Batavus Quip Dutch bike

This quirky, easy-to-ride, fun and practical Dutch bike has only one big problem – Availability. We had this problem last season and despite our best efforts to forward order Quips at the Batavus factory, this year we’ve already sold out of Quips.

However, the good news is that we’ve placed forward orders with the next available build slot at the Batavus factory, which is scheduled for middle of April.

Therefore, if you’re keen to own and enjoy a Quip, please don’t delay, place your order now to avoid disappointment.

Order now and you’ll have your new Quip by the end of April or early May. We’re also holding the price of £649 for all orders placed in advance of the build date.

Key features of the Batavus Quip include:

  • 3 Speed Shimano Nexus Hub Gears
  • Shimano Roller brakes, front and rear
  • Front and rear battery lighting
  • 700c wheels
  • Fully enclosed chaincase
  • AXA Defender lock
  • Anti-puncture protection tyres
  • Front and rear racks with rear elastic straps
  • Front steering lock to stop the handlebars rounding back on themselves when the bike is parked.
  • Side stand – which is adjustable to allow bike to stand on differing levels
  • Gel srung saddle by Selle Royal or San Marco
  • Front and rear mudguards
  • Unique frame number built in and visible
  • Stainless steel spokes and inner cables
  • Vibrant colours, quirky frame and fun and easy to ride.



quip-step-through-petrolblauw-3Unisex in petrolblauw/petrol blue

quip-zwart-unisexUnisex in Zwart/black

quip-gents-grijs-3Gents in grijs/grey

quip-gents-zwartGents in Zwart/black

Price: £649

Sizes – Unisex – 50, 56 and 62cm   – Gents – 50, 56 and 62cm

Phone us on 01903 730089 to place your orders.

If you want to visit our Dutch bike shop and test ride the Quip, you’re very welcome.


Dutch Bike Shop & Coastal Cycles

If you’re visiting or telephoning the Dutch Bike Shop – you may be greeted with ‘Hello Coastal Cycles’, which can understandably gives rise to some confusion. For example, those phoning for the Dutch Bike Shop will wonder if they’ve got the right telephone number and those phoning for Coastal Cycles, Littlehampton, are equally confused.

So a short post to clarify where the two names come from.

The Dutch Bike Shop and Coastal Cycles are part of the same business and housed under the same shop roof in the lovely seaside town of Littlehampton, West Sussex.

First and foremost, we are a local bike shop serving the local communities of Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Arundel, Rustington and as far as Chichester to the West of us and Worthing to the East. Since first opening our doors in 2004, we’ve gained an enviable reputation locally for the standard of our servicing and repairs and well as for selling quality Dutch and non-Dutch bikes. Our busy shop also stocks a wide range of Dutch cycle panniers, baskets, bells, Dutch bicycle locks, super comfy saddles and so on.

Obviously we also specialise in importing quality Dutch bikes from Holland’s leading Dutch bike manufacturer, Batavus. Many of these bikes we sell locally as well as delivering them all around the UK including Northern Ireland. Our cycle workshop is also usually the first port of call for anyone locally who wants their Dutch bike or hub geared bike repaired or service. We even have a number of customers who visit us from London and further afield to have work done of their bicycles.

Our business is based on providing quality, comfortable bikes and accessories for everyday cycling. We’re not a road bike shop or a mountain bike shop, however we do not exclusively stock Dutch bikes. We stock a range of bikes from other carefully chosen cycle manufacturers whose bicycles we believe will be of interest to our local customers.

We also used to operate the largest Cycle Hire fleet in West Sussex and this is where the name Coastal Cycles came from. However, we no longer offer a bike hire service and instead we concentrate on sales and servicing. The costs of providing a bike hire service, which is essentially a seasonal business, are far too great. Just imagine trying to rent a suitably large commercial premises to house the 60 bikes we had on our fleet, which was only ever used for 6 weeks of the year together with the costs of putting a dedicated van on the road for collections and deliveries. So, with much regret we closed our Cycle Hire operation in 2015.

As the name Coastal Cycles has been established by us and many of our local customers have come to know us by this name, we decided it was a good idea to keep it. We also like it and it reflects our position here based on the lovely South East Coast.

If you’re coming to visit us and you’re travelling a distance – why not book a local hotel or guest house and enjoy the many attractions our beautiful area has to offer. Littlehampton where we are based has benefited from  a number of recent government funded regeneration projects including our splendid new public realm constructed in a joint project with the Environment Agency, Arun District Council, West Sussex County Council and Littlehampton Harbour Board.

We’re also only 5 miles from the very beautiful town of Arundel where you’ll find lots of lovely shops, restaurants, Arundel Castle, Wetlands Trust as well as being the gateway to the South Downs National park.

Whatever your reason for visiting or contacting us, we hope that we can be of service to you – either by repairing or servicing your bicycles – selling you a new quality Dutch bike or non-Dutch bike.

We have some great plans for our  business in 2017, so please do check back regularly to see what we’re up to.

Thanks for reading. We look forward to welcoming you to our shop in the near future.

Paul, Brian and the team at the Dutch Bike Shop & Coastal Cycles.

Thinking about buying a Dutch Bike?

We’ve been importing and selling Dutch bikes for over a decade now and have established an enviable reputation in the UK for our quality of service, value-for-money prices and our knowledge.

If you’re looking to buy a Dutch bike or you already own a Dutch bike and would like it serviced or repaired, we can help you.

Looking to buy a Dutch bike

We are the main UK Agents for Batavus Dutch bikes.

Batavus is one of Holland’s largest and oldest Dutch bicycle manufacturer having begun in 1906. Today, Batavus are one of the most popular Dutch brands of bicycles and it’s easy to see why. With their passion for innovation, build quality, value-for-money and wide choice of bicycles, it’s easy to see why Batavus bicycles are so popular in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. They’ve also proved very popular here in the UK and over the years we’ve  had the pleasure of welcoming an ever-growing number of UK cyclists to the Batavus brand.

We are also an agent for Koga Dutch bikes. Koga are a sister company of Batavus and are world renowned as a builder of high quality touring, racing and town bicycles. The Koga factory is located in the same area as the Batavus factory, Heerenveen, Holland. Both companies are owned by Accell Nederland B.V who also own Raleigh, Sparta and a number of other European bicycle brands.

Choosing a Dutch Bike

If this is your first visit to the Dutch Bike shop website, we invite you to have a good look around at the Batavus range. If you hold your mouse/curser over the 2017 Batavus Dutch Bikes link you’ll see a number of options come up, including:

  • Traditional Dutch Bikes
  • Batavus Quip
  • 7 Speed Dutch bikes
  • 8 Speed Dutch bikes
  • 27 speed Dutch bikes
  • Personal Bikes
  • Bikes for smaller riders

Have a look through these pages where you’ll find pictures of the bicycles, key features for each model and current prices.

If you’re looking for a traditional Dutch style bike such as The Old Dutch, pictured below then you’ll find the latest colour choices and model specifications in the Traditional Dutch bikes section.

old-dutch-koper-3But don’t limit yourself to just one style of Dutch bike – have a look at the modern Dutch bikes which are featured in the 7 speed, 8 speed and 27 speed Dutch bike sections. In our experience, while many of our customers initially come wanting to buy a traditional styled bike, they can end up buying something completely different – like the Batavus Quip – which is a really neat, innovative, quirky and comfortable 3 speed Dutch bike that’s not only great fun to ride but very practical with its front and rear racks.



Buying a Dutch bike

When you’ve narrowed down your model choice, give us a call on 01903 730089 or email us at with any further questions you may. If you want to find out the latest stock availability (our stock is constantly changing), then please hand available your inside trouser leg measurement as this will be helpful in deciding on which frame size is the most suitable for you.

Visiting the Dutch Bike Shop

Obviously if you can, the best thing is to visit our shop in Littlehampton, West Sussex where you can see a number of Batavus Dutch bikes and also test ride them. Owing to the sheer size of the model range, we’re unable to keep demonstration models of all the bikes in our small store, please bear this in mind when visiting. We aim, where possible to keep the most popular bikes in the shop for you to see and try and then order in from these. We also keep stock that you can take away and buy on the day. If you’re planning to visit, buy and take away – please make sure you contact us in advance of your visit for the latest on our stock. It does change quite literally from day-to-day.

Buy a Dutch bike mail order

Many of our customers, owing to geographical distances, time constraints and so forth don’t visit the shop, instead phoning or emailing us to discuss their needs. This works very well and we’re always pleased to answer all and any of your questions.

Areas we can mail order your Dutch bike to include:

  • UK Mainland
  • Northern Ireland
  • Isle of Wight
  • Scotland

Mail order is available from only £49.99 – additional charges apply if shipping to Northern Ireland, Scottish highlands and Isle of Wight.

Your new Dutch bike will come fully assembled in a large, strong cardboard carton and will only require you to undertake a small number of relatively easy tasks, which include:

  • Reading our instructions!
  • Turning the handlebars around as they’ll be parallel with the frame for packaging purposes
  • Attaching pedals.

If your bike includes a front rack – you will have to assemble the rack and fit to the bike. This isn’t a huge job, but regrettably it’s not possible to ship the rack fully assembled with the bike owing to its size. Any problems with assembly when your bike arrives, we can talk you through it.

Paying for your Dutch bike

We take all major credit cards with the exception of Amex and Diners. We require all bikes to be paid for in full at the time of order – we can take your card details over the phone. Please note we don’t keep your credit card details on file or any paper record of your card number.


All Batavus and Koga Dutch bikes come with a manufacturer’s warranty –

  • 10 years on frame
  • 2 years on component parts excluding tyres and inner tubes
  • Warranty is only applicable to the first owner/purchaser and is not transferable.

Warranty is reliant upon you adhering to the manufacturer’s service requirements – you should have your bicycle serviced at least once yearly by your local bike shop.