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 don't offer "ecommerce" for bikes - nobody should buy a bike without talking to someone first. 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


We welcome Stuart Bogg who joined us in September as our new mechanic.

As we are now approaching the winter months and things quieten down for us, now is a good time to think about getting your bike booked in for a full service to make sure that it is ready for the start of season again next year.
Christmas is also fast approaching so do remember we can store any bikes you buy from us right up until Saturday 23 December and all bikes from us will be fully assembled and ready to ride on Christmas Day.
Why not take advantage of 0% finance on bikes over £300.00, you get the bike straight away and pay for it over 6, 10 or 12 months with no interest to pay (so long as you pay on time).

New from Garmin, consumers can now enjoy a two-year warranty on the Garmin 820 and 820 Explore models - but this offer is only available on those two models supplied by Madison via your local independent bike shop.

Check out the recent reductions on selected Lazer helmets click on the link to see which models have been reduced. Available for next day delivery if not currently in store.

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

Looking for a bargain bike?

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

Bristows Cycles jerseys now available!