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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: 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:  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? My bicycle is about to arrive from Portugal. I plan to cycle regularly.

Embarrassing cycling story: In 2014, I was cycling too fast going down a ramp, just about to turn inside a tunnel. When I least expected, a cyclist appeared from the tunnel coming the opposite direction. He was in my trajectory. So, I had throw myself on the ground to avoid a collision. I hurt my thumb and had to cycle single-handed until I reached my destination. When I was about to park my bike, I realised I didn’t have my U-lock with me – it had clipped off my bike during the crash, a few miles away.

Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I won a Red Dot 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: The people, the atmosphere, the opportunity to learn …

How often do you cycle? Once a week, depending on my mood and motivation.

Embarrassing cycling story: Probably this time when I fell in a stationary position in front of a cycling shop.  There are many more though but I will stop embarrassing myself.

Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was working at Pearson Cycles.

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: 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: 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: 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 😉

Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Awesome team, chilled back atmosphere.

How often do you cycle? Every day!

Embarrassing cycling story: On a very rainy day, and at the time I had no rear mudguard, after a few minutes cycling my back got covered in mud. Unaware of it, I turned up at the opening of an exhibition. Didn’t look very classy!

Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I completed a Master Degree at the University of the Arts, London.

Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: The fun company culture and the innovative approach to improving cycling facilities.

How often do you cycle? 5 – 7 days a week.

Embarrassing cycling story: Falling off my bike whilst stationary having failed to unclip from my cleats in time.

Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked for a Global Facilities Management firm and before that I was an Air Steward for British Airways.

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: 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: 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: Working with a great team of passionate, likeminded individuals. And getting to talk about cycling all the time.

How often do you cycle? Every day.

Embarrassing cycling story: This one time, in Ibiza, I crashed a rented mountain bike, broke my back, and spent 8 days in hospital. I’m still recovering.

Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was running a little community pub in Bath.

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: 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: 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: 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!

Prior to working at Cyclehoop: 

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: 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: Apart from the free fruit that the company provides, the best thing about Cyclehoop is being part of a team where every person is working towards making cycling more convenient, and providing places to park all your beloved bicycles! We all work hard but the atmosphere in the office is fun and friendly.

How often do you cycle? I cycle pretty much everywhere, even to the shop that’s 5 minutes walk away, but at weekends I venture further afield. I’ve also undertaken a number of international cycling journeys across Europe and in the USA and India. I’m hoping to complete a 300km ride this year and a 400km ride soon.

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.