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    Meet the team

    Every member of our tight-knit team is passionate about cycling, which gives us a special insight into helping our customers and partners. Take a look below to put a face to the name.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: I love designing products for cyclists and seeing them on the street being used every day. It gives me great pleasure to create products that make cycling easier, safer and more convenient which helps encourage more people to take up cycling.

    How often do you cycle? I often cycle to work and use the bike to get around town which is much quicker than the tube or bus. Every month we organise IBikeLondon rides and ride around the city with hundreds of other cyclists and I can be found riding one of the music sound systems!

    Embarrassing cycling story: Cycling and trousers don’t go well. I’ve torn holes into most of my trousers I wear and once did this before an important meeting…

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I previously worked as an architect in London and came up with the Cyclehoop idea after my bicycle was stolen. It won a design competition and the rest is history!

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: The people, the huge variety of work, getting to spend time outdoors, coming up with new and innovative solutions.

    How often do you cycle?Every day.

    Embarrassing cycling story: After finishing RideLondon in 2014, where we rode through floods and constant torrential rain during the remnants of hurricane Bertha, just after the finishing line I met my girlfriend and her friends and I hadn’t noticed my grey ‘summer’ bib shorts had become pretty much fully transparent leaving little to the imagination!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was a systems developer, so I wrote & developed IT systems.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: It’s great to be part of a company so involved in cycling culture, not only providing excellent cycle facilities, but also promoting cycling itself and encouraging everyone to get involved.

    How often do you cycle? 5-6 days a week.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I’ve been lucky so far…but I guess there’s always the naked bike ride to look forward to!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: Despatch Manager for a fishing tackle manufacturer.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: It is a great place to work. The staff are all so friendly and are all cycling enthusiasts so they understand our customers.

    How often do you cycle? 1-2 times per week.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I used to cycle regularly in my teenage years but gave it up when I moved to London. Many years later, whilst on a relaxing weekend to Center Parcs, a friend suggested hiring bikes to get around. I thought it was a great idea only to discover that the old adage that it’s just like riding a bike was in fact a fallacy. Within 5 minutes, I had smashed into a rock and nearly ended up over the handlebars. I’m pleased to say that I am much more confident on a bike these days!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked for a local authority for 15 years, assisting elderly, disabled and vulnerable people to remain in heir own homes through the provision of adaptations and repairs.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: It’s about bikes, what’s not to like?

    How often do you cycle? Every day!

    Embarrassing cycling story: Everything about me cycling is embarrassing.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: If I told you, I’d have to kill you.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Payday! 🙂 Easy going team – open plan office and no office politics. Work hard, play hard.

    How often do you cycle? Regularly for short distances mainly when the weather is fine!

    Embarrassing cycling story: When I first joined Cyclehoop, as a total mountain biking rookie I tagged along… never again…

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I owned a bookshop and was business manager for a training charity.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Everyone is friendly and work well as a team.

    How often do you cycle? On holiday.

    Embarrassing cycling story:  I ran over a snake which then was pulled round by the back wheel and planted on my leg – could have heard the scream in space!

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop:  … working at Cyclehoop!

    How often do you cycle? Not much in the past years but now I cycle to work every day.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I can’t remember any sorry!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked as a courier with TNT.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Working in a company that is helping to grow cycling and making it more accessible for everyone!

    How often do you cycle? As much as I can! You won’t find me missing a Sunday club ride!

    Embarrassing cycling story: Falling over at a 3 ways junction in the middle of the road because I forgot to unclip on the right side!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: Used to work in project management for Evans cycles and in the construction industry.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Seeing batches of Bikehangars leaving Cyclehoop for installation – its a daily reminder that I work for company which designs and sells products which make tangible difference to the everyday life cyclists.

    How often do you cycle? Everyday commuting, weekend rides and holiday cycle touring.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I did the Dunwich Dynamo as first date and took so many clothes in my 2 ortelib panniers, I nearly ditched them before Epping Forest! Nowadays a Carridice saddle bag carries all I need.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I used to work in the arts, then switched to cycling advocacy. Firstly as a cycle trainer for Bikeworks and Cycle Training UK, and then as Project Officer for London Cycling Campaign.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Everyone is very welcoming and friendly!

    How often do you cycle? 6 times a week

    Embarrassing cycling story: I accidentally cycled through a small swarm of bees and whilst being stung veered off into a river!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was a commercial photographer.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: It is a great opportunity to offer to save the world with sustainable design.

    How often do you cycle? 5-6 days a week.

    Favourite cycling story: It was my first day of work. Cyclehoop members invited JJ to welcome lunch and they and we rode our bikes to the welcome Lunch. It was my first group riding and I felt they are ready to be my team members. How sweet!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I studied Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins and worked as a freelance graphic designer.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop:  Working in a large variety of projects – that converge to the same goal of expanding cycling, arguably the most sustainable mode of transport, as a safe and definitive alternative for urban commuting.

    How often do you cycle? A couple of times a week.

    Embarrassing cycling story: Purposely falling off my bicycle to avoid a collision with another cyclist.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I won a Design award and finished a Masters in Transport Design. Before that, I worked as a Designer in a company called MFTE and studied Product Design.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Getting to design products that help keep people and their bicycles safe.

    How often do you cycle? Whenever I can!

    Embarrassing cycling story: The day I got a new road bike and clipless pedals. I thought I’d try them out in the bike shops car park. Needless to say I immediately toppled straight over and ended up with some nice scrapes on my elbows and my new bike!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I studied Industrial Product Design at Coventry University.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: I really like the research aspect of the job, finding potential clients in new markets is fun. Most of all though I enjoy working with the friendliest bunch of people. The table tennis and table football facilities are also a plus. All in all a great company to work for.

    How often do you cycle? All day every day…

    Embarrassing cycling story: Failing to track stand at a set of lights, tried to stop myself from falling by holding onto another cyclist, we both went down. I was also head to toe in Rapha, I didn’t get the nod for that incident.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked at Rapha as a Customer Service Advisor and Repairs Manager. Also a great company to work for.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: The people are awesome.

    How often do you cycle? 5/6 days a week.

    Embarrassing cycling story: After crashing in a race and tearing my kit, riding home with half my rear end showing to traffic behind me!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I managed Pearson Cycles in East Sheen.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: The great team obsessed with cycling!

    How often do you cycle? 6/7 days a week.

    Embarrassing cycling story: Would have to be hitting a patch of ice on my driveway, ride length was around 5 meters.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was managing bike shops throughout the South East.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: I love the teamwork and camaraderie here at Cyclehoop.  Everyone is friendly and willing to help at any time.

    How often do you cycle? I don’t get to ride often since I have been in London, however I will be cycling to the office soon!

    Embarrassing cycling story: My cool banana seat bike was stolen when I was a child, and I haven’t lost a bike since!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked for the United Nations.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: I really appreciate and enjoy the collaborative and nurturing working environment. Everybody is seen as a person and not as number. I like that we are all encouraged to pitch in with ideas to help our business grow.

    How often do you cycle? I used to hit the trails twice or three times a month but haven’t really had a chance in the last year or two as I haven’t had a bike. I’ll start to ride (probably) daily when I get my new bike on the road and get out to the country whenever I can.

    Embarrassing cycling story: Riding through almost impenetrable bracken while on a trail in Cumbria. I stopped to admire the stunning view, sat down on my saddle to set off again and my handlebars came off in my hands. I was not pleased; my friends – predictably – couldn’t stop laughing.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked as an English teacher, gardener, barista, and in corporate finance.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: We’re all working towards making cycling more convenient and providing places to park all your beloved bicycles. That’s surely a good thing. Oh, and free fruit!

    How often do you cycle? Everyday and everywhere.

    Embarrassing cycling story: When I was bunking off school as a teenager to go on a bike ride and had more punctures than I had spares. I had to call my Dad to come and collect me as I was stranded in the middle of nowhere. Needless to say he wasn’t too impressed, for quite a number of reasons! Now I’m always properly prepared when I go out cycling.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was working in Bavaria transporting people’s luggage while they completed a cycling holiday and servicing the company’s bikes. Southern Bavaria is an absolutely stunning part of the world and I recommend you all to spend some time there.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Improving the cycling scene in London and England.

    How often do you cycle? Every day.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I was on my way home speaking with a girl riding a bike next to me and I didn’t realised the car in front of my stop so I crash with it.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was working as a bike mechanic.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: The friendly colleagues. Being out and about around London riding bikes on various missions.

    How often do you cycle? The days a year I don’t cycle can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I was trying out a track bike in a shop. I’d brought my own SPD-pedals. Since the bike had no brakes I wasn’t allowed to try it out on the road. I clipped in and started pedaling on the floor of the shop. The salesman mentioned something I didn’t pay fully attention to. To my horror I found out a couple of seconds later what he had warned me about. The floor was built like a deck with a 50 cm drop at the edge. I panicked a bit and failed to clip out. This resulted in me falling over some quite fancy road bikes. Luckily there were no damages made and I wasn’t hurt, part from my pride.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked as a cycling Postman. Bike Builder at Evans Cycles. Mechanic at Cyclebeat Indoor cycling studio. Can you spot a theme here somewhere 😉