- Meet Our Staff
Meet Our Staff
We are made up of a bunch of cycle enthusiasts of various ages with experience across a range of disciplines. We are passionate about our cycling & triathlon and believe that everybody is capable of riding a bike or competing in a triathlon regardless of age, experience or size as long as they have the determination to try and above all have fun!
ADRIAN SMITH - DIRECTOR
Adrian was born "oop North" and spent many years serving in the Army as a PTI. He competed for the Army in biathlon and running and these days can be found walking his dogs and doing up his house in Monmouthshire where he now lives.
Fav sport: Ski Biathlon and cycling
Other interests: Property developer
Interesting facts: Raced at the Triathlon World Championships in Canada in 1992 and has two dogs.
PAUL SHENTON - SHOP MANAGER
Paul was born in Stoke and before coming to work for Total Fitness, worked as a consultant metallurgist travelling all over the world. He holds a PhD in Metallurgy so we can officially call him Doctor!
Paul is a qualified Body Geometry Bike Fitter and is one of only 9 in the country to be formally certified.
Fav sport: Cycling
Other interests: supporting Stoke City, music, vinyl records, film and literature
Interesting fact: Been a vegetarian for 29 years!
CHRIS BAILEY - SHOP FLOOR SALES
Chris is our youngest member of staff and is known as "The Boy"! He holds a BSc in Geography and is obsessed with his car even giving each car he owns a name!
Fav sport: cycling
Other Interests: his car
Interesting facts: I once laughed at how little Nairo Quintana looks on a bike… he’s my height (top bloke)
SARAH ROLLEY - WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA DEVELOPER, ADMINISTRATOR
Sarah grew up in South Africa where she competed in both 100m & 200m breaststroke. She went to Agricultural college when she came back to the UK with her family and started her working life as an event groom. She is married to Andy and they have 2 children who are also very into their biking and can be found happily riding trails in Wales and the local woods!
Fav sport: mountain biking & swimming
Other Interests: my kids, dog Holly, swimming, beer and mountain biking!
Interesting facts: I was a qualified horse riding instructor in my 20's and worked with some amazing horses!
MAX HAZELL - BIKE MECHANIC
I started out as swimmer and until starting work with Andy, thought I was pretty good. Inspired by Sunday's watching my dad 'race' triathlons, I decided to give cycling and running a shot too. I went on to compete all over the world, racing in the pro field at Zurich 5150 and winning European Long Distance Champs. A generous local bike shop even offered to sponsor me. I now work for them.......
Fav sport: running
Other Interests: eating bananas
Interesting facts: I am a vegan (one up on Paul!)