Are you a fair-weather cyclist? Or a fair-weather walker, even? Is the current cold snap putting you off getting on your bike for work instead opting for the car, taxi or bus?
“It was an absolute life-changer for me, “ he says. “I had a lot of personal problems when I was discharged from the army. I’d served 22 years. I was discharged with Depressive Disorder and a hip injury. Cycling got me out in the fresh air, got my heart rate up and got my endorphins flowing. I feel that my experience puts me in a good position to help people make their lives better through cycling.”
“I got into cycling out of necessity,” says Danny Robinson, who runs a number of cycling-focused projects in and around Liverpool under the umbrella co-operative name Peloton. “When I was younger it was the best and only way I could get round town quickly.
“Walking gives you the freedom to nip here and there, you’re in control and it’s stress-free.” - James Johnson, Charities Compliance Officer, Civil Service
“I used to get the bus it took an hour so I thought I’d cycle and now it takes 25 minutes.” - Michael Barton, Assistant Practitioner, Broadgreen Hospital
“My favourite places to walk are parks and by the riverfront.” - Sandra Sipaviciute, Conference and Facilities Manager at The Women’s Organisation
“You aren’t bound to a timetable or stuck in traffic.” - Andrew Holliday, Senior Business Improvement Consultant, Civil Service
“Once you start walking the time goes so quickly.” - Cynthia Bosafola, Trainee Business Advisor at The Women’s Organisation
“Cycling or walking is ‘me’ time.” - Gary Spinks, Manager Civil Servant, Civil Service
“When I can’t cycle I miss it.” - David Foulkes, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Broadgreen Hospital
"You feel ready to take on the day after a nice ride to work." - Tracy Hitchmough is self-employed at Sew Creative
“Once you leave the house you just have to do it – you can only go forwards – just give it a try.” - Rebecca Dunne is a Case Worker, Risk and Intelligence Service, HMRC
“It’s a good way to spend time with a friend rather than just being sat in the house.” - Carol Barnes and Paula Parker are both Analysts in the Civil Service