Established in 2011 as a natural progression and expansion of Mountain Mania Cycles, the decision was taken to open The Road Room as a specialist and dedicated store to cater for the ever growing needs of road cyclists. The huge success of The Road Room has led to the inclusion of this across all of our stores with segregated area’s specifically for road bikes and accessories.
The response from our customers was overwhelming and has led us to employ more specialist staff and stock the best and most up to date kit in the industry firmly keeping our finger on the pulse at the forefront of a fast developing sector.
Meet the Team
Neil Fitton - Manager
From his first balloon tyred Raleigh Neil was hooked, BMX racing took him all over the country and then the early days of Mountain Biking saw him again riding and racing the National Series, someone suggested a road bike for training and this led to a life long love of everything bike. A 5000 mile ride across the USA with just the open road and his tent gave him the inspiration to give up a 'real' job to pursue his love of bikes. Always ready to help Neil believes whole heartedly in the'Local Bike Shop'.
Peter Beale - Tring Road Bike Mechanic
A recent addition to the team, and a dedicated road bike mechanic Peter is a keen local road cyclist, veteran of many sportives and has supported long haul bike rides for charity. He finds the mechanical and technical side of biking particularly rewarding . Knowledgeable and interested in the pro-peloton he’s always up for a chat about what’s new and happening in the road cycling world.
Jamie Lynn - Owner
Having owned Mountain Mania since 2005 and worked in the bike trade since the late nineties, Jamie has a huge wealth of knowledge on almost every aspect of cycling. He is most often found working in Didcot, enthusing over ‘retro’ bikes from the nineties, or putting together build options for customers dream bikes.
Dan – Store ManagerDan has been with the company for 10 years starting as a Saturday assistant and school holidays. After leaving college Dan joined as a store assistant honing his skills and knowledge as a cycle technician before progressing to store manager in our Goring shop, and then on to Store Manager in our larger Didcot shop. Dan has a love of cycling on both Road and Mountain and currently training for the London to Paris charity road ride in June 2016.
Ian – Head MechanicAlthough born in the UK, Ian moved with his family to South Africa in 1995 and followed his passion during and after school. Learning the trade and working within the cycle retail industry, Ian has worked as a mechanic for Pro-Road race teams and a World Cup downhill race team. Ian moved back to the UK in March 2015, joining the company and bringing a huge wealth of knowledge and experience to our Didcot team.
Paul – Accounts
Alex Poyner - Store Manager
Alex is an avid cyclist through and through. He has ridden and raced in many disciplines over the years including Downhill, BMX and Road. He started racing at 16 and has competed on many prestigious events including the British DH Series and Canada’s Crankworx festival in Whistler, BC. Alex has been a mechanic since he started racing and is hugely knowledgeable on all area’s and disciplines. A huge fan of the weird, wonderful and retro, he’s the perfect guy to talk to about that restoration project or custom build on a new bike.