Mercian Blog

Author: Alt Design

Acquisition of Mercian Cycles

We are excited to announce the acquisition of Mercian Cycles, a beloved icon in the cycling community known for nearly 80 years of unparalleled craftsmanship and innovation in bicycle frame design. We have inherited an indelible legacy from all of the previous owners which we deeply respect and intend to honor as we move forward….

Renovation work

By appointment only , please call before you come to see us. We are accepting all makes and models of frame for renovation work and can promise a quick turn around but due to a very full frame order book we regrettably are unable to do any tube work. So no new top tubes brazed…

Christmas and New Year

We wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year from us all here at Mercian Cycles. We reopen in the new year on the 2nd January 2024

2 Pieces of good news.

This news applies to all makes of frame not just Mercians. Good News part one Now that the winter is fast approaching we are going to offer a 10% discount on all renovation work starting today  07/11/23 until further notice. Good News part 1a You will be eligible for a 15% discount if two or…

Tim’s Strada

A picture of my Strada Special in front of the Thames Barges at Maldon quay, taken yesterday at our Friday forty miler midway stop.   Thank you Tim for the photo and email.

1955 King of Mercia above Malibu Reservoir in California in 1957

My K o M high up above the reservoir in Malibu Canyon in California in Spring of 1957. I had ordered it, 24 inch and finished in RAF blue, directly from Mercian in about April 1955 whilst a student at Nottingham U. and living in Risley, Derbys. I spent a year, 1956/7, at University of…


Unfortunately due to prior commitment’s we will be closed all day on Wednesday 21st June 2023 and Wednesday 28th June 2023. Open as usual all other dates. Sorry if this has caused any inconvenience.

Australia calling

Mark sent us a picture of his Strada overlooking the hills in Sydney Australia. At the time the photos  was taken it was Autumn. ( not too hot we think ) Thank you Andy for the photo

Paris Renovation

We often take care of rare, old and unusual frames in the workshop for renovation, this Paris came in on behalf a customer from our oldest retail partners, Madgetts Cycles in Diss, Norfolk and was quite a memorable piece of work. This was a real labour of love, needed a lot of tlc and time…

Raleigh Banana renovation

Got this Raleigh banana respray from yourselves back to the original team colours it was in 1988.all original equipment with shimano 105 groupset.left round to my local bike shop Dave Kane in Belfast.had it all built was that was posted on there Facebook page.just through I would send you a photo of it…

Des’ New Strada Speciale

A belated thank to all the guys at Mercian for my wonderful Strada Speciale frame.  It was more than worth the wait! Such flawless paintwork … I was scared to touch it! It has given me a wonderful summer of joy cycling around the quiet lanes of East Anglia. After years of carbon bikes, I…

Simons epic 3600km ride

My Strada Speciale, built for me in 2013, just completed the 3,600km Transiberica bikepacking race with me. She was, and has always been, utterly flawless. Everyone on the race agreed that she was the most beautiful bicycle taking part. Thank you Simon for your email and photos.