My passion is to help people get the best out of cycling and their bikes. Also, I love to help people modify and equip their bikes so to be able to get from them the most usability, comfortableness, satisfaction and fun.
I like to help those who want to know how to look after their own rides and acquire the experience and confidence to do so.
I like to help new and old cyclists gain the confidence to ride safer, more courteously, for more reasons than just work, and travel further afield than they ever dreamt they could.
I feel my main qualification is my love of the bicycle. I really enjoy the bicycles complex simplicity and its form and the freedom it gives us. And so I enjoy making them look good and fly as they should.
But be assured, I also have a City & Guilds Level 1&2 Cycle Industry qualification in Cycle Mechanics. About 3 years experience in the teaching of the said same City & Guilds level 1&2 mechanics courses. I have completed the provisional part of the National Standard Instructor cycling course to deliver cycle training for people (NSIP).
Also, I have an updated DBS certificate, hold full insurance and have over 7 years of professional experience as a cycle mechanic.
I started getting into the bike’s mechanics around the age of 10yrs old, after getting a very cool ‘racer’ bike for my birthday (Eddy Merckx!). So looking after my bike started becoming a hobby. But also growing up in a small village with miles of fields between things, also meant if I didn’t learn to look after it, I would have to walk.
After many years of searching for a career and something I could put my heart into and for a purpose for the life you could say, and thinking my vocation was around philosophy and psychology, I stumbled on the idea of being a cycle mechanic after fixing up a load of old bikes for a friend and getting into cycle touring around 2010….. then one thing led to another… Cyclic Nature was born.
I suppose as all is cyclic 😉