Cycle Systems is an award winning and innovative social enterprise that offers a range of high quality cycling services - including training and mobile maintenance - to help get you on the road, to get you cycling more safely on the road, or to keep you on the road. We have been working with public and private sector clients, delivering bespoke cycling solutions with high quality multi-site capability, since 2007, and are very proud to be a part of the UK's cycling explosion.
We are very commited to our social focus, locking the majority of profits back into Cycle Systems' social mission - to provide skills, training, work experience and/or employment opportunities to those at disadvantage in finding employment. To date, Cycle Systems has played a major part in training and launching a new generation of high quality bicycle mechanics into sustainable and meaningful employment in the trade, including having been involved in helping those at high risk of unemployment. We have also overseen the training of many other social enterprises such as London Bike Kitchen, and The Bike Project, spreading the mission even further.
Significant social enterprise partnerships also help keep us on our toes - having won the prestigious Unltd "Fast Growth" in 2014, and been a part of the Unltd "Big Venture Challenge" cohort for 2016-17 were highlights. Furthermore, we worked extensively with the renowned Dartington Hall Trust Seedbed programme.
We have three main brands and service lines:
Meet the team
Sean is a lifelong cyclist with a passion for road and mountain biking, and road cycle sport in particular. He trained as a cycle mechanic in 2002 and went on to work a selection on varied bike shops, including the award winning Oxford Cycle Workshop and highly regarded Condor Cycles in London.
He set up Cycle Systems with Julia Lally in 2007 and now works as director, overseeing sales, development and strategy for Cycle Systems and acting as centre Internal Verifier for Cycle Systems Academy.
Julia Lally has worked in two main fields of employment during the past two decades: running a small, self-employed business in health education; and working in the arts.
Julia qualified from the Buteyko Institute of Breathing and Health in 2001, after which she ran a successful small business teaching the breathing technique, the Buteyko Method, to clients in the south-west and south-east to help them improve symptoms of respiratory disease and anxiety. A highlight of Julia’s Buteyko career was being asked to be a part of the BIBH training programme which visited a special school for asthmatics in Havana, Cuba. Please visit www.buteyko.info for more information.
Julia is also has a BAHons in Theatre and English and is studying part time for her certificate in Management Accounting.