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About The Bike Shed, Devon

Now with 5 locations throughout Devon, the Crediton Bike Shed was born out of MRS Motor Spares in 1994. The volume of business necessitated a move to the current, much larger premises allowing us to more than quadruple our stock holding, and to successfully instigate and coordinate many events within the Devon area.

The acquisition of the Barnstaple Bike Shed widened our customer base significantly and enabled us to expand our range of products and services even further throughout the Devon area.

In 1998 we opened in Exeter with the purchase of Freewheel. In 1999 we moved to our large 2 story premises in Fore Street as The Bike Shed. 

Specialized Road & Mountain Bikes Trek Road & Mountain Bikes Bottecchia Road Bikes Bianchi Road Bikes
Assos Cycle Clothing Endura Cycling Clothing Tern Folding Bikes Dawes Bicycles
Frog Kids' Bicycles Melon Helmets Brompton Folding Bicycles Chapeau Clothing
Altura Cycling Clothing Gore Bike Wear Cycling Clothing We The People BMX Santa Cruz Mountain Bikes
Mavic Park Tools Juice Lubes Juice Lubes
Wahoo Fitness Garmin Cervelo Kask Helmets

The Bike Shed - Cycle Repair, Servicing & Workshop
Cyclescheme - Up to 43% off the price of a new bike
Bike Shed 0% Cycle Finance Available
Trek Project One - Build your own bicycle
Retul Bike Fit
Custom Wheel Building Available


The Bike Shed is a member of the The Association of Cycle Traders, best known as the ACT. The ACT is the largest cycling trade organisation in the UK and one of the most progressive trade associations in the outdoor, leisure and sports arenas.

ACT is a non-profit making membership organisation, which represents the interests of over 2500 specialist independent cycle shops, hire centres, workshops and their supply partners throughout the UK.


For more information about the ACT click here



Our mechanics are trained to Cytech Level 3 and Cytech Level 2 standard, the bicycle industry's training and accreditation scheme for cycle mechanics and retail staff.


As a customer, when you take your bike into a Cytech accredited bike shop you know that you have:

  • Peace-of-mind that your bike is in safe hands
  • Confidence that all new bike's have been properly set-up to manufacturer's guidelines and British Standards, by a competent mechanic
  • Ongoing technical support to ensure your bike runs smoothly, to give you the best cycling experience

For all information regarding bicycle repairs please visit our Workshop section


Cycle Fit/BG Fit

Retul and their partnership with Specialized is a proprietary bicycle fit system consisting of trained technicians, specialist fitting tools, a unique bike fit assessment process and ergonomically enhanced bicycles and equipment. The combination of this system enables you to ride faster, longer and in greater comfort.


With over 30 years experience in helping World Champions, Tour de France winners and cyclists of all levels, Andy Pruitt has developed a fit System that enables the fitter to analyse an individual’s needs and adjust their bike based on their unique body characteristics, experience level and cycling goals to maximize comfort and performance – ultimately improving the experience of the riders.

Before qualifying, we participated in an intensive course at Specialized headquarters. The course was run by the BG FIT Lead Technician who explained the theory thoroughly and guided the hands-on practice in meticulous detail. At our branches our staff put the training into practice, honing their skills and were then reassessed before becoming authorised BG FIT centres. Continued assessments, resources and contact ensure you receive the very best BG FIT bike fitting.

The essence of BG FIT is to ride longer, faster and in greater comfort!

To book an appointment or discuss your requirements further please contact us at Barnstaple 01271 328628 or Exeter on 01392 426191

More information is available regarding cycle fit is available on our dedicated page