About Ride and Repair
Ride and repair was set up in 2011 to cater for the increasing number of cyclists who need a reliable and high quality service to look after their bikes. We recognised that some bike shops only want to sell you new things and aren't really interested in solving problems and repairing existing bikes.
Ride and Repair is not a conventional bike shop, so you won't be pressured into buying new parts or even a new bike. You will be given fair, balanced and practical advice on what can be repaired and whether or not parts need replacing.
Drop your bike off to a clean secure, and well organised workshop and have it repaired within an agreed timescale. All work is carried out by a professional bike mechanic to the highest possible standards.
Along with repairs and maintenance, Ride and Repair offers an advice and training service, including event suport, guided rides and skills coaching. This also includes help with planning for day rides, commuting, foreign trips and tours covering things like bike set-up, equipment lists and nutrition advice.
Ride and Repair is owned and run by Paul Anders Johnson.
"I am a very experienced, enthusiastic and knowledgable cyclist and I want to share all this to help you get the most out of your bike and your cycling.
Since I first began road and mountain biking over 30 years ago, I've gained a vast amount of experience to draw on.
Over the years I've ridden extensively in the UK and in Europe completing countless day rides, Audax rides, Sportives and several extended road and off-road tours. I've raced mountain bikes at junior and senior levels, competed in trailquests, time trials, 24 hour endurance races and Polaris events. I've worked as a mechanic in bike shops, organised rides and tours and I've even run mountain marathons.
More recently I have been enjoying long distance Audax riding and completed my first Super Randonneur series in the summer of 2019.
I am a qualified Mountain Bike Guide to the rigorous Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Awards standards. Other qualifications include HSE Wilderness First Aid Certification.
I regularly provide event support for various rides usually working as an event mechanic and/or support rider.
I'm also a member of Macclesfield Wheelers, British Cycling, Audax UK and the International Mountain Bike Association. I support the work of Sustrans and other cycling charities and initiatives and I'm a Moderator and Area Events Coordinator for Retrobike.co.uk."