The Cycle Centre Staff

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We have six full time members of staff at Cycle Centre including two full time mechanics and a couple of  part time staff who help out with tea making. Our most experienced member of the team has been with us for over two decades and the newest addition a couple of months. Do we ride bikes? Yup! You name it there is a good chance we’ve done it!

Shad

How long have you worked here?
13 years

Roles?
Shop Manager I ensure the wheels keep turning

Years cycling & experience? 
More than 20 years on a bike, done it all.

Current bike/s?
Mainly Steel and mainly Kona.

Favourite place to ride?
Alpe d Huez

Can I fix it?
Yes

Any events?
Mega Avalanche, Mountain Mayhems, 3peaks, MTB Marathon, Dyfi Enduro XC racing.

Other interests?
Tractors

If I wasn’t here I’d be a….
tractor driver!

 

James

James

How long have you worked here?
On and off since 2006

Roles?
Spreadsheets, sales

Years cycling & experience?
Since I was 14, raced XC, DH, Road, MTB Marathon, cyclocross, commuting

Current bike/s?
Giant TCR, Kona Honky Tonk, Specialized Crux and Transition Trans AM

Favourite place to ride?
Whistler Canada

Can I fix it?
Probably not

Any events?
Tour of Flanders sportive, Mega Avalanche. BC bike race in a couple of years.

Other interests?
Snowboarding/skiing, motorbikes and dogs.

If I wasn’t here I’d be a….
ski bum

 

JC

J_CHow long have you worked here? 
Started in 2006

Roles?
Sales

Years cycling & experience? 
More than 30…

Current bike/s?
Kona Zing Supreme, Kona Jake the Snake Carbon, Orange Segment, Kona Explosive 2003, Pace RC300 1998, Dawes double edge tandem, Kona Big Unit

Favourite place to ride?  
Wherever my wheels are pointing at as long as I am pedaling.

Can I fix it?
Probably but there two mechanics that will fix it much better.

Any events? 
Different events every year a few Duathlons.

Other interests?
Running

If I wasn’t here I’d be a….
not at work, pedaling.

 

Gareth 

GazHow long have you worked here?
2011 I started

Roles?
Customer service, helping you choose what you need. Heavy lifting!

Years cycling & experience?
Riding all types of bike since I can remember, I commute, mountain bike and bike packing when I get the chance!

Current bike/s?
Surely Icecream Truck, Cannondale rigid singlespeed, Kona Roadhouse, Cotic Road Rat.

Favourite place to ride?
Middle of nowhere

Can I fix it?
Probably

Any events?
Currently training for “Everesting challenge”

Other interests?
Bushcraft, archery, lifting heavy objects and obstacle races.

If I wasn’t here I’d be an….
Explorer!

 

Matt

mattHow long have you worked here?
Since 2016

Roles?
Sales, and brewing up (to keep the staff happy!)

Years cycling & experience?
Around 7 years

Current bike/s?
Specialized Enduro Elite  650b

Favourite place to ride?
Anywhere that I haven’t already ridden

Can I fix it?
Hmm !

Any events?
A few small Downhill events

Other interests?
Traction Engines, Tractors, My Land Rover Defender 90, Scrambling, Kayaking, Tree work etc.

If I wasn’t here I’d be a….
Unemployed man!…  I’d be a tree surgeon or a snowboard instructor

 

charli

Charli

How long have you worked here?
Started 2016

Roles?
Sales and brew provider.

Years cycling & experience?
Been riding bikes since I can remember, racing three years.

Current bike/s? 
Bowman Palace (Team bike) like the look of the Liv Envi Advanced Pro…..and fat bikes!

Favourite place to ride?
Yorkshire

Can I fix it?
Slowly!

Any events?
Race all over the place on the road in summer and on the track in winter.

Other interests?
Skiing, running (!), anything outdoors, cafe stops..

If I wasn’t here I’d be a… probably travelling!

 

Will (Matt’s better looking twin brother)

will_marshHow long have you worked here?
May 2015

Roles?
Mechanic number 2

Years cycling & experience?
Since I could walk, maybe earlier. Riden dirt jumps, bit of downhill general gooning round.

Current bike/s? 
Cannondale Slate, Orange P7 and a fixie.

Favourite place to ride?
Dunno not been everywhere yet!

Can I fix it?
Yeh

Any events?
No

Other interests?
Snowboarding, cars, vimto

If I wasn’t here I’d be a…
sleep or travelling.