Tony Staples. Keen cyclist and Bike Mechanic.
Having left the Royal Navy after 31 years of service as an Air Traffic controller I re-trained as a Cycle Mechanic. I’ve always been a keen cyclist, representing the RN in Triathlons, Road Racing and Time trialling for many years. Sean from Bertie Maffoons in Marlborough initially gave me some experience as a mechanic until he closed down, I then worked at Swindon Cycles for 14 months before deciding to take on Lew’s business at the start of April 18.
I am now fully up and running and keen to repair or service your pride and joy and provide passionate friendly advice to cyclists in the Swindon area. Anything from DI2 diagnostics to wheel builds. Give me a call.
Lew Lawton. I spent 30 years in Royal Signals as a Telecommunications and Computer Networks Engineer, and then designed Computer Networks for the Military during 8 years in BT. My father was a Member of the British league of Racing Cyclists (BLRC) and when they almalgamated with the NCU (after years of disputes about the validity of racing on British roads) he was the first president of the British Cycling Federation now more usually called British Cycling. It is good to know that the Mobile Cycle Medic business I started about 10 years ago is now in Tony’s capable hands ( it was quite hard letting go of my baby!!). I still keep my hand in by looking after the bikes of people in Shrivenham who don’t need a quick turn (if you do need you bike back quickly, then Tony is your man) and I will be running the MCM Bike Maintenance courses for the time being. I hope to spend more time on my bike. This year I competed in my first ever indoor velodrome track race (age 66) and next year I will be going back to Mont Ventoux and guiding a colleague around the climbs, descents and rides around Bedouin