Simon Speller is really helping to raise the profile of cycling in his year as Mayor of Stevenage which started in May 2006.
He helped promote and rode the Stevenage Circular Cycle in June 2006 and ensured the success of the Stevenage Cycling Day in September.
His series of fundraising rides, including Lands End to John 0’Groats, have raised thousands of pounds for local charities.
He has nominated the CTC Charitable Trust as one of the Mayor’s “causes” for 2006-2007. He helped facilitate, pump prime and, of course, ride Emitremmus, the very successful Stevenage CTC autumn ride.
He has unlocked doors and is getting recreational cycling into Sport Stevenage and recognised for its potential contribution to LAA and Quality of Life targets. He is pursuing the release of an updated and improved Stevenage cycle route guide.
Simon is very busy as Mayor and in his paid employment but his next project is to qualify for this year’s Paris-Brest-Paris!