Meet the Team
Ace Bicycles Monmouth was the vision of Gareth Sheppard and Tobias Pantling, and has taken nearly 3 years to become reality.
Together with Ian Officer, the 3 of them set up the business and begun the search for the perfect premises.
Gareth has been mountain biking since the early 90’s, and raced at world cup and word championship level, before switching to racing on the road.
After completing a BSc in Sport Science, and later a M.B.A. Gareth went on to work on the British Cycling High Performance Team, taking the team to London 2012.
Post London he went to work with Ian at Pedalabikeaway in the Forest of Dean, and they also co-own local guiding and coaching company WYE MTB.
Toby is a former professional mountain bike racer, focusing on downhill and enduro.
Toby has had an extensive career in suspension set up and servicing starting at Fox, and later with Chris Porter and the Geometron project.
Toby set up Ace Bicycles in Guildford in 2018, but is often seen frequenting the trails around Monmouth and the FOD, which he rates as some of the best in the UK.