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Bikebook

Member since Feb 2022 • Last active Jun 2022
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Bikebook is the easiest, fastest, and most transparent way to have your bike serviced. It allows for an instant comparison of services, reviews, and prices from mechanics near you!

Bikebook Portal is a fully integrated bicycle shop management tool that can help you save time and improve efficiency in your business.

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    Hi Moocher, they are a combination of our own review system and google reviews.

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    My apologies, I have updated the links and they should work now.

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    Bikebook is a new online tool that allows cyclists to find the best local mechanic wherever they are located in the UK. It is the easiest, fastest, and most transparent way to have your bike serviced. It allows for an instant comparison of services, reviews, and prices from local mechanics! Furthermore, Bikebook Portal is a fully integrated bicycle shop management tool which can help mechanics save time and improve efficiency in their business.

    See the website here: Bikebook
    Bikebook Portal here: Bikebook Portal

    Bikebook was formed by two brothers and a best friend, with a goal to help cyclists find local, independent bicycle mechanics. The idea came about for two reasons:

    1. We were on a cycling trip in West Yorkshire and had a problem with one of our bikes, which required the assistance of a professional mechanic. However, as we were unsure about where to go and out of practicality, we took it to a large chain. Unfortunately, this repair was unsatisfactory, so we had to try and find a local mechanic.
    2. This led to the realisation that there was a need for a platform that would efficiently pair a cyclist to a professional mechanic.

    Jake, one of the cofounders says, “We aim to support local independent businesses whilst allowing cyclists transparency finding a mechanic and booking a service.”

    A problem solved.
    Bikebook enables a mechanic to create an online profile, which in turn allows cyclists to easily access the services of a professional.

    We wanted to improve the transparency of bike servicing as, although most mechanics offer a three-tier system of Basic, Standard and Premium, these services are not necessarily uniform across the industry. Our system gives the cyclist full transparency of each service, so they know exactly what is included and at what cost. Cyclists often found a mechanic through a word-of-mouth recommendation; however, the pandemic led to an increase in cyclists having to use search engines instead. Bikebook allows for easy-to-read reviews, based on the quality of the mechanic’s work, rather than their online presence being limited by a marketing budget and advertisement costs. In turn, the mechanic saves time and money in SEO and marketing costs.

    We have built the Bikebook Portal, our workshop management tool, to help improve a mechanic’s day-to-day administrative efficiency. Furthermore, we want to refine customer experience of obtaining a service. Bikebook portal has an automated service tracker, which allows a customer to see live updates of progress and to instantly message their mechanic.

    When speaking about their motivations for the project Ryan, cofounder, says that “From a young age, we have all loved cycling. Jake was an avid racer, and all of us are now regular, recreational cyclists. Creating a stronghold for the bicycle maintenance industry is exciting and rewarding for us all. Bikebook is more than just a business, it’s the conduit that supports our passion.”

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    Hi LFGSS community,

    We're a new start-up looking to break into the cycling market. We have been started by three school friends and are based in Sussex.

    Our aim is to connect cyclists with independent bicycle mechanics and encourage new cyclists to keep their bikes in tip-top shape. Our website, which you can see here: http://www.bikebook.co.uk, gives cyclists full transparency of reviews, prices, and what service items are included. They can then find the most suitable mechanic/service and save money.

    We also offer the mechanics a full booking management tool allowing them to set their availability, instantly chat with the customers using our messenger, and give live tracking updates of a service. You can see more of this here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INZnyT7v­h5I&t=2s

    It would be good to get peoples thoughts and feedback on this and hopefully spread the word! :)

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