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Skinnergate Cycles have been synonymous with cycling in the North East for over 35 years, we pride ourselves in delivering unbeatable customer satisfaction. We’re a privately owned local business and therefore have a much more hands on approach to how we operate. Collectively our staff have over 50 years experience in the cycle trade, we just like riding and talking about bikes!

Skinnergate Cycles are fairly unique as our store is big enough to carry everything from your child’s first bike all the way up to an elite race bike and everything in between, we’re the one stop shop for all things cycling.

We are proud to stock some of the worlds leading bike brands such as:



Cube: German bike brand who are now one of the biggest brands in the UK, We’re one of a small number of Cube specialists to be selected as a Cubelife dealer, this is in recognition of our brand knowledge and the extensive range available in store.   

Raleigh: Almost everyone has owned a Raleigh at some point in their lives, known for their solid build quality and excellent value for money, we particularly like their Junior bikes, adult leisure & town bikes.

Diamondback: Its origins go way back to the beginning of BMX in the eighties as one of the must have bikes, they continue to produce some great value for money BMX & Mountain Bikes.

Trek: US bike brand, established over 30 years ago. Trek is only available in store to ensure the best-fit frame for you. A major bicycle manufacturer who distributes under several brand names including Trek, Electra and Bontrager.

Frog:  Lightweight Kids Bike, manufactured in the UK.  Frog bikes are designed with kids in mind - offering a wide range of sizes and colours.  Frog offer a unique crank design, from a Team GB Bike engineer that reduces the space between the pedals, making it easier for kids to cycle.