Position:General Manager and Founder of the Cycle Hub
What was your inspiration for starting the Cycle Hub?
The Bike Station in Edinburgh was a big inspiration, but mostly it was the desire to do something that would make a difference. And of course cycling is a great love of mine.
How do you picture the Cycle Hub in three years time?
Into year 4 I’d love to see even more smiley faces. I’d like us to be in a slightly bigger premises that can accommodate ‘everyone’ that wants to be a part of this. I see us having a full training diary and a community cafe and restaurant along side. Also a BMX pump track near by!
What have been the biggest obstacles so far?
Not having more hours in each day!
What has been your biggest achievement so far?
My biggest achievement has been staying sane throughout the whole process! On a more serious note, the big achievement of the Cycle Hub so far has been the accumulation of numerous little steps that have brought together the local cycling and non cycling community. This includes things like linking together the local bike shops and clubs, working with local schools and societies, the council and British Cycling. Over the last few months the vision has really started to take shape and it’s a very exciting period!
If you had limitless funds, what bike would you buy?
Well… it is ever changing. But at the moment focus would be on a cargo bike for our ‘Dr Bike’ service out into the community.
On a personal note, it would be the addition of a road bike and a hybrid to join my mountain bike. Anything I can ride really!