I have found that there is a certain amount of snobbishness concerning Halfords in some cycling circles. Certainly, I have experienced very different customer service in different branches. I haven't been in the Tottenham Hale branch for a while, so things may have changed, but the one time I went there last year I was met was majestic indifference to my questions, and so left and haven't returned.
The Halfords in Chingford, by the A406, by contrast, has always had polite staff who are helpful.
But this store has absolutely no cycle parking. None. Nada. Zip. Isn't this strange for a shop with a large cycling department?
Even stranger is that every BikeHut department I have visited is upstairs. It didn't occur to me until I saw three people heaving their bikes up the stairs (presumably to get them repaired) quite how inconvenient the stores are set-up.
Why would a company set up cycle stores in this manner? Surely not all the people who visit the cycle section drive?