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


During March and April we pledged to donate £1 from every inner tube sale to the Disasters Emergency Committee to help with the DEC Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. We sold 110 tubes in total and donated £110 to the Charity. A big thank you to everyone who purchased a tube from us.

2022 is well underway and longer and brighter days are just around the corner, things will only get better and we look forward to seeing more of you out and and about enjoying your bikes.

As we start to return to normal and see restrictions lifting, we still find ourselves faced with many market challenges, including limitations on the supply of raw materials, and price increases. So there will still be some availability issues this year and into 2023, but there is now light at the end of the tunnel as some bikes are now actually back in stock with our suppliers and available to order.

Her Majesty, The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations are something to look forward to, giving us all a nice long weekend break, so everyone can enjoy being out on their bikes with family and friends or even off on a cycling adventure.

Remember we stock a range of bikes, accessories and helmets as well as spare parts to keep your bike in tip-top condition - visit our offers page for the latest offers on bikes.

You may noticed that we have partnered with Freewheel.co.uk who is a cycling e-retailer with a difference. Cycling lovers can order from a huge catalogue and some of the biggest brands in cycling, and everything purchased on Freewheel goes towards supporting local bike shops throughout the UK. A percentage of each sale goes directly to local bike shops, whether you opt for home delivery or for click and collect from your chosen store. You get all the benefits of ordering on-line but you also help to support your local bike shop.

Our workshop is constantly busy so remember to book your bike in with us for any service work as we will get booked up once the 'cycling season' gets underway. Where possible we will endeavour to fit in any emergency repairs to keep your bike going, we are just a phone call or email away.

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.