Trek Domane SLR DuraAce 9200 Di2 - Criterium Cycles
May 01 2022

Where form meets art

Over the years, we have had the privilege of building some really stunning bikes. These are bikes that are not just a technical tour de force, but also objects of great beauty. They are just as much a joy to behold as to ride! Although these bikes are mainly built to customer order, we have…

Criterium Cycles - Bontrager Helmet Prize Draw 14.02.22
Apr 02 2022

Criterium Cycles Promotions

Introduction From time to time, Criterium Cycles undertakes various promotions. These may take the form, inter alia, of special offers and discounts. They may or may not be time limited and / or have other specific terms and conditions associated with them. Our general Terms and Conditions can be found by clicking this link. Each…

Criterium Cycles - Fundraising to help the people of Ukraine
Mar 07 2022

We stand with Ukraine – how we will help

There can hardly be anyone, adult or child, who has not been profoundly affected by the harrowing scenes we are seeing from the war in Ukraine. The level of human suffering is on a scale that Europe has not seen for decades. These are images that all of us hoped and believed we would never…

Criterium Cycles Rewards Blog - Image of Trek Powerfly Equipped1
Feb 16 2022

How to use your Criterium Rewards

Criterium Cycles Rewards Criterium Cycles Rewards is our customer rewards programme. You automatically start earning Criterium Rewards Points as soon as you buy something from Criterium Cycles, whether that’s online or in one of our stores. So, if you’ve shopped with us before that’s great, you will already be earning points. Your Criterium Rewards are…

Exterior image of Criterium Cycles Bakewell new store
Jan 21 2022

NOW OPEN – Our new Criterium Cycles store in Bakewell, Derbyshire

We are delighted that our brand new Criterium Cycles location is now open to the public in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Located on the Riverside Business Park just outside the town centre, Criterium Cycles Bakewell will bring the same superb quality of customer service to our customers in the Peak District as we have done in our…

Criterium Cycles - Covid-19 Post Featured Image
Jan 20 2022

Covid-19 – Special Arrangements

UPDATED – January 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic has meant a whole series of temporary changes in the way we live, work and exercise. Retailers too have had to adapt in order to respond to this and to ensure that customers are still getting a great service but at the same time, we are all doing…

Criterium Cyces Edinburgh
Jan 19 2022

Contact Us, Find Us and Opening Hours

Where to find Criterium Cycles We have two stores where you can come and browse to your heart’s content. They are located in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Capital City and Bakewell, in the heart of the fabulous Derbyshire Peak District. Our online store at can be browsed wherever you are in the world. _______________________________________________________ NEW –…

Criterium Cycles - Jasper the Transit
Jan 19 2022

Home Delivery Service

One of the most popular and well-received services we now operate is our Criterium Cycles Home Delivery Service for bikes, covering virtually all of Mainland Britain. In summary, your bike will be: Built in our workshops receiving a full PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection) and test so that it is ready to ride; Delivered personally by one…

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Oct 08 2021

Raspberry Flapjack

Words & Pictures: Madeline Bowker So – the second instalment in this series of treats masquerading as cycling nutrition is Raspberry and Honey Flapjack.  I’ve seen variants of this recipe in a number of places including the highly reliable BBC Good Food website but this version combining oats, honey and raspberries seems an appropriate nod…

Criterium Cyces Edinburgh
Sep 30 2021

Criterium Customer Rewards – Spend and Save!

We are delighted to announce our new Criterium Cycles Rewards programme, designed to deliver even greater value when buying all your cycling products at Criterium Cycles. Here’s how it works. General Principles When you buy anything from Criterium Cycles, irrespective of whether it is online or in store, you have the chance to earn points…

Sep 23 2021

Hot stock arriving October!

We have some incredible, highly sought-after bikes arriving in the next few weeks. Remember – all bikes shown below can be pre-ordered with a small, refundable deposit (should circumstances change). Plus all bikes can be ordered using interest-free finance subject to age, credit, and terms & conditions Personal Home Delivery Every single bike we sell that…

Criterium Cycles - MY22 Bianchi Gravel Impulso Pro
Aug 29 2021

Bianchi – Maximum Performance & Passion

Bianchi is the oldest continually operating bicycle manufacturer in the world. Founded in Milan in 1885 by Edoardo Bianchi, their heritage is hard to equal. Edoardo Bianchi said that the best way to test a product was to race it and today, in 2021, Bianchi remains true to that belief with Team Bike Exchange from…

Criterium Cycles - Flexible Finance options
Jul 21 2021

Flexible Finance options

We offer a series of flexible finance options for orders of £600 and above subject to age and status. To do this we have partnered with both Klarna Finance (for their Pay in 3 Instalments product) and V12 Retail Finance for both their interest free and interest bearing finance products of 6 months and longer. Klarna…

Criterium Cycles - Humming Bird Cake - 1
Jul 15 2021

Hummingbird Cake

Words: Madeline Bowker I’m going to confess that one of the great joys of cycling, for me, is the justification for replacing the calories worked off by pedalling up endless hills (I sometimes dream of living in the Netherlands).  Richard (or Grand Poobah as we sometimes call him…though not to his face) thought I could…

Criterium Cycles - Trek Marlin MY2022 - Banner Image for Post (July 2021)
Jul 10 2021

Trek Marlin – the best value hardtail you can buy?

Trek’s Marlin range has been with us for a while now but the latest iteration, the new 2022 models, are without doubt the best yet. This is one of Trek’s most popular bikes, indeed one of the world’s most popular bikes, for good reason. It’s great value but also an extremely versatile range from commuting…

Criterium Cycles - New Bike June Update - Home Page Banner (12.06.21)
Jun 12 2021

New Bike Deliveries – June update

Summer is well and truly here – the weather is brilliant and the number of folks looking to get out on their bikes seems to be increasing exponentially. And whilst the news on overseas summer holidays is a bit depressing thanks to the ongoing pandemic, we are delighted to say that all new bikes from…

Criterium Cycles - New Bike May Update - Home Page Banner (27.04.21)
May 01 2021

New bike deliveries – May update

The Spring season has got off to a cracking start with plenty of new bikes having arrived at Criterium Cycles during April such as Trek Marlin, Domane and Emonda. Now though we turn the dial up to 11 with our biggest number of new bikes arriving in one month. During May, we will be receiving…

Criterium Cycles - New Bike April Update - Home Page Banner (10.04.21)
Apr 10 2021

New Bike deliveries – April update

The cycle industry is experiencing unprecedented demand with all the signs that it will continue for the foreseeable future. It’s particularly exciting because a large part of the upsurge in demand has been caused by more people turning to cycling, partly thanks to Lockdown but also because more and more of us can see the…

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Mar 06 2021

Bianchi Specialissima. An epic bike for an epic challenge.

“It is always darkest just before the Day dawneth.” Attrib. Thomas Fuller (Theologian), A Pisgah-Sight Of Palestine And The Confines Thereof, 1650 In case you were wondering, a Pisgah-Sight is a distant view of a, perhaps, unattainable object. No, I wasn’t aware of that either, but it turns out that it’s rather appropriate for my…

Feb 23 2021

2021. Criterium’s biggest year yet.

It’s remarkable to think that Criterium Cycles has been established for 8 years. We had no idea when we set the business up just how successful it would become nor how important it would become to a growing and loyal network of customers. Many of those customers have become friends as well. Now as we…

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