Meet The Team

OUR TEAM

Over the years we’ve persistently teamed up to make the bicycle community a better place for everyone, everywhere!

At On Your Bike we have a group of highly skilled mechanics who’ll be available for your bike revival needs.

We rely on our team of volunteers to help keep the charity running. Each person brings a different skill set and enthusiasm to the organisation, and without these people giving up their time and expertise in the community, we would not be able to keep going – so a big thank you to those people!

Some of our wonderful volunteers and beneficiaries


  • Roger

    Roger brings his knowledge and experience from a long career as a mechanic with Austin Rover. Following a serious stroke, Roger is showing his determination to overcome disability through supporting On Your Bike.

  • Rob

    Rob is our big, friendly guy, who’s always got a smile and will help out whatever. Rob has struggled with his literacy needs, but managed to pass his Cytech 1 assessment as a bike mechanic. Well done Rob.

  • Tommy

    Tommy has faced multiple disadvantages and disabilities, but has just picked himself up and got on with life. He passed his Cytech 2 in July 2015 and has since gained work in a ‘proper’ shop. Luckily, he still calls into On Your Bike and gives us a hand. Tommy won the STAR volunteer Award for […]

  • Simon

    Simon is an ex-serviceman who has struggled to find work after Navy life. He wasn’t initially keen on joining OYB but is becoming an excellent bicycle mechanic, with a great eye for detail and any bike he’s worked on just looks amazing! Simon has become a great team member, we are always happy when he […]

  • Roger

    Roger brings his knowledge and experience from a long career as a mechanic with Austin Rover. Following a serious stroke, Roger is showing his determination to overcome disability through supporting On Your Bike.

  • Freddie

    Freddie is a local young man who has demonstrated consistent hard work and loyalty to On Your Bike during 2015. He has learned skills and applies them well in support of our work. Freddie was recently assessed for the Cytech 1 bike maintenance qualification, and passed. We appreciate Freddie’s knowledge of BMX bikes and his […]

  • Abby

    Abby brings her bright and bubbly personality into the mucky world of On Your Bike and we love her! Abby’s support with design and computers has been invaluable, and she occasionally mucks in and gets her hands dirty…

  • Linda

    Linda has been a stalwart of On Your Bike office for longer than all the staff, so if we need to know something, we try Linda first. Without Linda nothing, and nobody would get paid, so make her another tea, quick!

  • Iain

    Iain brings a surge of energy when he walks in the door, bikes get checked, sorted, tidied, fixed and sold in seconds and then he dons his cape and flies off till the next time.

  • Bob

    Bob is an ex-Army officer who has been an eBike engineer for many years and we are very lucky that he has brought his expertise to our door. Bob is a superb organiser and trainer, so we are all benefitting from his knowledge and experience.

  • John

    John has been volunteering with us for over two years, after retiring from a long teaching career. John seems to know everyone, and everyone knows him. John is very enthusiastic about vintage bikes and is fortunately also very patient, so we have a growing range of carefully restored elderly bicycles. John is a great mentor […]

  • Martin

    Martin is a former headteacher who has a lifetime behind him of riding and fixing up bikes. The workshop is often enlivened with Martin’s love of music: he often spontaneously erupts into choral songs. Beats Planet Rock! When not helping us out, Martin can be seen around town on his recumbent bicycle.

OUR MISSION

 

The On Your Bike mission has 3 interrelated parts:

  • To recycle and sell bicycles at prices that most people can afford.
  • To build community cohesion through promoting health benefits, training & employment and encouraging recycling
  • To operate on a sustainable financial basis through the sale of bicycles and  to support the development of cycle transport schemes and organisations that promote cycling to their staff.

 

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