Latest News & Updates at Balfe's Bikes

Reigate Store Refurbishment

Balfes Bikes | 18/02/2020 15:32:52

Our Reigate Store is undergoing a significant renovation and refit as part of it’s transformation from Finch Cycles to Balfe’s Bikes. We have already provided a much improved and enlarged workshop area, and are now working hard on creating an inviting retail environment with plenty of space to browse and discuss all things bike. Here’s a.... More

Finch Cycles, a history

Balfes Bikes | 18/02/2020 12:03:33

Finch Cycles was founded in 1897 by Bertrum Finch, and was originally located in Doods Road, Reigate. The shop later moved to the High Street before finally settling in its current location in Bell Street, occupying both numbers 41 and 43 until number 41 became a restaurant. The Bell Street premises were.... More

Ride Reigate Cycle Sportive, July 2020

Balfes Bikes | 17/02/2020 09:41:19

This July we are proud to be supporting our local Cycle Sportive – Ride Reigate Ride Reigate, taking place on Sunday 12th July, is a cycle sportive event offering three scenic open road routes; 100k, 50k and a unique 25k family ride all on quiet roads through the beautiful Surrey and West Sussex countryside.  This.... More

Why We Stock Brompton Folding Bikes

Balfes Bikes | 25/11/2019 09:56:00

   Stef Andrew Ritchie was working as a landscape gardener in London during the 1970s when he came up with the idea for his folding bicycle. As an engineering graduate from Cambridge University, he used his knowledge to build the first prototypes in his bedroom – from which he could see the Brompton Oratory (hence the name). Brompton Bicycles was.... More

Balfe’s Guide to Kids Bikes

Balfes Bikes | 03/11/2019 08:10:00

We can all remember our first bike and the thrill of taking those first wobbly pedals towards independence as we rode away from our parents or relatives chasing behind us. Fortunately, children’s bikes have moved on leaps and bounds over the past few years from those heavy old steel bikes which weighed almost as.... More

A Career with Balfe’s Bikes

Balfes Bikes | 31/10/2019 16:19:00

At Balfe’s our colleagues are our greatest asset. We are all deeply passionate about bikes & cycling and want to encourage everybody to share our enthusiasm for bikes and cycling, whether that be the toddler embarking on their first steps towards independence on a balance bike or the commuter who we’ve fixed their broken chain to enable them.... More

Demo an Electric Bike @ Balfe’s Bikes

Balfes Bikes | 16/10/2019 11:10:25

At Balfe’s Bikes we believe that to truly appreciate the benefits of an Electric-Bike and whether it’s the right bike for you, is to demo one! And of course with any new technology it’s important to have a thorough understanding, and have questions answered, so not only will you be able to demo your dream e-bike but.... More

Balfe’s Bikes Cycle to Work

Balfes Bikes | 16/10/2019 11:03:42

What is Cycle to Work? Cycle to Work is a government supported scheme which enables you to lease a bike and equipment from your employer to enable you to cycle to work. Your employer will then deduct the costs from your gross salary. Because the deductions are from your gross salary,.... More

Balfes Demo Bikes

Balfes Bikes | 16/10/2019 09:19:09

Coming soon…in the meantime contact us for more info.

Welcome to our Fulham bike shop and workshop

Balfes Bikes | 15/10/2019 17:21:58

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Welcome to our Reigate bike shop and workshop (formerly Finch & Son)

Balfes Bikes | 15/10/2019 17:18:21

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Welcome to our East Dulwich bike shop and workshop

Balfes Bikes | 15/10/2019 17:10:43

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Welcome to our Streatham bike shop and workshop

Balfes Bikes | 15/10/2019 17:01:07

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Visit one of our stores

Balfes Bikes | 02/04/2018 21:35:00

Our bicycle shops and workshops are located in key areas of London and with the addition of Reigate we are able to support customers with their bike servicing in Surrey too. Take a look at the map below for our store locations…