Since 1926, Richardsons Cycles have been the family-run supplier of choice for local cyclists. Find out more about what makes us the best place for everything bicycle related.
Meet the team at Richardsons Cycles. Since 1926, we have been the family-run supplier of choice for local cyclists. Find out more about what makes us the best place for everything bicycle related.
Social Media, Marketing & Female Supporter Liaison
Hi, I’m Danielle, I’m the newbie at the shop and my role includes keeping on top of social media, marketing, window displays, some shop work but mostly stuff behind the scenes! So, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Erik’s daughter and Sam’s wife. So I have been around bikes all my life and involved with the shop on and off for a number of years. Over the years I have tried my hand at different aspects within the shop such as sales, mechanics, shop display, social media and paperwork. Prior to working at the shop I got my psychology degree and worked in the NHS within the mental health field, and have also trained in massage including deep tissue, relaxation and hot stone.“
Mechanic and all-rounder
Hi, I’m Sam, I’ve ridden bikes all my life, but never really got properly into it until I started working at Richardsons. If you pay us a visit you’ll most likely find me in the workshop, but I do a bit of everything when needed. I’ve worked at the shop since 2014 and the time has flown by. Prior to working at Richardsons, I worked in a couple of supermarkets after leaving college, and then got an apprenticeship as a Goldsmith, making and repairing jewellery for a couple of years. I was then given the opportunity to work at Richardsons and I’ve never looked back. I’ve always loved sport and working with my hands, so this was a perfect career path for me. At the moment my favourite discipline has to be gravel! Super versatile bikes, and super popular at the moment. The freedom of a mountain bike with the simplicity of a road bike.”
Mechanic and all-rounder
Hi, I’m Martin, I cover the workshop, sales and all day to day aspects of running the shop. I’ve known and worked with Erik for over 20 years and began working at the shop on 2nd January 2001. Before working at Richardsons I worked at another bike shop in Corringham where I started my career back in 1995 straight from college, and where I met and also worked with Erik. My favourite discipline in cycling is road and gravel trails.”
Hi, I’m George I predominantly work in sales in front of shop alongside Erik, but I also work with the guys in the workshop when needed. I’m self-employed and have worked in the shop since 2019, when not working in the shop, I work with my dad at Woodfield Glass. My favourite discipline of cycling is Mountain biking as I love the adrenaline rush I get when out on new trails on my mountain bike, plus I love seeing different hidden routes on my journey, compared with my usual daily commutes.”
Now you’ve met the team, let’s see how we can help you. Does your bike need a service? Perhaps you need a new bike? Or maybe you just want to talk? We’re here to help.