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The search for your new touring bike is one that you are unlikely to rush. When buying your new touring bike, it's useful to know what you're paying for - a requirement that doesn't stop at the product. It's important to know the bike will be suitable for your needs, but confidence that we will provide the service you deserve is equally important. Here at The Bike Shed, we will not only help you find your perfect touring bike,you can be confident we'll be by your side whenever you need any help or advice.

To help you find your new touring bike, we've outlined some of our best touring bike offers from Dawes and Claud Butler, along with a short description of each bike. Using this, we believe you will be confident you've made the right choice, whichever touring bike you choose.

Touring Bikes For Sale

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Dawes Super Galaxy 853
Was £1999.00
Now £1499.00
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Dawes Ultra Galaxy Titanium
Was £2799.00
Now £1999.00
Save £800

Dawes Galaxy Classic
Was £1300.00
Now £899.00
Save Over £400

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Dawes Super Galaxy 631
Was £1499.99
Now £1099.00
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Dawes Galaxy Plus
Was £1000.00
Now £700.00
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Dawes Century
Was £999.00
Now £749.00
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Dawes 3IMA Titanium Dawes Clubman Claud Butler Dalesman

Dawes 3IMA Titanium
Was £2999.00
Now £1999.00
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Dawes Clubman
Was £850.00
Now £669.00
Save over £180

Claud Butler Regent
Was £575.00
Now £525.00
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Dawes 3IMA Coureur Dawes 3IMA Titanium Dawes 3IMA Titanium
Dawes 3IMA Coureur
Was £1099.00
Now £699.00
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Dawes 3IMA Scion
Was £1499.99
Now £1099.00
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Dawes 3IMA Sentir Titanium
Was £2999.00
Now £2299.00
Save £700
Claud Butler Dalesman Dawes Galaxy Plus 520

Claud Butler Dalesman
Was £1050.00
Now £700.00
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Dawes Galaxy Plus 520
Was £1000.00
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Touring Bikes - More Information

Dawes Super Galaxy 853

Dawes Super Galaxy 853 - Touring Bike - SIZES 48CM, 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

The Super Galaxy has been synonymous with high level touring for many years now. For 2015 we’ve upped our game even further and given the Super a few upgrades. Now built around a Reynolds 853 frameset, the Super has also been treated to a Shimano Deore XT 30 speed drivetrain, FSA handlebars, Brooks leather saddle, Shimano PD-A530 dual sided SPD pedals and, has gone back to its roots with Shimano cantilever brakes. All in all, this is a top quality machine, capable of some serious mileage.

The Reynolds 853 frameset, a very comfortable and sturdy frameset is one of the most accomplished framesets built by Reynolds. For 2015, Dawes created this retro-styled masterpiece using cantilever brakes and the Brooks Cambium Saddle.

Complete with 30 speed Shimano drivetrain, STI shifters, XT derailleur, Mavic rims and SPD pedals, this bike has been created from the start with long distance touring in mind. The Super Galaxy 853 touring bike would be the perfect tool for commuting to work week in week out, while longing to be given the chance to accompany you from Lands End to John O'Groats and back again.

Was £1999.00

Now Only £1499.00

25% OFF

Save £500.00


Dawes Ultra Galaxy Titanium

Dawes Ultra Galaxy Titanium - Touring Bike - SIZES 48CM, 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

As you’d expect, The Dawes Ultra Galaxy Titanium is more than a little bit special! For 2015, Dawes introduced our all new Titanium touring bike platform. Using premium 3AL/2.5V double butted Titanium tubing and the same Reynolds chromoly forks as the Super Galaxy, this bike is sure to last the test of time... and look good in the process!

Titanium lost the limelight to carbon fibre many years ago, but as any touring cyclist will know, weight weenie carbon fibre is a much more delicate material, better suited to road cycling, titanium however has all the benefits of low weight, but can also handle the additional weight of luggage and the inevitable knocks that come with modern day touring. Straddled with top quality kit, this all new Ultra Galaxy Touring Bike will be sure to get some heads turning around the globe!

Similar to the Super Galaxy above, the Dawes Ultra Galaxy is a retro styled touring bike built with long distance touring at the top of the priority list. The high quality inclusions such as the Titanium frame, STI shifters and Brooks Cambium saddle all help to ensure the bike will stay tough through the roughest of cycle tours, with the Schwalbe Marathon tyres getting you to work, on time every time, puncture free.

Was £2799.00

Now Only £1999.00

29% OFF

Save £800.00


Dawes Galaxy Classic

Dawes Galaxy Classic 631 - Men's Touring Bike - SIZES 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

The legendary Galaxy features a legendary tubeset from Reynolds – 631. The forks use butted chromoly blades that make for a smooth but reliably strong ride for the longest journeys. Equipped with 30 speed Shimano Tiagra gears with bar end shifters, Shimano cantilever brakes, Tubus Logo carrier, Alex double wall eyeletted rims, Shimano hubs and Schwalbe tyres. The Galaxy is a great touring bike and the best known for a good reason.

As the name suggests, this is THE classic touring bike, known and loved by touring enthusiast around the world, continues to improve. The primary focus on the Galaxy is ride comfort. The upright position means you can ride for hours on end without discomfort, but it's the fine details that make this bike the legend it is; the Dura-Ace bar end shifters, the Selle Italia saddle, and the 30 speed Tiagra gears are just a few. Click here to go to the product page to find out some more.

Another bike that is suitable for the morning commute as well as the longer ride; pop your laptop and your lunch into your panniers during the week, then fill them with your touring kit at the weekend for a ride through the countryside.

Was £1300.00

Now Only £899.00

31% OFF

Save Over £400.00


Dawes Galaxy Plus

Dawes Galaxy Plus 520 (2013 - 2015) - Touring Bike - SIZES 43CM & 48CM AVAILABLE

The Galaxy Plus is a new member to the Dawes team and steps up to the mark with some subtle but brilliant features like the popular Reynolds 520 Chromoly steel frame, chromoly steel fork, Shimano Alivio 27 speed gears and Shimano BR-R517 mechanical disc brakes. The Galaxy Plus is designed to be strong, comfortable and the mile eating workhorse that everyone expects from a Dawes touring bike.

With subtle styling suited to a wide range of tastes, this bike is sure to impress you and those around you. The mechanical disc brakes will help prevent loss of braking power in the wet or when cycling down muddy lanes. The geometry of this bike is still very relaxed compared to a racing bike, but offers a slightly more aerodynamic position compared to the Galaxy Classic.

You can remain confident, given the Dawes name, that this bike will go on and on, mile after mile, day after day. This bike will be the work horse you need to get you to wherever you're going, every time.

Was £1000.00

Now Only £700.00

30% OFF

Save Over £300.00


Dawes Super Galaxy 631

Dawes Super Galaxy 631 - Touring Bike - SIZES 48CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

The Super Galaxy features the very well renowned Reynolds 631 air hardening tubeset with a triple butted chromoly fork. This tubeset is super tough which means the wall thickness can be reduced to save weight without reducing overall strength. The hill busting 30 speed Shimano transmission ensures you’ll always have enough gears to take you where you want to go.

This bike pretty much defines the phrase 'touring bike', the Galaxy name has almost become synonymous with touring as a discipline, and the Super Galaxy is nothing short of an ambassador for the name. With mechanical disc brakes offering increased stopping power, as well as preventing any loss of braking power in the mud, you can be more confident going downhill. Then with the 30 speed Tiagra gears and STI levers, you can use less energy on the climbs.

As with the other Galaxy touring bikes, a rear pannier rack is included, meaning you can carry your luggage without having to wear it, enabling you to be more comfortable and preventing the need to carry extra weight on your legs when out of the saddle.

Was £1499.99

Now Only £1099.00

27% OFF

Save Over £400.00


Dawes 3IMA Titanium

Dawes 3IMA Titanium - Adventure Road (Gravel) Bike - SIZE 53CM AVAILABLE

The ultimate weather-proof-warrior! The brand new Dawes 3IMA Titanium offers great versatility, with it’s ultra lightweight 3AL/2.5V Titanium frame, full Shimano Ultegra 22spd groupset, you get a nimble tarmac racer, but with the addition of SKS Chromoplastic mudguards, Schwalbe Durano tyres with ‘Raceguard’ and Shimano BR-785 hydraulic disc brakes, this ultimate machine will also see you through the wettest of British winters!

Lightweight tourer, year-round Roadie or sleek commuter... you decide! The Dawes 3IMA really is the ultimate all rounder. The term Gravel-Bike is being used more and more recently, and this bike falls neatly within that category. Combining a lightweight titanium frame, Ultegra groupset, bomb-proof Shimano wheels and Shimano hydraulic brakes. This bike will fly up hills, then float down them with ease.

Was £2999.00

Now Only £1999.00

33% OFF

Save £1000.00


Claud Butler Regent

Claud Butler Regent - Touring Bike - SIZES 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

The classic Claud Butler touring bike - a real winter-wonder! The Regent is a well equipped retro styled touring bike from one of touring's top house-hold brands - years of experience, knowledge and craftmanship have gone into designing and building this timeless classic. The British Racing Green paintjob really accentuates the British history associated with Claud Butler himself.

A well equipped long distance touring bike for under £600 really is hard to come by nowadays, but that hidden gem that you've been searching for has now been found. Cantilever brakes ensure ease of maintenance, while Shimano STI levers alleviate the need to remove your hands to change gear, meaning you retain total control of your bike over every surface. The 24 speed shimano groupset ensures you have a wide enough gear ratio to get up the steepest of hills, and the included rack and mudguards mean your new bike is ready for either a trip to work in the morning, or a journey across Europe. The cheapest of the bikes here is certainly not left behind when it comes to ride comfort or spec.

Was £575.00

Now Only £525.00

9% OFF

Save £50.00


Claud Butler Dalesman

Claud Butler Dalesman - Touring Bike - SIZES 52CM & 55CM AVAILABLE

The sensible choice for long distance commutes or for big adventures. Equipped with full mudguards and rear carrier racks (the front low-rider mounts mean front pannier rack can also be added), the Dalesman can get you and your luggage from A to B in comfort and safety. The design allows heavier loads to be carried. Load centre is lower to the ground making the bike more stable at higher speed when carrying luggage. The drop handlebars offer multiple hand positions for comfort over long distance and their additional “frog leg” brake levers on the top of the bars allow a extra safety when holding the tops of the bars in traffic. 36 spoke wheels also add reliability when carrying luggage.

The same Reynolds 631 frame, as the Galaxy Classic & Super Galaxy above will provide a comfortable, responsive and sturdy ride. Combined with the 27 speed Shimano Deore groupset to ensure you have enough gears to get you and your kit up any hill. A great bike, with great frame, and great components at a great price. What more could you ask for?

Was £1050.00

Now Only £700.00

33% OFF

Save £350.00


Dawes Clubman

Dawes Clubman - Audax/Touring Bike - SIZES 54CM, 57CM & 60CM AVAILABLE

The Clubman is designed to have a retro modern appearance with its light blue frame and brown leather look saddle and handlebar tape. The excellent Reynolds 520 frame makes for a comfortable but responsive ride and the Alex R450 rims keep you rolling over the many miles that the Clubman was designed to tackle.

With the same double butted Reynolds 520 frame and 3k carbon fork as the Century SE, the Dawes Clubman is equally capable of eating up mile after mile. With its sky blue frame and brown detailing, this bike really stands out from the crowd.

Another bike that is perfect for the morning race against traffic on the way in to work, before taking the scenic route on the way home and tackling a sportive on the weekend.

Was £850.00

Now Only £669.00

21% OFF

Save Over £180.00


Dawes Century

Dawes Century - Audax/Touring Bike - SIZES 54CM, 57CM & 60CM AVAILABLE

The Century SE touring bike gives a robust, comfortable yet responsive ride with an outstanding carbon front fork that dampens road buzz and keeps steering sharp. The high quality Reynolds 520 frame makes for an excellent ride and the Shimano Sora groupset allows you to tackle the undulating scenery with ease.

With a double butted Reynolds 520 frame combined with a 3k carbon fork, the Dawes Century SE perfectly combines weight and comfort to create a bike that will just eat up the miles. The Shimano Sora triple chainset with 9 speed rear cassette gives you a wide enough ratio of gears to be able to tackle the toughest of climbs.

This touring bike would make a suitable commuting bike during the week, whilst being perfect on the weekend for longer rides and sportives.

Was £999.00

Now Only £749.00

25% OFF

Save £250.00


Dawes Century

Dawes Galaxy Plus 520 (2015 - 2017) - Touring Bike - SIZES 48CM, 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

Following in the footsteps of its previous model, the Galaxy Plus 520 is a well designed and brilliantly specced touring cyclists dream. Using the same Reynolds 520 steel frame as before, with a modernised colour scheme, it really stands out from the crowd.

When speccing a touring bike, you're likely consider a number of key requirements; durability, ease of maintenance, and comfort would be priority, and the Dawes Galaxy Plus 520 perfectly balances all of these requirements with the following hand picked components:

  • Easily maintained Shimano mechanical disc brakes
  • Ergonomic Shimano STI shift/brake levers
  • Full length SKS Mudguards
  • Solid 'Move Lollyride' pannier rack
  • Ultra-tough Schwalbe Marathon 32c tyres
  • 27 gears, comprised of
  • 9 speed 11-32 cassette
  • Triple chainset (48t/36t/26t)
  • Easily maintained 1 1/8" ahead headset

The Galaxy Plus is designed to be strong, comfortable and the mile eating workhorse that everyone expects from a Dawes touring bike. The mechanical disc brakes will help prevent loss of braking power in the wet or when cycling down muddy lanes. The geometry of this bike is still very relaxed compared to a racing bike, but offers a slightly more aerodynamic position compared to the Galaxy Classic.

You can remain confident, given the Dawes name, that this bike will go on and on, mile after mile, day after day. This bike will be the work horse you need to get you to wherever you're going, every time.

Was £1000.00

Now Only £799.00

Over 20% OFF

Save Over £200.00


Dawes 3ima Coureur

Dawes 3IMA Coureur - 2016 - SIZES 48CM & 53CM AVAILABLE

The Dawes 3IMA Coureur is designed to be an all year round mile cruncher. Competitively priced and within the CycleScheme limit, the Coureur takes qualities from both Road and Touring bikes, producing a fast tourer, capable of covering serious distance and starting all over again the next day. Ideal for 'credit card touring', bikepacking, commuters or winter training.
Specced with a double butted aluminium frame, carbon fibre fork, Alex rims and Shimano's Tiagra 10 speed groupset, complete with compact crankset and an 11-32 cassette, the 3IMA Coureur is built to make your day in the saddle as easy and comfortable as possible. Rarely will you run out of gears on the climbs, yet you'll find it easier to hold that extra 1 or 2mph over your long distance rides.
The ideal bicycle for someone looking for a durable endurance road bike that will offer effortless climbing and confident descending, all while carrying your touring gear!

Was £1099.00

Now Only £699.00

Over 35% OFF

Save £400.00


Dawes 3ima Scion

Dawes 3IMA Scion - 2016 - SIZES 48CM, 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

The Dawes 3IMA Scion is big brother to the Coureur model and steps it up a gear in terms of componentry. Based around the same quality frame and fork platform, the Scion gets treated to 22spd Shimano 105 gearing, hydraulic disc brakes and a good helping of Ritchey branded finishing kit. It’s an excellent partner on long jaunts when you don’t want to hang about, allowing you to cover some serious mileage day after day.
Specced with the same double butted aluminium frame, carbon fibre fork and Alex rims as the Coureur; both bikes are designed with the same goals in mind. The Scion's spec improvements will improve the bike's handling, as well as bring the weight down to further increase the performance.
The ideal bicycle for someone looking for a low maintenance, super durable endurance road bike that will offer effortless climbing and confident descending, all while carrying your touring gear! Great for your next cycle touring holiday or bikepacking trip!

Was £1499.99

Now Only £1099.00

Over 27% OFF

Save Over £400.00


Dawes 3ima Sentir Titanium

Dawes 3IMA Sentir - 2016 - SIZES 48CM, 53CM & 58CM AVAILABLE

If you want the best spec at a superb price, look no further! The new Titanium Dawes 3IMA Sentir is designed to last the test of time, completing long distance rides over and over. Constructed using a top quality Titanium DI2 ready frame, and performance proven carbon blade forks, you’d be forgiven for overlooking the plethera of top notch components that also comes as standard. Using a Shimano Ultegra 6800 drivetrain, Shimano ST-RS785 flat mount hydraulic disc brakes, Ritchey alloy finishing kit, SKS mudguards and Schwalbe tyres on the ever durable Shimano WH-RX31 wheelset. At 10.2kg all in, the 3IMA Sentir is a serious contender when advendure, bikepacking or groading is on the agenda - finished off perfectly with a beautifully engraved head badge.
When looking for a long-distance bike that can handle a bit of the rough stuff, a titanium frame has to be the perfect starting point, add to that the proven durability of the lightweight Ultegra groupset and the flat mount RS785 hydraulic brakes, you've got yourself an adventure bike that will turn heads everywhere you go! You can be sure that the Dawes 3IMA Sentir is the perfect combination of high spec, affordability, and future-proof design.

Was £2999.99

Now Only £2299.00

Over 23% OFF

Save Over £700.00


If you're still unsure and have any questions. you can contact us, or call us on 01363 460360 and one of our knowlegable, friendly experts will be happy to help.