John Hyde - Senior Mechanic and Trainer, MCF Bikery, Shipley

John joined MCF in 2015 as a volunteer bike mechanic and began working for us in 2016 as a part-time sessional bike trainer, paid for by a Santander SEDA Award.

John now works full time in our Shipley Bikery, repairing and selling bikes and helping drop-in customers learn about basic bike maintenance. John is a keen cyclist (he owns 3 bikes and half a vintage tandem) and experienced mechanic.

John received a Primrose Award from the CIAO Foundation which paid for him to complete a Level 2 City & Guilds in Bike Mechanics. In 2019, John completed ther Velotech Platinum Plus qualification which will enable him to deliver accredited training. John has also completed a Level 3 City & Guilds qualifiction that will enable him to deliver City & Guilds bike maintenance training.