Rat Race Cycles, Nunhead

Pete Owens is the founder of Rat Race Cycles in Nunhead (118 Evalina Road), which has been generating a lot of excitement on our Nunhead forum. He writes:

I've just opened a bike shop in Nunhead; I've been running a mobile bike workshop for the last nearly-five years after workshop-managing for a couple of big bike shops in town and I noticed we had quite a lot of home customers who lived in the Nunhead - Telegraph Hill - New Cross area.

Although East Dulwich has a good bike shop, many said they didn't often venture over that way, and it started making sense to open a shop in Nunhead. After a lot of delays, we're finally open, selling and servicing bikes on Evelina Road.

We've got plenty of things that would make ideal Christmas presents and stocking-fillers for cyclists, from little multi-tools to bike cleaning kits to Garmin GPS-enabled bike computers - and we're offering 10% off everything (except workshop labour) before Christmas.

We're open from 8am-6pm on weeekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays, although my wife's expecting our first baby, due on Christmas Eve, so if the shop is unexpectedly closed that'll be why - we'll put a note in the shop window!