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Jays Cycles

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  • Cost of shedbuild:

    More than £1000
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    My husband Simon built a shed/cabin so my son Jamie could start a bike repair business after loosing his job during the covid pandemic, he uses it everyday to service and repair all bikes, scooter, wheelchairs and E bikes. Round the back is a bike washing station , it includes a shop stocking bike accessories and supplies. Most of the timber features were resourced from reclaimed timber . It has double glazed windows as it was originally going to be a cinema / man cave room. and the door was sourced from a local advert saving money. It was built on a very small budget and continues to be improved with a canopy being added this year.

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    My builder husband Simon built the shed at weekends after it was initially going to be his man cave and cinema room but when Covid struck and my son Jamie lost his engineering job it became a Cycle repair business initially servicing key workers bikes for free and now it has evolved into a successful local business . It is a green business recycling tyres , cardboard and using rain water that is collected for washing and using E green products for cleaning. Jay's cycles near Brighton now employees one other full time member of staff being Alice ( Jamie's wife ) originally from Sweden shown in the photos and a part time 16 year old Joe, a neighbours son in school holidays. It has become a great community hub within our small town near Brighton during Covid and encouraged so many people to start and cycle again and make new like minded friends. Jays cycles has recently supported DEC Ukraine by organising a raffle of a brand new mountain bike which raised £1550.00 and arranged to be a drop off point for donations. The shed has made all this happen.

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