Jimmy likes to ride his bicycle and drink beer. Jimmy is considered a pretty alright bike mechanic.
He was given his first geared mountain bike when he was less than ten. By the time he was 13 he had saved for his first “real MTB” with suspension forks by cleaning second hand fridges and never looked back.
In 2008, he met Hope & Harry at Woodhill Mountain Bike Park whilst he and some other Auckland legends were building the infamous X-Aisle huck trail. Around this time he had landed himself a job with one of NZ’s biggest distributors in the cycling industry, Worrall’s, putting his fingers in as may pies as he possibly could.
That’s where he came across Robert Eva. Jimmy talked Rob (Dad) into letting him set up the SRAM Technical University in Melbourne Australia. Four years, 350+ STUdents and enough days under a SRAM race support tent to fill a lifetime. After returning to New Zealand, Jimmy set up the infamous Lewis & Co bike shop in Grey Lynn, the go-to bike suspension service in Auckland, met a girl, got married to Ange and then baby Molly arrived, who was on a bike before she could walk...
Mark (Harry) Harrowfield
Since a very early age growing up riding BMX bikes in Tauranga and could be found riding with his mates all over the city at local dirt jumps, at the BMX track or skate ramps. He loved pulling down and rebuilding his BMX’s and used to scavenge for parts in the bins behind his local cycle and mower shop regularly to see if there were any upgrades they could do or parts they could use to do up bikes to sell.
There was always a desire to one day owning his own shop and the love for bikes at an early age paved the way for this to eventually happen with the creation of Lewis & Co in 2017 with his good friends Jimmy and Hope. After starting a career in sales Harry became involved in the mountain bike industry 2002 where he brought into the operating business of the Woodhill Mountain Bike Park. 17 years on he is still involved as the managing director and shares his time between Lewis & Co, Woodhill and other business interests.
Woodhill is where Jimmy, Hope and Harry struck up a great friendship through the passion for riding (mostly jumping) their mountain bikes. “We spent hours doing laps of jumps in the trails and then hours in the Worrall’s workshop fixing and upgrading our bikes over the years”. This passion led to trips overseas riding and many conversions about the creation of the ultimate bike shop in Auckland. Harry is married to Rebecca and they have two little ones, Addy and Luke who love riding their bikes.