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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

Suitable for all riders, Lee and Steve use the Precision Fit system to makes a thorough assessment of how you can achieve optimum comfort and performance. Unlike many bike fits Precision Fit is holistic and personalised, 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.
Special Summer Offer: improve your cycling experience with Precision Fit for £120 (normal price £150).

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 bikes available for extended test rides:
Emonda SL 6 - a brilliant handling, lightweight carbon all-round road bike;
Fuel EX 8 29 Eagle - a rugged, capable full suspension trail bike with the sprightly manners of an XC bike;
Remedy 8 27.5 - a long-travel full suspension all-mountain bike that allows you to push harder, descend faster and have more fun!
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 Terra M31-D gravel road bike, with the Orbea Orca Aero M20Team road bike and the radical Orbea Gain D40 road eBike to follow later.

We have demo Look Keo Blade pedals and Rotor Q-Rings also available for you to try. Please ask.

Zwift Experience Dealer
Come in store to have a go at interactive training. We have set up an Elite Qubo Digital turbo trainer so you can experience the delights (or pain!) of Zwift, "an immersive game that makes indoor training fun and rewarding for everybody. Your real-world efforts power your avatar across beautiful landscapes. Ride with thousands of athletes at all levels in real-time."

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.

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 or even eBikes, and has worked in the industry for over fifteen years. Achieving Cytech Level 2 mechanics, and a trained Precision Fit bike fitter and Bosch eBike Technician, 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, Bosch eBike 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.

Doug McCarthy is our new, friendly young face, eager to help as you come into the store. He has completed Cytech Level 2 training and reached PhD Level at Trek University. Doug is an eager cyclist and rides everyday. Whether it be on his road, cross or mountain bike, you'll see him out there somewhere!

So where are we?

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

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