Velvet Cycles is a local and independent bicycle repair workshop based in Turriff, Scotland. Velvet was started in 2014 by me, Johny Milton, as a part time venture whilst working another job within in the cycling industry.
Starting out with doing repairs for friends and the local cycling club, Velvet grew and expanded in to offering a collection service, custom built bikes, and upgrades. Also offering suspension servicing, wheel building, bikefit, and 12 years experience within the industry, Velvet Cycles established a big customer following, allowing Johny make Velvet a full time job.
I have been working within the cycling industry since I was at school, I have worked in a few different shops as a mechanic in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Peebles, I have also worked for two road racing teams and worked for Fast Forward wheels(building wheels...so many wheels). Whilst I have worked in many different places over the years I have gained almost 15 years of bike trade experience, my Cytech Level 3, various bikefit certificates and a lot of suspension servicing courses.
Not only do I love working in the cycling trade, I also love getting to ride my bike. From racing the SDA as a junior to riding in different events around Europe, having the opportunity to ride trials bikes with some pretty cool folks that just had you laughing all the time(or take the mick of you), to racing CX and riding various sportive, I have always loved riding my bike! This passion spills in to Velvet Cycles, getting to work, talk and ride bikes for my own business has been a dream come true!! And I think my passion has helped me make Velvet what it is now!
Velvet Cycles today!
After some pretty hard work to get Velvet cycles set up and running, from van issues, getting the correct suppliers and getting Velvets name out there, its been a challenge, but worth it!
What Velvet Cycles offer is a bespoke bike repair service, like no other. We collect and drop of your bike, offer reasonable rates, years of experience and a HUGE range of parts and accessories. Along with Custom builds and new bikes we also offer these services in the workshop:
-All bike servicing.
-Wheel Truing and Builds.
-Hydraulic Brake servicing and bleeding.
-Tubs and tubeless set up.
-Electronic gear set up, diagnostics and updates.
-Carbon Care Protection.
And a good lot more,check out our workshop page for full details and prices.
Aswell as servicing, Velvet also offers access to a full range of brands, for all those different standards, needs and requirements.
Velvet Cycles have also recently become the UK importer for Ellsworth bikes, something I am very proud and excited about. Ellsworth is a mountain bike brand I have loved ever since I started riding. And I am delighted to become the UK Importer.