News: NEW REDUCTIONS on end of line items. We have just made some incredible reductions to a number of stock items. We only have one available on most of these items so don’t delay. First order received secures (website availability updated every 24 hours)
News: BZ OPTICS PHO Bi-focal Photochromic Glasses now available to order from Billys website. The world’s first bi focal photochromic sunglasses, featuring high impact UV activated photochromic lenses which transition from clear (Cat 0) in low or no light to dark (Cat 2) in full sun. The bi focal magnification which is moulded discretely into the rear of the lens is available in +1.50, +2.00 and +2.50 powers.
News: BILLYS STORE CLOSED ITS DOORS TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE LAST TIME TONIGHT. Billys store is now closed down but the Website will continue to trade with a reduced range offering. Service and support for former store customers will continue from our other Cambridge store - Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre.
News: BILLYS STORE TO CLOSE IN JANUARY. Regrettably Billys store at 15 Burleigh Street will be closing its doors at the end of January. Billys was established over a ¼ of a century ago as the skateboard and bike store in Cambridge, and was an off-shoot trading name of the long established Townsends Cycles (established 1895).
Changed buying habits have meant that trading conditions have continued to be hard in the high street environment for many businesses, and the BMX and skateboard markets have seen a downturn which has compounded the effects for Billys in the past 3 years.
Despite significant investments in the retail store and the website, the management have had to concede that the store is no longer viable in its current format and that the consolidation of the business resulting in the closure of the Burleigh Street Billys store is now unfortunately necessary for the security of the parent Townsends business.
Townsends Cycles at 72 Chesterton Road will continue to offer a limited on-line service for a period of time, and of course, customer service and support will continue to always to be provided by Townsends for any former Billys customers. The product range going forwards offered by Townsends will inevitably be reduced to focus on the core bicycle element of the business.
As a consequence, Billys will be offering significant savings on products in-stock during their January closing down sale. Savings of 50% or more will be offered on many items in stock.
The sale will start on Saturday 2nd January at 9am.
Billys would like to thank all of their staff and customers for their support over the past ¼ of a century and wish to continue serving our many friends via Townsends at 72 Chesterton Road.
News: IDENTITI INITIAL-D 105 NOW EVEN BETTER VALUE £1699.99. Identiti Bikes have lowered the price of their Initial-D 105 Carbon road bike. This Carbon beauty, equipped with Shimano 105 5800 components is now available for just £1699.99.
News: SALE ITEMS. Lots of new price reductions have been made over the last few days. Check out the Bikes & Frames on the HOME page and all of the other offers in the SPECIAL OFFERS section or click the link below.
News: Due to the security vulnerability in Secure Socket Layer version 3.0 (SSLv3) known as POODLE, as of the 18th of December SSL3.0 will be turned off on our payment gateway servers. This means customers using older browsers (IE6 and equivalent) or using windows XP will no longer be able to pay through our Global Iris gateway. On our latest scan this is only 0.02% of customers. If you are unlucky enough to be affected you can still order over the phone on 01223568368.
YOu can learn more about POODLE here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POODLE
Date: Wednesday, 26th November.
News: MATT PRIEST: SIGNATURE HALO WHEELSET PROMO. Check out Halo rider, Matt Priest flowing the Stay Strong Compound in Riverside, California on his signature Halo Priest Wheels. Available at Billys.
News: ODI AARON GWIN GRIPS HAVE ARRIVED TODAY. The long awaited ODI AG-1 grips are now in stock. Aaron Gwin Signature grips feature a new lock-on system from ODI (the originators of Lock-On). Lots of unique features. Four colourways.
News: BICKERTON PORTABLE FOLDING BIKES ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT BILLYS. Billys (and our sister shop Townsends Light Blue Cycle Center) are proud to be the sole supplier of Bickerton folding cycles for the Cambridge area. Please see the new website listing for full details or if your local to Cambridge why not pop in for a full demonstration.
News: Our shop in Burleigh Street, Cambridge has has had a total refit. Have a look at the photos on our facebook account and come down and visit us the next time you are in the area!
News: ED MILIBAND DRAWS OUR PRIZE WINNER. Congratulations to Allan Heady who was drawn by Ed Miliband as the winner of our shop re-opening weekend prize draw. Mr Miliband popped into the shop on a visit to Cambridge today and kindly agreed to draw the prize winner for us. Mr Miliband then suggested we call the prize winner so he could give Mr Heady the good news himself. Thank you to Mr Miliband and congratulations to Mr Heady who wins a Saracen Tenet 1 road bike.