Bermondsey brothers’ bike repair business takes off with glowing reviews

Katherine Johnston (03 July, 2020)

Boys on Bikes started with a loan from big sister Sydney

37633The Boys on Bikes hard at work

A thriving new bike repair company in Bermondsey with a clutch of five star reviews has been set up by two enterprising teenage brothers.

Boys on Bikes’ Denney (left) and Frankie (right)

Bike-mad Denney O’Connell (15) and younger brother Frankie (14) set up Boys on Bikes, or BOB for short, from their family home in Jamaica Road.

They asked elder sister Sydney, aged seventeen, for a loan to cover the start-up costs and since then have received glowing testimonials from happy customers praising their work and professionalism.

“They both wanted to earn their own money, doing something that would benefit the local area and something that they enjoy,” says Sydney. 

“Both boys really enjoy fixing bikes, so asked me to buy them the necessary things to start up their company. 

“Our customers can come to us or the boys will go to them. 

They have had a great response from all of their customers, and some really lovely reviews on their website.”

The boys, who are both Millwall fans, picked up their skills through seven years at Peckham BMX and spending their own time fixing up bicycles. 

One reviewer, writing under the name Will G, said: “I punctured my back wheel this morning riding back from town, I called Boys on Bikes and immediately was told this would not be a problem and could be fixed quickly. 

“I thought maybe a day or two? Within fifteen minutes of delivering the wheel to BOB, I was notified that the wheel was fixed and that I could come and pick it up.  I would highly recommend BOB due to the customer service, work efficiency and price.”

It looks like BOB is just the start for the ambitious duo.  Denney, who plays for Roca Juniors, dreams of becoming a goalkeeper for Millwall and Frankie is developing an interest in gaming and computer graphics.

BOB repair bikes in and around Bermondsey – if you can’t travel they will come to you. Visit https://bob-boys-on-bikes.business.site/

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