Meet the People


Ilyas is the hardest working man in the bike business. After training and working at Westminster Wheels in 2020 Ilyas secured a job at Balfes Bikes. He honed his skills in the workshop gaining invaluable knowledge building very high end bikes. By October 2022 our workshop was getting so busy we approached him with an offer he could not refuse. Come back to …

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Barnaby Stutter aka The Old Man, is our project manager. You could find him fixing bikes, chatting to customers, guiding our apprentices, at one of our fundraising events or at his desk in the shop wrangling his laptop. Barnaby started working in the bike trade in the 80s. Learning the industry ropes at Brixton Cycles …

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Tomasz Kruczkowski is our shop manager and maestro mechanic. Tomasz actually trained as a car mechanic but – thankfully for us – saw the light. He worked for 8 years in another social enterprise Bike Works, training other mechanics and refurbishing bikes. Tomasz also learnt all about cargo and e-bikes as head mechanic while working …

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