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About Us

We are Sarah and Arek, known as The Electric Bike Geeks.

In 2010 we’ve started Velo Times (then known as The Bike Barn) in the wooden shed in the grounds of Jacksons Boat Pub. We wanted to offer the locals a way to explore the miles of traffic free scenic routes that sat on their doorstep. From this we also began to serve as the local bike repair and cycling advice shop. Our love of this wonderful and sustainable mode of transport and for the city in which we live, drove us to opening Velo Times. With Velo Times we wanted to help people get the best out of their bike, their city and their time. As well as offering an honest and highest quality bike repair service, we also offer some of the best bikes and accessories for purchase. And our love of sustainable transport and of Manchester made us want to explore the world of Electric Bikes. We offer Electric Bikes from some of the leading brands and we are a service centre for Bosch and Shimano steps.



Arek Bartniczak

Director at Velo Times Limited/ Velo Times for Business

arek-bartniczakI gained my undergraduate degree in Foreign Languages in 2008 at the University of Salford. I also received a Diploma in First line Management in 2007. I started my first business, The-Bike-Barn, in April 2010. I am Cytech 2 and 3 certified bicycle mechanic, have Mountain Bike leader Level 2 qualification and i am a National standard cycle instructor.

I was always interested in innovations that are changing our world. Specially those ones that make our life more sustainable…


Sarah Bingham

Operations manager at Velo Times Limited.

sarah-binghamI gained my undergraduate degree in Fine Arts in 1996 at Staffordshire University. For many years i was a self employed Computer Aided Artworker. Until my passion led me to become a National Standard Cycle Instructor, with a 6 years of experience and i have trained new cycle instructors as well as lead Ride Leader courses. I am also Cytech 2 certified bike mechanic.

I love creativity, so i am always open to new ideas. My passion is to spend as much time as possible with my little boy, Coen…


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