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I saw the bicycle buddy advert in a magazine a couple of years again and thought what a great idea and kept the advert. This year a group of us decided to do the coast and castles route going from Newcastle to Edinburgh so I dug out the advert and gave Chris a call and he couldn't be anymore helpful. He offered as much support as you want. He was punctual and made two pick ups in the Doncaster area and took us directly to the start point of the tour. Took photos that David Bailey would be proud of ( well I maybe slightly exaggerating this ). On the final day we gave him a rough time as to when we would get to Edinburgh but he told us not to worry too much about this. When we finally got to the end I text him our destination and within half an hour he was there putting our bikes in the back of the van while we finished our celebratory drinks. The top bloke even took us to the local KFC before heading back home......Thanks Chris we'll be in touch when we organise our next challenge
Date of Posting: 18 August 2013
Posted By: sue channon
I have just bought 2 new bikes, a full suspension MTB and a road bike, I am new to MTB'ing and new to carbon frames, so I knew that my spanner skills weren't going to be enough to get the bikes from the box to the road.

I had read about Bicycle Buddy some time ago and found Chris via Google, we booked an appointment the next day, and he came out bang on time, found our place(a feat in itself!) got everything sorted, including stabilisers on my sons new bike and had plenty of good advice and tips (I'm a newbie to MTB ownership, and a lapsed road cyclist....).

I can't recommend Chris highly enough: he's a lot more reasonable than some bike shops for service charges etc, and he comes to you. He doesn't even drink a lot of tea!

I will definitely be using him for services etc from now on, and I'm hoping to try out his travel support services as well sometime. Excellent all round, many thanks!
Date of Posting: 13 June 2013
Posted By: Scott
Had my brakes bled today on giant trance x4 fantastic job fantastic price definitely go too use bicyclebuddy again :)
Date of Posting: 06 June 2013
Posted By: dave thomas
I cannot recommend Chris highly enough. He has a great enthusiasm and knowledge of bikes, their maintenance and even cycle routes which he provided invaluable advice to me on.<br />
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He comes to you, is friendly and really goes that extra mile to make sure you are totally happy with his work. He also accepts card payments which although small, saved me going to get the cash.<br />
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He serviced my mountain bike and after a 40 miles ride, I can say that it was like having a new bike. I also asked him for advice regarding an old road bike I have had stored away for 15 years. He offered to take a look and to my amazement, a couple of tyres, some adjustments and a good clean has saved me the hassle (and cost) of looking for a new one.<br />
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Chris is Professional, reliable and offers great value for money. I will certainly be using his services again and would recommend anybody with any bike problems, no matter how small, to contact Chris.<br />
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Thank you once again
Date of Posting: 28 May 2013
Posted By: Wayne
great service, i needed 3 bikes looking at and fixing, as i had tried myself but think i made them worse, Chris was very proffesional and had the bikes back to full working order, there are even better now than when they were first bought from a shop. i would recommend Bicycle Buddy to everyone. Many thanks
Date of Posting: 27 April 2013
Posted By: Tim Webb
I used Chris for the first time today after reading the feedback on this site. I must say, the service was very professional and prompt. Chris turned up on time with his fully equipped van and took to fixing the issue within no time.

Not only does Chris fix the problem, he will also show you exactly what the issue is and how he has fixed it - Invaluable info for a newbie like me.

I would have no hesitation recommending this service to anybody. Definitely my future point of contact for any bike related issues.
Date of Posting: 14 February 2013
Posted By: John Hayes
Thanks to Chris we three had a fantastic weekend in October cycling on the Trans Pennine Trail between Carlton and York. The service, support and company were excellent.

We were nervous novices who wanted to prove something to ourselves. Chris was incredibly encouraging, calm and positive. He planned a route for us which was absolutely perfect in terms of no hills and hardly any traffic!! He collected us all from our respective homes and took us to the starting point - meeting us en route at various points. He ensured the bikes were in perfect working order and that they were just right for us.

We hope to repeat the experience next Spring. As Chris has built our confidence perhaps there is no limit to what we can achieve - the whole of the TPT - here we come!!!

Thanks Chris - you were superb.

Cath, Ann and Sally
Date of Posting: 13 November 2012
Posted By: Cath, Ann and Sally
You've heard of Glamping?
Well this is 'Gliking'!

We are a group of four girls (well 'older' girls) who used Chris as support on our Trans Pennine Trip last weekend. From start to finish Chris's support was fantastic. We found him to be knowledgeable, practical, supportive, very friendly and easy going. The Bicycle Buddy bus is very well equipped and well thought out ( we especially liked the cool box with drinks and chocolates in it !)

Chris went beyond our expectations and this combined with very competitive prices and providing us with that all important peace of mind has led us to asking him to support us again next year on our Way of the Roses trip.

Many, many thanks Chris - we had great fun and all enjoyed your company.

Lucy, Helen, Deb and Caz
Date of Posting: 24 September 2012
Posted By: Lucy Taylor
Thornton, York
Bicycle Buddy has brilliant values for repairs.

Chris arrived on time, he was very polite and knew exactly what had to be done to repair my bike. He was also prompt with emails and arranging an appropriate time to arrive.

I'm extremely glad my friend mentioned Bicycle Buddy as the no call-out fee and wide area of service is without a doubt a huge weight off of many peoples' shoulders as they no longer have to transport their bicycle(s) themselves.

Chris also re-adjusted the seat's orientation - a problem I originally hadn't considered that was separate to the original problem of a wobbling pedal - to compliment my ease of riding the bike which, after a one-hour test ride, definitely improved the bike's durability and comfort of use.

I highly recommend Bicycle Buddy and should any problems occur with my bicycle in future I am definitely using Bicycle Buddy's outstanding service again.

Many thanks, Chris!
Date of Posting: 06 September 2012
Posted By: Sam
Used chris to replace worn bottom bracket bearings and a new chainset, excellent value for money and a very convienient service at your doorstep. Thanks Chris still going great.
Date of Posting: 25 July 2012
Posted By: Jason Goulty

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