I love cycling and would like to promote cycling in a productive and inspiring way. I have been commuting from Kent to London since 1987. Initially it was only occasionally but when I decided to enter my first ever triathlon at the age of 52 in 2012, cycling became my daily means of commuting so I am extremely aware of the issues that my fellow commuters face. Over the years I have seen a huge increase in the number of cyclists in London, especially since the Olympics which is great to see, however, there is still plenty to do to make the road layouts and road surfaces more cycle friendly and to improve the relationship between motorists and cyclists.
I became a Cycling UK member just over a year ago following a recommendation from a friend and I am really impressed by the diverse ways in which our members contribute to cycling and want to see that continue.
I have worked for a large corporation for 25 years and am used to following and implementing strategy. For most of that time I have also been a union representative and I get a huge amount of pleasure in resolving differences and achieving outcomes that are satisfactory to both union members and the company.
It is very important that Cycling UK has the leadership from its Board and that Trustees are aware of its charitable obligations and they deliver services that take into account the wide variety of members we have. Cycling has been in the news a lot recently, some good and some bad, and now is a critical time to influence the planners, policy makers and politicians to do the best for cycling. I believe the passion I have for cycling and the skills I have picked up during my working life will enable me to serve as a Trustee in a way that benefits cycling in all its aspects and I would love to be given that opportunity.