Cyclist Interviews From Around The World

Pete Matthews 'The Worlds Best Handbuilt Custom Cycle Wheel Builder' talks about his cycling history and wheel building

Pete Matthews 'The Worlds Best Handbuilt Custom Cycle Wheel Builder' began road racing at 15 years old in 1958. Always built his own bikes and began truing wheels in the 1960’s.He raced internationally from 1966 to 1972 and became the national road race champion in 1968, won the Star Trophy (Now Premier Calendar) in 1969 & 1970.

In 1972 Pete bought ...

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Neil Spinney who runs a bi annual charity event called 'The Wrong Way Back'

Hi I’m Neil Spinney or Marlon as my friends call me (don’t ask) and will be 38 this year. I cycle with friends to keep myself fit and healthy as I do like my food a beer!! I currently work at FJ Chalke Ltd and run their online car parts webshop and trade customers. I also work as a doorman at weekends. I ...

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Gary Brennan the 39 Stone Cyclist on his massive weight loss journey and how it is now

Im 32 years old, a Trainer for Manchester City Council, I cycle road and CX, 4 years ago I weighed 39 stone and 13 pounds, Today I am under 13 stone, because I chose to cycle to work and eat less crap. ...

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Michael Lyon on his book 'Cycling Along Europe's Rivers' and why he wrote it

Mike Lyon has been cycling for over 40 years, and has been touring in Europe through self-guided travel since 1994. He has also traveled extensively around-the-world, having visited over 90 countries for both work and pleasure. When not cycling, Mike works with companies to assist them with developing and implementing international strategic plans and business (http://www.lyoncapitalservices.com).   Mike ...

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Brian Stephens on wearing Spandex, blogging about cycling and losing weight/dieting/food regime

Hi, I’m Brian. I am a husband, father, and all around regular guy. I live in the southeast United States. Virginia is home now, but I have called many places home in my life. My wife and I grew up in New York, on Long Island. We were married in Maryland, where we both went to college. Then we lived ...

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Chris Oliver on his weight loss journey, his advice to others in his position today and his upcoming 3500 mile challenge

Mr Chris Oliver, Consultant Trauma Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chairman CTC Cyclists’ Touring Club Scotland. I realise that every single day that I now have is pretty incredible but you've got to want to lose weight. You've got to want to get the motivation. Every day is now a bonus. As a consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeon I made a career out ...

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Ian Spedding on his cycling in charity ride, his upcoming Ironman challenge and Endomondo

My name is Ian Spedding currently working in a distribution warehouse in the north east of England I am 40 years old married with 2 kids. I cycle mostly everyday of my life and enjoy it whether it be the daily commute a long hard climb or a gentle roll along the coast. My favourite cycling events are the longer ...

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Andreas Kambanis on his cycling in London, his book, app and TfL

I'm 25 years old and I've been running London Cyclist Blog, full time for nearly three years. It's a site focused on everyday cycling. The you and me's of this world, who just want to get from A to B and have discovered the bicycle is the best way to do it. I personally have dabbled in all kinds of ...

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Isabelle Clement on her charity WheelsForWellbeing, the Herne Hill Velodrome and disabled cycling

Isabelle Clement is the Director of Wheels for Wellbeing. This time last year, at the age of 46, she decided to leave her job with Lewisham Social Services and go back to her first love: voluntary sector senior management. She has not regretted this decision once! She discovered cycling in her mid 30s, having tried and failed to master a ...

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Andy Ward on his cycling accident, Olympics, Strava and cyclocross

I’m a 43 year old bike-riding doctor who lives in Leicester with my wife and three daughters. I took up road cycling about 4 years ago after been left behind once too often on my ancient mountain bike. I’ve since completed several sportives, ridden in the Alps and for my 40th birthday rode from London to Paris. I regularly commute ...

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