Many people prefer to get into cycling gently without shelling out too much money for bikes or components. London has a number of dealers who sell affordable secondhand bikes. Call them entry-level drugs. Most of these shops are outside the borough boundary, but we list them here for your convenience. In Hackney, the Hackney Peddler sells secondhand bikes.

Camden Cycles
251 Eversholt Street
London NW1 1BA
020 7388 7899
Secondhand/reconditioned bicycles which are fully serviced and come with one month free service period and two weeks’ exchange.
D.T. Cycles
Templeton Avenue
E4 6SS
020 8279 3329
07912 226695
Chingford-based shop offering some stock of secondhand bikes.


Station Cycles
Arch 1-4, Upper Walthamstow Road
London E17 3QG
020 8520 6988
Huge selection of reconditioned bicycles obtained from auctions, from £40 for adult bikes, £30 for youths and £10 for children.