about us

meet our team

Having come from humble beginnings, Silk Cycles was started from a container by Jake as a one man band. Now having expanded into Marsh Barton with our workshop in Bakers Yard, Silk Cycles has grown and the team has grown with it. Joining in October 2022, Laurie became the second mechanic on the team and has helped us keep up with the demand for the high quality servicing and repairs we have become known for in the Exeter area. Next to join the team in November 2022 was Amy, who will be the first face you see when you pop in to the workshop and ready to get your bike booked in to feel smooth as silk!

the fire that started it all

2015
JAKE JOINED THE FMD RACING TEAM AS A MECHANIC FOR KAOS SEAGRAVE & THE JUNIOR DOWNHILL RACERS
2019 - INNSBRUCK
KAOS TAKES THE GOLD IN INNSBRUCK, PLACING FIRST IN CRANKWORX WHIP OFFS WITH JAKE GETTING HIS FIRST WIN WITH THE TEAM
2019 - MARIBOR
IN 2019 JAKE BECAME TAHNEE SEAGRAVE'S MECHANIC ON THE WORLD CUP CIRCUIT WHERE THEY WENT ON TO GET THEIR FIRST WIN TOGETHER IN MARIBOR
2019 - MONT ST ANNE
HAVING A GREAT YEAR ON THE BIKE, TAHNEE GRABBED ANOTHER PODIUM FINISH PLACING SECOND AT WORLD CHAMPS
2021 - LES GETS
ENDING ON A HIGH, JAKE GRABBED ONE MORE WIN WITH THE TEAM WHEN TAHNEE FINISHED FIRST IN LES GETS

testimonials

Big thanks to Silk Cycles who came to my rescue and repaired my super heavy e-cargo bike in my garage this morning.
Did lots of research for me and found some rare fitting items for my Rad Wagon. Will even come pick up your bike and return it for you from your house.
Great service!

– Darren Thompson

I would highly reccomend Silk Cyles to anyone. I had issues with my integrated cockpit and Jake meticulously spent the time in diagnosing the problem and resolving the issue. He really went above and beyond. Cheers

– Alfie McIntosh

Fantastic service. Jake picked the bike up from our home address, sorted the puncture out, carried out a full service and returned it beautifully clean looking like a new bike! Very reasonably priced and wouldn’t hesitate to use this service again.

– Gemma Dibble

At Silk Cycles you will find friendly, honest and unbiased service. Jake & Laurie are amazing mechanics- they are so knowledgeable about all types of bike and clearly love all things cycling. The shop is a delight to visit, and you can tell that care and attention goes into everything they do.

– Sam Voaden

friday club

When we’re not in the shop fixing bikes, we’re out riding them! Every Friday morning, we organise a mountain bike ride in a variety of local trail spots. We have a great group of mixed ability riders who all share a passion for hitting the trails and encouraging each other, anyone is welcome! If you’re looking for an excuse to get out on your bike and make a bunch of new friends, drop us a message and get involved!

Store Hours

Mon    9.00-5.30

Tues    9.00-5.30

Weds    9.00-5.30

Thurs    9.00-5.30

Fri    10.30-5.00

Get IN touch

info@silkcycles.co.uk

01392 547831

07927 962091

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visit us!

Unit 10a
Bakers Yard
Alphinbrook Road
Marsh Barton
Exeter
EX2 8SS