About Fred’s

In October 2011, old friends Jonny & Tom sat down to a bowl of noodles in Bermondsey and decided to start a bicycle company. Visiting Uganda two months earlier, Tom had been captivated by the simple but elegant bicycles which are ubiquitous to much of rural East Africa. These models, based on a century-old British design, offer a combination of style, robustness and affordability not readily available in the UK. Something had to be done. And so began three years of designing, testing, failing, re-designing and re-testing…

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    In October 2011, old friends Jonny & Tom sat down to a bowl of noodles in Bermondsey and decided to start a bicycle company. Visiting Uganda two months earlier, Tom had been captivated by the […]

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    In October 2011, old friends Jonny & Tom sat down to a bowl of noodles in Bermondsey and decided to start a bicycle company. Visiting Uganda two months earlier, Tom had been captivated by the […]

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    In October 2011, old friends Jonny & Tom sat down to a bowl of noodles in Bermondsey and decided to start a bicycle company. Visiting Uganda two months earlier, Tom had been captivated by the […]

FAQs and TS & CS

You can bet your bottom dollar! We spent approximately two years making sure these bicycles are up to EU safety standards. If you want to hear more about this, please contact us (details are in the Contact Fred section of the website).
We keep it simple with just two colours: racing green for the gents and duck egg blue for the ladies
Definitely not! Whilst Bradley Wiggins won’t be winning the Tour De France on a Fred’s bicycle anytime soon, they are only 18kg. This makes them very manoeuvrable and quick. To prove this, one of Fred’s workmen will be attempting several hilly charity bicycle rides, coming soon.