Britain's Best Bike Mechanic is our UK wide campaign to find the best bike mechanics in association with Park Tool

Voting for Britain’s best bike mechanic is now closed

Building on the success of Cycling Weekly and MBR’s Britain’s Best Bike Shop in 2017, which received over 21,000 votes for over 1,000 shops, we have partnered with Park Tool and British Cycling to begin a journey to champion the work horses at the back of the shop, the unsung heroes who keep the wheels spinning, pedals turning and brakes stopping.

At the heart of every successful bike shop is a thriving workshop. And in the backrooms and basements are the mechanics. These men and women are the unsung heroes of the bicycle industry, keeping our wheels turning and gears shifting, suspension sliding and brakes biting.

Rarely released from their domain to engage with the customer, it’s time for these wizards of the wrench to receive the praise they deserve. We’re on the hunt for Britain’s best bike mechanic, and we need your help.

Now the voting is closed we will be contacting the mechanics who received the most votes with a knowledge based questionnaire. Te strongest candidates will be invited to a take part in a skills test which will take place on the 7th September at the ATG Training Cycle Academy in Oxford. The final will be overseen by GB Cycling’s head mechanic Mark Ingham and Park Tool’s Director of Education Calvin Jones.

Voting closed on the 7th August. The Finals Day will take place on 7th September

Everyone who votes for a mechanic will go into a prize draw to win a Park Tool Home Mechanic Starter Kit and a magazine subscription. 

Click here to find out how mechanics and shops van get involved in our Britain’s Best Bike Mechanic campaign

Kellie Parsons, Marketing Director at Madison (UK distributor of Park Tool) has said “We are delighted to be supporting the search for Britain’s Best Bike mechanic and think it is a great opportunity to celebrate some of the unsung heroes that literally keep the wheels of our industry turning.”

“Park Tool prides itself on being the number one tool brand in cycling so it was an obvious campaign to throw our weight behind. We can’t wait to see who is crowned champion and being introduced to our nation’s best bike mechanics.”

Victor Alway, Marketing Manager at Cycling Weekly and MBR added, “teaming up with Park Tool and British Cycling is a really exciting part of the campaign. Alongside Cycling Weekly and MBR’s fantastic influence in print, online and social media, Park Tool and British Cycling will help us reach a huge portion of the cycling community.

The 2018 Britain’s Best Bike Mechanic winner will be announced in September and invited to collect their award at the Cycle Show.