On my bike: Lee Craigie
Why do you cycle?
For transport. For the planet. For financial reasons. Those things but ultimately because it makes me feel good.
How far do you ride each week?
Hmm. Dunno. It varies. Ten miles or 1,000 depending on what I’m up to. (1,000 miles would be an exceptional week.)
Which of your bikes is your favourite?
That’s like asking a person to choose between their children.
What do you always take with you when cycling?
A sense of humour and a bike repair kit: pump, tube, tubeless repair, tyre levers, multi-tool with chain breaker.
Who mends your punctures?
I do. I’ll happily mend other people’s too.
It’s raining: bike, public transport, or car?
Bike. But a bike with mudguards.
Lycra or normal clothes?
Normal clothes all the way. My best performing piece of bike clothing is a Fair Isle sweater.
If you had £100 to spend on cycling, what would you get?
RideWithGPS and OS Maps subscriptions so I can plan fun adventures.
What’s your favourite cycle journey?
Any A-to-B traverse of a mountainous region that involves some element of hikea-bike, such as the GR5 from Geneva to Nice in the French Alps or the Fisherfield traverse in the Scottish Highlands.
What single thing would most improve matters for UK cyclists?
A cohesive network of safe, segregated cycling infrastructure that would come into being at exactly the same moment that driving became dramatically dis-incentivised.