How did you get involved in the Cycle Hub?
During a Career break following 28 years in the Royal Navy, I popped in to see what it was all about, talked to Kate and then came back on a Fix Your Bike session to build up my own Mountain Bike. I started volunteering, helped out with holiday cover and then Kate asked me to join the team.
My first bike:
A Falcon road bike from about 1973 with 5 speed gears and downtube shifters. I gave it away to a next door neighbour many years ago but if I still had it it would allow me to take part in many ‘vintage’ events.
What got me interested in cycling?
I used to cycle to and from school and used the bike at University.
After something of a long gap from cycling a friend took me Mountain Bike Orienteering and I also rediscovered the joys of road cycling and have recently completed 2 100 mile sportives.
Dream Cycle Trip: Trans America Trail
If I had limitless funds, what would I buy?
A top of the range Carbon road bike and a full suspension MTB.
What first drew you to Watford Cycle Hub & why did you want to get involved?
I liked the idea of a business set up to benefit the local community and wanted to do something where I can see a definite result at the end of each day and know that what Watford Cycle Hub has done, whether its a bike sale, a service or some rider training has made a difference to someone.
What are your aspirations for Watford Cycle Hub?
For it to become the first place people in the area think of when they think about anything to do with cycling.
How can you make a difference?
By actively promoting the Hub and its various activities at every available opportunity and by casting a fresh eye over something that is already really good and find ways to continuously improve what we do.