Russ

Volunteer Supervisor and Instructor

Biography

I started cycling after coming out of hospital at age 8yrs old having spent 3yrs there with problems with my hips. This was the start of many adventures! As a cyclist I really took to touring; riding around England and Wales,  across France to Montpellier and around Brittany. Flying the bike out to Portugal and Greece, cycling on Corfu, Cyprus and Crete and on the mainland up to the Albania border. Cycling around southern Ireland and riding Lands End to John o Groats in 1999 to coincide with the solar eclipse. My last tour was the length of New Zealand, bikepacking for 6 weeks.

I am now a Volunteer Supervisor at CCW, I have a Velotech Gold qualification and I teach Level 1 and 2 courses here. I’m also a qualified Cycle Instructor, level 3 Mountain Bike Instructor and work as a youth worker of Cardiff council.

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Workshop Coordinator and Instructor

“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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