Testimonials

Brenda Mitchell

Cycle Law Scotland

Chris Boardman, MBE

British Cycling

Javier Gomez

Triathlete

Michael Hutchinson

Writer, Journalist, Academic Lawyer

Gwen Jorgenson

Triathlete

Brenda Mitchell

Cycle Law Scotland

As a specialist solicitor with 30 years’ experience in cycle related incidents, I have sought out Sandy Gilchrist as an expert witness on numerous occasions. His outstanding wealth of experience as a renowned International cycling mechanic has enabled my firm to add a far better understanding of cycle dynamics and control to assist our clients in often difficult claims involving product liability and cycle road crash incidents, where the failure of a bike part, or the way the bike is damaged, requires expert testimony.

 

Sandy Gilchrist is a unique expert witness as he combines his strengths as both an athlete and mechanic to add a clear understanding of cycle related incidents. Sandy Gilchrist has been accepted as an expert witness in the Court of Session in the case of David Robinson v Scottish Borders Council (PD1637/15).
 

His expert testimony as to the causal link between the crash and the road surface defect was accepted as Sandy assisted the Court with reference to the specific damage to the bike caused by a trap leading to wrenching of the handle bars consistent with the bike coming to a dead stop. The Judge, Lady Wolffe, who described him as a “very experienced bike mechanic who had worked with International cycling racing teams maintaining and repairing their racing bikes” certified Sandy Gilchrist as an expert witness and accepted his evidence in full.
 

I can highly recommend Sandy Gilchrist’s services as an expert witness. He is one of the world’s most experienced bicycle mechanics and his evidence is rarely challenged. As such, Sandy Gilchrist will always be my first port of call for initial advice and expert testimony in cycle related accident cases.

Chris Boardman, MBE

British Cycling

During his many decades involved with both the business and sporting side of cycling, Sandy Gilchrist worked extensively with The Great Britain cycling team as head mechanic. In this role, he acted as mechanic for myself working with the most sophisticated equipment and materials available, including the Lotus Superbike. In my opinion, his breadth of experience in both the cycling industry and cutting edge sport, qualify him to offer expert opinion on a broad range of cycling matters.

Michael Hutchinson

Writer, Journalist, Academic Lawyer

I’ve known and worked with Sandy Gilchrist for well over ten years, firstly in my career as a professional cyclist, and latterly when I was working as a technical and equipment consultant to a national federation. His expertise in cycling is probably unique, in as much as he combines experience at the highest levels of competition with a long and very successful career in the cycle industry.  Working with him on technical issues I found the depth of his knowledge of bike construction and safety factors to be invaluable, and his practical mechanical experience to be second to none. 

Javier Gomez

Triathlete

“I remember when I joined Specialized, I felt like a real professional for the first time in my life. This was because I had the pleasure of working with the best bike mechanics in the world. Sandy always fine tunes our bikes to perfection, so I am always able to perform at my best, it is so gratifying. All this said, Sandy is very kind and a great person, he creates a relaxed and friendly atmosphere before the competitions, it is always important to destress from the ongoing tension involved around events. As a pure Scotsman, he is always a good partner to grab a beer after a race”

Gwen Jorgenson

Triathlete

It is imperative that my bike is in world class working conditions for the races I do. The demands in my sport do not allow for any mechanicals. I have to have absolute faith and trust in my bike mechanics, thankfully Sandy is at most races to look after me and my Specialized Amira. Sandy and I have been working together since 2013. I would highly recommend Sandy's services to anyone.