About us

About

Serving Surrey’s riders since ‘78

Remember the late ‘70’s - Raleigh Choppers, Grifters and Skyway wheels? How about Joe Breeze, credited with introducing the first purpose-built mountain bike?.  Well that’s how long C&N Cycles has been around.  Founded in 1978 by Colin Norton and owned since 2001 by Damian Pittock, C&N Cycles has become enshrined in Surrey’s awesome biking culture and community like no other.

You’ll find our shop 50m from Redhill station, near McDonalds. When you walk in you’ll notice our shop isn’t glitzy.  We prefer to call it comfortable, the kind of place you walk in to and instantly feel welcome.  What it lacks in glossy floors it makes up for in exceptional service and a great range of products including the very best from independent bike brand Trek.

The team

Damian

C&N Cycles is owned and headed up by Damian. He started off as a Saturday boy and loved the company so much he bought it.

He is both a Cytec level 3 Technician and Trek qualified bike fitter, and has helped coach and support riders to World and National titles.

Damian’s road racing and cyclo-cross career started in 1985 with Redhill CC. As mountain biking took hold, he switched across to the awesome trails found in the Surrey Hills before returning more recently to cyclocross racing in the London Cross League. He is keen endurance rider and is slowly ticking off the iconic climbs in Europe.

Amy

Amy is a qualified Cytech Level 2 mechanic, passing with the highest grades on her entire course, beating all the men!

She has an eye for detail and is a bit of a self-confessed bike tech nerd

In 2017 she was voted one of top under 30-year-old in the industry by BikeBiz magazine.

She is a super competitive all-round athlete, mixing cross county running and cyclo-cross racing through the winter along with cross fit, while during the summer she competes in Triathlons, time trials and hill climbs, for fun Amy will often head off to mountain ranges abroad to discover tough climbs and beautiful descent.

Paul

Paul is our head bike fitter and wheel builder, with over 35 years’ experience in the Cycle Trade.

He has had an impressive career within the cycle industry, starting at Pearson Cycles in Sutton, then onto Geoffrey Butler cycles in Croydon where he set up the CTC shop. In 2009 he moved onto Corridori Cycles, where his lifelong passion for bike fitting, frame design and quality Titanium bikes began, here he introduced and later went on to design for Van Nicholas’s – The Titanium Bike Company. In 2013 Paul moved to Enigma Bike designing frames and bike fitting.

Paul might have hung up his skin suit and TT bike now, but he is still a keen cycle tourer and regularly commutes to work.