The oldest mtb shop in the surrey hills is still 100% rider owned and run

The Boss (Sam)

Well, it's me writing about myself so here goes...

Prior to working at Nirvana I had owned 2 successful businesses and have a long history in sales/customer service. This goes right back to the early 00's when I used to sell advertising space in the naughty section of the Exchange & Mart magazine, a dream job for a young man in his late teens :)

Growing up I lived at the skatepark every weekend but I didn't find MTB until 2015, I was instantly hooked. When COVID hit and wiped out my business I had to look at what I really wanted to do for the rest of my working career and this led me to working at Nirvana, 2 years later I'm now the Co-Owner with Carl!

You'll see me out in the Surrey Hills every weekend riding the local trails either leading our shop ride on a Saturday or exploring unknown trails on my day off, make sure you come and say hi!

The other boss (Carl)

Hello! I'm Carl and I'm the Co-Owner of Nirvana Cycles with Sam! Before taking over the shop I was a customer of Nirvana and friend of Sam & Miles. I had heard that Sam maybe getting an offer together to take over the shop and I had to get involved! Growing up I was into MTX for a while in my teens so when I first jumped on a mountain bike it was a natural fit. I began MTB back in 2015 when I started riding in the Surrey Hills and I can probably say that I have ridden almost every week since! I've recently started a family which does take up a lot of my time along with running 2 other businesses so I'm not around the shop as much as I'd like to be but you can still see me in there and also leading the occasional shop ride!

The Head mechanic (miles)

Miles is now the longest standing employee at Nirvana. He began helping out in the workshop at the age of just 14 when he was a regular on our Saturday shop ride. It was fairly common to hear Miles telling people everything that was wrong with their bike and then it also became common for him to fix them mid-ride! At 17 he became employed by Nirvana and his skillset has grown considerably ever since. Now a complete bike mechanic there isn't anything that Miles cannot fix. You'll not often see Miles out on the trails but when you do he's usually 18 foot high over a gap jump.