Outside the Christiania Bike factory, Copenhagen, August 2016, taken by Katharine Round (www.disobedientfilms.com)

 Taking it easy on my Moulton APB, Ashton Court, Bristol, August 2017

Taking it easy on my Moulton APB, Ashton Court, Bristol, August 2017

 

About

I'm James, and I am a fully accredited Cycle Skills instructor and City and Guilds Level 2 Bike Mechanic.

I've been passionate about bicycles since riding around the terraced backstreets and nearby country lanes of Rugby, Warwickshire by myself from a very young age on clunky old 1970's bikes. An idealised 1980's childhood maybe, but it's given me a lifelong love of the freedom riding a bicycle can bring.

I have always cycled for work (save a short period working at home that left me at my most unfit), be it in Bristol, or for the past ten years in London, and I've seen a huge change in the city's cycling culture, and I'm enthusiastic in getting and keeping people cycling, through training and keeping bikes (especially old bikes) on the road.

Before becoming a full time cycling instructor and mechanic I spent 10 years working in a wide variety of roles across health and social care, from local authorities, to national regulators to older people's charities. 

"Life's too short to ride boring bikes".