Maz Shaw


Volunteer Supervisor


At around 6 I started fixing punctures for friends in our south London cul-de-sac. This was often in return for a go on their bike as I didn’t have my own at that point. I always had a knack for taking things apart and (more importantly) popping them back together to solve this or that problem. Subsequently, I’m self-taught and have long worked at teaching bicycle mechanics to others. 

45 years later I supervise our lovely volunteers, helping with tips, tricks and general methodology in our bid to produce top-notch bicycles from donated machines.  I specialise in the older bicycles and also the unusual – Tandems, Recumbents, Tricycles, Cargobikes and so forth.  I still enjoy repairing each and every bicycle and count myself very lucky to be doing something, as a job, that I love.

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“Sustainability has worked with CTW successfully for a number of years, with sessions every month on Campus. They provide bike servicing for staff, students and the local community as part of our free Repair Café events. It’s a service to all to promote sustainable cycle travelling to Campus and the benefits of repair. They are so knowledgeable and as well as fixing on site they provide great friendly honest advice.”

Rachel Roberts

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“Excellent quality and speed of service, very well priced too. Top notch.”

Chris Shorrock

“Fab loved both Level 1 and 2 courses. I have come away feeling confident I can fix my bike. Thank you guys”

Cath Rowlands

I’d just like to say a massive ‘Thank You’ to the boys and girls at Cardiff Cycle workshop. They’ve done absolute wonders for my bike over the years! It’s was an old heavy Peugeot which I bought from new in about 1990. Although I used it regularly, it was getting too heavy for me, so the team changed the wheels for ones that were much lighter; put some super duper tyres on them, and on top of that, replaced the old hard saddle for a brand new very comfortable one. I make sure that I get my bike serviced regularly with them too. Such a friendly bunch too-always time for a chat. There is nothing they don’t know about bikes. Highly recommended!

Sara McGaughey

“I have now completed 2 courses at this venue and found the instructors  knowledge and delivery excellent. The workshop is well equipped and has a friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

Mark Palmer

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“Great place to go to get yourself a bike. No need to spend hundreds just get one second hand. Good communication, they even adjust the seat and handlebars to suit your height etc. My partner is very pleased with her bike and it looks brand new! Highly recommended.”

Jake Doherty

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