Cardiff’s largest used bike store – Fairwater’s Outdoor Cycles

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.


Phone: 02920564367
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

Gumtree – and

Ebay –

(update: 18 August 2016: just checked and no bikes on sale online today)


Author: melyn

1 thought on “Cardiff’s largest used bike store – Fairwater’s Outdoor Cycles

  1. I bought my bike second-hand from Mike, the owner of Outdoor Cycles, in September 2013 at a really good price at £85 to use to get to uni and local shops. It looked brand new and I was really pleased, especially when I then purchased a basket to go on the front, which Mike fitted in exchange for my home-made cherry and coconut flap-jacks! Every year since I’ve taken my bike there either to have a service or the tyre repaired, because I prefer to have Mike do these jobs.

    Yesterday was no different because I took the bike to him for a service and he stated that I needed new brake thingy’s, which I knew was true because of slippage going down that steep hill by Llandaff Cathedral. He text me today to say my metal steed was ready for collection and I was chuffed to see he’d raised the handlebars a bit too, so my lower back won’t be under too much pressure. So now I’m all set for the coming winter months, thanks to trusty ‘Uncle Mike’, who made a massive fuss of my dog when we turned up to pay for the services rendered. £40 is really good value because it included the new parts, fitting and service. I highly recommend using this company because I know that they have a range of bikes for sale, plus fixtures and accessories and anything I need to know about cycling and maintenance can be gleaned from the knowledgeable Michael. Thank you Mike….I’ll try to take extra care cycling until I see you again with my next puncture!! xxx

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