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Rick King

This month’s interview is with Rick King. Rick’s been volunteering with lots of cycling and mobility projects in Colchester, and his story of how cycling transformed his health is really inspirational. With social distancing in place I wasn’t able to go and see Rick in person, but he very kindly answered a few questions by email instead. Read on…

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Richard Harris

This month I sat down with Re~Cycle volunteer and all round bike lover Richard Harris to chat about what got him back into riding, why Re~Cycle is the best place to work, and what he’s planning for his next bike…

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Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen

On a chilly Monday evening at the end of January I took a ride to meet Jo and Jay, founders of Wivenhoe Bike Kitchen. I leant my bike against the fence outside their workshop in the Canoe Store at the old Cook’s Shipyard in Wivenhoe, knocked on the door, and was greeted by Jo – and the offer of a hot cup of tea. How could I say no…

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Catherine and Stuart Johnson 

This month I met Catherine and Stuart Johnson for a cup of tea and a catch up at The Minories tearoom. We talked about cycle campaigning, utility cycling and how riding a bike quite simply puts a smile on your face!  

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Lucy Mondon

This month's interview is with Lucy Mondon. Lucy tells us about how getting an e-bike has given her a new found confidence in cycling on the road, as well as some tips and tricks about how to get the most out of your  e-bike! How did you first start cycling?  It’s the...

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Liz Bethell

This month we chatted with Liz Bethell from St James’ Primary School about her work as a bikeability instructor, growing up on her bike as a bit of a tomboy and how she’s held onto her favourite bike for a long time…

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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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