Bike Mechanics

Jerry O’Dwyer

Bike Area Manager and Bike Fit Expert

Jerry has spent around 25 years in the bike industry doing bike mechanics, sales and fitting. He has also raced with St Finbarrs cycling club in Cork, specialising in time trials, and has acted as mechanic for the Irish cycling team on various tours and as soigneur.

  • Cytech Level 1
  • Cytech Level 2
  • Cytech Level 3 course on Hydraulic disc brakes and suspension servicing
  • Avid Hydraulic Disc Brake course
  • Trek Precision Fit Certified

Cube Agree GTC SL Dura-Ace
Specialized S-Works
Brooks Ravenna

Fergus O’Connor

Senior Bike Mechanic

Fergus is an active member of Fermoy Cycle Club and the Fermoy Blackwater Triathlon Club. He has competed in numerous cycle races, including the Ras.

  • Cytech Level 1
  • Cytech Level 2

Cube Litening SL (Dura Ace)
Specialized S-Works
Saucony Triumph

Peter Barber

Senior Bike Mechanic

Peter is an active member of St Finbarrs cycling club. He has many years of experience working with bikes in the family shop – Barbers Bikes and Prams – in addition to working as a bike mechanic in New Zealand whilst travelling, and bike racing including the Ras Mumhan 2014.

  • Cytech Level 3 course on Hydraulic disc brakes and suspension servicing.

Lapierre Zesty 314
Specialized S-Works

Luke McCarthy

Workshop Assistant

Luke is the newest addition to the workshop team and is learning the ropes and studying for Cytech qualification. Luke has competed in triathlon for many years and has consistently proven himself to be one of Cork’s finest triathletes, regularly making a top 5 position.

Trek Madone
Felt B12
Saucony Omni, Asics DS Racer

Sales and General Staff

Simon Worley


Simon has recently completed his first marathon – the Cork City Marathon. Simon has taken part in numerous triathlons and road races, including a number of ½ marathons.

Scott Addict R2 Ultegra
Shimano Custom Fit, Lake Triathlon Shoes
Mizuno Wave Rider, Saucony Triumph, Brooks Pure Flow, New Balance Minimus Zero.

Gillian Worley


Gill was born into a cycling family. Her Dad John Aher was a member of St. Finbarrs in Cork back in the 50/60’s and spent the best part of his life on a racing bike alongside team mates including Dick Barry, Tom Lavin, Gerry Rea to name just a few. He competed in the Ras a number of times and holds national and county cycling medals. Her Mum Helena Geary was a rower and part of the legendary Geary family from Cobh that dominated the rowing, cycling and athletics scene.

Kuota KOM
Shimano Tri Shoes
Brooks Pure Connect (the best shoe I have ever run in!), Asics GT-2000 Here to Win (Chris ‘Macca’ McCormack), The Secret Race (Tyler Hamilton), Born to Run

Billy Desmond


Billy has a full suspension MTB and likes to hit the trails now and again on this. He is also a leisure runner, typically enjoying the 4 – 8 mile running distances. He improved his time in this year’s Carrigaline 5 Mile Road Race by over 3 minutes. This year, Billy also took part in his first Duathlon event (using an Edge Sports Rental racing bike).

Cube AMS 120
Brooks Pure Cadence

Robert Patterson


Robert has been running and cycling for many years. He presently mainly concentrates on running and is a member of Leevale AC. He has raced everything from 1500m up to the marathon, breaking the three hour mark in his most recent marathon effort. He has also participated in many different multi-sports events including triathlon, duathlon and adventure racing.

Mizuno Wave Rider, Nike Vomero, Asics Gel Excel 33
Adidas Adios 2
Adidas Kanadia Trail Scott Addict R2 Ultegra
Shimano R132
Garmin Forerunner 620, Cateye Strada

Dave Lyons

Assistant Manager

Dave is an active member of Mallow AC. He is also a qualified Athletics coach and has a personal training qualification. Dave is a passionate runner and has covered every distance up to marathon, including the 2013 London marathon. He has recently competed a lot more on the track to improve his speed for the longer road races. Dave also enjoys mountain biking on the Ballyhoura trails.

Brooks Pure Cadence, Saucony Kinvara
Brooks ST Racer
Asics MD Cube Aim Disc
Garmin Forerunner 620