Darren Murray, Owner
My goal is to run a shop that is accessible for every cyclist to come, chat or chill with no pressure. I'm always up for a coffee and a yarn.
Darren fell in love with cycling when he was 18 after watching the Tour de France, but he never rode seriously until he hit his early 20’s. As he got more serious about the sport, he had an epiphany, realising that working in a bike shop would allow him the time to train and learn everything possible about bikes.
Darren has always been mechanically minded so becoming a mechanic was a perfect for him, after working in several shops he joined the CYCO crew in 1996.
During a four year sabbatical from CYCO, Darren ran the Mavic service centre for New Zealand and supported the Mavic sponsored riders during the MTB world champs in Rotorua. He also travelled throughout France training with the Mavic team.
Returning to NZ, Darren took over as the workshop manager of CYCO and ultimately, in 2015, Darren took ownership of the store and moved it to Kingsland
Darren’s palmarès over his time racing include representing NZ at the Tour of Taiwan and the Tour of Japan, he raced in Holland for an offshoot of the Rabobank team and had reasonable success. In NZ, he won around Taupo, a stage of Tour of Southland, and won/was on the podium in numerous one day races and stages of tours. He finished second in the Sprint race in both the Tour of Southland and Tour of Wellington.
Ben, our youngest member of CYCO, starting with us in 2014. Ben was the captain of the Auckland Grammar Cycling team and took the National road cycling title in 2015, Ben has come a long way with both his cycling and in life, now also studying at medical school.
I’m Cosmo and I work at CYCO as a mechanic. When I’m not at work I’ll usually be out riding, I enjoy hilly road rides but my love for cycling is truely captured in the forest. I have a real love of all things technical so love the challenge that being a bike mechanic brings.
I’m the new weekend member of the team at CYCO. While I love a social cruise with my mates there's nothing like a good cross country trail ride to get me going. I'm also currently finishing my bachelors of Architecture this year.
Chewie is the newest member of the team and also the most junior. he is an expert at all tasks up to 4 inches off the ground, He loves a pat and a cuddle and to be fair is the cutest member of staff.
We love to 'Gram
Get in touch about anything cycling. If you need advise, want to test ride some bikes, or just want to chat about the pro teams, we are up for it. Or just pop in and see us any time.