Brian Gilbert - Owner
Brian came from a mechanical background working for Ford Motor Co for 23 years as a Parts Manager. Purchased Southend Cycles AvantiPlus in 1985 and has built the business
up from a team of 3 to 6.
Brian has been a local cycle coach for many years and has also been a N.Z.Paralympic
cycling coach. In the past 10 years Brian has toured with numerous N.Z. teams overseas either as manager or mechanic
Brian holds the NZ Bike Mechanic Trade Certificate and Shimano qualifications. Brian is knowledgeable in all
aspects of cycling and specialises in setting people up in a comfortable riding position for optimum results after
they purchase a bike. He is always happy to offer advice if asked.