In this disposable age where people buy, use and throw items away once broken, it’s refreshing to come across a bike shop like Outdoor Cycles. Michael, its owner and chief mechanic, reconditions and then sells used cycles in “Cardiff’s largest used bike store”. He also services and repairs bikes.
Michae’s learning Welsh and some of the staff are students at Ysgol Plasmawr. I love the blackboard in the workshop with Welsh equivalents for technical biking terms like worn-wedi gwisgo, chain-cadwyn, etc.
Michael has repaired two of our bikes: my son’s mountain bike needed brake adjustment and mine needed a new bottom bracket bearing and a few other adjustments and I was pleased with the service offered.
Outdoor Cycles, 80, Pwllmelin Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, CF5 2NH (near Fairwater station)-
7 days a week 0900-1800 ( Except Sun 0900-1200)
Search “Outdoor Cycles” on Facebook
You can see some of the bikes available to buy on
(update: 18 August 2016: just checked and no bikes on sale online today)