We are opening our first shop for summer!

by Matt Connelly April 17, 2015

Yes it’s true, we are so excited to be opening our first bricks and mortar Exchange in time for summer.  We’ve acquired a shop near Richmond Park in SW London.  OK, it looks a bit tired now but it has two floors and lots of outdoor pavement space.  Once we’re done refurbishing it will be a perfect shared cycling space, right near the Park. Showroom, workshop, café.

By the end of a busy summer last year we knew The Road Cycle Exchange concept was ready for the next level so we started to look for a proper retail space.  Our partner mechanics – The Bicycle Service - were also looking to set up a bigger workshop in a prominent position, somewhere convenient for the many cyclists in the SW London / Surrey area.  So we combined forces and eventually found the perfect spot. 139 Richmond Road, Kingston – a stones throw from Richmond Park.

So we get the keys on Friday 24th April and then the hard work begins – we will create a fantastic shared cycling space. A showroom to compliment the online Exchange  Somewhere you can come to see our bikes for sale, sell your bike, or part exchange. On the ground floor there will be a drop in workshop from The Bicycle Service and (subject to plans) a Café with indoor and outdoor seating. So you might be doing a few laps of the Park or on your way back from the Surrey Hills – drop in, see our bikes, get a price for your bike, get your bike fixed, grab a coffee.


Are you a Cycling Barista or have aspirations to be one?  We’ll be putting the café space out to tender. A great opportunity for a start up venture or concession.  Get in touch with if you are interested.


We’ll keep this blog updated with progress and photos.


Happy cycling.

Matt Connelly
Matt Connelly