The Bicycle Service is an independent Bicycle Service Centre. We specialise in premium Road & Mountain bikes as well as routine Daily/Commuter bike servicing.

Established in 2013 The Bicycle Service is renowned for it’s honest and fair approach, attention to detail and quality of work. Our mechanics come with over 20yrs+ experience with everything from Frame Building to winning Gold Medals working with Team GB!

Meet the Team

Matthew Allingham

The Boss

AKA: Matt/Matt from London

Matt started the company in 2013, which matured from his mum’s garage into what we have today! Matt has been a cycle mechanic for more than 16 years and also heads up the technicians for Transition MucOff Racing, a UCI Downhill Elite Team.

Likes: A quiet easy life..

Dislikes: Not getting time to ride bikes as much as he used to!

Gareth Howell

Workshop Manager

AKA: Where do we start?!

Gareth is an extremely experienced bicycle technician with more than 16 years under his belt working with the very highest levels of equipment. Gareth had his own frame building company, and now works part-time designing and building frames on behalf of local bespoke frame builders Steel Bikes.

Likes: Cider/Beer (can be easily bribed with either of these)

Dislikes: Most other things

Oliver Armond

Full Time Technician

AKA: Ollie/Steezemuffin

Ollie, although the youngest full-time member of our team has an incredible knowledge and workmanship when it comes to repairing road and mountain bicycles. He came to us in 2017 and impressed from the get go! Ollie also has some mountain bike race experience, working with Transition Factory Racing.

Likes: Crashing his bike

Dislikes: South Western Railway

Jack Turner

Part Time Technician

AKA: Jackster

Jack, although still at school, has been with the company almost as long as anyone. He has learnt his craft with us and can now confidently setup and service most kinds of bikes. He is also the king of Invisiframe fitting!

Likes: Art, BMX and mountain bikes

Dislikes: Exams and revision!

Testimonials

Great place. Needed two new tyres for the bike - it was done within 20 minutes (got a great coffee in their cafe while I waited); cost £60 all in which seemed pretty reasonable.

James Hutchinson

Used The Bicycle Service several times now and will continue to do so!
The level of detail and professionalism with their work is 2nd to none and most important for me, they are polite and friendly. My bike always feels brand new after I've had some work done.
I've recommended them to several friends now.

Bradley Beets

Highly recommended. I had their silver service for a Ridgeback hybrid. The work was done to a high standard and they were clear about what work needed doing. I thought the pricing was fair and competitive. The staff were very friendly and the communication was great. I went back for another smaller job and had a similar excellent experience.

Peter Griffiths

Excellent service and super friendly staff, recommended.

Steven Finnegan

Great to have a real bike cafe at last in North Kingston.
Excellent mechanics who love bikes and love making them work properly.
Good value, good coffee, good service. Highly recommended.

Nick Moyler

I usually go to Evans because it's at the end of my road. But there's always a problem (when will Iearn?). Luckily, these guys end up fixing it with minimal fuss. Last time, they gave me a permanent solution to my constantly puncturing tyre... and a jolly good deal to boot.

Helen Down

I have use the service twice now. The team is very friendly. The mecanic is great and good price.My bicycles can't wait to go there again. Would definitely recommend.

Mickael Metayer

Truly brilliant service on my fox fork, they've never felt better, cheers Matt!

Ben Chapman