the low down

Meet the Team - Jenny Hodges

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I am a back rider with the Two's Company scheme, where the back riders get to go out on tandems due to their visual impairment.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

I remember going out as a child on a little bike with fat wheels, which we called Noddy due to it being red and yellow. I did progress to a larger bike over the years but when I became a teenager, boys became more interesting I suspect! I was also fully sighted at the time so was able to get about however which way I wanted to.

Meet the Team - Chrissie Decker

How are you connected to Life Cycle?                                                                                                                                                                                                                

I started as a volunteer support rider for Bike Minded. I now help run the bike recycling scheme based at Horfield prison and I work in our youth project which delivers cycling activities at Bristol's adventure playgrounds.

Meet the Team - Lucy Greaves

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I'm a new instructor.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Learning to ride on the front lawn with my dad.

What was your first bike?

It was green, white, purple and super cool.

What would your dream bike be?

Just one? Impossible to choose! Can I have one that magically transforms from pub bike to racer to folding to cargo to MTB to tourer etc?

What are your favourite cycling routes in Bristol/UK?

Meet the Team - John Cotton

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

As a cycling instructor and ride leader.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Flying over my handlebars and knocking myself out, aged eight, when a stick I was carrying got caught in the spokes. I still have the scar.

What was your first bike?

A very old Raleigh that was too big for me and my father built up the pedals with wooden blocks.

What would your dream bike be?

Meet the team - Ed Norton

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I first got involved as a volunteer 5 years ago, now I’m Development Manager

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Going over the handlebars on my tiny yellow bike with stabilisers. I bawled my eyes out.

What was your first bike?

I was never really into cycling as a child so can’t remember my early bikes – but when I was 15 I got a huge Specialized Hardrock and I’ve had the cycling bug ever since.

What would your dream bike be?

Meet the Team - Keith Bonham

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I am a Trustee.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Hitting a pothole in an unmade road, and cutting my head so I had to go to junior school with a white head bandage! My teacher asked if I planned to join the Navy!

What was your first bike?

My first teenage/adult bike was a Humber Seater.

What would your dream bike be?

Meet the Team

Meet the Team - Elizabeth Williams

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I am a Trustee.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Cycling to Limeslade in Mumbles, South Wales for a picnic with a friend.

What was your first bike?

It was too big for me, but had been given to my Dad by a friend, so it was free.

Meet the Team - Frances McMillan

How are you connected to Life Cycle?

I'm the cycle training and Take a Stand co-ordinator.

What's your earliest cycling memory?

Following a group of older children quite far from home on my tricycle with the burgundy seat, then my dad roaring up in the car and throwing the trike in the boot and me into the back seat - boy was I in trouble!

What was your first bike?

 

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