That’s certainly the aim of local couple Mike and Mo who run the cycle shop, CTH Cycles on the Bricket Wood Parade near the Black Boy Pub.
Mike has always been a passionate cyclist. For many years he has ridden off road in North Hertfordshire, and he has also conquered most of the bike parks throughout the UK. He has taken part in many charity rides but always ended up helping others fix their bikes by the roadside.
In 2011 he had a ‘lightbulb moment’ and formed Cycle Tech Hertfordshire, a mobile bike repair business catering for the needs of the busy cyclist. Mike became a tenant at St Albans City Station, running a bike clinic every Monday and Wednesday mornings from 6am. Cyclists can leave their bikes with Mike for service or repair and collect their bike that evening.
During the year Mike provides mechanical support for many major cycle event organisers throughout the UK.
It took Mike and Mo three years to search for their current premises. Customers are made very welcome with a cuppa whilst waiting for their bike to be fixed at an excellent service centre which can handle any type of bike with ease.
Mike will collect and return your bike free of charge within the local area. Mo handles the marketing, admin, accounts, and is also chief coffee maker.
CTH stocks leisure bikes from Diamondback, Raleigh and Lapierre along with a great range of electric MTB & leisure bikes from Haibike and Raleigh. There is also a wide selection of parts and accessories, helmets and clothing available.
Mike and Mo offer a unique personal service with a smile and have many loyal customers keen to support a local independent business.
First published in PSRA News 136