About

We are a more-than-profit company dedicated to doing good socially and environmentally by getting more people on bikes.

In 2008, owner Jake Voelcker founded Jake’s Bikes, a bicycle workshop based in Bristol, offering honest and affordable bicycle servicing, repairs and tuition. Through his experience servicing bikes at the workshop, Jake decided to design a practical commuting bike built for Bristol, in Bristol.


Bristol Bicycles was launched in March 2015, making no-nonsense hybrid bikes, hand-built by skilled mechanics at our Bristol workshop.

Our ultimate goal is to get more people cycling. We believe in making it easy, fun, reliable, affordable and normal to cycle every day, without having to be an athlete or bike enthusiast. Bristol Bicycles achieve this by providing practical bikes at affordable prices.

If you want to use a bike as your primary means of transport, if you need plenty of gears and good brakes, and if you appreciate common-sense details like a comfortable riding position and waterproof saddle, then you’ll love Bristol Bicycles. We offer all this in a bike that doesn’t weigh a ton, or cost a bomb.

Bristol Bicycles are not mass-produced or thrown together from a generic kit. Every bike is skilfully assembled with hand-finished wheels and extra bearing grease, offering a level of detail that cannot be matched in a large factory.

When you buy a bike from Bristol Bicycles, you are buying it direct from the people who built it – and we’re always here to service it for you in the future.