A family run business since 1924.
Northwood cycle depot was established in 1924 by Mr. E.L. Boxall on the same site and is now in the fourth generation of the Boxall family.
The shop has always been called Northwood Cycle Depot but is known locally as "Boxalls".
In the early days we sold motor cycles, car accessories, toys, paraffin, petrol and electrical goods as well as cycles.
We have a collection of old cycles and memorabilia from an original 1890's Penny Farthing through to a Raleigh Chopper, Itera plastic bike and a shaft-drive Fent.
Meet The Team
Andy is the third generation of the Boxall family to run the shop, having started here in 1979 and has gathered a vast amount of knowledge in the cycle trade. His hobbies include Mountain biking , Skiing, Dog walking, Kayaking and pretty much anything outdoors.
Ernest is the newest member of the team. He mostly rides Downhill/Free Riding and "Sends it" pretty much anywhere he can.
Tom is the fourth generation in the Boxall family to work at the shop. He commutes on his Hybrid bike, but his cycling passion is his Merida Carbon Full Suspension Big Nine. Tom plays the Cajon and drums in a successful band. His other interests include Kayaking and Snowboarding.
Sams been with the team since 2014. His favourite place to cycle is Swinley forest. His interests include football, hiking and games design.
David is the second generation of the Boxall family to run the shop, he is now semi retired but still runs the back office side of the business. David started our classic bike collection, a hobby carried on by Andy and Tom. When not in the office David will be walking his German Shepherd or tinkering with his classic vehicles, including a grey Fergie tractor and a vintage Austin Ten. Alongside all of his hobbies he actively raises funds for the Air Ambulance.
Edward Lewis Boxall, known to everyone as 'Lew' founded Northwood Cycle Depot in 1924, having purchased the plot of land in Pinner road and building the shop with the help of his father and brothers. The shop stands on the same plot. Lew started selling Bicycles, Motorbikes, Paraffin and charging accumulators as well as being the local petrol station with a petrol pump on the corner of Hilliard Road. Although over the years the shop also sold Mopeds, Car accessories and Toys. The only consistent item to be sold was the Bicycle.
Today you can come and see us for:
New and used cycles
Sales, Service, Spares, Accessories
Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff
Road tests available on new and used cycles
All new and used cycles fully built and serviced
All new cycles are given a free service between four and eight weeks of purchase
All used cycles are fully serviced and cleaned and have a three month warranty
Old Cycle collection
Over the past 90 years four generations of the Boxall family have been serving the residents of Northwood and surrounding area with new and used cycles & have also been collecting old and interesting cycles as a hobby.
Many of these cycles are on display in the shop and represent the trends and development of the bicycle over the years and with contributions to the collection from all four generations of our family we have a wide and varied range of classic cycles.
In the 1980s, the BBC ran a program called Super Stars where athletes from various sports came together to compete in a range of sports they did not usually do.
These included archery, kayaking, and cycling.
We ran the cycling and took the bicycles around the country, set them up and serviced them, we also held the competitors on the start line in many of the races.
The photo below is Mr. D Boxall checking over the bikes between heats.
We all remember when Kevin Keegan fell off at Bracknell and Jeoff Capes bending pedal cranks with pure leg power at the Bath event.
Brian Jacks "judo" was a real power house on the bikes and the gym test.
After the filming the bikes went back to the Raleigh factory.
Where are they now? what would they be worth?