Thomas's Cycle Revolution have been selling and servicing bicycles since 1981. We now have four stores in the region, including the Specialized Concept Store in Chelmsford, Cycle Revolution (for our more comprehensive service offerings) in Ipswich and Colchester and our high end 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 CentreColchester Essex CO3 0JN

Cycle Schemes

Cycle to Work is a government scheme, aimed at making cycling more affordable and accessible for both commuters and leisure riders.  Any less car on the road and a fitter population benefits society immensely, I’m sure you’d agree!!
It's a simple three-step process, which will help you save up to 42% on a brand new bike, cycling accessories or a combination of the two!  You can take advantage of this scheme in any of our stores, or online if you’re not so local.
Savings are made because your employer is buying the bike on your behalf, saving the VAT in the process, and then off sets the remaining value against your personal tax contributions.

"Save up to 42%!"

We also contribute 10% so there is a cost to the dealer, which is why vouchers can sometimes not be used upon sale bikes.  This amount is split into 12 interest free monthly payments, so the maximum you’ll be paying (should you use the full £1000 voucher entitlement) will be no more than £55 a month – how easy is that to get you on the road?
Further information can be found on CycleScheme’s consumer site, please click HERE.
All our stores are affiliated with the following nationwide schemes and accept vouchers from the following partners.

We accept vouchers from:

  • Cycle Scheme
  • Clycle Plus (P&MM Ltd)
  • Bike 2 Workshop
  • Halfords Cycle to Work
  • IP Plus Plc
  • On Your Bike (C2W)
  • NHS
  • Evans Cycle to Work
  • East of England Ambulance Trust
It's important to first check that your employer is signed up to any of the above before following these simple steps:
Step 1 – Choose your Bike and/or Equipment In Store or Online.  Once you have done this we simply create a quote for you and request a small deposit against the order that allows us to either allocate the stock or place an order with our suppliers.  Don’t worry, you’ll get it back.  This way, your items are waiting for you when you want to collect them and we avoid any availability issues.
Step 2 – Request your Cycle to Work Voucher from your Employer. It’s often the HR dept within your employer that is responsible for processing the order, so simply hand the quote to them and wait for the chosen provider to issue your voucher.
Step 3 – Call the store to redeem your vouchers. Different schemes run different policies, so once you have your voucher in hand simply call the store you reserved the bike and/or equipment with, and we will make sure your order is ready and talk you through the quickest steps to receive your new bicycle and equipment.
Frequently asked questions.
If you’re a UK employee, Cycle to Work allows you to spread the cost of a new bike and equipment (maximum £1000 in total), by paying in instalments taken directly from your wage. The payments are taken out of your gross wage and your Tax & NI contributions are then worked out based on your new lower gross wage, saving you money on your new bike and equipment.
You’ll enter into a hire agreement with your employer, who owns the bike for the period of the agreement. At the end of this period, you then have the option of buying your bike or continuing to use it while you work for the company. If you decide to purchase the bike, the balance you owe will be based on a percentage of how much the bike was worth at the time you took out the Cycle to Work scheme.
With the Cycle to Work scheme you can get a maximum of £1000 of vouchers to spend on:
  • Any adult bikes (maximum of 2 bikes)
  • Cycle helmets
  • Bells and bulb horns
  • Lights including dynamo packs
  • Mirrors and mudguards
  • Cycle clips and dress guards
  • Panniers, luggage carriers and straps to allow luggage to be safely carried
  • Locks and chains to secure the bike
  • Pumps, puncture repair kits, cycle tools and tyre sealant to allow for minor repairs
  • Reflective clothing
This means you don’t actually have to use your voucher to buy a bike, you can use the scheme just on accessory upgrades for your current bike, like a faster set of wheels or a digital gear set up.
With our stores, you’re quite welcome to top up above the value of your voucher, so don’t worry, you’re not restricted in any way.  For example, if your dream ride is £1500, simply pay the cash difference or finance the balance.  
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