Leisure Overview

John Pye Auctions has an extensive track record of leisure stock auctions, acting on behalf of leading UK department stores, leisure Retailers and on leisure store liquidations.

Our substantial premises provide a suitable outlet for large leisure stock holdings to be showcased to the secondary market, alongside home and garden retail offerings.

We regularly auction large volumes of bicycles, ranging from entry level road bikes to high end competition road and track bikes on behalf of some of the biggest names in retail cycling. These auctions also offer leisure wear and accessories.

We have been also appointed as agents by Insolvency Practitioners to auction gym equipment on many occasions, managing machine weights to free weights.

These regular auctions have amassed a large and loyal following of secondary market buyers, ranging from end users to UK grassroots sports clubs (cycling, football, cricket, rugby), gyms and independent traders.

Our continual John Pye Auctions brand sponsorship across multiple sports since 2012 (Nottingham Forest main club and shirt sponsors, Notts County Cricket shirt sponsors & sponsors of World Champion boxer Carl Froch) has also provided national platforms to engage with large sports audiences to promote such stock offerings through partnership platforms.

You can read about John Pye Auctions Retail Leisure case studies below.


Department Contacts

Tom Fishwick
Head of Client Account Management
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]
Business Development Department
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]

Leisure Departments


John Pye Auctions manages over 2,000 trailers of electrical retail products for many of the UK's biggest retailers, providing a UK network of facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. This departmen...

Home & Garden

Home and garden surplus stock presents many logistical challenges since most of the items within this retail category is classed as 'two-man-lift' product. The items are bulky and heavy by nature, take up...


John Pye Auctions has experience of selling a wide range of apparel items through our Retail Goods department, ranging from leisure wear to designer and formal event clothing. We utilise a range of auctions...

White Goods

To manage 'two-man-lift' retail products you need substantial space and heavy logistics, which John Pye Auctions has in spades. You also need a robust operation with the ability to roll your sleeves up at...

Leisure In The Media

John Pye Appointed to Sell Intellectual Pr...

On Instruction of the Joint Administrators, John Pye are instructed to sell the Intellectual Property of FABB Projects Limited T/as FABB Sofas consisting of; A) Website domains, B) Trademarks/Logos & C) Web...

Retail Goods Case Studies


High-end branded road bikes, mountain bikes, cycling equipment and accessories from failed Derby cycle centre, Park Bikeworks, were managed to the secondary market by John Pye Business Assets on behalf of an...

John Lewis Stores Clearances

Since being John Lewis' appointed auctioneers from 2006, John Pye Auctions partnership grew with the UK department store chain in 2012 when we were appointed to manage the Partnership's UK store seasonal cle...

Phones4U Administration

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department were appointed agents for the Phones4U Administration after initially supplying the Administrators, PWC, with a solid barometer of appraisal data from our unique ...

Biggest UK Tablet Auction

John Pye Auctions held the UK’s biggest digital tablet auction of 2012, with over 12,000 tablets sold in the months leading up to Christmas 2012. One of the UK’s leading Retail PLCs appointed Pyes as ...

Dixons Store Closures

In 2004 Dixons Group plc announced it was to close 106 UK high street stores (one third of its outlets) as part of a group estate rationalistion programme in favour of bigger and cheaper out-of-town sites. ...

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