Biketreks Ambleside


In the hustle and bustle of Ambleside is where Biketreks was started over 25 years ago by Andy Stephenson of cycling fame.  Having hung up his Biketreks gillet in 2015 he headed off round Europe in his camper van leaving his faithful team and new owner Simon a business that goes from strength to strength.

Located in the heart of the Lake District our Ambleside store was always thought of as a Mecca for mountain bikers, and now with the opening of Ings for all things drop bar, the space is occupied by industry leading names such as Santa Cruz, Specialized, Orange, Scott, Alchemy, Hope and Polygon.


With a large retail space and a dedicated workshop we are open 7 days a week to answer any questions you have no matter how trivial they may seem.  Having spent over 25 years custom building bikes this is something of a forte amongst the team of sales staff and our mechanic Sam. 


We have a vast array of clothing for men, women and little ones, and the biggest selection of Fiveten shoes you’ll come across!  In our clothing department we stock the latest wares from Fox, Norrona, Dakine, Mons Royale, Endura and Madison.  Riding in the Lake District full time puts all our kit through hell so if we tell you it’s waterproof and tough you can guarantee it is as we’ve put it through its paces!


Component wise we deal with everything from SRAM Eagle to ENVE, through to Joystick, Shimano and Fox.  Again we will only put products on our shelves that work reliably and consistently and the last thing we want is you having time off your bike due to no fault of your own.


Throughout the summer we host demo days with our major suppliers and host a monthly ride with some dinner and a pint in it for you!  We love showing people our trails that believe it or not do go beyond Grizedale and Whinlatter contrary to popular belief!!


We are super proud to sponsor some of the fastest guys and girls on the Enduro circuit and we’ve one up and coming youth Molly who you should be watching out for!


As with all bike shops we run off pies, beer and sweets (they don’t at Ings – they are athletes there!) so if you need to know some route advice or general life advice on where to stay, eat or hang out in the Lake District then we are your people.

We are a super friendly professional bunch of people who just love and live life to the max and all we want is for you to join us.  Whether you’re just getting into the sport or your a dab hand and want tech info until you burst, then we can provide it!

Thanks for reading

Team Ambleside AKA Sarah, Matt, Sam, Joe, Jack, Pete and Piotr.

Finding the Store

Call 015394 31245
Address Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9AN
Opening Times
10:00am - 5:30pm
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9:00am - 4:30pm


Store Manager Matt

Tim, Biketreks Ambleside Manager

Riding bikes for as long as he can remember. Having raced everything from Downhill & Enduro to Road & Cyclocross. With years of mechanics experience he knows what works and what it is that you need to be spec'ing on your latest custom build!

Team Ambleside


More Store Locations

Biketreks Ings

Our newest store - just recently opened - features the best that road cycling has to offer. The best brands from the best people.

More about Ings

Ambleside Store Team

Our team at Ambleside are dedicated to the pinnacle of all that is Mountain Biking. Having vast experience in brand such as Santa Cruz, Juliana, Specialized, Alchemy and More ... when you enter the store, you'll meet a friendly face who'll be more than happy to have a friendly chat about what your needs as a cyclist are and how to get the most of your new kit.

Biketreks Ambleside Team