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Meet The Team

Hello, we are your bike mechanic team ready to come and service your bike

Meet The Team

We provide mobile bike servicing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We are a team of passionate cyclists with many years of industry experience between us and have fully equipped vans ready to deliver a premium level of service to your doorstep.

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David Hunt

Co-owner
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David Hunt

Co-owner

I have spent thirty years working in the financial services jungle: banking; insurance and finance, during that time I have run large businesses and set up new companies. I have always been involved with sport as pleasure and pastime whether that be cricket, tennis, football or athletics. I didn’t start triathlon until I was well into my forties. I have always enjoyed both the competition and camaraderie of sports. Having moved into ‘retirement’, setting up a sports business allows me the opportunity of combining my passion for all things sporty and channeling my entrepreneurial ideas. I am passionate about excellence in customer service, building sustainable businesses and innovation.

As you may have seen, Rianca and I like to be involved in our unique sporting community here in the UAE. So if you have a suggestion on how to improve our business, then please drop us a line.

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Rianca Van Dijke

Co-owner
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Rianca Van Dijke

Co-owner

Living with a fairly obsessed triathlete and ironman wannabe you have to either beat them or join them and my way of doing this was by working at events with Raceme. I love the community feeling and buzz at sporting events.  One thing led to another and David and I have been running Sported.ae together for the past 6 years or so.  More recently we have taken over the running of Vélo Presto with the view of the two business complimenting one another.

I love the buzz of our team and interaction with our client base.

I am passionate about a great customer service and doing the right thing by people be it when teaching pilates in the past, or now in managing our business together with our team.

When you see us around come and have a chat!

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Claus Herold

Manager Operations
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Claus Herold

Manager Operations

My cycling passion started at a very young age back in my home country. I got my first bicycle at the age of four and since then bicycles have been an integral part of my life. When I turned 15 I stopped buying bicycles off the shelf and started to build them with parts I carefully selected. Over the years I built up around 70 bicycles and did countless numbers of market research for the highest quality parts. With Vélo Presto I now have the opportunity to make my passion my profession. As Manager Operations I take care of bringing our mechanics to you at the right time, equipped with all you need to get you ready for your next riding adventure.

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Jordan Colledge

Head Mechanic
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Jordan Colledge

Head Mechanic

My time at Great Britain cycling team was certainly an introduction to the world of elite level cycling, from crit races up and down the U.K, the tour de Yorkshire, world championships all over to commonwealth games in Australia. It was a huge achievement for me to work with the most decorated team in cycling history and be a part of something special. My priority was to keep riders riding and nothing will change in that respect.
Nowadays I like to take a leisurely stroll on my gravel bike with a coffee stop en route or hit up the trails on my steel hardtail where I go slow uphill and fast as I can down it. Aiming to stay upright as much as possible I take less risks than I did in my younger days!
I have been with Vélo Presto since 2023 and happy to share my experience with the fellow mechanics, where the aim is to ensure customers get the most enjoyment and pleasure out of their bike.

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Virgil Muena

Senior Mechanic
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Virgil Muena

Senior Mechanic

I started riding a bicycle when I was 15 years old as a means of transport going to school. After 3 years I started training for the Tour du Phillipines and managed to qualify! I raced as a pro cyclist for 5 years from my 18th. In 2006 I had the opportunity to come to Dubai and worked for Wolfi’s for 6 years as a bike mechanic. After that I joined Vélo Presto. I like to share my knowledge and take pride in using all my experience to give high quality bike services. I really love cycling; it is my passion and I compete in a lot of the local races with an occasional podium.
Proud to be a Vélo Presto mechanic!

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Reymon Gonzales

Mechanic
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Reymon Gonzales

Mechanic

During the COVID pandemic I was one of those residents in Dubai who lost their job. It was really hard to find work and I was lucky to be employed by Vélo Presto as I had some bike mechanic skills, I started with cleaning bikes and simple stuff and worked my way up. Now I’m happy to serve our customers everyday and share some knowledge, or tips on how to best maintain their bike in a good condition.

Being a drive-around mechanic is a tough job, but when I see the happiness of the customers after fixing and cleaning their bikes I feel great. That’s why I’m happy with my job.

On my day off I spend one or two hours riding my bike on the beach track in Dubai, or Sharjah corniche together with some family community riders.

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Ibrahim Jalloh

Mechanic
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Ibrahim Jalloh

Mechanic

Sierra Leonean, 25 years old.

As a passionate cyclist and bicycle mechanic I always strive to provide the best service to my clients and I just love fixing bikes.

I started cycling as a teenager.
When there was a cycling event in my local community where a schoolmate of mine won the race, I said to myself “I could do this too!”
I signed up for my first competition and amazed myself with a first place.
Another achievement I am proud of is the award for “youngest cyclist in the Sierra Leone national team”.
Since then I have competed in many national and African competitions, such as the All Africa games in Morocco 2018 and the Tour du Guinea 2019.
Another highlight was winning the biggest cycling race in West Africa The SIS Tour de Lunar in 2022; winning all three jerseys.

My journey to the UAE has been so good because I got the job of my dreams. I never really thought about it, but developing into a more successful cyclist, together with my passion for fixing bikes and being able to help others enjoy their ride to the fullest, I know this is the right thing for me to become a successful person and it has changed my life.

I usually ride with my clients and I feel grateful for the opportunity to share my passion with others and make a positive impact on the cycling community.

Here in Dubai I have been racing in most of the bigger cycling challenges ending up in the top 15 with the occasional podium and have recently qualified for the UCI finals in Copenhagen.

My aspirations are to participate in one of the biggest cycling events like the Tour de France, or Giro d’Italia and being the best bike mechanic I can be.

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Paul Diokno

Junior Mechanic & Driver
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Paul Diokno

Junior Mechanic & Driver

I am one of the latest members of the Vélo Presto Team.

Not a cyclist, but being around bicycles and bike rides has sparked my interest of the cycling world.

My passion for motorcycles and cars definitely helped the learning process of knowing all things bike. Still a long way to go though, but everyday is an opportunity to learn something new.

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Edison Joseph

Driver
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Edison Joseph

Driver

My journey in the UAE begins with eight years at RTA-Dubai as a taxi driver gaining knowledge of the UAE roads and mingling with various nationalities and cultures. After the RTA, I spent 10 years as a driver cum messenger in prestigeous establishments. There I handled VIP clients, guests, deligates while driving luxurious vehicles.
Now I am working with Vélo Presto as a driver and assisting the mechanics, expanding my experiences and learning basic bike servicing skills from my colleague. It is a good experience. Before I didn’t know about bicycles but with Vélo Presto, I can talk about bikes!

Bike Servicing

What Our Customers say

Absolutely superb service and super flexible with my poor timing! Definitely know what they are talking about.
Work carried out with care and attention to detail and sensible recommendations made when the bike was delivered back.
Thanks guys, really appreciate it and will be back to use your services again

Aimee Davidson

I had the whole family over for our wedding and they all wanted to ride Al Qudra. The guys at Vélo Presto were awesome, they organised rental bikes and delivered them to the track. Top shelf service.

Tom Southgate

Top quality service, friendly, helpful, courteous and knowledgeable. Turned up on time, left us with bikes that looked brand new, and at very competitive prices. Can't rate them highly enough.

Jo Clark

5++ star service, professional, on-time, know their stuff, friendly. Totally recommend them for all things biking! Roohi Hamlani

The boys came to my place with very short notice and made my bike work like a dream ready for IM Bahrain 70.3. At this race I secured a slot to the 70.3 World Championships and having a mechanically A+ bike certainly helped achieve this... Sean Nagoya

Highly recommend Velo Presto! Top notch service and very convenient. Now my bike is ready for the next challenge May Husseini

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