BORN IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS
In 2010, it started with a sketch on an in-flight magazine.
Seven years later we had developed the world’s first bicycle which could grow the size of its triangular core – and still be as light as the market leader.
Founder Andy Lloyd’s concept went on to be patented globally, and forms the heart of our EPOK™ growing bikes.
“Conventional bike frames for kids just don’t make sense – they miss the point, kids are growing, and pedalling stronger every day…”
Read about the rest of our story here.
ENGINEERS, PARENTS, RIDERS & DESIGNERS
We are a team of engineers and passionate cyclists, based in, and named after Monmouthshire’s Black Mountains. We’re committed to developing the world’s most advanced kids' bikes.
ANDY LLOYD - Founder & Inventor
Andy leads the company, and as a manufacturer, engineer, cyclist and father he is closely involved in the design and development of our bikes and components. Inspired by the short-comings of his son’s first dismal high-street bike, Andy’s children have both been involved in the testing and development of the bikes.
GREG HAMPTON - Lead Designer & (destructive) Tester
An accomplished National Level downhill racer, engineer and genuine bike-nut with a background in Industrial Design, Greg leads the design and engineering of our range of bikes. After the CAD and Lab testing, all our bikes have to suffer the pain of the ‘Greg Test’, massive hops, whips and pedal kicks – even on our smallest 14” wheeled PINTO!
LAUREN JENKINS - Brand & Customer Care
With a background in bike journalism, Lauren’s worked for some of the biggest titles in the sport including; Pinkbike, Dirt Magazine, Total Women’s Cycling and Wideopen Magazine and was named as one of BikeBiz’s ‘Women of the Year’ in 2015. Lauren heads up our brand management and customer service teams, making sure that all the great things we do here at Black Mountain are communicated to our customers, whilst ensuring we offer the worlds’ best customer service.
SPREAD THE WORD
MIKE ROSE - PR & Sweeping Up
After editing Dirt, one of the world's most influential MTB magazines for 16 years, Mike now works as a freelancer (through his company ‘Get Rad’) and leads our PR & Marketing team, spreading the word about our great products whilst also casting his critical eye over our products and innovations. He sometimes sweeps up too, and he loves Lana, Black Mountain's black dog.