Meet The Team
I have been a keen cyclist since 1980 when I joined the High Wycombe CC and spent many years time trialling & road racing. I joined Cycle Care in 1995 as the Shop Manager before buying the business in 1999. 26 years on and I am still here passing on my enthusiasm, knowledge & experience. My specific areas of expertise are road bikes & bike fitting. Feel free to call or email me for any advice or help. My team and I are totally customer service focused.
Front of House & Shop Manager
I joined Cycle Care in April 2021 just as the pandemic lockdown was easing. My journey to join the team is an unusual one having previously had a 38 year career in aviation; both military and civil. After 12 years in the RAF, I continued my flying in airlines such as Monarch, Emirates and Virgin.
An avid cyclist throughout my life, I’ve been interested in mechanics since stripping down and rebuilding my first bike at the age of 7. In later years I competed in triathlons on a Brian Rourke frame for over a decade before injury stopped me running (well, that’s my excuse).
Since then my tastes have varied between road and mountain… my first MTB was a bright yellow Muddy Fox which I replaced with a Specialized Stumpjumper. I built myself another XTR equipped Stumpjumper and purchased a Cannondale CAAD10: these bikes allowed me to venture abroad to Morocco (Atlas Mountains), Iceland and Italy.
Having had a week’s tour around the hills of Nice on the Cannondale, I caught the bug of multi day events and wanted a bike more suited to endurance riding: I knew Simon from our days at Amersham Road Cycling Club and he provided me with a Bianchi Infinito CV on which I have completed the RAID Pyrenees and RAID Alps. I will eventually get to do the RAID Dolomites when travel is less restricted.
My brother (also an avid cyclist) is more into MTB than I am, so when we meet I use a Canyon Strive 29 Full Suspension: we visit Bike Park Wales twice a year and head out on the South Downs when I visit. Locally I use a Cotic BFe 27.5 Hardtail, the build of which you can check out on our Blog here.
Hello, my name is Alfie and I am Cycle Care’s latest recruit to the team. I joined them in early August.
From a young age I have been a very keen cyclist enjoying both mountain biking and road riding and I currently ride a Caad12 and Yeti Arc.
I have always been inquisitive about how things work, how to fix them, how to upgrade them and especially creating custom built masterpieces 😊
When I’m not in the Workshop, I am training hard for my other great passion which is rowing and I have represented GB @ U23 European level.
Shop Dog & Chief Biscuit Tester
Ollie is an invaluable member of the team and Head of Security (when he is not napping). He never turns down any fuss or attention.