back in for a free 32-point health check, add to that flexible financing options and you’re all set. A wide range of repairs are catered for too, whether you’ve got a flat tyre, the brakes are jammed or the chain’s come loose.
Halfords, 83A Roseville Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 5DT & Melbourne Park, York Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6AX.
All Terrain Cycles
Want to buy a new bike or get your current one fixed up? You’ll struggle to find a bike shop with more experience than All Terrain Cycles. They’ve been selling bikes in Leeds since 1907, and they’re still independent to this day. Their 10,000-square-foot megastore in Wetherby has everything you could possibly need, including a dedicated section for ladies’ bikes, a range of bike shoes and a whole counter of energy gels and nutrition packs. Once you’ve picked your bike out, make sure you bring it back in after four weeks for your free service.
All Terrain Cycles, Audby Lane, Sandbeck Industrial Estate, Wetherby, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS22 7FD.
Decathlon’s humongous Trinity Leeds shop has an equally huge range of cycles for you to check out. Triban road bikes, Rockrider mountain bikes and Elops electric bikes – they’ve got them all, plus plenty of high-quality accessories. In fact, they’ve partnered with Leeds Dock Cycling Club to ensure their stock is tailored to the needs of the city’s cyclists, so you can find everything you need for your two-wheeled commutes. Their in-house workshop also offers affordable customisations and repairs to keep your wheels in tip-top condition.
Decathlon, Trinity Leeds, 49 Boar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5EL.