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About Us

Hello and welcome to Ken Ellerker Cycles' website. We want to give you the opportunity to experience service from a real bike shop, rather than the faceless chains that seem to dominate today's markets.

Established in 1954, we service the needs of Hull and East Yorkshire's cycling community, both on and off road. Not only do we provide an extensive range of equipment, but also a wealth of knowledge and service that is the envy of the cycle trade.

We stock a huge selection of accessories and equipment to cater for any style of cycling. Road, cross country, touring, triathlon, fitness or commuting, we do it. A large showroom houses the best brands in cycling, and a well equipped workshop takes care of all of your servicing needs. Please note that we stock more than we can manage to put on our website. 52% of the UK population is female, yet most of the cycle trade is biased towards men. To this end, we endeavour to stock a large range of ladies equipment to help redress the imbalance. Trek have an excellent range of women specific bikes, denoted by the acronym WSD, and we also stock a good range of clothing and accessories.

Our services include:

Repairs and servicing

Carried out to the highest standards. Our mechanics are highly qualified (Cytech level 2 and 3), and have been able to fix problems that other bike shops couldn't. All makes and models accepted.

Bike fit
**Please note that our bike fitting service is available once again**

Get the most out of your bike with a professional bike fitting service. Though we might be a little biased, we reckon Daren is the best bike fitter in East Yorkshire. He has extensive cycling experience, including racing, time trialling and triathlon, and has great knowledge of the physiology of the body. Putting this together makes for a great bike fitter.
Suitable for all riders, Daren and newly trained Lee and Steve, use the Precision Fit system to makes a thorough assessment of how you can achieve optimum comfort and performance. The fit is holistic, as it considers all aspects of the rider as well as the bike. A typical bike fit session is three hours long, so please contact us to book an appointment.

Test rides / Trek Demo Centre

You are welcome to try out any bike before you buy (provided the bike is available and serviced, and subject to weather conditions).
We have three stunning Trek road bikes available for extended test rides, namely the Emonda SL 6, Domane SL 6 Pro and Domane SLR 6. Please note that we also have access to Trek's fleet of road and mountain demo bikes, so don't hesitate to ask there's something you would like to try.
We also have available for extended test rides the Orbea Optima Comfort 20 e-bike, if you fancy trying a high quality pedal assist electric bike with a superior Bosch system, and the Orbea Occam TR H50, a full suspension MTB to put a smile on your face when you're out on the trails.

Demo wheels

Next to the frame itself, nothing has a bigger impact on your bike's performance than the wheels. Upgrading is a surefire way to save weight, go faster, and improve your bike's handling. See for yourself by trying the amazing Bontrager Aeolus 5 carbon road wheels.

Project One

Don't settle for anyone else's bike. Create your very own with Project One, Trek's custom bike program. Customise, personalise, sensationalise - the choice is yours. Select the model, fit, styling, and components you desire, and Trek will build your dream bike.

About us

Brian Ellerker is the owner of the business and has worked from the ripe old age of 14, first for his father, Ken, before taking over the business and running it to this day. His youthful looks disguise the hard work that he has dedicated to training his staff to give the best service possible, sharing his experience and teaching us all there is to know about cycling.

Daren Smith is the manager, and has been here at Ken Ellerker Cycles for 30 years. In that time he has a history in road racing, time-trialling and mountain bike racing. More recently he is to be found on the start line of triathlons (which he puts down to a mid life crisis!). Despite the advancing years, he is still able to knock out the odd sub 21 minute, 10 mile time trial and has managed a succession of top 30 finishes in triathlon events and completed an Ironman. Skills include NVQ Advanced level 3 mechanics and advanced wheel building. He is a RockShox Service Technician, and has worked, on the odd occasion, as a service mechanic for both amateur and professional races. Daren is our most experienced Precision Fit bike fitter. Should you require any assistance regarding club matters, sponsorship or just general cycling queries, get in touch with Daren through the contact page.

Lee Smith has a long history in cycling. He can be found touring Yorkshire's country lanes on his cross bike, or pounding up and down the hills on his mountain bike, both with a smile on his face and joy in his heart! Lee has a deep passion for all things cycling. Proof of this comes from his vast bicycle collection (pretty much all in matte black!). Bordering on "geek" status, he has an extensive knowledge whether it be mountain, road or cross bikes, and has worked in the industry for over fifteen years. He has also achieved NVQ/Cytec Level 2 mechanics. Recent training in Precision Fit has further extended Lee's knowledge and ability in all things biking.

Steve Kilgour benefits from his experience in engineering, and is our go-to guy for mechanical problem solving. He is a very keen cyclist, finding time away from his busy family life for cross and road riding. He is one of our expert mechanics, is qualified as a Shimano Service Technician and has reached PhD level at Trek University. Steve has also completed Precision Fit Level 1, so now also has expertise in bike fitting.

John Ellerker is the son of the boss and therefore the only one who can attempt to tell his dad what to do! John is our I.T. man. This means he has a number of thankless tasks, including keeping the website updated! He does however unstintingly send out your internet orders with great speed and attention to detail. As for his cycling experience, there isn't anywhere this boy goes without a bike, be it to Sainsbury's for the Sunday roast or scaling the dizzy heights of the Col du Tourmalet.

So where are we?

You can find our address, a map, and how to contact us on our contact page.

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