Road Bikes

Road cycling is a passion, and increasing in popularity rapidly. The design of the road bike hasn't actually changed much since its early days, but the technology and materials have progressed to continue to make bikes lighter, faster, more comfortable and more efficient than ever before. Touring, club rides, time trials, fast commuting, or fun; whatever your reason for being on a road bike you will enjoy munching the miles at speed.

Merida, Orro, Lapierre and Dawes. From entry level road bikes starting at £599, to prestige bikes you could race the Tour de France on we have a bike for your needs and budget.

We also have a wealth of knowledge, experience and parts to fine tune your stead, and make your existing bike works its magic to its best ability. Adam has spent time with the Cannondale team in the past and can bring that experience to you and your bike.

Cumbria has a wealth of clubs for road cyclists, Honister 92, Team X111, Tri Lakeland, VCC. We offer 10% discount on clothing and accessories to members of any Cumbrian cycling club. 

At 4Play Cycles we believe in looking after the bikes we sell, and helping you keep them in great working order. We provide three services in the first year free of charge after you’ve bought your bikes from us. We advise that you bring your bike back to us after one months worth of riding, then six month’s and a year from the date of purchase so that we can give it a tune up and a ‘once over’. If you’ve not had chance to use your bike much with in its first month then wait a while until it has done some miles, unless of course you have any problems with it, in which case bring it in as soon as you can.

Road Bike Brands

Take a look in more detail at our wonderful road bike brands. Just click on a logo to see more.

  • Merida - From your first road bike, to endurance cruisers and full on race machines.
  • Orro - Drop-dead gorgeous carbon fibre and aluminium road bikes.
  • Lapierre - French road bike pedigree from the home of Le Tour de France.
  • Dawes - Classic British steel touring bikes, fit for any long-distance cycling adventure.

Road Bike Recommendations

Merida Ride 5000-SE


We love this road bike. It's manufactured in Merida's pro carbon frame set, utilising flax in the weave, giving an extremely comfortable ride. The taller headtube adds comfort and the huge range of gears makes it perfect for Cumbria's hilly landscape. This is exactly the same frame as used by team Lampre in the Paris Roubaix.

Merida Ride 100


A fabulous starter bike offering a wealth of spec for an amazing price. We love the fact it's built in 6061 aluminium, has hydroformed tubes, integrated cables, a carbon fork and carbon steerer, lower seat stays (so as not to punish the rider) and a taller head tube for comfort. We could go will be extremely challenged to find another bike at this price point with as high a spec... the Merida Ride 100 is an industry leader!