You can now find us at
466 Kingsland Road, E8 4AE
I am aiming to open as much as possible during this time
Please call 020 7241 3131 to check
Barclays 4 Bikes
I opened my first bike shop in Bradbury Street in 1992
In 1994 I moved to
Kingsland Road and started
Barclays 4 Bikes...
For the last 25 years I have provided high-quality new and second-hand bikes as well as fixing all manner of intricate repairs
I have recently moved down the road to a smaller shop at 466 Kingsland Road.
I continue my pledge to serve the local community
Thank you for all your support
- Owen Barclay
Life is like riding a bike; to keep balance you have to keep moving Albert Einstein
As a kid I had a dream - to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool... maybe the world
- John Lennon
Barclays 4 Bikes began life on Bradbury Street Dalston, London in 1992. Initially called 'Better Bikes', I changed the name when I moved to new premises at 515 Kingsland Road, Dalston in 1994. After 25 years at 515, the shop has relocated - but just down the road - to 466 Kingsland Road.
After a successful career as a touring musician spanning 15 years, I decided to change direction. As a child I was well known for mending my friends' bikes in my family back garden. So in '92 after enough life on the road I turned my thoughts to my second love - mending bicycles. I now runs B4B with a small, friendly team.
B4B sells new and second hand bicycles and we'll mend anything with wheels and no engine - including wheelchairs, pushchairs and skateboards.
I still love music and am planning a pop-up record store at B4B soon, so check back for updates!
B4B is an integral part of Kingsland Road and the Dalston community.
B4B offer a comprehensive range of bicycle repairs. With 25 years experience, these are usually done on the spot, or when this is not possible a courts bike is supplied
Please click HERE for a current price list
B4B also offer the following with shop guarantee:
A wide range of second hand bikes reliably sourced from auction houses and removals, ranging from mountain bikes to hybrid, racing and single speed
A large range of new bikes including Dawes, Falcon, Ridgeback and Specialised
A broad range of accessories including saddles, locks, bells, pumps, lights, helmets, baskets and bags
We welcome all enquiries. Don't hesitate to pop in or call Mr Barclay on 0207 241 3131