cycling community

Willow Mitchell

This month I caught up with Willow Mitchell in and found out all about how she went from pootling around the country lanes on her bike as a kid to working on exciting behaviour change projects with Sustrans. Via Brighton and Berlin of course.

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Tori Cook

This month I chatted with Tori Cook, Cycling UK’s new Development Officer for Essex. Tori is Colchester born and bred, and is getting back into cycling after a break. She told me about how much of a help she’s found cycle confidence training, riding from London to...

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Phin & Gabi Wenlock

This month we had a chat with Phin and Gabi Wenlock, father and son who have both been riding their whole lives and see it as a normal and sensible way of getting about. They invited me round for a cuppa, and I just about made it inside before the heavens opened! With...

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John McArthur

We spoke to John McArthur about why he prefers his bike, his bike shop, and why we all need to learn to get along

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Alex McNulty

We spoke to Alex McNulty about his journey from commuter to long distance rider, and how he ditched his car in favour of a bike.

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Irena and Zak Banham

Irena Banham tells us how her son Zak has encouraged both of his parents to become a bit obsessed with cycling, and how it’s now proving a great way for her to beat congestion on the school run.

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Dan Gascoyne

This month we talk to Dan Gascoyne, who’s recently joined Colchester Borough Council as Assistant Director, Policy & Corporate. Whilst he’s not an obsessive cyclist, bikes have always been part of his life, as the best way to get around.

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Daniel Colaianni

This month we talk to an ‘old’ friend of Cycle Colchester, Daniel Colaianni who when he was just 12, was chosen along with his mum to be a Colchester Cycle Star as part of the former Colchester Cycle Town project.

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Stuart Bailey

This month we talk to Stuart Bailey of Cycling for Pleasure, one of Colchester’s popular volunteer-led cycling groups for beginners, returners and improvers about how cycling has benefited his mental health.

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