Mike “the bike” Parker

Mike started Carb Cycles from a double garaged owned by John Gay in 2013. The ethos was to offer something new to the area…somewhere for people to enjoy a coffee and cake and browse the wifi whilst having bikes serviced, meeting for rides and socialising.

It very quickly struck a chord with customers becoming friends, feeling at home and becoming part of the furniture.

With it’s popularity and the enthusiasm, drive and vision of John Gay Carb Cycles as we know it now was born just a year later.

Mike, the workshop and shop manager, has fifteen years experience in the bike world, is qualified cytech mechanic with a good understanding of customers needs and an ever growing love for his job welcoming customers new and old.

A fan of all bikes and always up for a challenge.

Cycling is about fun….just one of the reasons that he and John Buck decided that completing the 65 mile gravel bike Flan Roux ride should be done wearing dresses! 


Chief mechanic who at 22 has already racked up six years experience in the job and shows an amazing attention to detail and all round knowledge way beyond his years.

Ollie rides a fixie and jump bikes but is a master at working on all types of bike.


Justin comes from a background in retail and photography. He is held in high regard on the local road bike scene and specialises in time trials. He has a new found love affair with fixes!

Justin is THE man to talk to when it comes to Garmin, Elite products.

Nicknamed The Hoffman and just as smooth!

John Buck

A friendly, outgoing and highly valued part time staff member. Answers to Dave and has a smile for everyone.

An all round, extremely strong cyclist. Loves his road, gravel, mountain and fixie bikes.

Mechanics as well as being a friendly face to recommend and advise customers on all things bike related.