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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Choosing an active form of mobility has become crucial for the wellbeing of our society and environment, so I love helping deepen people’s connection with cycling. But, the best part is getting to do this in the company of a joyfully down-to-earth group of people.

    How often do you cycle? Every chance I get I’m either on a bike, fixing a bike or teaching a young person to ride! The rush of energy and feeling of freedom that comes from riding a well-tuned machine is incomparable.

    Embarrassing cycling story: While riding an alley cat with my pizza, beer and sunset loving Bike Gang back home in Auckland, a great idea came to me. To win this alley cat, we didn’t need to be the fastest! Maybe, we could take an inspiring picture instead. So we composed ourselves in a Sal’s Pizza booth, enjoying beer and pizza… and we took the photo on an angle that made us look naked! (freedom and nudity are celebrated by Bike Gang). Convincing Sal’s to let us do this was embarrassing, but! Winning the alley cat made it all well worth it.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I helped set up a youth cycling initiative in Tottenham, run a cycle mechanic’s workshop with my partner in Stoke Newington and manage the marketing of a Stirling Prize winning architecture practice in Tower Bridge.

    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: 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: Knowing that we contribute to making London’s air cleaner and working alongside people with different backgrounds.

    How often do you cycle? Every time the sun comes out (well, ideally, that’s what I’d like to do!).

    Embarrassing cycling story: I have literally cycled twice and thankfully I don’t have one (yet).

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I moved to London in 2013, started working in hospitality and travelling the world.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop:  Working with a great team to help cycling become easier and more accessible, for more and more people!

    How often do you cycle? Not often enough!

    Embarrassing cycling story: While riding, I bumped into a cyclist who had pulled out into my path without looking. They completely bent their wheel and were not impressed!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked at the University of Nottingham and supported postgraduate students.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: How cool it is to build products that helps people keep their cycles safe; evolving, encouraging and promoting cycling to new people.

    How often do you cycle? 24/7 and three hundred and sixty-SIX days a year. Live to ride, ride to live!

    Embarrassing cycling story: When I was seven years old, my chain fell off the chainring. I had covered my hands with grease trying to put it back on and was so frustrated. After a while, a cyclist stopped and asked me “Is everything is ok?” and he repaired my bike in seconds! (My hero).

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I was living in Madrid and very focused on evolving with the BMX scene there. For three years in a row we made a huge community-led indoor bike park before it was eventually shut down. Spain is different!

    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: Creating top quality products and being able to see them be lovingly used everyday.
     
    How often do you cycle?: Fair-weather cyclist.
     
    Embarrassing cycling story: Fell off my bike and my friend following behind couldn’t stop in time and rode over my face. I was left with a perfect imprint of his tyre tread across my cheek for a couple of weeks.
     
    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: Student in Belfast.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Working side by side with a good bunch of enthusiastic, cycling people.

    How often do you cycle? Every day!

    Embarrassing cycling story:  When I was in sixth form in school, I went to a friend’s overnight party and got very drunk. My Dad came to pick me up in the morning and, still being very hungover, I was mortified to find he had chosen to collect me on our family’s tandem bicycle!

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I worked in acting! And still do. Alongside running our fun social IBikeLondon, I do corporate and medical roleplay, plus various theatre gigs and commercials.

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: It’s honestly the people that make this a special place to work. Everyone is a down to earth, genuine character. Also, working for a company with a positive eco-friendly ethos is great!

    How often do you cycle? When surveying sites for cycle parking, I cycle around on the company Brompton. Being out in the fresh air after a couple of days in front of the computer is something I absolutely love.

    Embarrassing cycling story: Having to plonk down on the kerb in front of a big bunch of (professional-looking) cyclists after noticing my shoelace was wrapped around my chainrings about 30 times.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: A good mix of roles. I’ve worked in similar positions, in varying project departments, with some compliance experience too!

    Favourite part about working at Cyclehoop: Great energy and friendly environment.

    How often do you cycle? Mainly on holidays, weekends and when the weather is nice. A sucker for adventure and exploring.

    Embarrassing cycling story: I was cycling and fell off onto a palm tree branch that gave me a scar on my leg. The shape of the scar looked like tiger stripes and lasted a good few months.

    Prior to working at Cyclehoop: I taught after school drama classes initially and then worked in the marketing and events industry.