Looking after your bike including cycle thefts advice, bike maintenance, local bike shops, cycle parking and locker sites


 Keeping your bike safe

The police have offered these helpful hints for securing bicycles:

Leave bikes where possible in secure lockers. These are available at Trinity Square, Broadmarsh and Fletchergate car parks.

  • If leaving a bike in the city centre, place it in a “bike park” or secure to fixed street furniture, such as a lamp post.
  • Make sure you make a note of the make, colour and frame number of the bike
  • Get the frame of the bike post-coded and make a note of it
  • An alternative to post-coding is Datatag, a new electronic tagging system, available from Notts police
  • Buy a good qulity D lock to secure the bike, on which costs around £20

Nottingham City Council have a leaflet available for free from the Nottingham Anti-Social Behaviour Helpline, tel. 915 2020, email asbhelp@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.

Local Bike Shops including Dr. Bike local mobile bike repair service

For a list of local Doctor Bike contacts (compiled by Sarah Fraser of the Sustrans UCycle Project) click here


Local Bike Shops:-
* indicates bike shops giving discounts to Pedals members on production of your membership card!

  • Aladdin’s Bikes
    49 Ilkeston Road, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 6GR, tel. 07747 782167
  • *Bunney’s Bikes(cycle hire and secure bike parking available)
    97 Carrington Street, Nottingham, NG1 7FE, tel. (0115) 947 2713
    Moving at the end of August 2018 from Arkwright Street near Nottingham Station to
    Sherwin House, off the Castle Boulevard / Abbey Bridge roundabout, Nottingham NG7 1SA, tel. (0115) 947 2713
  • *Cycle Inn (closed on Thursdays),
    35-37 Chilwell Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9, tel. (0115) 925 6647
  • Rock and Roll Bikes
    45-47 Carlton Road, Nottingham NG3 2DN, tel. (0115) 941 1133
  • Cycle Republic (Halfords)
  • 40-44 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham Ng1 6GF, tel. (0115) 950 9897
  • Discover Cycling
  • Unit 5, Eldon Road, Attenborough, Nottingham NG9 6DZ, tel. 0845 3751774
  • Evans Cycles
    20-22 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS, tel. (0115) 950 2548
  • Halfords (Arnold)
    116 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 7EG, tel. (0115) 926 9566
  • Halfords (Chilwell)
    Chilwell Retail Park, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DS, tel. (0115) 946 2820
  • Halfords (Netherfield)
    Victoria Retail Park, Netherfield, Nottingham NG4 6PE, tel. (0115) 940 0811
  • Halfords (Nuthall Road)
    355 Nuthall Road, Nottingham NG8 6BU, tel. (0115) 970 7330
  • Hawk Cycles (formerly Graham Read’s Cycle Warehouse)
    105-127 Victoria Road, Netherfield, Nottingham NG4, tel. (0115) 961 4555
  • Langdale Lightweights
    455-457 Westdale Lane, Mapperley, Nottingham, tel. (0115) 953 7100
  • * Nottingham Bikeworks
    Units 1-3 Ayr Street Workshops, Ayr Street, Nottingham NG7 4FX,  tel: (0115) 979 2433
  • Radcliffe Road Cycles
    152b Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2, tel. (0115) 982 2459
  • Russell’s Bicycle Shed
    17 Queens Road, Nottingham, NG2 3DW, tel. (0115) 986 2917
  • Rutland Water Cycles Specialized Concept Store
    Sovereign House, 184 Nottingham Road, Nottingham NG7 7BA, tel. (0115) 978 3876
  • *sShokwave Mountain Bikes
  • 13 Church Street, Ruddington, Nottingham, tel. (0115) 921 5065
  • *The Bike Shop (formerly Arnold Cycles)
    15-17 High Street, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 7DE, tel. 0115 926 4733
  • Ultra Sport
    148 Station Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9, tel. (0115) 917 1881
  • Vale Cycles
    75 Boundary Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7DB.   tel. (0115) 837 3443, email: sales@valecycles.com
    New and Used Bicycles, accessories including repairs.
  • West Bridgford Bicycle Workshop
    2b Exchange Road, West Bridgford, NG2 6BZ, tel. (0115) 822 6046

See also the Association of Cycle Traders (ACT) website including map:

Free Bike Maintenance classes

Practical hands-on classes, working on your own bikes

For more information on possible dates ring Ridewise on (0115) 955 2288 to book a place

These pictures from Julian Bentley (on right of right hand picture) were taken at  a
Bike Maintenance ‘roadshow’ at Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens

For information on Bike Club Workshop bike maintenance run by Kevin in 2011
click here or call Kevin on 07854 165261

For the Ridewise advice on Cycling Safely and Cycling in Winter (October 2010)
click here


Register it quickly, Mark it clearly, Lock it securely and Keep it safely campaign launched in June 2012 by the Greater Nottingham Transport Partnership

A copy of the 2012 leaflet on ‘Securing Your Bike’ produced by Nottinghamshire Police and Partners can be downloaded here