The London Cycle Workshop was established in 2009 in Battersea, Wandsworth. The idea was to open a dedicated service and repair shop that could cater for all cyclists with a can do attitude and service with a smile.
The ethos has and continues to be to offer the best customer service and high quality of workmanship while being as flexible as possible to accommodate the needs of our customers. We have always had a workshop capable of same or next day servicing without the need to book, have offered to fit any accessory bought from us free of charge, and are open seven days a week from 7am on weekdays.
We opened on a shoestring budget in the middle of the recession that had started a year earlier. It was a tough environment but with the help of friends, former work colleagues and family we managed to convert what was a rather shabby looking former chemist shop into a slightly shabby bicycle repair shop! November is not the best time of year to open a new shop in the bike trade and with winter ahead it was a slow start, but with the support of the locals we had enough work to get us started and soon enough we were inundated with bikes for repair.
As time passed the number of mechanics grew and we were standing squarely on our own two feet. Back in April 2015 we took a leap of faith and opened a second shop in Hammersmith on King Street and have never looked back. Come 2019 and it’s time to be brave again and see if we can expand once more. East Sheen has been on our radar for a while now and if all goes to plan then in Autumn this year we’ll be opening shop number three.
Meet the TLCW team here.