Bicycle Ambulance came together when three like-minded enthusiasts, Sam, Andy and Ric, decided they wanted a bicycle business that was better than the rest.
We wanted to focus on what we love and what is essential to us – repairing not just replacing components and keeping people out of cars and on their bikes ...
This gave birth to the Bicycle Ambulance, an actual ambulance converted into a mobile workshop.
Sirens and all, we started regularly visiting peoples place of work, so they could have the convenience of not having to find time to make it to a bike shop.
In 2007, we opened our shop in Cambridge, alongside the ambulance.
(Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic forced us to stop visiting places of work and we now just concentrate on providing a premium service from our shop)
The physical shop gave us a permanent place for people to come and see what we really love the most – building unique, beautiful and purposeful bicycles. Willing to take on any request: fixed gear, touring, gravel, commuter, race bike or otherwise, we will scour the earth to build your dream bicycle.
The competition in the bicycle trade is high, but standards of workmanship are often low, so we also offer experience and mechanical skill to other shops when needed.
We took over the Freshtripe webshop in 2017. Offering top quality bicycle brands as well as hand built custom wheels, aimed to allure the most demanding cyclist, staying away from mass manufacture and fine-tuning to the individual, not just in Cambridge.
We are a place to gather, not just before a ride or for bicycle advice, but for a conversation about whatever – all are welcome.