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Bicycle Doctor

We are still open


Due to the ongoing situation regarding Covid19 we are taking strict new measures to ensure the safety of our Customers and our Staff.


When entering Bicycle Doctor please observe the guidance issued by the Government. We are a relatively small shop and it is essential that everyone takes precautions. 

As of 24th July 2020 all customers are now required to wear a face covering when entering Bicycle Doctor, in accordance with Government guidance.


  • Remain at least 2m from Staff and other Customers at all times
  • Only individuals are permitted to enter the shop at any given time
  • You may need to wait outside for Staff to become available to help you. Please be patient
  • The door to the Shop will remain locked and a member Staff will let you inside
  • Please do not touch any surfaces within the premises


We are also making changes to the way we do business and the types of services we are able to provide.

  • Our workshop is running at reduced capacity. Please email us at if you wish to discuss repairs/servicing. We cannot guarantee appointments due to high demand at this time
  • We will be reducing the number of days and hours that we are open to three days. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm
  • We ask anyone interested in purchasing a bike to visit our website and arrange for Click & Collect. Purchases can still be made in store but the Government guidance must be strictly observed at all times
  • We will be answering emails daily so please get in touch if you need anything at all. Alternatively, call us on the days that we are open


We understand that this is a very difficult time for many people and businesses at the moment. We are trying to remain in open and serve our community with the minimum disruption to our Customers however we feel that we have a social responsibility to try to limit contact wherever possible.


Many thanks

Bicycle Doctor

0161 224 1303



Bicycle Doctor: A History

Bicycle Doctor's founding members moved into our current home on Dickenson Road, Rusholme way back in 1983. The early 80's saw a flourishing of the cooperatively run bicycle shop in the UK, with Brixton Cycles down in London, York Cycleways, Mosquito Cycles in Islington and London Fields Cycles in Hackney all setting up shop around this time. Starting off life in a tiny retail unit next door to  flower shop, Robbie, Rob and Mo (who you'll still see at BD today) developed a reputation for their mechanical know-how and friendly 'service with a smile'.


From '83 it's been quite a journey! In 1987 Bicycle Doctor was awarded Best Co-op of the Year. The business also purchased the neighbouring building, allowing us to double the size of our premises with a very colourful reopening party.

Over the years, we've kept our fingers on the pulse of emerging cycling trends. As mountain bikes began appearing on the trails of the Peak Disctrict in the 1990's, members became involved in the aptly named Flying Doctors club (see below; ouch!)

More recently we've been keeping abreast with the boom in eBiking, stocking bikes such as the Brompton Electric. So whether you're interested in getting muddy on the trails, packing up your tent and sleeping bag for a tour, or getting to work on time and keeping fit; we've got you covered. And after all these years, one thing that hasn't changed is our expertise in the workshop and our famous 'service with a smile'.

What is a Co-op?

Cooperatives are democratic businesses and organizations equally owned and controlled by their workers. Same pay, same say, equal rights and equal responsibilities. We think bosses are over-rated; they're expensive, unnecessary and not very fun. Instead we like to share the workload and learn from each other.