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353 Liverpool Road
Ashfield, NSW 2131
Phone: 9797 9913
About Ashfield Cycles
Ashfield Cycles is a Specialized bike dealer and stocks a wide range of bikes, apparel, shoes and accessories, as well as servicing all types of bikes.
The business was established in 1978 by current owner John Michell. During those years John and his team have encouraged thousands of people to get fit and healthy by riding a bike.
Bikes have become lighter and faster and the gears and brakes have improved and mountain bikes and triathlon bikes have been added to the line-up. Plus, road bikes have become more and more popular.
The popularity of road bikes has led to Ashfield Cycles’ involvement with bike clubs like Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club and Lidcombe-Auburn Cycle Club (LACC) which Ashfield Cycles has sponsored for many years. The business currently sponsors the LACC Women’s race team.
John Michell – Owner
Proprietor John Michell started the business when he was just 25 years old, originally located on Parramatta Road at Ashfield. He relocated to Liverpool Road in the mid-1980s and has occupied the same premises ever since.
John grew up in the local area and was interested in bicycles for as long as he can remember. He started racing at the age of 14 with the local Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club and is now an active member and sponsor of the Lidcombe-Auburn Cycle Club.
John is passionate about cycling and has never lost his enthusiasm for bikes or for the local area, and enjoys helping others join him in his favourite past-time.
He rides a S-Works Tarmac and has a collection of other bikes.
Nicola Rutzou – Manager
Nicola left behind a career in public relations to follow her passion and work in the cycling industry by joining the Ashfield Cycles team full-time in 2013.
She’s a keen road cyclist who took up the hobby about eight years ago with her interest growing exponentially. Her love for cycling culminated in her launching her own blog about women’s cycling – Women Who Cycle in 2011.
Nicola is a member of the Lidcombe-Auburn Cycling Club and the team manager of the LACC Women’s Race Team.
She rides an S-Works Amira and sometimes commutes to work on a Specialized Diverge.
Andrew ‘Macca’ McLean – Workshop/sales
Andrew joined the Ashfield Cycles team in 2015 after a career in the cycling industry.
Most recently he worked behind the scenes in the bike industry with a number of wholesalers, and previously in a number of bike shops in Sydney’s west, and originally in his home town of Coffs Harbour.
Andrew is a dedicated roadie and is a member of Marconi Cycling Club. He also rides track.
He owns seven bikes including a S-Works Tarmac, with both road and track in his collection.
Matthew Russo – Workshop/sales
Matthew joined the team in 2014 as a mechanic.
He previously owned his own bike shop in Campbelltown where he focused on BMX bikes which were very popular with local riders.
Matthew has a number of bikes including road and mountain, and commutes to work on a Specialized Rockhopper.