Shropshire has heart when it comes to cycling. Not only is the countryside a thing of beauty, but the Shrewsbury bike shops and Telford bike shops are the epicentres of knowledge and amazing gear. Be it your next new bike or a set of pedals, these bike shops will tend to your need.
Shrewsbury Bike Shops
Famous for Darwin, Shrewsbury sits close to the centre of Shropshire. As far as cycling goes, it is probably the best point to start if you are in the county. The list we have compiled below highlights the greatest Shrewsbury bike shops that have something different and unique to offer you.
But why is Shrewsbury so good when it comes to cycling shops? In smaller places like Gloucestershire, the cycling network tends to be more close knit. Shrewsbury/Shropshire is no different. Especially for starters or new cyclists in the area, it becomes really easy to integrate into the network and the bike shops become sophisticated and knowledge centres.
We have put together the best Shrewsbury bike shops, and the experts at each of these will happily advise you depending on your specific cycling needs.
Dave Mellor Cycles
RIDE DMC so they like to be known, is a superb Shrewsbury bike shop that sits at the top of Frankwell, opposite the roundabout. The customer service goes far at Dave Mellor, where they are more than happy to talk you through all their options depending on your needs. Discovering their upstairs bike showroom will blow your mind. A vast selection of bikes, including Giant, Cannondale, and Cervelo, all lined up to make any roadie drool a little bit.
Dave Mellor Cycles are also brilliant for clothing and accessories, with another large room to the side that stock high performance gear, including Pearl Izumi, Specialized and more.
Stans is another great store for roadies and can be located at the bottom of the Wyle Cop, right opposite the NCP. They stock Trek and Bontrager products and tend to have a selection of secondhand bikes (or at least used to). If you fancy a chat about cycling too, their cafe on the second floor is a good place to relax.
If you’re looking for a good place to purchase women specific clothing or bikes, then Stans should be your first point of call in Shrewsbury. Their range of Trek gear is far wide and they offer a price match guarantee on their product catalogue.
This Shrewsbury bike shop also have good rates on bike servicing. With 3 different standards, you can get your bike serviced to a top spec if you so need. The staff always make it a pleasurable experience and know their cycling stuff.
Quest 88 Inclusive Cycling Hub
Quest 88 offers cycling for all ability riders. Based near the river path just off the Shrewsbury Wyle Cop, this is Shropshire’s first specialist bike shop with a mission to offer cycling to everyone. Their product range includes electronic bikes for which are perfect if you need to go far but may not have the ability to do so; and adaptive bikes that can be setup to different specifications or rider requirements.
At this bike shop there are weekly rides and advice sessions. Along with their cafe, it offers a community spirit that shares the same heart and charisma Shropshire exhibits.
Trailhead is your mountain bike specialist in Shrewsbury, sitting in Frankwell just past the theatre. They offer bikes for most disciplines yet mountain and downhill seem to be there specialism. Offering a full suspension and hardtail catalogue, you will be able to find brands such as Cube, Santa Cruz, and Nukeproof.
They also have their own mountain biking cycling team. It is made up of different aged enthusiasts who ride up to elite level. Their efforts in mini enduros, world cups, and other competitions hope to create exposure for their strong roster.
Telford Bike Shops
Telford is surrounded by some great places including Ironbridge which is a treat to cycle through and over! Whilst the town centre of Telford isn’t as easy to approach, there are still several bike shops that are worth calling into. As another area of Shropshire , Telford once again establishes itself as a must visit for cyclists who want to ensure they are getting good prices and good cycling gear.
We have put a list together of the best Telford bike shops. Cycling shops are quite limited in the area , and we tend to only recommend independent bike shops. It’s good to shop local, no matter what, because the service is always better. Have a read below and tell us about your experiences if you’ve visited them.
Plush Hill Cycles
There are two shops for Plush Hill; one in Telford and the other in Chruch Stretton that is not too far away and still in Shropshire. Their support for British cycling brands is like no other, selling some of the greats like the steel frames of Genesis. Plush Hill have the rider in their mind, a proposition that all bike shops should inherit. Having operated since 2010, you can buy bikes and gear across most disciplines with road and MTB focus. They’re also keen on shifting stock through brilliant sales, and they have some preloved bikes that could save you some money if your budget is small.
Bicycles by Design
Whilst they are not situated in the actual town of Telford, they are a short drive south in Coalport. This ‘nearly’ Telford bike shop is quintessentially British. They create bespoke bike frames which are hand made to your specification. Rarely do we see such a service in quieter counties, but Shropshire oozes excellence. Customer bike frames are available from the likes of Genesis, but you can also get stock bikes ordered.
If you are interested in creating bike frames or building wheels, Bicycles by Design offer courses. It’s an expensive course but it spans over 5 days. By the end of it you’ll have created your very own bike frame!
We hope you find exactly what you are after in one of these Shrewsbury bike shops or Telford ones. We’re open to suggestions for other amazing bike shops in the area. Let us know in the comment section below.