INTERVIEW WITH OUR SENIOR MECHANIC
TEN QUESTIONS WITH LEWIS
- Where are you from and where is home now? 🏠
I'm from Chelmsford in Essex, originally. Home is now Woolwich Arsenal on the DLR in London!
- How old were you when you learned to cycle and what was it like? 🎓
I was around 5 or 6, and I barely remember the early stages of learning to ride but I do remember practising one-handed riding which was scary but fun.
- What do you do at the Bike Club? ⚙️
As the Senior Mechanic, I’m responsible for the other mechanics and for making sure all the bikes in our fleet are working properly.
- What’s a typical day in the warehouse like for you? 📦
Mayhem! But in a good way. I’m pulling out all the bikes that are due for dispatch, making sure they are fit and ready to go. You'll often find me double-checking quality control and helping customers troubleshoot any mechanical issues they might have with one of the bikes already at their home.
- Got any bike care tips you can share to make our reBikes better for their next family? ♻️
Wash the bike really well, regularly. And if you think there’s something wrong with the bike… call us or call your local bike shop. Don’t wait for a problem to get worse.
- What do you love most about cycling? 🚴
I cycle home nearly every day. It clears my head and gives me time to myself so I can be Daddy when I get home!
- What’s the most important cycling skill, in your opinion? 👨🏫
To be able to look behind you to see if there is any traffic coming up on you. Most people forget to watch their back.
- Where’s the best place you’ve ridden? 🌲
The New Forest in England. There are trails, road riding and general exploring opportunities on your bike.
- What is your favourite kids bike in our range? 🚲
I like the Frog 52 because it’s a small frame on a 20” wheel which is pretty rare in the market and I couldn’t pick a colour if you asked me. They’re all great!
- What’s one unique thing about you? ❄️
I secretly hate Peppa Pig, but my kids love her. It’s on my TV every morning and drives me batty. But don’t tell them.
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You can also read out interview with elite cyclist Filip Prokopyszyn, or one of teams thoughts on Six Day London 2019.