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Q&A Rob Hayles

Cyclist: So, you’ve spent lockdown in the workshop. What have you been working on?

Rob Hayles: Yeah, it’s my happy place. I wouldn’t be allowed in any other workplace because I need loud music all the time. I started doing carbon bike repairs a while ago to slot in with my commentary commitments, and that has now become Carbon Concepts.

It’s essentially anything involving the carbon atom, and isn’t just bike parts. I’ve done jewellery, including rings with the Worlds bands on them, and a Campagnolo Super Record wine bottle holder. One of my

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