About MBRS

MBRS was established in 2009 by me, Sam Darling, my experience in the cycle industry started around 1994 working in my local bike shop at the age of 16. Through school, college and university I worked at Saddle Safari in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. I then went on to work for x-lite where I turned Muc-off green, called it Grass-Off and started selling it to the French agricultural markets by the palette load!. After a short gig with Xtreme Bikes in Parkstone selling high-end Cannondales to the folk in Sandbanks, Poole I went to work for the uk importer of GT Bikes and Schwinn, I got to work closely with some major brands such as WTB, Cane Creek, Tioga tyres and Rockshox.

Then came the phone call I’d been waiting for… Trek bikes offered me a position. Without any hesitation I went to work for the brand who made the bike I pedalled to the south of France in 2001. I also took on the responsibility of being the Klein Bikes custom paint manager for the uk. I got to work with some great brands like Gary Fisher, Lomond, Rolf Wheels and even cooked Gary Fisher and Keith Bontrager dinner one evening!

Following the loss my Mum to cancer I had the opportunity to work with some different brands including Sony, Toshiba, Acer and finally Apple. A different world, but my heart and head still remained with the humble two wheeled love of my life. So I set up MBRS.

Whilst Repairs and Servicing make up a large proportion of business, I also work as a Cytech Instructor, training mechanics from around the world to a nationally recognised training qualification. From Panama, Chicago, Bahrain, South Africa, Crete, Italy and even New Zealand, mechanics  from across the world have come to get trained at a purpose built facility near Milton Keynes.

For the bike-nerds out there… I’m more 559 than 622 and it’s been a very, very long time since I discussed podiums and race licenses!! Nowadays I have a child seat on the back of my bike and I take my children on rides in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside usually enjoying a pint of ale rather than an electrolyte!!

Go faster daddy, go faster!!!

Go faster daddy, go faster!!!