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Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre

Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre Covid-19 Update (19th July 2021)

With reference to the Government’s ‘easing’ of National Covid 19 restrictions:

Key points:

  • We will operate with our own company policies in place for the safety of all customers and staff.
  • We are currently operating under our normal opening hours, 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. (We will continue to be closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.)
  • We will constantly be reviewing the operational aspects of the shop and will update here accordingly.
  • Our front showroom door will be unlocked during our normal operating hours.
    for workshop drop-offs we ask that you use the side door on Ferry Path.
  • We are here to help, and we look forwards to seeing you visit our showroom again to browse or to ask for our advice.
  • We offer mail order or click and collect service from our website and can deliver bicycles locally by arrangement.
  • If there is anything we can help with, please contact us by email on sales@townsendslb.co.uk or phone 01223 315845.

SHOWROOM/SHOP:

  • We are operating ‘normal access’ to the showroom, but are requesting all visitors to respect what have been the core elements of Covid 19 social distancing measures for your safety and that of our staff.
  • Please observe social distancing (2 metre distance) where possible to protect both you and our staff.
  • When entering the store, you will be expected to use appropriate safety precautions.
    Please do not be offended if we ask you to wear a face covering and to wash your hands (or wear disposable gloves)

WORKSHOP:

  • We are operating with ‘normal working practices’ but are requesting all visitors to respect what have been the core elements of Covid 19 social distancing measures for your safety and that of our staff.
  • Please observe social distancing (2 metre distance) where possible to protect both you and our staff.
  • Please do not be offended if we ask you to wear a face covering and to wash your hands (or wear disposable gloves)
  • If you would like to drop off or collect a bike, please email or phone us in advance of visiting the shop.

ONLINE:

  • We are continuing to trade as normal online.
  • Please note: We are unable to offer delivery of complete bicycles via 3rd party mail order carriers at present. You can still use click and collect from us in store, after the bicycle has undergone a full pre-delivery inspection, and our own ‘van’ delivery service is still operational in the local area. Please contact us for more details.

If you have any queries, please email: sales@townsendslb.co.uk or phone 01223 315845 and we'll do our best to help.
This is the current situation. However, this may change if necessary and we thank you for your continued understanding and support.

Take care and stay safe.

History
Townsends is the oldest cycle shop in Cambridge. This 4th generation family owned local company was established in 1895 by John Albert Townsend in Cambridge. He made his own brand of "Light Blue Bicycles" in the workshops in Norfolk Street. After the Great War, the original production of Light Blues ceased and Townsends evolved into retailers of other leading brands. In the 1960s, Townsends diversified into Toys (as well as Cycles), and many locals may still recall the Townsends Toys and Cycles shop in Burleigh Street as being a popular destination for many families. In the 1990s, Townsends purchased the old established Ison's Cycles (Established 1893) and re-focused back upon our core bicycle business with the opening of Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre.

Knowledge
After more than a 120 years of servicing Cyclists in Cambridge, Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre now offers service and advice on all types of bicycles from Children's "pedal-less" balance bikes right through to carbon fibre road racers, and of course, everything in between.

Choice
The showroom contains a great range of bikes from leading brands such as Ridgeback, Pashley, Genesis, Identiti, Reid and Surly, as well as our very own range of The Light Blue cycles.

Upgrades
We also have a great selection of parts, accessories, lights, locks and clothing. Townsends Light Blue has plenty of products to enhance your cycling pleasure.

Workshop
Our fast and friendly workshop offers competitive repairs facilities for most types of bicycle. Give us a call to book-in on 01223 315 845.

Service
You can be sure we'll help along the way with genuine friendly service and advice.

Easy Parking
Short stay parking in Ferry Path (directly outside of the shop) makes popping-in a breeze.

Why buy your bicycle from Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre:
Ready to ride
All of Townsends bicycles are built and checked into a "ready to ride" condition by us. (So there's no need to test your mechanical skills with a "flat packed" bike in a box)
Competitive Prices
Our price promise means that Townsends will price match all officially approved dealers, even including on-line web sites for "in-stock" or "readily available" bikes.
Free service after one month
Like most mechanical items, bicycles "settle in" after some initial use. Book your new bicycle into our workshop after the first month's use, and we will happily check and re-adjust your bicycle free of charge.
Back-up security
You will be buying your bicycle from a trusted local family owned business with 120+ years of experience and reputation in serving Cambridge's Cyclists. We are here to support you for the long term.
Wide choice
Our showroom contains a great range of new bikes from leading brands and also carries a large selection of parts, accessories and clothing at competitive prices.
Free local delivery service
We have our own delivery vehicles which can provide you with a free delivery option within a 5-mile radius of Cambridge on new adult cycles, and we can also offer competitive delivery options further afield.