Welcome to Blue Door Bicycles in Crystal Palace!
We are a friendly cycle shop in Central Hill, Upper Norwood, South East London (SE19). We also have a smoothie bar/coffee shop too (‘Yard 5‘) and make our own bike frames.
We normally open 8am – 7pm Monday – Friday, Saturday 9am - 6 pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 5pm (Yard 5 weekends only). Our Online shop is open 24/7 .
These premises have been a bike shop since the 1920s and we are pleased to be building on a cycling heritage built up for almost 100 years at the same site – see www.centralcycle.co.uk.
Blue Door Bicycles aims to be welcoming to both experienced cyclists and those new to cycling.
We sell bikes and accessories and repair and service bikes. The brands we sell include bikes from Bamboo Bike, Claude Butler, Dawes, Diamondback, Eastway, Holdsworth, Raleigh, Pashley, Spencer Ivy, Green Zebra – and our own Talbot Frameworks. We stock parts and accessories including Brooks, Carradice, Continental, Hope, Schwalbe and Shimano. For for details of what we sell click here.
We are now producing hand built wheels and frames on the premises. The wheels are branded ‘Talbot Wheelworks‘ and the frames ’Talbot Frameworks‘ – recalling the Talbot family who ran a bike shop at 7 Central Hill from 1949 until 2010.
We have a number of bikes for hire.
We run events at the shop from time to time . We are planning our next maintenance evening on 25th June – please call the shop to book. We are also planning to have a launch event for Talbot Frameworks and Talbot Wheelworks – watch this site for details.
PS The majority of the illustrations on this site are by my daughter Gillian Hibbs – if you like them, check out www.gillianhibbs.co.uk .