Will I find my bike cheaper elsewhere?
It's unlikely, but if you can buy the same product cheaper, within seven days and 20 miles of the store, Halfords will match the price.
Even against trade outlets! Please ask in your local Halfords store for details of terms and conditions. Excludes online and catalogue orders.Close
What type of bike do I need?
Before you buy a bike you have to think about what you will be using it for.
There are many types of bikes available, so it is important you get the correct one. See our guide to choosing the right bike.
» An All Terrain or Mountain bike is a bicycle designed for mountain biking.
» Hard tail bikes are built for speed. They are strong and powerful bikes built mainly for road surfaces.
» Full suspension bikes are built to handle impact. They are ideal for riding through mountains or over huge hills.
» Road bikes and Sports bikes are designed for speed, and speed alone. The lower riding position means that the air flow is less restricted enabling you to create and maintain a lot more speed than on an average bike.Close
Can you build and service my new bike?
Yes, Halfords offer a FREE build and safety check on any bike you buy online or in-store from Halfords (excludes Trax bikes*).
We can even build bikes bought elsewhere, for a charge. We'll also give you a FREE 20-point Six Week First Service, to make sure your bike is still in tip-top condition. Check out our Bike Build page for further information.
*Trax bike build prices - £9.99 for 12"- 16" wheel bikes and £19.99 for 18" wheel plus bikes. Six week first service includedClose
Can you repair my bike?
Yes, Halfords offers a range of bike maintenance and repair options - everything from puncture repair to chain fitting and more.
Our professional mechanics can help to get you cycling again by repairing broken parts or fitting new ones. Halfords offer fixed labour prices, an extensive parts supply service, helpful advice, and all our work is guaranteed for a minimum of 6 months.Close
What size bike do I need?Simply measure the length of that inside leg or yours and then use the table on the article below as a guideline.
Read our Bike Size Guide.Close
What bike brands do you sell?
Halfords currently stock bikes from top brands.
Such as Boardman, Voodoo, Diamondback, GT, Saracen, Kona, Raleigh and Apollo.
Why would my employer want to run a cycle to work scheme?
Cycle2Work is good news for employers as well as employees, which is why it's worth them running a scheme.
For example, it's an easy way of improving morale, it contributes towards a green transport plan, and shows they are environmentally conscious - which these days is often a core business objective.
Isn't Cycle2Work too good to be true?
Don't be put off from signing up to your employer's Cycle2Work scheme because up to 50% off a bicycle and cycling safety equipment sounds too good to be true.
Cycle2Work really is as positive as it sounds. To appreciate this, it helps to understand the government's motives for offering such a generous tax break. Offering great savings off bicycles and cycling safety equipment isn't an act of generosity or a tax loophole, it makes sound environmental sense. The more people use alternative, more environmentally friendly modes of transport, the less car usage there will be - which would lead to a reduction in carbon emissions, which is a high priority for the government.
Is there a maximum value to the amount of equipment I can obtain through Cycle2Work?
The Consumer Credit License that your employer must have in place in order to run a Cycle2Work scheme, allows a maximum of £1000 (inc VAT) per person.
Therefore the maximum Letter of Collection value you can select is £1000.
What equipment is available on Cycle2work?
All of the following equipment is available:
Cycle helmets, bells, bulb horns, lights including dynamo packs, mirrors and mudguards, cycle clips, dress guards, panniers, luggage carriers, locks and chains, pumps, puncture repair kits, tool kits, tyre sealant reflective clothing, white front reflectors and spoke reflectors.
Who owns the bicycle and cycling safety equipment during the Cycle2work scheme?
Cycle2Work schemes operate as a lease:
Your employer is technically loaning the equipment to you for a fixed-period. After the agreement period is over, your employer may offer to sell the equipment to you for its fair market value at that time.
Can I use my Letter of Collection from the Cycle2work Scheme to get a bicycle for a family member, partner or friend?
No. The bicycle must be used by you, mainly for commuting to work.
i.e. for journeys made between the home and workplace, or part journeys (for example, to the station), or for journeys between one workplace and another.
How do I join the Cycle2work scheme?
Your employer needs to sign an agreement with Halfords confirming we will offer the benefit to their employees.
We will then work with your employer to communicate the scheme to you and allow you to sign up for the scheme within a set timeframe. If approved by your employer, you then collect your bike and start cycling!
Where can I get my bike from on the Cycle2work scheme?
Halfords has the largest selection of cycles and cycling safety equipment in the UK, and sells more bikes than any other retailer.
As a participant of the Halfords Cycle2Work scheme, there are a number of ways you can get your bike.
» Visit your local Halfords/Bikehut store and redeem your LoC for a bike they have in stock
» visit your local Halfords/Bikehut and discuss the brands they are able to order in, choosing from Condor, Dahon, Dawes, Diamondback, Dolan, GT, Kona, Merida, Pashley, Raleigh, Saracen, Van Nicholas, Voodoo and many more (orders are normally fulfilled within 5 working days provided supplier has stock)
» visit Cycle Republic, Condor, On Your Bike or Pearsons: these are each associates of the Halfords Cycle2Work scheme and will accept you letter of collection in store
» Still can't find what you are looking for? Simply call Halfords' dedicated Cycle2Work team on 08450 778 850 or click here and we will do our best to source your dream bike for you.
How long do I have to enrol in the Cycle2work scheme?
Your employer will decide the closing date for the scheme.
You will usually have about four weeks to select and order your Letter of Collection, but, to avoid missing the deadline, why not do it now?
Can my local Halfords store carry out maintenance on my bike for me?
Yes your local Halfords store is available to offer advice, repairs, servicing and parts and accessory fitting.
You can even insure against any future problems by taking out a Bike Care Plan. A Bike Care Plan offers a year of free labour on repairs and fitting, as well as a free annual service, for a one off annual fee. This is available for child and adult bikes, both new and older (subject to inspection).
Why should I use cycle specific cleaning agents?
Bike cleaning agents sold at halfords are specifically designed to clean and protect your bike.
Other cleaning agents can contain materials that may actually damage your bike and cause corrosion. Always use cycle specific cleaning products to clean your bike.
Why should I use cycle specific oils and grease to lubricate and protect my bike?
Correct bike maintenance can prolong the life of your bike parts, help maintain and improve performance of your bike.
It is important that you have the correct lubrication on the appropriate area of your bike for the conditions to help prolong the life of your bike parts. Cycle specific oils and grease's are specifically developed to the handle the hard conditions that bike lubricants are put under in both wet muddy conditions, and dry dusty conditions.
How do I find out if you are getting any more stock in?
What warranty do I have on my product?
Tools & Maintenance
Do you sell lubricants and grease for my bike parts?
Halfords stock a huge range of bike oils, lubricants and grease to help you with all areas of bike maintenance.Close
Can a bike workstand help with my bike maintenance and repair?
Yes a bike workstand can really help with bike maintenance as it allows the bike to be worked on easily.
It brings the bike up to your level and allows the gears, brakes, drivetrain and brakes to be easily tested, adjusted and maintained as the wheels can spin freely.Close
What if I cant find the correct size cycle clothing I want on halfords.com?
Halfords.com has a comprehensive range of bike clothing.
In the event that you can not find the size of style of clothing that you want, your local halfords store can order in a wider range of styles and sizes of cycle clothing.Close
What do I need to consider when buying cycle clothing?
Being too cold, too hot or too uncomfortable when cycling can really take the buzz away from riding.
The best way to regulate your temperature is to have several layers of bike clothing that can be removed or added as needed. Start with a base layer of a light, synthetic breathable material cycling jersey, and pick an outer jacket that gives you freedom of movement and the right degree of water and wind resistance.Close
Why should I use clothing specifically designed for use on a bike?
Bike clothing is specifically designed to assist the cyclist when cycling.
Many materials are breathable but also warm allowing the cyclist to stay at a comfortable enrapture and dry in wet conditions even though they are exerting a huge amount of energy. Cycle shorts have padding to prevent pressure points and promote comfortable riding. There is a wide verity of cycle clothing available at halfords to help you perform well in all conditions.Close
What accessories are available for my bike?
Halfords sells a wide range of bike accessories.
These include bike helmets, bike locks, bike pumps, bike lights, bike computers, bike clothing, bike child seats, bike cleaning products and lubricants, bike luggage, bike water bottles, bike tools, bike manuals, kids bike accessories and an extensive range of bike parts - in fact, everything you could want for your bike.Close
How do I choose the right bike helmet?
Because of the vital protection they provide, it's very important to get the right bike helmet.
Measure your head and check the size of the bike helmet you're looking to buy and it's a good idea to try the bike helmet for size - it should sit low on your forehead, just above your eyebrows and should not move when you shake your head. Adjust to fit using the adjustable fit system on the bike helmet to improve fit if necessary.
Extra features to look for:
» More vents provide better air circulation to keep your head cool
» Peaks and visors reduce glare and shield your eyes from the sun
We recommend you replace your helmet every 3 years. Remember: Every helmet subjected to an impact should always be replaced.Close
What is the best type of bike for me?We have just the advice article for you to have a gander at here: Bike Buyer's GuideClose
When do I get a 6 week check and what does it consist of?Check out our helpful article for all the details you need: Halfords Bike ServicingClose
How much will it cost to repair my bike?Here`s our bike repair price list: Halfords Bike RepairsClose
What fitting services do you offer and how much do you charge?Have a nosey at our individual product pages for further information on the fitting services we offer.Close