Al helps out with all things technical and manages the warranty team at The Rider Firm
Al’s love of all things bike started with riding and tinkering with his Raleigh Commando out in the sticks of Leicestershire. These days you might spot him on a road bike, but his real love is getting away from the traffic and into off-road territory. After graduating from Brighton University Al somewhat bizarrely found himself managing tie-shops in London. After becoming disillusioned with the neckwear industry he landed a job in one of London’s premier bike shops. It was here that he was taught the finer points of bike mechanics under the tuition of the late, great, tech extraordinaire Pete Bolas. From here Al went on to manage workshops for Evans Cycles and set up their suspension servicing business. Al spent the next decade working for a couple of UK distributors in both sales and tech roles before joining the team at Hunt to lend a hand with all things technical. You may recognise Al from the maintenance articles and videos he’s been pumping out for MBR and Cycling Weekly since the mid 2000’s.