The London Cycle Workshop and social media – a brave new world!
The London Cycle Workshop on Twitter A link to our Twitter page. We try to use Twitter to give quick updates as to what is going on in the shop.
The London Cycle Workshop on Facebook Nick has started us a facebook page so keep an eye out for updates!
The London Cycle Workshop informal cycling club, St John’s Hill Climbers, as organised by Nick. Follow the Twitter feed to keep up to date with details of forthcoming rides.
The London Cycle Workshop sponsored rider!!!
Super Cycling Man Our friend and Customer Will Hodson is aiming to cycle 30,000km around the planet and become the first person EVER to cycle the whole way around the world wearing a superhero costume! To help him along the way we have built him a bike for his adventure, (Super Badger), to find out more click here.
Local cycling clubs:
Clapham Chasers The Chasers are based at Nuffield Health Gym (Battersea). They are a very social and friendly club who welcomes everyone of all abilities. With training runs, cycles & swims scheduled throughout the week, from interval sessions to long bike rides, they try to offer a diverse range of activities to progress towards your individual targets. Their Monday run is their flagship social run, generally with a large turnout and an ideal opportunity for you to meet a lot of their members. (Clapham Chasers members receive 10% off parts and accessories at The London Cycle Workshop).
Barnes Cycling Club Barnes Cycling Club was formed in 2005 over a conversation in The White Hart Pub in Barnes by a group of friends. Since this landmark day the club has gone from strength to strength with members in Devon and Manchester. (Barnes Cycling Club members recieve a 10% discount on parts and accessories from The London Cycle Workshop).
Grupetto A Cycling Club based in South West London created by friends to ride with friends. They have a wide variety of cycling interests amongst club members, including road and track racing, TTs, sportives, and even bike polo. Several of their members have their race licences, and they’re represented in every category.
Herne Hill Iconic cycling track in South East London catering for riders of all ages and abilities. The only remaining 1948 Olympic venue still in use today!
Training and Coaching:
Impact Personal Training Providing Personal Training, Sport Rehabilitation and Triathlon (swim, bike & run) Coaching in the Royal Parks and surrounding areas.
Shops we like in London:
Phoenix Cycles An independent shop in Battersea specialising in Brompton bikes.
Putney Cycles The shop we would buy a bike from locally, friendly staff who are all cyclists and a great range for every cyclist.
Cycleworx An excellent independent run by Ben Thomson, a talented mechanic and cycle enthusiast
Bicycle Based in Richmond, Bicycle is a great local shop catering for the high end of the market.
Giant St Paul’s A Giant Bikes concept store in St Paul’s, it is massive and well worth a visit if you are a Giant Bikes fan.
Go Pedal! Bike hire. Bikes can be collected locally or delivered all over London, including helmets, locks, maps and advice.
Armourtex Loads of people ask us about bike painting in London. We normally recommend Armourtex.
Friends of the shop:
St John’s Hill A directory for all things St John’s Hill. Includes a business listing, events guide and articles about what’s new on the hill.
Race Wheel Rentals Hire high performance wheels for your next triathlon, road race or time trial. Currently we offer a range of Zipp wheels from 303s though to 900 disc wheels for you to rent. The London Cycle Workshop is an official partner so wheels are available for collection from us by arrangement.
Smile and pass it on Great cycle themed cards and mugs from local artist Dave Germain, available at The London Cycle Workshop!
SpotMe Handmade reflective products available at The London Cycle Workshop.
Smith-London Handmade custom cycling products including some excellent pedal straps that can be found at The London Cycle Workshop in a variety of colours.
Weldfix Mobile welding repair specialists, (and cyclists)!
Cyclexperience The best bike shop in the New Forest. Got one of us into bikes from a young age, thanks guys!
New Forest Activities Fun and exciting activities in The New Forest including canoeing, kayaking and cycle hire. Highly recommended!
Mal The Bike Guy On old friend, Mal Evans offers mobile cycle repairs throughout the east Kent area and bike clinics & event support throughout the UK.
Birdhouse cafe Our neighbours. Excellent food and coffee.
The Beehive Our local pub serving real ales and good grub. Also shows the cycling on TV!
New! Made in Britain:
Baldwin Titanium Titanium custom frame builders specialising in high end frames built one at a time to their customers exact specification. You can feel their passion for cycling, and titanium as a material for frame building. We look forward to seeing one in the workshop for a service and closer inspection!
Brooks England A name we all know in the UK bike trade and beyond. Established in 1866, the brand is synominous with excellent craftsmanship and beauty of product. Quite probably the best saddles available.
British Cycling British Cycling is the National Governing Body for cycling in Great Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, aiming to inspire participation in cycling as a sport, recreation and sustainable transport through achieving worldwide success.
CTC The UK’s national cyclists’ organisation.
TFL Cycling page Information and advice for cycling in London.
Velominati The Rules, very funny…
Bike Snob NYC Systematically and mercilessly disassembling, flushing, greasing, and re-packing the cycling culture. Well worth a read, very funny insight into cycling.
Sheldon Brown Legendary bicycle mechanic and general Guru. RIP Sheldon.
Velo News Competitive Cycling News, Race Results and Bike Reviews.
Road cc Road cycling news, Bike reviews, Commuting, Leisure riding, Sportives and more.
ATG (Aylesbury Training Group) The best source of training for bike mechanics.
Bob Jackson Cycles On of the oldest in the business and the birthplace of my town bike!