About Us Yep, we rock !
We opened in April 2014 and have been busy making friends, fixing and selling bikes to the good people of East London. Here we love all bikes, and whether you're using yours to commute, shop, get fit, race or just explore, we are happy to help as these are things we do too. Between our friendly team we have significant experience in road, track, time trial, MTB, touring and Cyclocross racing. We also enjoy helping young people to get on bikes. It makes us proud to be the exclusive UK distributor of Stevens bikes. Made in Germany and currently ridden 2018 Wolrd Cyclocross Champion, Wout Van Aert on both the road and in cyclocross.
The bike should be the future for us all – simple. We like riding ours, fixing ours and yours too. We’ll always give you solid advice based on our experience, ensuring you get the right bike for your needs.
I still race unsuccessfully (won a couple trophies this year though!) but with some enthusiasm, although it has to be said I am a brilliant Line Judge! Time trialling, track racing and touring are my main loves but over the last few years I have had the cyclo-cross bug. Certainly worked for me going over the Himalayas, if not week in, week out in the Eastern Cross League. This summer I rode the Camino which I finished with a fractured jaw due to crashing on day one in the Pyrenees. Next year the plan is to head to Gotthard Pass and Bologna for the Giro d'Italia prologue. Qualified coach and Cytech mechanic. Riding a Stevens Super Prestige cyclocross bike, a Brompton to work and around town and a Tifosi Cavazzo for touring. But mostly on my Argon 18 TT bike most Saturdays and Sundays. #tester
I’ve always ridden bikes from the first taste of freedom on my solid tired bike at 4 years old, I’ve had many steads. I started riding a bike ‘properly’ at the age of 11. I just wanted to get out of my town and explore, this led on to my first bike race a couple of years later. Following some success on the road racing I was chosen to ride for The Great Britain team and selected to ride the World Championships (only managed first reserve..) I raced in Belgium and France for a season and ended up on the scrap heap in my early twenties… It was an amazing life affirming experience. After some years off the bike I am now firmly back in the saddle all the pleasure I remember from the early years are back. Now a qualified coach and lover of all things bike, Hub Velo feels like the natural place to be. Always up for a chat on routes, bikes, training and anything in between. Can find me rolling around mostly on either my Cinelli Gazetta, Stevens Super Prestige or Stevens Sonora 27.5.
Bede Geoghegan Hart
Head Mechanic/Pagan - Been racing bikes since I was nine. Love cyclcross and time trailing the most, on either my Trek Speed Concept or my unicycle. I am the mechanic out of the two Geoghegan Hart brothers, because Tao can't fix his bikes. If you want an awesome bike build then lets get planning because it's my favourite job!
Mechanic with butter Hands
Barista with WIzArd Hands - I make coffee and bake cakes. I answer phone calls, can help you to pump your tyres and measure your chain. I’ve also changed a puncture once. But mainly I am here to make you happy with great coffee and delicious cakes. I love when customers are happy. That’s my ultimate mission.
Mechanic with a WIzArd mind
Mechanic - Been riding slightly less time than I’ve been able to walk. I am fully gassed up riding in the mountains, or on muddy trails. I ride a Canyon Ultimate for the road, a Bombtrack Hook Ext for the mucky stuff, and an Omnium Cargo bike for the pooch.
Barista - Not really a bike rider but I'm the daughter of a top class rider (and one of the bosses), Mike Mooney. Find me making coffee for you on Saturday afternoons, or you might see my famous Oat Cookies on weekends :))
Mechanic with Swedish Hands
Mechanic with two dogs