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.
“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
“You aren’t bound to a timetable or stuck in traffic.” - Andrew Holliday, Senior Business Improvement Consultant, Civil Service
“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