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.
Sadly, Brexit has meant that we no longer import and sell New Dutch Bikes owing to the prohibitive costs and import complications. We enjoyed the 17 years of selling new Dutch bikes and now enjoying our new direction, selling quality used Dutch Bikes. We also sell new Raleigh bikes, Raleigh Ebikes and are main agents for Lapierre Ebikes. We will be expanding our range of Ebikes for 2022 season.
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 always busy and this may mean a short wait for us to call you back or answer your email, so please be patient when contacting us. We close our shop when we go on holidays or for family engagements as we’re a specialist business and it’s not possible to get stand-in, 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 thanks to a local council regeneration scheme in Pier Road, which resulted in our old shop premises being sold to a property developer for new houses. The shop we now occupy in Anchor Springs is substantially smaller than our old one, consequently no longer have room for bike hire.
We like what we do, which is why we’re still in the cycle business. We look forward to being of service to you.
Paul and Brian