Paul Brehaut

Paul (known as Dudley) joined Ian Brown's Cycle Shop in the summer of 1996. This followed his arrival into the sport of mountain biking just two years earlier. His competitive spirit saw him win his first ever local mountain bike race in November 1995 and become a fierce contender in the local scene.

He competed in many of the SAMS (Southern Area Mountain Bike Series) events during those formative years setting off from Guernsey with many other locals in the "Yellow Peril", an ex Guernsey Telecoms Transit van. At these UK races he rose to a rank of 5th in his age group.

Like Ian Paul has represented Guernsey at cycle racing at Commonwealth Games level racing at the 2002 Games held in Manchester. He also competed in all the Island Games from 1997 in Jersey up to Rhodes in 2007. Paul was part of the management team for the 2011 Island Games being held in the Isle of Wight.

Paul has seen the cycle business face many challenges since his arrival good and bad. He saw the good times of the nineties leading to the company setting up three shops under the Ian Brown's Cycle Shop banner. These included Moullins at Les Banques, Mark Pickford's Cycle Shop in Jersey and Ian Brown's Cycle Shop along Route Militaire.

Since the turn of the millennium the businesses faced some testing financial challenges of one degree or another. Paul realised that only by rolling his sleeves up, working hard and fulfilling customers' needs and expectations that together we could see the business recover throughout the 2000 - 2005 period.

Since 2005 the businesses completed its recovery and became just one shop once again and has grown from strength to strength.

In 2008 Paul became a fellow Director of Ian Brown's Cycle Shop. Paul is known for his dedication and enthusiasm to the local sport of cycle racing at all ages and levels. He is known for his ability to motivate and he can make sure any cyclist fulfills their potential. He coaches many of the island's top cyclists but also helps those that are venturing into the sport or have specific events to target in order to maximize benefit versus time available.