Welcome to Blue Door Bicycles – your friendly bike shop in Crystal Palace!

We are a friendly cycle shop in Central Hill, Upper Norwood, South East London (SE19). We also  make our own bike frames and wheels.

We open 8am – 6.30pm Monday – Friday,  Saturday 9am – 5.30pm,  Sundays 10am – 5pm. Our Online shop run with Raleigh is open 24/7 .

These Crystal Palace premises have been a bike shop since the 1920s and we are pleased to be building on a cycling heritage built up for almost 100 years at the same site – see www.centralcycle.co.uk.

Blue Door Bicycles aims to be welcoming to both experienced cyclists and those new to cycling.

We sell bikes and accessories and repair and service bikes. The brands we sell include bikes from AcademyDawes, Dahon, KogaRaleigh, TernPashley – and our own Talbot Frameworks. We stock  parts and accessories including Brooks, Carradice, Continental, Hope, Schwalbe and Shimano. For for details of what we sell click here.

We are now producing hand built wheels and  frames on the premises.  The wheels are branded ‘Talbot Wheelworks‘ and the frames  ‘Talbot Frameworks‘ – recalling the Talbot family who ran a bike shop at 7 Central Hill from 1949 until 2010.

We are now working with Wojtek Popiel of Popiel Cycles and have taken on a Koga dealership. Wortek will continue to supply and support Koga e-bikes to order.




David Hibbs

PS The majority of the illustrations on this site are by my daughter Gillian Hibbs – if you like them, check out www.gillianhibbs.co.uk .