We are searching for the best mechanics…

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? ARE YOU EXPERIENCED AND PASSIONATE? WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO JOIN OUR GROWING TEAM AS OUR BUSINESS EXPANDS, OFFERING EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES…

US:

The London Cycle Workshop has been established for over seven 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 POSITION:

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.

We are recruiting for both shops. Hours will be spread over five days to include one weekend day. We are flexible with working hours and are happy to create a rota that suites the successful candidate.

THE PERSON:

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.
Computer literacy.
A passion for bikes…

TO APPLY:

Please email your CV along with a brief covering letter to accounts@TheLondonCycleWorkshop.co.uk.

Applicants who have not been contacted have not been successful this time. Immediate start available.

Christmas Opening Hours

This year we will be closing on Thursday the 22nd at 7pm for our Christmas break, open again on Wednesday the 28th at 7am.

We will also be closed on the 1st and 2nd of January, open again at 7am on Tuesday the 3rd.

If your need to get in touch with us out of hours, please email Info@TheLondonCycleWorkshop.co.uk

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

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.

SPECIAL OFFER: 30% OFF TYRES

This offer is valid from Monday 9th May 2016, to Sunday 22nd May 2016.30%-OFF-TLCW-Tyres-2015

30% OFF any 2015 tyres in stock, including FREE fitting!

To redeem this offer, you must purchase 2015 tyres from The London Cycle Workshop in Battersea or Hammersmith, BEFORE Sunday 22nd May 2016. The FREE fitting service, included in this offer, can be redeemed at both our workshops, any time during 2016.

This offer is valid while stocks last, from Monday 9th May 2016, until Sunday 22nd May 2016 inclusive.

Christmas Opening Hours…

Over the Christmas period we will be open the following days:

Wednesday 23rd – Open as usual
Thursday 24th – Closed
Friday 25th – Closed
Saturday 26th – Closed
Sunday 27th – Closed
Monday 28th – Closed
Tuesday 29th – Open as usual
Wednesday 30th – Open as usual
Thursday 31st Open as usual
Friday 1st – Closed
Saturday 2nd onwards – Open as usual

Thank you for your support throughout 2015, Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.

November 20th 2015.

2015 has been a busy year at The London Cycle Workshop. Attempting to expand to a second location with a new shop had been on the cards for some time, but actually doing it was tougher than we had anticipated. All the staff worked exceptionally hard at St John’s Hill to keep the pace of another busy year while at the same time we expanded the team and put our DIY skills to the test to fit out the King’s Street shop. It has been a labour of love, financed through hard work and savings.

The customers have been great, some of the best. All of the staff at The London Cycle Workshop share the same passion for bikes and cycling, repairing and mending, helping and offering honest advice. We do our best to work to the highest standards when we work on our customers bikes. In return the loyalty and praise our customers bestow upon us is touching.

The 20th of November is an important date in our diary. It is the date that back in 2009, we signed the lease for 125 St John’s Hill. It was such an exciting day. As soon as we had the keys, friends and family were by our sides stripping out the shop that afternoon. It wasn’t long until we opened, there was snow on the ground and the shop looked, to be kind, a bit amateur with almost no stock. But there was a set of tools and a bundle of enthusiasm, and on day one a customer bought a bike in for a service.

Today is the sixth anniversary of the beginning of The London Cycle Workshop. Much has changed in that time, there are now two shops with 10 mouths to feed. There has been a lot of hard work on our part, and a huge amount of support from customers, fellow small business owners, our book keepers and accountants, our suppliers, our supporters and champions, our friends, our family and our fellow cyclists. Thank you all, so very much, we couldn’t do it without you.

Our new Hammersmith Workshop

We are pleased to announce that after five and a half great years at St John’s Hill …  The London Cycle Workshop has opened a second workshop, at 373 Kings Street, Hammersmith, W6 9NJ.

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Pop in and say Hello

After a busy couple of weeks fitting out the workshop, we are now fully open – so why not pop in with your bike or just to say hello and take a look …

The inside of TLCW @373 King St.

It’s all about the tools

At the heart of our business, we have developed a reputation for quality of our servicing, repairs and upgrades of a wide range of customer bikes at our existing St John’s Hill shop.

At Hammersmith, this service continues with a great team of mechanics … and lots of shiny new tools!

One of our sets of workshop tools And a growing range of accessories

We have a good selection of parts & accessories in-store already and will be growing our stock every week to meet the needs of our customers – so there will be even more ready for you.

And if you can’t see what you want on display, just ask.

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We now look forward to serving London’s great cycling community north of the river too.

The TLCW team.