Whether you want to buy a bike or hire one, there are plenty of options across Northamptonshire. See a list of recommended cycle retailers and how to hire a bike including details of the Cycle CoNNect scheme in Northampton town centre.
Cycle shops in Northamptonshire
There are several specialist bike shops across the county:
|Leisure Lakes, Daventry
||Cycle King, Northampton
||Richardsons Cycles, Corby
|Baines Racing, Silverstone Circuit
||Rutland Cycles, Fineshade
|Joyride Cycles, Weedon
||C & D Cycles, Kettering
||Pitsford Cycles, Northampton
||Gorilla Firm Cycling, Oundle
||The Bike Shed, Northampton
||AJ Cycles, Rushden
||Wellingborough Cycles, Wellingborough
Some of the larger chain stores stock good quality bikes and can offer reliable advice including
Evans Cycles. Toys R Us is a great place for purchasing children's bikes from toddlers through to teens. There are also many reputable online specialist cycling retailers. If you need to transport your bike further afield, cycle boxes and carriers are available for hire or purchase from Big Bear Outdoor, based in Brigstock in East Northamptonshire.
Cycle to work scheme
Another option for purchasing a new bike is through a cycle to work scheme, allowing you to spread the cost and save you money. Visit our
Cycle to Work page for further details of how these schemes work.
Second hand bikes
It is also possible to buy a good-quality second hand bike for the fraction of the cost of a new one. This
CTC article gives a wealth of tips on what to look for. Tools for Self Reliance in Northampton also take donations of second-hand bikes, which are repaired and made available for purchase.
The Umbrella Fair Bicycle Recycle Project
Based at The Racecourse Pavilion in Northampton, this project offers donated bikes that have been refurbished and given a full check over at very reasonable prices. For full details and opening times, visit the
Umbrella Fair website.