Where will I find the best bicycle courier?
I love playing around on google and seeing what people do to find us. There are so many methods and metrics that you can easily be entertained for days on end. In this case I started browsing the similar businesses feature on google maps and found the following. Many of them I know personally, while others are completely unfamiliar or not quite relevant.
Oh, and I promise not to waste either your time or mine, as it is almost Freedom Day here in South Africa and we are off for a well-deserved holiday. Consequently, the first 15 or 20 results will be more than sufficient. Come and explore with me.
Cape Vélo Cycle Tours
Cape Vélo Cycle Tours is a Tour operator in South Africa, situated right here at Specialized in Stellenbosch. This owner-run operation comes highly recommended. owner Jaime Osman is a fun guy from the UK who loves it here in sunny SA and I’ve had the pleasure to do a Transbaviaans 230km MTB Marathon with him (his first) and also saw him on the ABSA Cape Epic this year. Check out his website at http://www.capevelo.com/
Bike Freight Transport (Pty) Ltd.
Bike Freight is a Transportation service in Cape Town, but for all intents and purpose we can say: Move along now, nothing to see here. Because the transport motorbikes and not bicycles. Either way, you can have a look at the way they do so on http://www.bike-freight-transport.co.za/
Bike Transporters have their google listing description as the ‘Department of transportation in Cape Town’. Stealthy. Again, same as above, nothing to see here in terms of self-propelled forward motion, as they also transport motorbikes and not bicycles. I do like the catchy description of ‘exclusive auto movers’. Go boys. Visit them at http://www.biketransporters.co.za/
Bike Transporter – Bike Delivery – Nationwide
Listed as a Transportation service in Cape Town. The website listed refers to a towing service, so it is probably worth a phone call to see whether these guys are still operational. Or maybe it is incorrectly inferred information, after all, the world wide web is sometimes a sticky one. See for yourself at http://www.capetow24.blogspot.co.za/
Oh yes I have seen these before. Cyclemove is part of Pickfords and also like cyclelab, but according to the website it looks like they only use cyclelab, no other bike shops. Let me know, as I am always keen to learn more. Chat to Duncan Schulze in Cape Town or Martin de la Rey in Durban.alternatively just browse to their site at https://www.cyclemove.co.za/index.php
Take note. Cyclosport – Xtending Service, is a local bike shop in Van Riebeeck Rd, around the corner in Kuils River, 7580. And they have been voted the “Best bicycle shop in the Western Cape” for 2011, as in the January 2012 issue of Bicycling Magazine. Well done! Check out this Bicycle store in Cape Town at http://www.cyclosport.co.za/
Two weeks after I dealt with one of our service providers, they registered this domain. Same name. Same thing. Imagine that. I absolutely love it. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? If I knew the short code for a love/heart emoticon I would have inserted one here. Check out https://www.bicyclecourier.co.za/
Bicycle Garage is a bike store not far from me, in the Labori Centre, Paarl main road. It’s a lovely venue with a lovely online presence in the form of their black and orange Shopify website, and a couple of lesser known and or more boutique brands, like Zini, Ellsworth, Look and now also Canyon. Fuel your passion at https://bicyclegarage.co.za/
VELOSOCK – Protective Bike & Luggage Covers
Genius. Velosock is An indoor bike cover that keeps your home clean. It captures dirt in its stretchy, machine-washable cover. Velosock also keeps your car’s interior clean while transporting your bike. Cool. Custom. And a tad pricey if not on sale. Be sure to check out the video listed on their homepage, that alone is worth a visit. I found them on Takealot. And on https://velosocksa.co.za/
Hellsend Bike Compound
This Bicycle store situated in Dorp street, Stellenbosch might sound devilish, but the workshop is as pristine as the website, and you are in great hands with Dewald Oosthuizen, Geordie Roberson and the two Dylan’s. OH, and have you met Kobus, the on-site border collie? Do yourself a favour and visit https://www.hellsend.com/, or better yet, go there in person.
Collect A Bike Service (CABS)
Oooh, this sounds interesting, but alas, it is for motorbikes and not for bicycles. File-13 for cyclists. For what it’s worth, you can find them online at http://www.collectabikeservice.co.za/
*But if you want a CABS for bicycles (call a bike service to collect your bicycle from your home, or office), you’ve come to the right place, because that is exactly what we do a Bicycle Couriers, when we collect door-to-door. #bicyclecouriers is the only TAXI for your bicycle 😊
Adventure Shop Stellenbosch
Yes please! I’ve done one of their Stellenbosch bicycle wine tours before and it was such a nice outing, highly recommended. And I did the most recent Argus for the Warrior on Wheels Foundation on a MTB that was rented from the Adventure Shop to tow Imaad’s buggy. Find them at Landbousaal, 1 Noordwal-Wes Rd, Street, Stellenbosch, 7600, or online at http://www.adventureshop.co.za/
Triptych Resources (Pty) Ltd
Been there, done that, we’ve covered Triptych more than once on this site. Susanne has now also joined the ops team and we continue sending bicycles through them on the Triton network. It works, because there are humans who take responsibility behind the scenes. “An excellent and cost-effective way to have a bicycle transported around the country”. Book here, send there.
This Bicycle rental service in Cape Town, with original address in Blaauwberg Rd, Table View, Cape Town, now points to the OUTDOOR ESCAPE shop in the Simonsrust center at the foot of the Helshoogte pass in Stellenbosch. I’ve been there many times. And they cater for much more than just mountain biking. Visit http://www.bicyclehire.co.za/ that now redirects to https://www.outdoorescape.co.za/ and see for yourself.
Lea Bike Rack
The LEA range of wall mounted hanging bicycle bike racks are beautiful, upmarket, and available in a range of rainbow colours. For indoors and outdoors. LEA is an innovative bicycle storage solution designed and made right here in Cape Town. Proudly South African at http://www.leabikerack.com/
Chris Willemse Cycles
No introduction required. We love using CWC, because they are quick and easy and good value. The shop that started the online bicycle business in SA. “Chris Willemse Cycles is a family run bicycle store based in the northern suburbs of Cape Town. The store has a wide variety of bicycles, bicycle parts, cycling apparel, bike frames and wheels available.” Visit CWC (again!) at https://www.cwcycles.co.za/
Bicycle rental service in Cape Town, specifically 8 Richmond Road, Mowbray, Cape Town. Their range of bikes include full suspension MTB’s, alu and carbon road bikes, plus premium carbon road bikes. Good to know. And perfect for the CTCT, Cape Town Cycle Tour (if you can get stock in time). Oh, and I love their sleek green website with plain and simple google reviews integration. Be sure to check it out on http://www.irideafrica.com/
The Bike Park
YES, we (#bicyclecouriers) have collected from and delivered to The Bike Park at Constantia Uitsig before and will happily do so again. The Bike Park at Constantia Uitsig offers cyclists of all ages and skill levels laps and laps of fun.
And what is small world this is… just this long weekend have I been watching a couple of YouTube clips about Jonkershoek MTB trails from Allride and Wild Air Sports, and here they are featured on the homepage of http://bikeparkatuitsig.co.za/
Bicycle store in Cape Town, from TREK to Trinity, as their ‘extensive cycle range covers Mountain and Road bicycles such as our own Trinity brand.’ Marc has set up shop in the Ruwari Centre, Brackenfell and you can find them online at http://www.attitudecycles.net/
In closing, from the 18 listings above, we have 7 bicycle shops, 4 bike rental or tour providers, 4 motorbike (unrelated) services and only 3 related service providers. You might even call them competitors. Even if they are not all unique. But there is only 1 Bicycle Couriers:
Where can we send your bicycle today? Since 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020 / 2021 / 2022 means we have been doing it for 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 years and shipping with a smile 😊