Bike shops Portsmouth and cycling facilities in Portsmouth
The city of Portsmouth is ideally suited for cycling, it is mostly flat with very few hills and being situated on Portsea Island the city is fairly compact meaning most journeys around the city are quite short.
Using a bike for journeys around the city, instead of the car, brings many benefits such as less air pollution, it reduces carbon dioxide emissions, it provides good exercise improving physical and mental health and can be a sociable activity when cycling with others.
Alongside ongoing sea defence upgrades, cycle routes have also been improved at the same time. Most notably the route on the west coast of the island from Hilsea down to the Mountbatten Centre at Alexandra Park, where a shared pedestrian and cycle route has been implemented. Similar improvements are being made to the Eastern Road route. Below is a map indicating the cycle routes around the perimeter of Portsea Island, details of cycle shops and suppliers, locations of Beryl Bike sharing services and the Brompton Bike Hire locations in the city.
Traffic free cycle route (some shared with pedestrians.)
On road cycle route.
Beryl Bike Hire Portsmouth
The distinctive green Beryl Bikes, standard or electric, are available to hire at 25 locations across Portsmouth. They are easy to access, just download the Beryl app from the Apple Store or Google Play depending on your device. Book your bike hire using the app, unlock it using the app, when you have finished with the bike you can return it to any of the Beryl storage bay around the city.
Brompton Cycle Hire Portsmouth
There are 2 Brompton Cycle hire locations in Portsmouth, at the Park and Ride site at Tipner (accessed from the M275 south) and at The Hard Interchange adjacent to the bus terminal. The iconic folding bikes are stored in lockers accessed by using the Brompton app from the Apple Store or the Brompton app from the Google Play. Book bike hire via the app, use the bike, when finished return it to the locker.
Bike Repair Tool Stations
In 2020 Portsmouth Council installed a number of cycle repair tool stations around the city. Tools include a Phillips screwdriver, flat screwdriver, T25 Torx screwdriver, adjustable spanner, flat wrench 8/10 mm, flat wrench 13/15 mm, hex key set, tyre levers. Plus a pump for pumping up tyres. The tool stations shown by the red spanner on the map can be found at the following locations.
- Hampshire Terrace (near Mercantile House)
- Broad Street (near The Point)
- Devonshire Square
- Clarence Esplanade (near Clarence Pier)
- South Parade
Bike shops in Portsmouth
Location and contact details of bike shops in the Portsmouth and Southsea areas.
Address: 145 Winter Road, Southsea, PO4 8DR
Telephone: 07946 831280
Bike U Like
Bike U Like are the local dealers for All City, Surly, Cinelli, The Light Blue and Tifosi. They focus largely on custom build projects as well as bespoke wheel building.
Address: 148 Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JS
Telephone: 02392 832282
Community Cycle Centre
The Community Cycle Centre repairs and recycles donated bikes for use back in the community.
Address: 37 Walsall Road, Copnor, Portsmouth, PO3 6DN
Telephone: 07407 374497
Cycle World at Hilsea is a large independent bike shop with a large choice of bikes including electric, hybrid, road, mountain, heritage, folding and junior bikes displayed over two floors. There is a range of clothing and accessories and they carry out onsite workshop services.
Address: 373 London Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO2 9HJ
Telephone: 02392 666500
Evans Cycles at Sports Direct in the Cascades Shopping Centre stock a wide range of bikes such as mountain bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes and electric bikes from brands such as Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Cube and more.
Address: Unit 107, Cascades Shopping Centre, Portsmouth PO1 4RL
Telephone: 0343 909 2629
GC Bike Repairs
Located on Winston Churchill Avenue, GC Bike Repairs carry out bike servicing and repairs, stock a range of spares and accessories and have a small stock of recycled cycles.
Address: Unit 1, Ark Royal House, Winston Churchill Ave, Portsmouth, PO1 2GF
Telephone: 02393 552664
Portsmouth Cycle Exchange
Portsmouth cycle Exchange on the corner of Elm Grove and Victoria Road North stock a large range of second hand bikes, they also stock most brands, makes and models of new and used bicycles and have access to even more. Electric bicycles, E- Scooters and scooter tyres and tubes available for most makes and models.
Address: 4-6-8 Gothic Buildings, Victoria Road North, Portsmouth PO5 1PH
Repairs: 02392 815918
Sales: 02392 832066
Southsea Cycles on Albert Road are a team of friendly, approachable and highly professional individuals who are all in one way or another devoted to cycling. They stock a wide range of bikes including road bikes, hybrid commuter bikes, cargo bikes, electric bikes as well as bike accessories and spares. Southsea Cycles Cytech trained mechanics can service and repair your bike.
Address: 237-239 Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JR
Telephone: 02392 297549
Cycling Organisations and Clubs in Portsmouth
Portsmouth CTC is a friendly club for anyone in Southeast Hampshire or Southwest Sussex who likes cycling, they run several weekly rides to suit all tastes and abilities.
Portsmouth North End Cycling Club
Portsmouth North End (PNECC) is the largest Cycling Club in the City of Portsmouth and Havant Borough. The club is open to all cyclists, they organise road and track races as well as club rides and coaching.
Portsmouth Cycle Forum
Portsmouth Cycle Forum is an independent, volunteer led cycle campaign group representing close to 450 members and the needs of people who already cycle, or would like to cycle in our city for their everyday journeys.