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 to dislodge 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
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
Since 2005 the businesses completed its recovery and became just
one shop once again and 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