My name is Ben, Sole Propietor of leeli cycles.
Services here range from bicycle tune ups and repairs, rentals, restorations, new bikes, parts, clothing, accessories, and even nutritional products for all your cycling needs!
I also provide Repair Tents for Cycle Sportives and Local Events, Mobile Repair/Pickup and return services
Here is my story
Would you like to know how every Review and Rating I have is 5 Star on Facebook?
Well it goes a little something like this:
Since my first Sunbeam bike at 3, Raleigh "Mag" Burner at 6, and my first Modern Shimano SIS Geared ATBs at age 9, for me, nothing compares to the enjoyment of riding a bike.
While studying Advanced ICT at college in 2000, I found a new fellow bike loving friend, he owned many bikes, anways getting and building new ones, and before long we went on many cycling adventures together with a friend of his, and I really got into customising and fixing Mountain Bikes.
It was not long after that I found myself learning more about how bicycles work, and I started to do it for other people.
By 2007 I had not found a successful career in IT, and I found myself mostly working in retail.
I ended up building people small business web sites, and did a bot of computer and bicycle repairs and tweaks between work hours and over the weekends, and rented a garage to work from. Word spread quickly among cyclists that I was they guy to go to for a fairly priced bike repair.
The Beginning of leeli cycles
A conversion of trust and reliability
People began turning to me for help in the 2000s.
I was constantly hearing complaints about Their LBS doing badly don and overpriced jobs,
doing thing without permission, and selling them unsuitable things.
After many years of this, I'd long decided that it was high time somebody was needed to convert disgruntled Domestic brand LBS customers into satisfied riders that will get the most out of their bike for longer every time they get a sevice.
Seven Years later in 2014 I had been mostly some almost three years after my usual place of work had closed down. By this time I had 17 Years of Retail and Sales Experience. br> After receiving the ongoing support of my Wife, shortly followed by my family to persue my dreams, I decided it was time pull in the reigns of my career and begin full time Self employment. This was something my father had done at about the same age. I officially registered my business as "leeli cycles", with the aim o being a small, independent family based Bicycle repairs and rentals service, as a Sole Trader.
Now in 2016, I have earned a fantastic reputation in Crawley, and after 2 years of hard work, I now provide over 7,000 Cycling Products, most of which being available to the same or next day. Some of these are also available in my new online Click & Collect Store.
It all started with the beleive that cyclists deserve fair prices with high quality servicing, having their bike treated by the mechanic as it was their own.
We also provide Bicycle Rental! Why not visit our brand new Click & Collect Store, where you can choose the products you want with your service, and collect them once your bike is serviced and completed!