Bike mechanic on the search for venues

Adam Bell with his Coquet Cycles van.
Adam Bell with his Coquet Cycles van.

A pedal-bike mechanic is looking for Northumberland venues which will allow him to host a pop-up repair service for residents and passers-by.

Adam Bell, from Shilbottle, has been running Coquet Cycles since February and is wanting to further expand his business.

The 39-year-old offers repairs and/or servicing on a mobile basis, as well as fixing bikes from a workshop at his home.

He also holds a pop-up workshop – which includes puncture repair, gear inspection and safety checks – at Druridge Bay Country Park’s visitor centre on Saturdays from 9am and he is keen to take this to other locations in the county.

The father-of-two said: “My business brings the bike shop to wherever I’m needed – people’s homes, businesses, schools or at the roadside.

“I also do pop-up workshops and as part of this, I am looking for more venues, like coffee shops, pubs and community centres, which would host me in their car park or on a small patch of land, where people can get their cycles repaired and serviced.” He added: “It’s important that people get out on their bike, but often, a big barrier which stops them is that their bike needs a little bit of work done to it, but it will sit there unused for years. If it were fixed, then people would be back out on it.

“The appeal of cycling is growing in the county, with events such as the Tour of Britain, and the fact that there are some great cycle routes.”

Adam also holds sessions at businesses where he will repair employees’ bikes to encourage them to cycle to work.

He has been working with bikes since 2005. He is a qualified mechanic and is an accredited trainer and assessor in cycle mechanics.

For details or to host a pop-up workshop, email, call 07599 350000 or visit Coquet Cycles on Facebook.