Hammersmith & Fulham and Neighboring Boroughs
- Call-Out Servicing -
- Workshop Servicing -
- Workplace Dr Bike -
- Cycling Support -
- Maintenance Classes -
- Restorations -
all delivered from a bicycle,
Road Bikes; Cargo Bikes; Hybrid Bikes; Dutch Bikes;
Tandem Bikes; Trike Bikes; Mums Bike, Dads and the Kids Bikes;
Penny Farthing Bikes; Recumbent Bikes; E-Bikes; BMX Bikes; Ladder Bikes!
and always Flying Bikes :-)
- Help you have a bike that performs to it's best.
- Help you get the best maintenance support.
- Help you modify and equip your bike in a way that serves your needs.
- Help with doing your own mechanics and servicing, with top maintenance tips.
- Help new and old cyclists gain
confidence and ride further than
they ever dreamt they would (for riders 18+).
I have a City & Guilds Level 1&2 Cycle Industry qualification in Cycle Mechanics and 3 years teaching experience delivering the same City & Guilds level 1&2 course as a teaching assistant.
Now 10 years experience, teaching one day maintenance classes for companies and private clients and Dr Bike sessions for Councils and businesses.
But I feel, my main qualification is my love of the bicycle. I really enjoy the bicycles complex simplicity and the freedom they give us and so I love making them look good and fly as they should.
I am also provisionally certified as a 'National Standard Instructor', for delivering cycle training. (now known as Bikeabilty)
Fully insured and currently 10 years professional experience as a cycle mechanic and teacher.
I think having a dad who was into mechanics is a good influence, but I recall getting into bike mechanics around the age of 10, after getting a racing bike for my birthday. Looking after my bike was fun and interesting, but I grew up in a small village with miles of fields between things and so it also meant that if I didn’t learn to look after it, I would have to walk.
Later on in life, I came across this quote that, "If you find a job you enjoy, you’ll never have to work again." and so this became my focus for some years. I was very much into philosophy, theology, nature; those kinds of things and loved long distance walking. On a return trip from one said walk, I came across some old thrown away bicycles. I could see at least one good bicycle among all the parts and so took them home and got to fixing up a new bike, which got me into long distance riding.
This all had me getting back into my old hobby of maintaining and modifying my bike and noted that when I was working, time seemed to stop and was more like a meditation than any work. Then one day met a guy selling parts on Gumtree, who had a load
of retro bikes he wanted restoring for a project of his. This soon became a friendship and I found myself slowly transformed into a bicycle mechanic. It was quite unexpected, though on reflection quite natural and somehow cyclic!! ;-)