About Us

A little about us

Since Richard opened the first shop in Dulwich in 2008, Balfe’s Bikes has remained a small, independent south London business run by cyclists for cyclists. We’re a group of cycling enthusiasts and professionals who, between us, have an incredible technical skills base and take our role really seriously. We’re proud to do a good job and love talking all things bike throughout the day!
It’s important to us that our team enjoy their work and feel valued for their experience. We are a London Living Wage employer and nurture the skills of the mechanics who work as colleagues in each of our shops.

A little about chatting

And being genuine cycle nerds ourselves means we’re enthusiastic about all kinds of bikes and their owners. You’ll find an equal welcome in our shop whether you’re a dedicated racer, a cycling newbie or a parent searching for the right mini bike. Talk bike with us or not. We’re happy to meet you and have a cup of tea (if the kettle’s on!).You may like to read about the Cycle to Work scheme .

Our three shops

We’ve now got three shops in south London and, interestingly, each has their own feel. Come and visit us in Streatham Hill, Kennington or East Dulwich and find out for yourself.
We offer a new courtesy bike service for those who can’t live without their bike whilst it’s being repaired.

We’re a group of cycling enthusiasts and professionals who, between us, have an incredible technical skills base and take our role really seriously.