Meet the Team - Tamar Thompson

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I manage Bike Back Bristol and Derby.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Failing my cycling proficiency!!

What was your first bike?

A nasty small wheeled purple thing but my friend had a beautiful shiny blue shopper that I adored and desperately wanted.

What would your dream bike be?

I've already got my dream bike.

What are your favourite cycling routes in Bristol/UK?

A lovely ride in the Forest of Dean or New Forset. You can buy great maps here to help you explore!

How long does it take you to fix a puncture?

The time it takes me to ask my husband to do it for me, so about a minute and a half.

If you could wave a magic wand and make something better about cycling, what would it be?

No need for a wand as it's already happening, just not in the UK yet. Watch this video shared by Chris Boardman on cycling in Groningen Netherlands. I actually wept after seeing this because of the slow pace of change over here.

Who would your ideal tandem partner be?

My husband Ben, of course, who introduced me to tandem riding 15 years ago...we even cycled on it to our wedding.

What's your favourite pre/post cycling food?

A nice cup of tea and a slice of cake - not fussy which.

What's your best cycling related joke?

Why can't a bicycle stand up on it's own? Because it's too tyred!!

 

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