Our bike shops (in no particular order):
The Bike Shed, Pontcanna
Sat at the top of Cathedral Road, the Bike Shed is a friendly place that can’t seem to do enough for you. I recently bought a new Genesis road bike from there, but I wanted to upgrade the brake callipers before picking it up. This was no problem at all for them; the price was excellent and I couldn’t be happier with the new steed.
243 – 245 Cathedral Road,
Cardiff CF11 9PP
029 2066 8772
Damian Harris Cycles, Whitchurch
Whilst we’ve not visited Damian yet, most of my bikes throughout my childhood were bought from Chris Harris. It was then a tiny shop near the old Toys R Us in the centre of Cardiff. It was packed to the brim with bikes and barely enough room to swing a torque wrench on the shop floor.
55 Merthyr Road
Cardiff CF14 1DD
029 2052 9955
Muddybum Bikes, Rhiwbina
Enjoying a prominent position on Heol-y-Deri right amongst the shops, Muddybum benefits from a Cytech level 3 qualified mechanic and a passion for bikes. It’s also ideally located for anyone planning to attack Caerphilly Mountain & lanes of Gwent and fancies grabbing some supplies on their way. Address:
029 2062 6169
Cyclopedia, Crwys Road, Cathays
One of the few bike shops in Cardiff with its own resident dog and a wood-burning stove. Cyclopedia boasts a very transparent workshop price list, leaving you in little doubt how much you can expect to pay to get your steed back on the road.
116 Crwys Rd,
02920 377 772
Don Skene Cycles, Rumney
A good place to find a Giant, Specialised or Santa Cruz bike. However, Don Skene’s website is particularly novel in that it’ll let you filter on individual components –even down to the hub & bottom bracket models. Don himself has now retired, but the 62+ year old business is in the capable hands of his daughter Liane & son Jon.
769 Newport Road,
02920 400 900
Sunset Cycles, Cathays
Another bike shop in Cathays, but this time on Woodville Road. Sunset stock a range of mostly mountain bikes, but carry a few road bikes too. Truth be told, we don’t know too much about Sunset and should probably pay them a visit soon.
119-121 Woodville Road
Tel: 029 2039 0883 or 029 2037 1321
Bike Shop Wales, Penarth
Ok, not technically in Cardiff, but many of you seem to ride into Cardiff from Penarth, so we should include it. Bike Shop Wales specialises in the leisure market, but they are also authorised dealers for a range of electric bikes, which makes sense when you consider the altitude of its location on Glebe Street…
86 Glebe Street
Vale of Glamorgan
029 2070 4524
The Bike Shed, Tongwynlais
Our newest entry on the list, the Bike Shed has a brand new store in Tongwynlais, right next to the big church. It’s quite a large store, spread over two floors and they carry a similar range of Genesis, Trek and Ridley bikes that the Pontcanna store does. The workshop here is smaller, but they will shuttle your bike from one store to the other depending on what needs to be done to it.
2B Merthyr Road,
029 2081 1870
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