Cycling for transport and exercise is currently one of the essential things getting us through the Covid-19 crisis and we are all really grateful to the people out there helping to keep cycling going in Glasgow and beyond. The government have listed cycle shops as an essential service, and so we wanted to highlight the businesses still up and running, many of whom are offering discounts to our hero key workers, should you need a bike or essential repairs.
Willy Bains Bicycle Repairs
Pollokshaws Road, Pollokshields 0141 423 9010
Mon 10ish – 6 / Wed – Sat 10ish – 6 / closed Sun and Tues
Repairs and parts available to everyone with priority and free labour for key workers for services and repairs.
No entry to shop, communicate via phone number in window sign, Willie will come out for your bike, payments will be taken over the phone.
Bike pump and gloves can be made available outside the shop for anyone who needs it.
Bothwell Street, City Centre, 07833687905
Currently open by appointment only with bikes collected from you for service or repair, within a 3 mile radius (£7.50 additional delivery charge if out with this distance and within the G postcode).
Gloves and mask worn on arrival – contact free collection.
Contact via facebook page or text 07833687905.
Dumbarton Road, Scotstoun 0141 958 1055
Mon – Sat 9.30 – 5.30 / Sat 9.30 – 5.30 / closed Sun
Still offering services, repairs and bike sales with priority for NHS workers. Also providing on the spot puncture repairs.
Social distancing policy in place with door locked and one in one out and internal disinfecting taking place.
Bike for Good
Opening on select days by appointment only, information here.
Free bike loans for key workers – with lights a lock and panniers. Email email@example.com to set up a bike loan.
Free virtual route planning via zoom. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and she will set up an online meeting with you, to help you figure out the best route for you.
Free delivery service for community groups with elderly or vulnerable service users. Email email@example.com if you are a community group that needs our help with delivery.
Heavily discounted Nextbike memberships for those on low to no income via the Bikes for All programme. They have moved to remote sign-ups, so you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to get set up.
Garscube Road, Maryhill, 0141 945 0999
Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-6pm / Tues & Thurs 9am-1pm / Sat 9am-4pm / Closed Sun
All labour charges cancelled for NHS or emergency service workers to allow folk to use their bike to get to and from work. Only charging for parts used. Staff ID needed to qualify.
Open for repairs, servicing and parts for all – knock inner door and wait outside. One in one out policy in place.
Billy Bilsland Cycles
Saltmarket, Merchant City 0141 552 0841
Mon – Fri 8.30 – 6 / Sat 9 – 5 / Sun 10.30 – 4.30 (closed this Tues 31st & Wed 1st for a deep clean)
Continuing with servicing, repairs and bike sales.
Social distancing measures in place – bell at the door, shop has been cleared out, one in one out, two meters distancing policy.
Check facebook page for current info – new collection and delivery of repairs and new bikes service starting soon.
Camglen Bike Town
Thomson Court, Rutherglen 0141 647 3250
Tues Thurs Sat 11 – 3
Reopened for sales servicing and repairs.
Outwith hours offering an appointment system for key workers – email email@example.com with your name and a contact number.
Operating a queuing system in their yard, to ensure a safe distance is kept between customers and staff. Only one customer on premises at a time and only one staff member to one customer. No bike loans at this time.
Clarkston Cycle Centre
Clarkston Road, Netherlee 0141 633 1152
Mon – Sat 10 – 4 / closed Sunday
Shop still running for repairs and some servicing.
Social distance one in one out measures in place.
Deanston Drive, Shawlands 0141 440 7069
Mon Wed Thur Fri 9.30 – 6 / Tues Sat 9.30 – 5
Open as usual for servicing repairs and accessories.
Strict rules over personal space in place and priority given to those using their bikes for commuting.
Clarkston Road, Merrylee 0141 637 2439
Shop closed but still operating collect/return priority repairs and servicing for key workers – please get in touch for this via email or phone on 0141 637 2439 or by their webform.
Dobbies Loan, Cowcaddens 0141 332 27057 days 10am – 5pm
Shop is closed but online click and collect bookings for repairs and servicing continues here – drop off by their side door.
Social distancing info on the website.
10% ongoing discount or NHS staff.
East End Bicycle Workshop
Hillfoot Street, Dennistoun 0141 554 1414
Tues – Fri 8 – 6.30 / Sat 8 – 4 / closed Sun & Mon
Open for repairs, servicing and spares and accessories with priority for essential workers.
Social distancing measures in place with one in one out and two meter rule. Bikes and surfaces are all wiped down regularly.
Gear Bike Shop
Gibson Street, Hillhead 0141 339 1179
Mon-Sat 10 – 6 / Sun 12-5
Still open for servicing sales and hire with repairs prioritised for key workers.
Social distancing measures in place within shop.
Glasgow Bike Hive
Hayburn Lane, Hyndland 0141 328 0988
Thur Fri Sat Mon 11am – 7pm / Sun 11-5 / Closed Tues Wed
Running servicing and workshop repairs.Strict social distancing policy in place – ring the bell and follow instructions on the door.
No contact cargo bike pick up and drop off service with priority for key workers – contact via email.
20% discount for health workers.
Duke Street, Dennistoun 0141 572 0424
Tues, Wed, Fri 9 – 6 / Thurs 11 – 8 / Closed Sun & Mon
Bicycle repairs by appointment only – please phone ahead.
Priority for key workers with social distancing measures in place at drop off/collection.
Operating on a closed shop, appointment only basis.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11-1pm, 2-4pm
2 people maximum per appointment with 48 hour notice required.
Email for appointments: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hire locations here.
Offering free rides and memberships to NHS staff (in partnership with GCC and Scottish Power). More details here.
“We’re cleaning the handlebars and bike computers of all bicycles as regularly as we’re able to in the field and in the workshop. We’re also recommending customers wear gloves when using the bikes, as well as washing hands before and after use.”
Langdale Street, Glasgow North East 0141 770 8559
Providing loaned ebikes with locks and lights to key workers.
**NEW** Philip Lang
163 Gallowgate, Glasgow G1 5ED
Shop has been been operating, however opening times not confirmed, we will update once we know.
Solid Rock Cycles
Colbeg Farm, Balmore 01360 622699
Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat 10 – 6 / closed Wed & Sun
Shop operating as normal with social distancing measures in place – one in one out at a time with a two meter rule inside.
Able to take payments over the phone or by BACS and drop off pick up service available outside shop.
Torvelo Bike Repair
Burns Street, Maryhill 0141 230 3802
Mon – Thur 9 – 6 (appointments outside opening times are available on request).
Torvelo is still open for workshop appointments and online/phone sales.Free servicing to our amazing NHS staff to travel to and from shifts as easily as possible – they’ll even give you a backie if you need it!
Zero contact and distancing rules in place.
Clachan of Campsie, Campsie Glen Mon – Sat 9.30 – 6 / closed Sunday
Open as usual for wheel builds, servicing and repairs.
Social distancing two meter rule applies.
Remember that social distancing rules apply when you’re cycling too. Ride only yourself or with people you live with. Stop at least two meters behind other people on bikes at traffic lights. Take the lane when you can. And just be sensible. Cycling as transport is essential for many and exercise is really important too. As Albert Einstein once said “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”.
A massive thanks to GoBike for putting this together.