|Alex Gibson – Lead MTB Customer Service
Possibly the happiest man on Earth!!! Alex brings a wealth of knowledge from both the outdoors and many years as YHA Warden in the Lakes to Keswick Bikes. The shop just wouldn’t be the same without him! The Geordie accented 29er loving local legend himself! Just don’t be too surprised if he asks you to “do a chore” before leaving with your goodies!
Currently riding: Trek Stache / Whyte 929 / Specialized Diverge
|Allan Rutland – In-House Nerd
Where does one begin with Allan? Road, tour, or just out cycling for a bit of fun in the mud with his cyclocross bike. He combines an eclectic mix of touring around Europe or Britain, sleeping on roadsides or in bus shelters as the mood takes him and generally heading in the direction of many random bike-related destinations. Last year he disappeared for a couple of weeks only to re-emerge with a beautiful hand-made frame which he constructed at Geoff Robert’s workshop (of Roberts Cycles) which he named; ‘Lancet’. His many other talents include websites and computers in general for which he is always in great demand.
Currently riding: Home-made steel “Lancet” / Trek Crockett (Very modified single speed TT crit belt-drive) / Pinarello Dogma 65.1 / Specialized Tarmac SL7
|Adam Anderson – Shortest Short Shorts in the Land
Fell runner come mountain biker now venturing into the land of road bikes! Famed for his short shorts for running and a voracious appetite for books on history, he has quickly become one of KMB’S most valued staff members! Known in store for his quest for knowledge, if not on the shop floor, you will find him in the workshop finding out how the latest biking gizmo works putting his life on the line daring to find new innovative ways to wind up the mechanics.
Currently riding: Specialized Diverge / Specialized Stumpjumper / Specialized P2
|Jessica Scott – Head Mechanic – Covering Every Bike in Every Colour
Now fully Cytech II accredited, our latest staffer has become an essential part of the workshop team and able to fix all those issues people have managed to land themselves in. Coming from a background of downhill craziness, enduro, and gravel so someone you can chat through all your harder hitting rides with. Has a thing about applying excessive amounts of loud coloured bar tapes, grips, saddles, parts, frames and paint to pretty much everything, or for winding up other members of staff when not getting lost on the way to Setmurthy!
Currently riding: Specialized Stumpjumper / Specialized Diverge / Trek Checkpoint / Octane One Zircus
|Amos Doron – He Who is in Charge!
KMB was started in March 1992 by Amos, which means this is what can happen to someone after twenty years of being self-employed… pretty scary! His favourite ever MTB the one and only Trek Stache 29+. Also known to be found venturing around the local area on various bikes with engines of the petrol and electric varieties.
Currently riding: Specialized Creo / Specialized Levo SL / Trek Top Fuel / Kona Caldera / KTM 1290…oops wrong sort, sorry!