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Meet The Bike Factory Retul Bike Fit Team - Charlie and Fred


Charlie Evans

Charlie has been a competitive athlete for over 20 years. He has worked for many years as a technical lead with British Cycling, and worked with a host of other organisations including Sports Coach UK and the English Institute to produce innovative coach training programmes and develop British Cycling’s coaching workforce. Charlie has developed cyclists to achieve high performance and secure professional level contracts in mountain biking. He also regularly coaches for the Union Cycliste Internationale. Charlie has a postgraduate degree in sports science and has lectured in the subject to undergraduate level. He has also coached a number of presenters for BBC TV and radio cycling challenges.

Charlie’s coaching experience is underpinned by 20 years as a competitive athlete both on and off road. He gained his Elite MTB racing licence in 2012 and competed in the UCI World MTB Marathon Series in 2014 and 2015.

This all adds up to a unique blend of experience to support you with your cycling ambitions


 Fred Salmon

Fred started as a professional with Team Peugeot in the 1980s where he competed on the international stage for Great Britain. He joined Muddy Fox team in the early 90’s. He is credited with 3 first place wins of one of the most challenging cyclo cross races, The Three Peaks in ’90, ’92 and ’93. He retired from cycling in the late 90’s and remains closely connected with British Cycling and Team Sky in particular as well as a range of current names in competitive cycling. He opened The Bike Factory in Whaley Bridge over 20 years ago.


 Charlie Evans