cycling community

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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Vince Langdon-Morris

This month, our interviewee is Vince Langdon-Morris who grew up in South Africa and is now Managing Director of Re-Cycle, the international charity based in Wormingford which ships bikes to trusted partners – in Africa.

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Ashley Parmenter

Self-confessed petrolhead Ashley Parmenter learned to drive a car before he tried riding a bike at the age of 19. He likes having a car for long journeys but thinks the bike is best for short trips. And learning to cycle has also provided him with some interesting jobs.

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Sarah Holt

Sarah Holt was a keen cyclist as a youngster, but only recently returned to cycling, riding 300 miles from London to Paris in aid of St Helena Hospice. This experience, coupled with moving house nearer to the town centre, has made cycling part of her life again.

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