Opening Times
8.30am – 5.30pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
8.30am – 5.30pm
8.30am – 5.30pm

Closed Sunday and Bank holidays.


72 Chesterton Road

Townsends is one of the retail arms of Ison Distribution Ltd. Within the Ison companies there are around 30 staff, most of whom are cycling enthusiasts, covering a wide range of roles.

As we grow and look for new market opportunities we are always looking for highly qualified, whether through academia or experience, people capable of contributing to our future success. Flexibility and creativity are always important to us and the ability to work with others in a team environment is essential.

Salaries and company benefits are competitive and we work in pleasant and friendly environments.

You will find Ison an exciting place to work.

We currently have the following openings:

Retail Sales Assistant (Full Time)

An exciting opportunity to join an established Cambridge bicycle business. Townsends has been a name associated with cycling in Cambridge for more than 120 years. Our shop, Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre is the oldest established cycle shop in Cambridge. We offer a large range of quality bicycles and accessories and operate with a small, friendly team of staff. We are seeking an enthusiastic full time Retail Sales Assistant to work within this family run cycling business.

Applicants ideally should have:

  • A good understanding of bicycles, parts and accessories to a level to be able to converse knowledgably and confidently with customers and suppliers.
  • An enthusiasm and passion for working with others to help build the business.

This is an ideal opportunity for the right candidate to join a business that has operates a friendly, supportive environment.

 Full job description (Retail sales)

Bicycle Workshop Manager/Technician

The workshop attached to our sales showroom at 72 Chesterton Road CB4 1EP is one of the largest cycle workshops in Cycle City. We require an experienced bicycle technician to manage and expand this already busy part of the business. As part of our team you will be working together with a committed and supportive set of colleagues. We are looking for a full-time person. We will offer a competitive salary plus profit share bonus, making this an exciting career opportunity for the right candidate.

 Full job description (Workshop Manager/Technician)

To apply for either of the above positions - please apply with your CV and a cover letter in the strictest of confidence to:

Sorry, but no speculative CVs from agencies.

If you possess alternative skills and interests that may be well suited to possible other future vacancies within Townsends Light Blue, please e-mail your CV, and a covering letter in confidence to: