Rusty Cycle Shed was born in 2001 and has operated from Guildford in England, Freemantle in Western Australia, Glen Lonan and now Oban in the Scottish Highlands.

Our aim is to empower people through pedal power.


Nick Charlton BEng(Hons)


Nick trained as a professional Mechanical Engineer and worked for some years as a specialist in vehicle systems and dynamics in offroad vehicle research. Always a lover of two wheel transport he left research to make a round the world trip by motorcycle through five continents over three years. He started his business (now the Rusty Cycle Shed) after returning to cycling and looking for an occupation to pursue with pride. A founder member and Treasurer of North Argyll Cycle Club in 2004 and as Chairman from 2005, overseeing development of the club and growth from a handful of mountain bikers to a membership of 150 in 2021. Nick lead the Oban Sportive organising committtee from the start to it’s tenth year.


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