Meet Andy

Bike Support was established in 2010 when I decided to get out of the rat-race and follow my passion for cycling. I am Cytech level 2 qualified (the internationally recognised training scheme for bicycle technicians) and a member of the Association of Cycle Traders.

I am keen that everyone can get the fullest enjoyment out of riding their bike, no matter whether it is riding to work or taking part in a sportive. Making that bike run as smoothly as possible is my goal. My work involves repairs and servicing of bikes ranging from the cheap pub bike to road machines worth thousands of pounds. I also help out with Scout and Cub groups doing their cycling badges, and frequently work as support for one day and multi day events travelling to places like Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Geneva.

Having witnessed a number of rider issues with differing levels of pain and discomfort on multi-day events I wanted to know more about the human interaction with the bike and be able to advise in a more informed manor, so, in 2019 I completed a BikeFit Pro Level 1 course with Tony at Torke Cycling. Tony is considered one of the UK’s leading fitters and trainers and I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to spend a couple of days learning from him.

Love to ride

I love to ride my bike and in recent years have completed La Marmotte Granfondo Alps, considered one of Europe’s toughest sportives and cycled, self-supported, from Oxford to Paris in under 24hrs with another cycle nut called John (this event was his brainchild and I went along for the hell of it!). One tip – if you plan to tackle the latter, don’t drink too many beers (Leffe in particular) on the overnight ferry, there’s not enough recovery time on the crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe.

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