Brexit shockwaves, historic lows for the Pound and the cost of living in London. We need to talk about prices…

This humble website is not a place for political discourse and discussion, but the impacts of Brexit are causing regrettable increases in some prices due to the recent adverse moves in exchange rates.

In an industry where most goods are imported from Europe, the USA and the Far East, a weaker pound is causing our distribution partners to raise prices … immediately for some fast moving goods and from the 1st of August 2016 at the latest for the rest. In time these fluctuations will no doubt stabilize, and prices may then fall. both for us and for our customers.

As an independent high street business, we aim to set fair prices based on the supplier’s RRP. As with many retail purchases, customers always have the choice to seek cheaper online prices. As a small shop the RRP allows us to cover our many business overheads such as rent, rates, utilities, insurance, tax and the essential cost of recruiting and retaining the best staff. We need to offer fair pay to our employees to retain the best staff, recruit new talent, and ensure we keep pace with the cost of living in London.

We are making a small increase in workshop labour rates, which have remained pretty much unchanged since we started out in November 2009.  It has been a long-standing ambition for us to become an authenticated payer of the ‘London Living Wage’. No later than the beginning of 2017 we are going to do just that.

We pride ourselves in continuing to offer excellent customer service along with a fair approach to prices, and that will never change.

As always, we cannot thank you all enough for supporting our two local bike shops in St John’s Hill and Hammersmith. You give us great reviews and we all appreciate your support.

Attention Experienced Bike Mechanics…

Attention Experienced Bike Mechanics…

We are recruiting: full time bike mechanics

Job advert posted: July 2016

We are a pair of friendly, busy, independent bike shops in London.
You are a dedicated, hard-working and experienced mechanic, who wants to join our team.


The London Cycle Workshop has been established for over six years and has gained an excellent
reputation for servicing and repairing bikes to the highest standard. We are a friendly local shop and have built up a strong rapport with our customers for our honest advise and customer service. We have two locations, Wandsworth SW11 and Hammersmith W6.

THE JOB: Recruiting Bike Mechanics

We are looking for dedicated, hard working and experienced mechanics to join our team. The role is that of mechanic, although you will also be required to double up as a sales assistant, advising and
recommending products on the shop floor, so a familiarity with current parts and accessories is essential. Part of the role of mechanic is to book bikes into the workshop, so the ability to thoroughly assess workshop jobs and offer advice is pivotal to the role. We are looking for candidates willing to develop their skills, training will be provided however prior workshop and retail experience is essential.

Hours will be spread over five days to include one weekend day and possibly a mix of hours at both shops. We are flexible with working hours.


The candidate should possess proven skill and experience as a mechanic, along with great communication skills. Excellent customer service skills are important to maintain and improve relations with the customers, and to ensure we excel when it comes to expectations. We have worked hard to build a strong reputation as a friendly, talented and reliable workshop, and these values need to be upheld and built upon. The ability to work as part of a team, and adapt to a changing work load is essential. Basic IT skills along with excellent written and spoken English are requirements for the role, Cytech level 2 or equivalent and above a bonus.

Must have:

Previous experience as a mechanic.
Retail experience in the bike trade.
A passion for bikes…


If you fit the description of our new team member, and we sound like the bike workshop for you, email your CV with a covering letter, telling us why you would like to join TLCW team to:


End of July 2016. Applicants who have not been contacted by this date have not been successful this time. Immediate start available.

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at The London Cycle Workshop, we look forward to hearing from you.

Read this job advert via Bike Biz here…