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.


Ride it away



Dear customers.
We are back to normal hours of 9-5.30pm weekdays, 9-5pm Saturdays and closed all day on Thursdays and Sundays. We are still adhering to all the Covid guidelines we are all familiar with now, such as the wearing of facemasks in-store, using hand sanitiser (provided) and only allowing 2 customers or one social bubble at any one time in the shop.

The workshop is exceptionally busy and we are currently booking in up to 8 weeks in advance for all bike services. Minor jobs such as punctures we are trying to fit in as and when we can, and request that you leave your bike/wheel with us until we can fit it in to our schedule.

Bike availability remains a very big issue with all suppliers and we are now seeing delays on parts and accessories. This does not look like getting back to normal levels until Spring 2023. We still have bikes on backorder that are scheduled for delivery throughout the remainder of 2021 and into early 2022, so if there is something particular you are looking for, please ask as we can take deposits to reserve bikes. Sadly some model ranges from both Trek and Ridgeback are sold out now until 2023.

Volt electric bikes are now assembled here in the UK so as a consquence their lead times are much better at approximately 12 weeks. There are still some delays on containers of parts coming into the UK, but on the whole a 12 week wait is good compared to most other brands.

Availability is going to be an issue for the 2021 model ranges for all supplier, so if you are thinking of getting bikes for anyone in the family, it would be a good idea to contact us to find out what we have coming in and then reserve it with a deposit.

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

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