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".