WesBalfe’s Bikes shop: Dulwich (workshop manager)
Rides: Road, mtb, touring, vintage little wheeled full sus. Cx/gravel/commute, ebike, cargo.
How I got into cycling: My first bike was a fixed wheel schwinn when I was two. I started cycling before I have memories.
Top cycling tip: Less haste, more speed.
RichardBalfe’s Bikes shop: Dulwich, Kennington and Streatham Hill (owner)
Rides: Genesis Equilibrium Disc 30, Shop Brompton and Genesis Latitude
How I got into cycling: Wilsons in Peckham, circa 85.
Top cycling tip: Service your bike annually and it will keep you on time and where you need to be
PeteBalfe’s Bikes shop: Dulwich (mechanic)
Rides: Genesis Croix de Fer 30 and Brian Rourke Frankenbike
How I got into cycling: Riding around the local parks on an appolo poppin mad skids n wheelies, innit! Then once I grew up a bit, bought a hybrid from my LBS to commute on and never looked back
Top cycling tip: Listen to your bike. If something doesn't seem right it probably isn't. Cycling is a lot safer and more enjoyable when your bike works properly
MariusBalfe’s Bikes shop: Kennington (mechanic)
Rides: Specialized - SIRRUS
How I got into cycling: When I was seven and built my first bike
Top cycling tip: Life is too short not to have a comfortable saddle
JanosBalfe’s Bikes shop: Kennington (manager)
Rides: Whyte trail bike
How I got into cycling: Stuck since the 12" with training wheels
Top cycling tip: Pump your tyres, lube your chain and when your brakes start scratching, replace your pads pronto!
JosefBalfe’s Bikes shop: Streatham Hill & Dulwich (Workshop)
Rides: Steel single speed day to day and 853 Sanderson hardtail all other times.
How I got into cycling: I grew up in Sweden where we all just ride bikes everywhere!
Top cycling tip: If you think you can't strap it to a bicycle, you just need a longer bungee strap.
DanBalfe’s Bikes shop: Dulwich (manager)
Rides: Genesis Volare 853, Trek Emonda SL6, Cotic Solaris Max and Shop Brompton to the pub
How I got into cycling: Fastest vehicle I could get at the age of six
Top cycling tip: Whenever you see someone riding faster than you assume they aren’t going as far
BenBalfe’s Bikes shop: Streatham Hill (manager)
Rides: Genesis Equilibrium Disc 931
How I got into cycling: BMX racing in 2004 and 2005
Top cycling tip: Clean drivetrain, clean socks