Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Hadron Cycles

This place feels too smart for the road. It has Pinarello bikes that cost thousands of pounds (and the tax-free cycle to work scheme is capped at £800) and good looking staff with views on triathlons.

But when I went in with my tatty old commuter bike, they were polite, and didn't try to sell me anything expensive. I think I'd misjudged them. It's not that they look down on anyone who can't race and repair a bike. It's that they're convinced that everyone would be happier if they did race and mend bikes. It seems to work for them.

167 Hornsey Road Open: Monday - Friday: 0800 - 1900; Saturday: 1000 - 1900; Sunday: 1100 - 1900; Bank Holidays: 1100-1700. Telephone: 0208 617 1033. E-mail: info@hadroncycles.com


  1. Completely agree - a lovely shop! I popped in, just for a browse really and was initially concerned it wasn't the kind of place for that. The guy working there was very polite and very happy to answer my questions and let me look at any bikes. Thinking about going back there for a new purchase even though I live nowhere near anymore!