Pedalled along by a team of cycling enthusiasts, Balfe's Bikes not only keep a wide range of interesting paraphenalia (suggestions always welcome) but also employ great mechanics to keep your bicycle working in tip-top condition.

Each of our three shops has it's own feel.

East Dulwich was our first shop. Richard opened at 50 East Dulwich Road in 2008. After a few years we outgrew that shop and moved seven doors along to number 36. After a long refit we opened with almost three times the space we originally had. We have been here ever since. The shop and the business have seen a few changes since then. For a short period of time we were called BC Bikes (Balfe-Coleman.)  These days we operate a large workshop in the basement of 36 and are proud to have worked on thousands of bikes. In Dulwich we are very proud to have been selling Trek’s since 2008. Nowadays we are also Brompton, Whyte and Genesis dealers. Our mechanics here are true professionals and embrace the new technology as bicycles increasingly utilise hydraulic and electronic componentry. If you are reading this after November 2014 we shall have just undergone our second revamp, with the aim to bring our customers the best servicing and retail experience we can deliver.

Kennington opened up in 2011. This shop is about repairs. In fact we are so much about repairs the primary focus of this shop is our Workshop. Here we also stock sensibly chosen and fairly priced accessories which we change with the seasons. Our Kennington workshop is on Kennington Road, SE11 which is a very busy cyclists commuter route. In good weather we get over 2000 cyclists passing on their way to work in the morning. Just off Cycle Route 7 (CS7) our Kennington Workshop is able to handle any repair and is staffed uniquely by experienced and qualified bicycle mechanics.


Streatham is our latest effort, opened in 2012 with a lovely large (and now dry) basement we aim to be building our own frames and repairing others from here in the next few years. You will come to know Streatham for the large clock above our door, helping you commuters realise how late for work you are! In September 2014 we re-vamped our shop floor, putting into practice some of the lessons we learnt over the first two years of trading in this shop. We now have, even if we do say it ourselves, a beautiful well stocked shop. We are proud to be Genesis and Trek dealers from this location.