Bicycles for all the family
We offer a wide selection of parts and cycling accessories with prices to suit all budgets. Our cycling experts will be able to advise you on a wide range of bikes and cycling apparel from gloves to puncture repair kits and safety gear.
Bicycles repaired and serviced
We offer bicycle repairs, spares and servicing at many of our local branches. Please give us a call for more information and availability.
Electric bikes at selected stores
E-bikes are becoming more and more popular as a healthy, affordable alternative to travelling by car. Ask us for a free test ride!
Available at the following branches:
- Front / Dual Suspension
- Road / Racer
- Hi-Vis clothing
- Cycle locks
- Multi-function computers
- Action cameras
- Bicycle hangers
- Cycle carriers
- Bottle holders
- BMX grips
- Stunt pegs
- Tow bars
- Saddles / seat posts
- Bicycle pumps
- Puncture repair kits
- Tyre pressure gauges
- Maintenance sprays
What type of terrain will you be cycling on?
When choosing your bike consider where you will be riding. A heritage bike will not be able to handle rough rocky terrain, a dual suspension bike would be much more appropriate.
Are you cycling during the day or evening?
Do you require lights or any other additional accessories to ensure you are seen on the road?
Which size frame do I need?
Getting the right size frame is important and there are a few things to look out for.
Firstly, in most cases the saddle should be about the same height as your hips when standing next to the bike.
Ensure your body isn’t over stretched or uncomfortable while riding.
Your back should be at a 45 degree angle with shoulder above front gears and leg slightly bent at the knee.
Which size bike is right for my child?
Kids bikes are often displayed by wheel size.
20″ 7-10 years
18″ 6-9 years
16″ 5-8 years
14″ 4-6 years
12″ 3-5 years
Every child is different and as this isn’t an exact science, we recommend you visiting us in store and test riding first.
How often will you be riding?
Consider the wear on the bike, if you are intending to use your bike every day it is wise to choose a robust and durable bicycle.
How do I know which helmet is right for me?
Think about your riding style, if you are a leisurely rider opt for comfort.
If you are a serious rider you may want to consider the aerodynamic aspect and go for a streamlined design.
The helmet should fit comfortably and secure firmly under the chin. The helmet should not move while on your head.
A bike that is uncomfortable won’t be very inspiring. Make sure your saddle is comfy remembering it can be adjusted up, down and tilts.
What are the correct pressures for my tyres?
Dependant on the type of bicycle you have and where you will be riding you may need to adjust your tyre pressures. Here is a handy guide to help you out.
Muddy off road track – 35 psi
Hard pack track – 40 psi
Family bike ride – 45 psi
Commuting to work – 50-65 psi
Long Road Trip – 90-120 psi
Road Racing – 120+ psi
Check you have about 45psi/3bar of pressure in your tyres for a mountain bike, 55-75psi for a road bike such as a Trekking bike and around 80-100psi for a racing road bike. It is advisable to check the side of your tyre for the manufacturers specifications. There are a variety of tyre pressure gauges available from the traditional design through to very accurate digital options.
Be sensible… Abide by the same rules as all other road users, i.e. red lights mean stop and pavements are for pedestrians. Remember to keep calm and try to keep in single file. Wear hi-vis clothes at dusk times to help motorists see you.
Preparation is key
Make sure your lights have good batteries in so they don’t let you down on those darker evenings. If space allows secure a panier to the rear of your bike and keep spares and handy tools in case you’re tyre run low or you need to repair a puncture on the go.
What to wear
Baggy clothing will slow you down and be uncomfortable but clothes that are too tight will feel restrictive. Sports orientated shorts and t-shirt will make for a good compromise. Add a light softshell jacket to keep the wind off.
If it squeaks, sort it out!
Don’t ignore squeaks or noises. A correctly working bike shouldn’t make too much noise at all, any apparent noise is usually an indication that something is wrong. Our team of experienced technicians will be happy to assist you.
Tight but not too tight
Make sure all the nuts and bolts are tight. Take care not to over tighten bolts as over tightening can cause the metal to fail and make the bike dangerous.
Inspect the cables
Keep an eye on the gear and brake cables. As water and muck builds up the cables will become corroded. This is the most typical reason gears start to change by themselves. Drop it in to your local store for a service if they look a bit dull or rusty.
Protect your bike
Whilst cycle security is obviously very important, the weather will also damage your bike if it’s left out for prolonged periods of time. When possible keep it in the shed, or better still, a garage.
Keep it clean
A mucky bike will squeak, groan and wear out a lot faster than a clean one. A little bit of car shampoo or bike cleaner will do a good job of lifting the dirt off. A bit of de-greaser will bring those gears up nice and shiny.
Wet Wet Wet – not Dry Dry Dry!
All too often we see bikes come into the workshops with insufficient chain lubricant on the gears. A little bit goes a long way but you should dribble some 3-in-1 oil (or better) on the chain every couple of rides, then wipe the excess off.
A wide range of fantastic bicycles exclusive to Wilco:
- 24” girls and boys bikes
- Front suspension mountain bikes
- Dual suspension bikes
- Cross-country mountain bikes
- Trekking bikes
- Heritage bikes
Fully Set Up In Store and Ready To Ride
We stock a range of bikes at most branches. When you purchase a bike in store at Wilco Motosave we will set it up ready for you to ride away. Our trained technicians will assemble the bikes to EN standards and you can feel confident we are always on hand to offer helpful advice on maintaining your bike too.
Free Safety Check
When purchasing a bicycle in store, all bikes are set up ready to ride away. Before they leave the store each cycle has several final checks they have to pass including…
- Handlebar Stem
- Gear Select
- Wheel Bolts
- Tyre Pressures
- Pedal Arms
Our experienced staff are always happy to offer friendly advice as well as assist with bicycle repairs, servicing and the fitting of additional cycle accessories.
Workshop Price List
PDI/Bike Building (For bikes purchased elsewhere) £30
Full Service From £75
Standard Service From £40
Hub Service Spindle/bearing replacement From £25
Gear Service From £20
Brake Service From £20
Bottom Bracket Replacement Crank bearing From £35
Replace Tyre/Inner Tube From £8
Pedals, Full Mudguard Sets, Saddle or Seat Post, Rack or Carrier, Baskets, Lights, Computers, Grips or Bar Tape.
Set Up Ready To Ride
When you purchase a bike in store at Wilco Motosave we will set it up ready for you to ride away. Our trained technicians will assemble the bikes to EN standards and you can feel confident we are always on hand to offer helpful advice on maintaining your bike too.
Pay in installments for ease and convenience. Our Savers Club allows you to put away a little bit every now and again, perfect for Christmas or presents for loved ones. Drop in to your local Wilco Motosave branch and ask a member of staff for more details.
FREE Safety Check
A FREE bike safety check is available one month after any bike is purchased in store. A safety check includes:
- Handlebar Stem
- Gear Select
- Wheel Bolts
- Tyre Pressures
- Pedal arms
Services are subject to availability. Prices exclude parts used.