Surbiton man sets up bike repair service with free pick up

The pen may be mightier than the sword but a good cycle mechanic is priceless

Having spent over 30 happy years in the insurance industry, Andrew Manning decided to put down his underwriting pen and indulge his passion for cycling.

Over the years he has enjoyed servicing his bikes but has always recognised the skills of shop mechanics.  For this reason he undertook professional training and now holds a VRQ in Cycle Maintenance and Repair, the UK’s highest professional cycle maintenance qualification.
Having also invested in a complete set of professional tools and built his own workshop, Andrew now offers a full range of services.

As an all round cycling enthusiast, Andrew is keen to share his knowledge by offering impartial customer advice on choosing a bike, cycling equipment or planning a cycle ride. He also plans to continue participating in local cycling events and charity rides, as much as his new business will permit.

Andrew is equally happy to work on a 30 year old shopper or a brand new carbon fibre road bike so if you need a bike repair or want to learn more about maintaining your bike you can contact him through the Cyclelink website by email or by phone on 07514 650055. His contact details also appear on our Shops and Outlets page, along with a full list of suppliers. If your business is not there, let us know by emailing them to us. 


Become a cycling instructor

If you love cycling, you might consider becoming a cycling instructor. Whether you would like to make it a full-time job or you just want to pass on some skills at your local school or youth club, undertaking the National Standard Instructor training is the first step.

Kingston is the only London borough recognised as an instructor training organisation (ITO). Since 2007, we have trained more than 300 instructors for local authorities and independent providers.

You can read more about our training here, and learn more about being a Bikeability Instructor here

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Cycling is a fantastic way to exercise, travel, and enjoy the great outdoors. Wind in the hair (under your helmet of course), sunglasses on, and a picnic in your bag. However, not everyone sees it this way.

Therefore, CycleKingston is appealing to you to share the good, the bad (and the ugly?!) We want to hear your cycling experiences, news and showcase success stories along the way too.

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