The Bike Zone blog
There are plenty of bike thieves operating in Oxford and unfortunately bike theft has a very low priority as far as the police are concerned these days. The thieves can be quite brazen and opportunistic when they see a bike that makes ... Read more
When people arrive in Oxford and look at the apparent chaos out on the roads - cars, bikes, buses, pedestrians, Deliveroo guys and scooters all whizzing around the place - it seems like a daunting prospect for an inexperienced cyclist ... Read more
Cambridge has its Cycle Recovery "Angel" - see this recent BBC article. With the police being so over-stretched that they have to de-prioritise investigation of cycle theft, this guy is doing a great job harrassing the regular bike ... Read more
Woorkshop & Servicing
One of the reasons why we consider ourselves to be AT THE HEART OF CYCLING IN OXFORD is that our workshop helps to keep the wheels turning on so many Oxford bikes. We had a very experienced ex-professional road cyclist living and working in Oxford until a couple of years ago. It was his opinion that Bike Zone had the best cycle mechanic in Oxford (and that mechanic is still with us!). That doesn’t mean that we’re snobbish about bikes. We do have the expertise (and parts) to repair and upgrade high-end bikes, but our workshop charges are very reasonable and a good proportion of the bikes that come through our workshop are basic cheap student bikes where keeping the cost down is top priority for the customer.