About Us

We are a small, friendly independent bike shop, in Orton Waterville in Peterborough that has been serving the cyclists of Peterborough since 1973.
Whatever type of cyclist you are, we have a bike for you. From the little ones' first bike up to electrically assisted bikes - we have something for everyone. Find your perfect bike at Bristows!

We're happy to talk over the phone, email or other social media, but prefer to talk to you face to face, so we can check your sizing (no two bikes measure the same!) and make sure the bike you are looking for does what you need it to do and fits you as it should.

All our bikes are fully assembled and given a full pre-delivery inspection prior to leaving the shop and we include a free post ride inspection after 6-8 weeks (booking required).
We keep a good range of bikes and accessories in stock, but have access to so much more for next day delivery.

Our workshop is always in demand so as a consequence we are usually booked up well in advance so we highly recommend you ring to check availability before turning up with your bike.


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We are still following Covid guidance in-store, which everyone is now familiar with. Mask wearing is a personal choice whether you do or you don’t.

Bike supply is still a big problem for the industry, although we are getting small deliveries in of some new stock weekly it is nowhere what it would normally be. Please ring before visiting to check whether we have in stock what you are looking for. There are particular shortages on mountain bikes, road bikes and gravel bikes.

Parts and accessories are now beginning to suffer delays, particularly with chains, cassettes and other drive train issues, particularly from Shimano and SRAM. Please contact us for more details if you have a bike you wish to book into the workshop.

We continue to be busy in the workshop, although due to the seasonal nature of repairs, we are catching up and getting back to our normal 1-2 week wait.

Christmas is fast approaching - if you are thinking of getting someone a bike for Christmas, ring or email with details so we can advise on what we can get and when.

Electric bikes continue to grow in popularity and we have just received two of the new Ridgeback Electron crank drive S1 and S2 bikes . Check them out here

See our best selling range of electric bikes from Volt. We have demo bikes – Metro LS, Kensington (in blue) and the Pulse. All bikes can be ordered and currently delivery times are between 3-6 weeks depending on model. See the whole range here

Freewheel.co.uk, your local bike shop online, has now launched.

Check out our page on facebook to see what's been going on in-store.

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Looking for a bargain bike?

Then check out our offers page for some fantastic bargains on last season bikes.