Cranks & Planks is owned and run by Charlie and Julie Pickup.
Since moving to Wiltshire over ten years ago, we have been cycling together on the roads and competing in triathlons of various distances from sprint to full Ironman. Having raced competitively, we know only too well the importance of having a bike that is well tuned and functioning perfectly. We've invested a lot of time and effort in getting to know and understand exactly how all our bikes work. We both have technical backgrounds and are IMI Level 2 Bike Mechanics, which is an internationally recognised and accredited qualification.
A few years ago we decided to give E-Mountain biking a go, we loved it! Every ride we go on, we explore more of our local countryside and continue to discover new tracks and trails. We want to offer everyone the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Wiltshire countryside on an e-bike, so the idea of Cranks & Planks was born.
Another great passion of ours is to hit the mountains with our planks, not our cranks - skiing! Fed up with paying resort prices to wax and edge our skis, we thought, if we can look after bicycles we must be able to look after skis! So we are certified ski and snowboard technicians.