Welcome to Cestria Cycles

We are an independent cycling shop, serving the needs of the North East cycling community. We have been trading for over 20 years, and are located in Chester-le-street, Durham.


Friendly Staff…

We pride ourselves in not only offering a wide selection of stock but also our care, attention and personal, friendly service in guiding you through your purchases and aftercare.

Talk to any of our experienced staff; they will be more than happy to help guide you through your choices without any pressure.


… a bike for everyone …

It doesn’t matter whether you are an experienced cyclist or just looking for your first purchase for you or your family. We can explain the basics where required or be there to help with advice for the experienced cyclists and for those into the race scene.

Cestria Cycles is a shop which caters for all types of cyclists: from toddlers; to Mr and Mrs Smith your average keep fit cyclists; up to pure racers.


… and a workshop!

Our workshop is first class. With our expert mechanics working full time in the shop we can offer a comprehensive service for repair and servicing of all cycles. We strive to get your cycle back into your hands as quickly as possible in order to get you back out there.

Over 100 brands in stock, including…

Employees who put the customer first

Colin Ash

Colin Ash

Store Owner

Colin has been the shop owner for two years, but has been heavily involved with Cestria Cycles since the age of 14, riding for the shop club. Colin’s brought new brands, including Orbea and hopes to modernise the business while maintaining its customer friendly reputation.

Stuart Mavin

Stuart Mavin

Shop Manager

Stu has worked at the shop for 25 years. Having worked with various owners and in various roles he has a wealth of experience in the bike trade. Stu is now a shareholder in the business working closely with Colin in the day to day running of the shop.

Winifred Mcgourly

Winifred Mcgourly

Stock Manager

Winny has been part of the fixtures and fittings since the shop was originally founded. Having ran the shop alongside her husband Eddy for a number of years in the 80s Winny is well known amongst the local cycling fraternity and her knowledge of most things cycling is second to only Stu.

Adam Martin

Adam Martin

Head Mechanic

Adam has worked at Cestria since 2010, starting as a Saturday lad and then moving onto part time work while he was riding as a semi professional cyclist. Adam now works full time as a mechanic having learnt his trade from Stu over the last five years.

We provide a fantastic range of workshop services

All our work is carried out in a fully equipped workshop by experienced staff. We can service bikes supplied by ourselves or by others. With our extensive range of tools we can service anything from simple repairs right up to major bike overhauls.

In our workshop we provide an extensive range of service and maintenance options for all makes of bike, wheel building and servicing. We will offer free & friendly advise for the assembly or adjustment of your bike whether it is new from us or bought elsewhere. Please feel free to contact us or better yet call in for a friendly chat.

£54.00 inc. VAT will get you;

  • Gear Service
  • Brake Service
  • Hubs
  • Headset
  • Bottom Bracked
  • Wheel Truing
  • Bolt Check
  • 50 point safety check

£36.00 inc. VAT gets you;

  • Brake service
  • Gear service
  • 30 point safety check

For £12.00 we’ll strip, clean and reinstall your gears, front or back, and make sure they’re full tuned and ready to go!

For £12.00 per end we’ll service your brakes. This includes stripping them down, cleaning them, and reinstalling them.

Hydraulic brakes are a little more expensive, at £15.00 per end, plus the fluid at £5.00

For £6.00, plus the cost of the inner tube, we’ll get you on your way with our puncture repair service.

We’ll build your custom wheels for free if you buy the parts from Cestria Cycles. Don’t worry if you didn’t though, we’ll only charge you £24.00 inc. VAT

Here’s a few we made earlier…

Do you cycle to work?

As part of our commitment to the cycling community, we are part of the Cyclescheme network of independent bike shops to supply the nation with quality tax free bikes and equipment for work. We have a wealth of experience organising no-hassle tax free bikes for employees wanting to take advantage of the government backed “bike to work” scheme.

If you are an employer and are looking for supply for your bike to work scheme, then we are registered as part of cyclescheme.co.uk and can meet your workforce needs. Call in to discuss, we will be more than happy to help and advise.


Here’s what our customers think…

  • Got into Cyclocross racing by accident and fell in love with it. Now a couple of years on I have used Cestria Cycles for simple bike repairs and upgrades right through to building bespoke wheels. Proper bike enthusiasts and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. They’re not the type of people who are easily beaten by bike problems and will always suggest options to suit the budget. To be honest there service and advise has been so good, I wouldn’t go anywhere else and now all my friends only go to them.

    Phil Cook
  • I have been a customer with Cestria Cycles for a good few years now. I have always been impressed by the high level of customer service and the work they carry out. The knowledge of the staff is second to none, and always customer focused. I not only buy and service my bikes through them, but have enquired bikes for family and friends.

    Mark Wilkinson
  • Cestria Cycles may be a small independent Local Bike Shop (LBS) but it is run by a pair of true bikers who are full of impartial advice and a service second to none. I have had many top end custom bikes supplied by them, my latest steed being a brilliant Lynskey Titanium. Cestria Cycles have always been fantastic with me. On their advice I have been steered clear of unneeded expensive upgrades when there is a better option available and due to this I always feel like I am getting the best value for money. Proper bike shops can build you a beautiful set of custom built wheels. Cestria Cycles is a proper bike shop, in my opinion the best LBS in the area, they have time for their customers.

    John Davidson

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5:30pm
& Wednesday 9am – 1pm

Visit us, or get in touch…

Visit us!

We look forward to you coming to visit our store.


Cestria Cycles,
11 Ashfield Terrace,
Chester Le Street,

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