We can feel so close to our bike yet the way it works and how to maintain it can remain a complete mystery to us. We have decided to break down the barrier between bike rider and bike by running our first ever set of maintenance classes from our store...
Press at Bells Bicycles
Bells Bicycles is a chic cyclist’s repair shop and haven for bicycles and accessories with traditional appeal. Kent and Sussex Guide Jan 2014
"Bells Bicycles combines elegance and engineering. Driving a car is so last century!" Stella magazine June 2013
"A cyclist’s heaven – from fast track bikes of the Forties to classically-inspired contemporary designs. Now that's a good idea" Vogue, Oct 2012
"Bells is a cornucopia of elegance and engineering. Even the names of these bicycles conjure up another world- the Hero Royale, the Raleigh Caprice, the Cameo Classic." Homes and Antiques, August 2011
Bells Bicycles is a boutique shop and online retailer that believes cycling is an entire lifestyle choice, a fashion statement, a way to transport us from place to place, and something to be proud of. At Bells we love our bikes, and our customers do too.
Founded and run by Meg Williams-O’Mara, a vintage bike enthusiast, the shop contains an ever-changing selection of bicycles. For Bells a bicycle is a work of art as well as a form of transport and each bicycle proudly holds its place in the distinguished and engaging history of cycling. From the super fast track bikes of the 40’s, to the simple town bikes made in the 70’s.These classic bicycles happily sit alongside modern machines such as the TokyoBike CS or Pashley ParaBike, influenced by the past yet seamlessly combining vintage design with modern componentry.
Located in the Old Town of Hastings, just a few seconds from the sea, in a panelled 18th century shop (originally the local greengrocers), a trip to Bells bicycles can be combined with fish and chips, a stroll (or even a bike ride) by the sea, as far as the West Marina, where the official road ends, and a rough track (cyclable) takes you all the way to Bexhill.