Bike It Now! has a vision of providing the highest quality bike retail, tour, hire and workshop service for those wanting to enjoy the cycling trails in the Central Otago, Southern Lakes, MacKenzie and Waitaki regions of New Zealand, as part of their next holiday or if they are lucky enough within their own surroundings.
Bike It Now! is owned by Duncan Randall, Kathryn Fletcher (Fletch) and Lisa Joyce.
Duncan and his family relocated from Dunedin in mid 2012. Duncan is a well respected member of the Outdoor Retail Industry. He was the manager of R and R Sport in Dunedin for 11 years. He has a passion for retail and enjoys the time he spends with customers, whether it be discussing what type of tube to buy or whether that $7000 Scott Genius Dual Suspension is really what you want. He is riding a Scott Spark 710 Plus.
Fletch and Lisa have come from Dunedin as well. Lisa was working at WHK (now Crowe Horwath) in IT support, she then worked for Contact Energy based at the Clyde Dam for 3 1/2 years. Lisa deals with the financial and hire aspects of the business but is very good at turning her hand to retail and can often be found in the Workshop. Golf is her passion, however she is not getting many opportunities to play, but has managed to find time to coach and play the occasional game. She is riding a Scott Genius 720 plus. Fletch left her job at St Hilda’s in Dunedin where she was HOD Physical Education and Outdoor Education. She is based at the Clyde shop and looks after the tour and marketing aspects of the business. She is riding a Scott E Genius Plus but not very often!
Tony Haig; Tony is passionate about bikes, this used to be roadies however this has changed. He is based in the main workshop and has a good eye on all things hire. He is always keen to be involved in the retail as well. He has a selection of Scott, Avanti and De Vinci bikes – a favourite being the Scott Genius LT 710 Plus. When not at Bike It Now! or out riding you can find him with his family and he even manges to fit in time to be a well regarded Squash Coach
Jan Barnie; Jan is involved in office administration and tour planning. Jan has a love of cycling and when the chance of working in the industry came along she jumped at it. Able to turn her hand to anything, Jan enjoys riding her Scott Carbon Scale 935 as much as possible.
Lois Mulvihill; Lois is an Itinerary Planner and is focused on putting together trips for our wide ranging clients. She enjoys the challenge of putting together very personalized itineraries. Her positive attitude fits in well. She is riding and enjoying a Smart Motion Hypersonic E Bike, great for commuting from Alexandra to Clyde in the warmer months her favourite bike is her Scott Spark 950
Kevin Higgins; Kevin is one of our talented Bike Mechanics. He can be found in his workshop in the barn, working on customers bikes and in the heat of the tour season doing rental bikes. He enjoys working on his own E Bike creations in his spare time. Check out his latest creation in Wanaka – “The Food Tricycle”.
Yannik Rutschmann: Yannik is new to the team, he has joined Kevin in the workshop and has already assisted with his expertise in E Bike diagnostics (Germany being one of the leaders in this technology). He has also enjoyed outings with our tour clients.
Peter Birks; Peter is our Lead Driver. He is key to the team. The standard of our vehicles are his responsibility. Clients enjoy his commentaries and the caring approach he conveys. He is riding a Trek X-caliber 7. He has enjoyed stretching himself with taking on some supported tours in 2017.
Jeremy Hogue, Warren Lees, Dave Murray, Quentin McLean and Stu Cameron all cover various driving roles. These guys just live and love Central Otago and our clients benefit from their knowledge (stories) and enjoy the great sense of humour they all possess.
Heidi Morris; Heidi is our most experienced guide – she is passionate about cycling and about people making sure our clients have a great time while out on the trails. Her enthusiasm is infectious and rubs off on all around her. She is riding a Scott Spark 910.
Fletcher Sharman; Fletcher is always happy to do anything asked of him. He is enjoying doing some of our tour work in Wanaka with our Taiwanese groups. He is a Trek rider and is putting himself and Bike It Now! on the racing map! he is racing a Trek 2018 Slash 9.8. All this and completing a plumbing apprenticeship.
Duncan Sutherland; Duncan comes in at weekends, school holidays and even after school some days to assist with hire bikes and general jobs. When not out in the barn he is racing on his BMX which he is very talented at, he is also putting time into coaching which is he is proving very good at. In fact he has landed himself the title of 2017/2018 BMX New Zealand South Island coach of the year. The Dunstan High School pupil received the accolade during the BMX national awards at the annual meeting dinner in Wellington. He does cruise the hills on his Genius 750 when he can.
Keila Davidson; Keila is another of our high school students coming in after school during the week and on Saturdays to assist in the office with getting resources ready for our tour clients.
Last but not least Gary, this is the guy our business cannot do without, serving great coffees at The Merchant Cafe in Clyde.
So this is a little bit about all of us, please feel free to call us 0800 245366 NZ Freephone, 034492228, 1800 446356 Aus Freephone or call by our little bike shop that has everything. We are located at 25 Holloway St, Clyde.