Hi, Alf. Thanks or all the patient and professional teaching and support that Teresa, Jon and yourself provided to me during my time with you. I thoroughly enjoyed the course. The days disappeared too quickly. The notes and memory stick extremely helpful. DC - October 2017.
Just wanted to say thank you for an excellent two weeks! The course lived up to its reputation … it was excellent. Alf, you are so knowledgeable.Teresa is the Guru on wheel building. She has a no-nonsense approach to teaching and funny enough, everybody listened! Jon is a great teacher and an asset to The Bike-Inn. A great team. SC – July 2016.
Just a quick note to say after all the courses. I have done in my time yours is without doubt the best course I have ever done. It was the stories from Alf and experience (he is talking about wheel building) from Teresa and from Jon that made it a great course. Thanks for all your knowledge and laughs. MC - October 2016.
MD was formerly Special Boat Service – so we dared not ask him what his previous ‘courses’ were! – Alf.
Went in to a shop to buy a part. When I told the owner that I had done a course with you, he gave me a job! SB – March 2016.
This was just a few days after leaving us – Alf.
.. to say of all the courses I have done in my time (he was also ex SBS! – Alf) yours is without doubt the best course I have done. It was not about how intense it was, (you did warn us), apart from the wheel building. – I soon got over that. (became a good wheel builder – Alf) It was the stories from Alf and experiences from Teresa that made this a great course. Also the great team of Jon and Neil who helped you. In all I would highly recommend this course to all so thank you for the knowledge and the laughs, MD - Auustg 2016.
What he means is that we are not so clinical that we cannot have a lot of enjoyment during the day. We try to make it fun and enjoyable also - Alf.
I decided soon after the course to go it alone (Kate, initially, was starting with a partner – Alf) having been really pleased with the positive responses I have had. …seem to have fallen in to a local niche with the maintenance of ladies bikes….I have not solicited business, having done a few jobs for friends…, everyone seems to be recommending me to lady friends.…keeping you up to date with my progress which would never have happened without your wonderful tuition.
Kate Ross-Smith - March 2012.
Hi Alf and Teresa. Just a big thank you for a very good course. As a retired teacher I’ve been to many courses over the years. The majority were ‘crap’ with providers thinking they were the bees knees. Yours was just right. A good balance of theory, practical and good ‘banter’. So when you go on a course where the providers are extremely knowledgeable and the content spot on it is quite refreshing. I really enjoyed it and gained a huge amount of knowledge and confidence with fixing bikes. SL – June 2012.
Dear Teresa and Alf. Thank you for an outstanding and memorable fortnight. I don’t think that I have ever enjoyed learning so much – your approach and delivery is simply captivating. I am really grateful for a terrific time with you and consider myself privileged to have attended one of your courses. Further note dated 15.12.2011: I’m delighted and not surprised to hear that the courses remain as popular as ever. You are both such inspiring teachers that the word has spread far and wide. Further note following his three days with us in Aug 2016 for a ‘Retro’ course: It was such a pleasure and privilege to spend time with you both. I have, once again, thoroughly enjoyed it, learned lots, and derived huge benefits. As I said this morning: you really are inspirational. I am not surprised your courses are increasing in demand.
Vice admiral Sir R L. KBE CB DSE MSE - March 2011.
Forgive me, Alf as your instruction was truly outstanding but I must especially thank Teresa for the wheel building which I thoroughly enjoyed. It has been a breeze to set up. M T - August 2013.
Many thanks for a fantastic learning experience that has changed my life. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to absorb some of your bike repair wisdom. All I learned will go to good use in Oslo. As ‘The Bike Kitchen’ establishes itself. I will be sure to keep you posted. In September I am travelling to south Sweden to present the work we are doing in Oslo and will be sure to mention your course. DG – July 2013.
Dayton is from The USA and has been working in Norway for some years, setting up a charity and teaching establishment for bike mechanics.
We did not get any of this on the Cytech 2 course! Carol Green –2012. -
Commenting on skills learnt early in the course.
Many thanks again. Jeff absolutely loved the course and has come back all guns blazing. Once again a testament to how you and Teresa are at bringing out the best in mechanics
Pete McDonagh – HMPS. We helped him set up.