CBC is very much a family business that lives in a community of cyclists. It’s locally-owned and employs locals, plus it supports local businesses. Here’s the CBC team:
Steve has been riding and fixing bikes since he was a kid. He used to ride steel road bikes, but living here in Cessnock has changed him into an MTB rider, and now he does most of his riding in the local forests or gravel roads on one of his Cannondale eBikes.
Steve started CBC in 2019 and is in the shop most days. He does most of the servicing and all of the R&D. His passion is tinkering with restoration projects through his ‘Millfield’ brand, and collecting the old race bikes that can be seen hanging on the walls of the shop.
Rumour has it that Steve’s never sold any of his collectible bikes, but it’s not true. He did sell one in 2016 to an old bloke who promised to never ride it 🙂
Sharon runs the CBC Admin and Finance team, keeping everything working from behind the scenes. She cleans up all the computer chaos the rest of us leave behind, plus she pays us every fortnight – so she’s the most important member of our team!
Emily is our weekend specialist and leads our Women’s social group. You’ll find her in the store from Thursdays to Mondays, where she looks after the showroom and takes all the service bookings.
Emily is also our webstore admin, adding catalog items to the store, managing inventory and packing orders for delivery. If you live in Cessnock you’ll see Emily out and about in the van, delivering bikes and parts to our customers.
Jake is our newest staff member and works in the shop afternoons and weekends. He’s still deciding whether he likes MTBs more than BMX and plans to keep on riding until he knows. Jake is our chief roadtester, and if your bike was serviced or repaired by us then Jake probably rode it to pass our QA standards.
Grant is the most passionate gravel rider we’ve ever met, and leads our gravel shop rides through the CBC Gravel social group.
He lives and rides in Wollombi, the centre of the gravel universe.
Sam was our Junior Technician, and now that he’s finished school and started an apprenticeship, we don’t see him in the workshop as much as we’d like. He’s here at random times fixing bikes and working with Steve on tricky projects.
Sam is crazy about mountain bikes, and rides a Cannondale Scalpel on most of our shop rides. During the Summer, Sam and Steve take tourists on guided riding in our local forests.