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Thomas's Cycle Revolution have been selling and servicing bicycles since 1981. We now have five stores in the region, including the Specialized Concept Store in Chelmsford, the Giant Brand Store in Norwich, Cycle Revolution in Ipswich and Colchester and our road specific store, Cycle Evolution also in Colchester.


As a family store we are proud of our reputation, and are proud to be the area's first choice when it comes to quality cycling products. We have the experience, brands and the enthusiasm to offer all of our customers excellent service and value.

In addition to stocking all the best bike brands, including Giant, Liv, Specialized, Trek, Cube, Focus, Cervelo, Whyte and HaiBike, we also offer a full workshop, Body Geometry Bike Fit, custom build, and a regular calendar of free rides in the area.

Our workshop technicians are Cytech qualified and equipped to service any make and model of cycle, using only quality replacement components. We are able to fully customise your new cycle to suit your requirements, build custom wheels and bikes to order and tune all hydraulic brakes and suspension systems in house.

Cycle Revolution is very much at the heart of the cycling community in East Anglia. We support many of the areas cycling clubs, charities, racing events and sponsor Velo Club Revolution which is well worth joining for new and experienced riders.

Visit us in store, buy online or use our free Click & Collect service – we look forward to seeing you.


1 Peartree Business CentreColchesterEssex CO3 0JN

Latest News & Updates at Cycle Revolution

Buyers Guide – Women’s Cycling, which bike is for me?

Paul Thomas | 07/06/2017 10:10:32

Women’s cycling has become much more popular over the past 10 years, which is great to see. Many more women’s specific products and research into saddles and different geometries has given way to some fantastic bike designs, women’s specific clothing and great saddles, which is very important to many of us! What type of Women’s bike should I buy?.... More

Buyers Guide – The art of layering

Paul Thomas | 07/06/2017 10:05:56

Cope with wet, dry and sun all in one ride. Our lovely country can deliver all kinds of weather situations in a half day period, so how do we cope with this without dragging a trailer of clothes around with us? Checking the forecast for the day is an obvious start, but here are some tips that will.... More

Buyers Guide – Which type of road bike do I need?

Paul Thomas | 07/06/2017 10:01:38

Bikes are becoming increasingly specialized as manufacturers make specific bikes for every kind of profile and terrain. There’s no longer a one-size-fits-all approach to bikes, instead road bikes are now commonly split into three distinct categories to best suit their intended environment; lightweight for climbing, aerodynamic for speed, and endurance for comfort, but there’s much more to it than.... More

Buyers Guide - Mountain Bikes, what’s the difference?

Paul Thomas | 07/06/2017 09:58:08

Mountain bikes (MTBs) are tough and versatile machines designed to take on challenging off-road terrain. The type of MTB you choose may depend on the type of riding you like to do, the terrains you will typically ride on, how frequently on each terrain, and the budget you have available. Full suspension or ‘full-sus’ MTBs feature shock absorbers.... More

Buyers Guide - Hybrid bikes –

Paul Thomas | 07/06/2017 09:51:15

Hybrid bikes, as the name suggests, blend the features of both road and mountain bikes. Hybrid bikes are a popular choice among commuters and leisure cyclists. Some hybrid bikes come pre-fitted with pannier racks, mudguards/fenders and even lights. At the one end, a hybrid bike can be more towards the road end of the spectrum, and at the other, toward.... More

Buyers Guide – to E-Bike or not to E-Bike

Paul Thomas | 07/06/2017 09:45:56

You may be surprised to hear that an e-bike is not just an electric scooter – you still have to pedal and put the effort in, but you will be traveling further for that effort. E-bikes have the designation "electric-assist”, so up to 15.5mph, the motor will assist your pedaling. People turn to e-bikes for many different reasons we.... More
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