The Bikeline Team
At Bikeline you will be served by a team with years of cycling experience.
Our staff have ridden their bikes across many countries including: Australia, The United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and many more.
We are a diverse team with a combination of mountain biking and road cycling experience.
Shane Pennell - Store Manager Toowoomba - Strategic Projects
Shane joined the Bikeline team in October 2023. With a long history in the automotive industry as well as managing his own businesses, Shane knows his way around. He can be regularly found in Jubilee park riding the trails. Shane works with us Full time
Mark Raby - Sales / Mechanic Toowoomba
Mark joined the Bikeline team in November 2020 when he switched careers from being a professional chef to the cycling industry. Mark loves bike touring and road cycling. He rides a Specialized Creo and a Scott e-Genius. Mark works with us Full time
Matthew Simonelli - Senior Mechanic Toowoomba
Matthew joined the Bikeline team in October 2023. With many years of experience in Brisbane bike shops Matthew knows his way around the tools. He is a keen mountain biker but doesn't shy away from riding a road bike either. Matthew works with us Part time.
Chris Hadzi - (Interim) Store Manager Ipswich
Chris has a long history in road cycling in his early career he is now more at home on the trails where he loves riding his Specialized Levo. Chris works with us on a casual basis.
Kevin Blundell - Sales / Mechanic Ipswich
Kevin joined the Bikeline team in October 2023 when he switched careers to the cycling industry. Kevin loves the rail trail and can often be found on the BVRT before or after his shifts at our Bikeline Ipswich store. Kevin works with us Full time.
Marcel Govers - Owner
Riding is in his blood. Marcel is passionate about riding and upskilling new riders to discover the passion of cycling.
He cycled his road bike across several Asian countries, where he raced on amateur level in Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia. While still living in The Netherlands he did several MTB trips into Belgium and Germany.
Marcel has over a decade of experience in managing companies in several industries.
While in Singapore, Marcel was Club captain for a major cycling Club and Race team. With up to 70 riders joining on Thursday night rides (50KM) and up to 50 riders joining on the weekly Round the Island (RTI - 120 KM) rides the club was a great breeding ground for race talent. We would love to copy that same model for Toowoomba.
Favourite ride: Toowoomba - Brisbane (on the backroads)
Marcel Recommends: Specialized Creo - The smooth performance of the Specialized Creo e-bike in the Toowoomba hills is just amazing. It truly will extend every rider's ride and keep it enjoyable. Marcel's longest ride on a Creo: 160 KM Toowoomba - Strathpine.