About Us

For over eight decades, Ellis Briggs has been the unwavering hub for all things cycling in Shipley and its enchanting surroundings. With a heritage spanning back to 1936, we’ve earned our stripes as the region’s cycling authority. Our legacy is one of unwavering dedication, an unwavering commitment to quality, and a profound knowledge of bicycles that can only be honed over the course of 88 years.

At Ellis Briggs, we’re not just a shop; we’re a testament to the timeless art of cycling. Our team boasts an unrivalled mastery of bikes, whether it’s selling, repairing, or even crafting them from scratch. We are the guardians of a cycling tradition that has thrived through the decades, forging bonds and powering journeys.

Step into our world, and you’ll find an authentic cycling experience rooted in history. Join us on a journey through time as we unveil the chapters of our legacy, which has seen us evolve from humble beginnings into one of the oldest custom steel frame builders in the United Kingdom. Your ride is not just a means of transportation—it’s a story waiting to be written, and Ellis Briggs is here to ensure that it’s a timeless, exceptional tale.


Our bespoke bicycles are a reflection of our passion and expertise.

They’re not just assembled; they’re meticulously sculpted to meet your unique needs and desires. Every braze, every detail, and every feature is a result of artisanal craftsmanship and engineering precision. When you ride an Ellis Briggs bespoke bike, you’re not just cycling; you’re experiencing the culmination of decades of experience and a commitment to perfection.

Curious to learn more about the art of crafting bespoke bikes? Explore the story behind our handcrafted masterpieces and discover how we bring dreams to life on two wheels. Your cycling journey deserves the exceptional, and at Ellis Briggs, we’re here to make it a reality.


“Unlock the Beauty of Timeless Classics: Ellis Briggs, Masters of Restoration and Renovation”

At Ellis Briggs, we’ve woven the magic of restoring and renovating classic bikes and frames into the very fabric of our existence. It’s not just a service; it’s a passion that flows through our veins. We breathe new life into the gems of the past, making them shine brighter than ever before.

But that’s not all. We are the artists who can mend, fix, and repair frames with the precision and care that only decades of experience can bring. We take your classic frames and breathe life back into them, making them not just functional but exquisite.

And if you dream of blending the classic with the contemporary, we’re here to make it happen. We can transform and tailor your frames to embrace modern equipment, providing the best of both worlds. At Ellis Briggs, your classic bike doesn’t have to be confined to the past; it can be a ride into the future.


Our busy workshop is staffed by highly skilled mechanics who have experience in machines both new and old. We look after our customers and this is reflected in our workshop pricing. Find our more about bicycle repairs and servicing. If you are looking for honest down to earth advice, please come and see us.


We sell a vast range of parts, clothing and accessories, which all share the same thing in common: every item we have in stock is chosen firstly because it meets our high quality standards (we only sell products that work and that we know you’ll be happy with) and secondly, it represents good value for money.