Does your bike need some tender loving care?  Whether it needs a puncture repair, new tyres, gears adjusted, wheel repair, service or a full rebuild, I can probably help you.  

I operate from a workshop just a couple of miles from the centre of Newent.

I will assess your bike for free, then agree with you how to proceed.  I will always estimate the cost before carrying out thorough and high quality work.  Don't just take my word for it; please see my Testimonials page! 

I also hold maintenance lessons, and will tailor every lesson to your own needs.

Please get in touch now - details on the red banner at the top of the page.  Thank you.

Robert Willis MBE:  Newent Bicycle Maintenance

"Thank you Robert for your complete description and service breakdown of the work you did to my son's bike – excellent."  Paul

"Thank you Robert for the the cycle maintenance lessons you are giving our son. It's incredible to hear him talk about all he is learning with you and we remain very grateful for your time and care."   Martin

"Very many thanks, Robert.  Super job, and follow up……So pleased you could help at such short notice…..Exceeded expectations!"  Maggie

"Robert is simply the best cycle mechanic I have discovered - his attention to technical detail is second to none."  Richard

"Robert had my Cannondale Synapse this week. He fitted new front and rear derailleurs, new gear cables and a couple of race tyres. The service has been absolutely exemplary. Communication has been superb, letting me know what stage the repairs were at, what faults had been found and recommendations on gear choice. I was made to feel comfortable during the process and Robert is very knowledgeable, able to offer advice and guidance which was hugely appreciated. The time, attention and care that has been bestowed on my bike combined with the very reasonable price means I will never go elsewhere in future. I cannot recommend Newent Bicycle Maintenance highly enough!"  Andrew

Maintenance Lessons!

I also teach bicycle maintenance.  If you want to know more about how to look after your prized possession, bring it along and we will base your tuition on your own machine.  The syllabus is up to you, but my customers typically ask for lessons on safety, cleaning, lubrication and minor adjustments.

I currently have five students, each of whom work on their bikes with me between once a week and once a month.


A 1965 Moulton Deluxe  which I renovated.  I upgraded the Sturmey Archer FW 4 speed hub to accept two sprockets and a derailleur - now it is 8 speed. Modern, lighter rims, brakes, mudguards and handlebars. The next step is to make it 16 speed!

It's so easy to damage small bolts and nuts. Using a precision torque wrench gets it right first time.

This is what happens when moisture, water and grit gets into your bottom bracket. There should be two blue-coloured bearings!

Preparing to install new press-fit bottom bracket bearings.

Measuring spoke thickness before ordering replacements.

A common problem with light auminium freehubs - a cracked casing, often caused by over-tightening the cassette lockring.

Another renovation. This is a 1950s Dan Genner track bike with a fixed wheel, which I upgraded for the road with contemporary components. Look at those beautifully slim steel frame tubes!

If your gears are not changing properly, a kinked gear cable casing is frequently the source of the problem...