Posted on
Monday,
12 Nov 2012

Our Team

Glen Parker Cycles was established in Nedlands in 1970. Since then it has taken pride in its wide range of product lines and bargain prices, as well as its top-notch service department for repairs and other mechanical issues. You will be surprised just how many bikes, frames and bits we can fit in our shop. We must be the biggest little bike shop around! See Perth's largest selection of new and second-hand racing bikes. We have over 70 racing bikes and frames in stock, along with a wide selection of other bikes, with new stock arriving constantly. The stores current proprietors, Dennis Lightfoot and Hilton McMurdo, still actively participate within the cycling scene. Between them they have over forty years of cycling experience in a number of differing disciplines. Dennis has had over 200 race wins in his career, in numerous countries including France, Belgium, Britain and Australia. Further, he was British National Champion for 1978, 1981 and 1986. Dennis still has an active hand in organising numerous racing events. Carlo Barendilla, our wizard Mechanic, is the Track Star of the shop. Not only has Carlo been the State Champion for the Sprint, Keirin and the Kilo in 2003, 2004 and 2005, but he has also placed 5th in the Nationals for the Sprint in 2004 and 2005. Add to this a spot in the Australian Track Team, and you can be sure Carlo knows what he is doing. Matt (Mop) Blackwell, Mechanic and Salesperson, is the true all-rounder working at the shop. Mop has worked in bike shops since 1992, and has raced a number of road and off-road events. Most notably Mop has raced Mountain Bikes at a National Level and has placed 5th in the State for Elite Cross Country. So if you see them on the road, slow down (or speed up!) and have a chat, as they are always happy and willing to talk bikes.