David has an energy unlike no other; his enthusiasm for adventure is contagious with a love of mountain biking, skiing, climbing…pretty much anything outdoors.
When he isn’t outside with the adrenaline pumping, he is cooking with his daughter.
David’s energy is what keeps the Grease monkey team motivated and passionate about what they do.
Commercial Manager & HR
Ali grew up in the great outdoors of Australia. As an avid traveller, she loves exploring the colder regions of the planet having been to both Antarctica and the Arctic. The best place to be? Anywhere on or near water, particularly the sea.
You’ll usually find her knees deep in a spreadsheet, on a yoga mat or petting a dog.
Her first bike was bright orange, with no gears, back-pedal brakes and she rode it everywhere.
Alex is big into mountains, whether it’s mountain biking, climbing, skiing or hiking – he’s there.
He is slowly developing a love for coffee, yet still struggles to make a good one for himself!
Alex loves tinkering, building and fixing things whenever possible.
But more importantly, Alex’s first dog will be named Jaffa after Jaffacakes (which are cakes, not biscuits).
Sales & Marketing Manager
Susan was brought up overseas, traveling every few years around Africa and Europe, but soon had Scotland calling to lay down some roots.
With a love of the outdoors from skiing, horse riding, running and with a new passion for paddleboarding, Susan is all about living life actively and having fun along the way.
Grease Monkey Cycles puts sustainability at the forefront of our business priorities. The current climate emergency drives everything we do. We genuinely want to create a more sustainable way of living, focusing on transportation, in our daily lives and activities.
The UK government has set a Carbon Net Zero target by 2050 and to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared with 1990 levels. One of the biggest challenges is to decarbonise transport and reduce fuel consumption.
Bicycles are energy efficient, do not contribute to noise pollution in urban environments and are a zero emission form of transport. Our Velobox unit physically provides secure storage for 12 bikes within one car parking space, whilst also promoting cycling. We want to:
We recognise our operations, processes and manufacturing all have an impact on the environment, including the designs we create. We are committed to our business operations and sustainable design to minimise the impact of our activities on the natural environment. We are committed to:
Our Velobox has been made with simple frame geometry, refined connection and ergonomics for easy use and durability. The materiality has been minimised, whilst also providing adequate security and robustness. We want to build a unit that is simple to install and maintain, which will also endure inclement weather conditions and wear and tear to return maximum longevity. Grease Monkey Cycles are always refining its methods and processes in manufacturing and business to continually design for the future, and provide our customers with their desired solution.
Veloboxes’ design is adaptable to fit different uses; it can be altered to house buggies, scooters and mobility units where required, to bring a design that lasts and can live out future changes and requirements. To achieve genuine sustainability, we ‘make it last’.