We first opened our doors as ‘The Dutch Bike Shop’ almost 20 years ago in Pier Road, Littlehampton importing and selling new Dutch bikes. The first bricks and mortar dedicated Dutch bike shop in the UK. Our first shop in Pier Road, overlooked the lovely Littlehampton Harbour. We enjoyed many years there until our landlords sold the buildings for housing and when our lease ended, we moved into Littlehampton town. Our shop is now located in Anchor Springs, just off the main high street.
Sadly, the prohibitive costs and import complications created by Brexit for our suppliers, means we no longer import and sell New Dutch Bikes.
Today, we import a range of quality Used Dutch bikes from a quality independent cycle dealer in the Netherlands. All our used bikes are chosen for their quality, suitability for the UK market (no back pedal brake…!) and are from quality Dutch manfacturers including Batavus, Gazelle, Union, Sparta, Azor and other less-known brands.
Every used Dutch bike we sell has been fully checked by us prior to sale, and components replaced as necessary if they’re at the end of their life. In our experience, a good quality used Dutch bike that’s been well looked after, serviced and loved will give its new owner many years of safe and enjoyable cycling. We invite you to come visit our small shop, which is now located in Anchor Spring, Littlehampton to see the bikes in the flesh and you’re welcome to test ride the bike or bikes you’re interested in purchasing.
We also sell new bikes from Raleigh, who are now Dutch owned. Also sell a range of quality Ebikes from a variety of carefully chosen suppliers including Raleigh, Lapierre Ebikes, Winnora and Alba.
We service and repair all makes of bikes and ebikes, not just Dutch bikes. Our Workshop has gained an enviable reputation over the years for servicing and repairing Dutch bikes and we continue to welcome customers from as far afield as London, Dorset, Cambridge and further afield. Our furthest workshop customer came all the way down from Scotland!
We’re a small family business run by two partners who enjoy cycling, which is why we opened our shop almost 20 years ago. Our ethos is based on good old fashioned customer service and ‘slow retail’. We don’t have automated systems and we still hand-write our workshop and sales invoices. We like it this way and have enjoyed long establishing long-term relationships with many of our customers who value what we do and what we offer.
Regular customers will know our shop is usually busy, which means you may find we can’t always answer our telephone when you call – so, please do leave a voicemail and remember to include your telephone number and we will call you back as soon as we’re able.
If you’re travelling a distance to visit us, we recommend you telephone in advance to ensure we’re open when you planning to visit. We close our shop when we go on holidays or for family engagements. Being a specialist business, it’s impossible to have casual staff to cover these periods.
For those living in the local area of our shop – Chichester, Worthing, Bognor Regis, Felpham, Goring By Sea, Arundel, Littlehampton – we can offer you a collection and return service for your repairs/servicing work so you don’t have the hassle of squeezing your bike into your car to take it to us. We charge a small fee for collection/delivery.
If you’re wondering why we have the name ‘Coastal Cycles, this is because for many years we ran a large cycle hire company – Coastal Cycles. Regrettably we had to close this part of our business when we moved from our old shop in Pier Road to our smaller current location in Anchor Springs, Littlehampton. The shop we now occupy is substantially smaller than our old one, consequently no longer have room for bike hire.
We enjoy what we do, which is why we’re still in the cycle business. We look forward to being of service to you.
If you’re planning to visit us – Littlehampton is a lovely South Coast seaside town with a variety of cafe, restaurants and shops. The town’s safe, sandy beaches are ideal for families. East Beach area, which is the main beach and seafront area is the busiest and is home to the East Beach Cafe. While the quieter West beach area is simply beautiful. Long stretches of sand and sanddunes ideal for walkers and those looking for some peace and quiet away from the hussle of a busy promenade.
The River Arun divides the East and West Beach area. During the summer season a water taxi is available to take you to the West Beach, or you can cycle or walk and cross over the ‘red foot bridge’, which opens to allow larger vessels access the upper harbour reaches.
We hope to welcome you to our shop and lovely coastal town.
Paul and Brian