Welcome

to Velofondista

At Velofondista we understand the importance of well maintained and reliable equipment. We know that your performance is directly linked to your comfort and confidence on the bike. We prepare, maintain and repair your bike so you can depend on it. With the mechanical side of your sport taken care of by a dedicated Cytech qualified mechanic you can direct all your energy directly into your training and racing.

Friendly and Knowledgable Cycle Repair Service

Velofondista offers a comprensive range of repairs and servicing carried out by Cytech qualified mechanics

Whatever the bike and whatever the problem we'll have you back on the road within no time. Pressed for time? No problem, we can collect and deliver your bike back to you at home or your workplace. We believe in preventing problems before they occur through preventative maintenance.

Let us prepare your bike for race season so you can ride with confidence. We also offer secure Redcare alarmed winter storage for your bike in the off season and can store your winter bike through summer if you're short of room.

Work With Us!

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a part time mechanic in our small but busy bicycle and coffee shop.  As well as carrying out repairs and servicing, the role involves selling bicycle maintenance goods, gifts and accessories.  Other duties include preparing and serving a variety of hot drinks and advising customers on cycling related enquiries (in person and by phone). The successful applicant will ;
  • Be qualified to Cytech 2 or equivalent with at least two years experience of carrying out bicycle repairs in a retail environment.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal. 
  • Have good IT skills and be able to use iPads / PC’s / smartphones etc.
  • Understand the importance of providing an exceptionally high standard of customer service.
  • Demonstrate a problem solving 'can do' attitude and use their initiative to find solutions.
The role includes, but is not limited to;
  • Booking in, carrying out repairs and servicing both safely and to a high standard. 
  • Identifying and ordering the required parts from a variety of trade suppliers.
  • Keeping clear and concise written notes explaining work carried out and observations.
  • Taking card and cash payments.
  • Serving a variety of hot drinks whilst maintaining exceptional levels of cleanliness and hygiene (barista training will be given).
  • Ensuring that the workshop, retail and storage areas are kept clean, tidy and organised.
  • Maintaining the security of customers’ bikes and the premises at all times.
Hours are 32.5 per week over 5 days Tuesday to Saturday (alternate Saturdays).
Pay is £10 per hour
Pro rata holiday leave is included

Interested? Email your CV and application to workshop@velofondista.co.uk

Gifts

Our shop is full of great gifts and accessories for cyclists. We have a range of wallets and tool pouches made from recycled inner tubes, prints and cards by local artists, mugs and much more besides. We also stock Kask helmets, Apidura luggage, Muc-Off cleaning products and a range of quality clothing. We also serve award winning Darkwoods Coffee.

Ride prepared - ride confident