Pedal Cover

meet the team

At PedalCover we would love to share our passion for bikes with you.

Amongst us there are ex pro cyclists, international cyclists, triathletes, skiers, surfers and an Ironman – we have travelled the world and love all things outdoors.

Over the years we’ve racked up some impressive injuries including 10 broken bones through cycling and surfing. There’s been three broken wrists and a broken elbow in the last two months alone – we’re beginning to think we need our stabilisers back on!

Between us we have 31 bikes, and that’s just the ones we have disclosed to our other halves!
We are not your boring insurance office, we have replaced our boardroom table with a ‘table tennis’ table and to keep us going (as typical cyclists) we have three coffee machines on the go.

To see more click below (we have tried to keep Lycra to a minimum!)

Darren – Founder

Sport: Was a roadie (rode for Wales, had some wins, raced some big races, lived in France, never made it as a pro) can now be found cycling slowly, usually spends more time outside the café than in the saddle

Biggest stage race: Tour of India – 11 days

Ironman: Yes, Ironman France Gerardmer – no tattoo!

Power meter/Garmin: Changed the Garmin to km’s so it look like I go faster but now ditched all together!

Favourite bike at the moment: My fixie

Favourite cycle destination: It may be a cliché but I love Majorca (plenty of café stops!) but lucky to live on the South Wales coast line with some amazing local rides

Campag, Shimano/Sram: Campag (I’m old so I love all things Italian & classic)

Coffee: Cortado (Charlie in the office makes a mean coffee on his new Sage machine)

Favourite food: Anything as long as I’m not cooking!

Hugh – Senior Advisor

Sport: Road, MTB and eating donuts

Sporting Achievements: Former Wales national ski team member, and Elite level road cyclist

What I ride: Cervelo S5 when its sunny, Steel bike for the winter, Yeti 575 for the trails, Specialized P1 for the dirt jumps

Preferred Groupset: Road – Di2 everytime! MTB – Anything that works in the mud

Dream Bike: I don’t really have a dream bike =0

Favourite Coffee: Espresso

Dislikes: Twitter/the overly opinionated social media generation

Sporting Hero: Martyn Ashton

Interesting Fact about me: I was one of the riders in the 2015 film, ‘The Program’

Other Interests: I’m a petrolhead and I also love my guitars and my dogs.

Charlie – Senior Advisor

Sport: Road Cycling, Triathlon, Surf Life Saving, has been/never was Competitive Swimmer

Sporting Achievements: GB Surf Swim Champion back in the day

What I ride: S-Works Tarmac with Sram Etap – wheels depending on the weather

Preferred Groupset: Sram

Dream Bike: S-Works Venge with Sram Etap AXA and ENVE 3.4 Disc wheels

Favourite Coffee: Homemade Cortado on a Sage Orcale with Coaltown Coffee

Dislikes: Bad coffee

Sporting Hero: Toss up between Michael Phelps and Peter Sagan. Both for obvious reasons!

Other Interests: Coffee, music, surfing and spending an absurd amount of time cleaning my car