Trustees

  • Janet Atherton
    Janet Atherton
    Chair

    Janet Atherton lives in the Wirral and has been a trustee since 2017.

    She has been a Director of Public Health in both the NHS and local government and has now retired as senior adviser to Public Health England. She continues to work as an associate with the Leadership Centre and is a director of her own consultancy.

    She returned to cycling at 50 and riding with a local Cycling UK group helped build her confidence. She leads rides with Wirral Bicycle Belles and loves organising their trips away.

  • Nadia Kerr

    Nadia Kerr is based in the northwest and is a cycling accident solicitor helping to make change and recover compensation for vulnerable accident victims.

    Nadia chairs a women’s cycling group, Team Glow, based in South Manchester where she is a ride leader.

    She rides both on and off road and has taken part in a number of long rides, audax events and ultra- endurance bikepacking trips.

    Nadia also campaigns for road safety and for active travel infrastructure and has provided evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on active travel.

  • Paul Baker
    Paul Baker
    Vice chair

    Paul Baker lives in Aylsham, Norfolk and has been a trustee since 2019.

    He is a TV Producer, making documentary and current affairs programmes at the BBC, and has held several leadership roles in the organisation. 

    He has been a regular cyclist since he was a child and cycles now for fun, fitness and as a means of transport. He enjoys commuting, touring, off-road touring, mountain biking and road cycling.

  • Robin Grant

    Robin Grant lives in Bristol and was appointed as a trustee in 2024.

    Robin recently stepped back from running We Are Social, the world’s largest social media agency, which he helped grow into an international organisation of over 900 across 15 offices.

    He’s a keen mountain biker, a qualified guide and regularly leads group rides. He likes nothing better than immersing himself in the beauty of the Lake District with an epic ride or launching himself down the gnarliest off-piste trails he can find in the South Wales valleys. 

  • Fiona Abbott
    Fiona Abbott
    Independent (non-Trustee) member of the Transformation Programme Committee

    Fiona lives in the Highlands of Scotland and as a former Cycling UK Trustee now supports the Scottish Advisory Committee. 

    She is a Transformation Director at Kantar, a global market research agency.  Fiona has a background in strategy implementation, behavioural science and large scale change management programmes.

    She loves to cycle as often as possible, whether that is cycling to the office, on and off road in the Scottish Highlands or with the cargo bike for the weekly shop. 

  • John Jackson

    John Jackson lives in Cambridgeshire and is an active member of his local club, CTC Cambridge, being a committee member, ride leader and campaigner.

    John has held a number of board-level positions within the pharmaceutical industry and has broad experience of business operations with a particular focus on human resources, organisational development, mergers and acquisitions.

    John is also a National Standard Cycling Instructor, working with both children and adults, and has been a board member of The Bikeability Trust since 2020

  • Andy MacNae
    Andy MacNae

    Andy MacNae lives in Lancashire and has been a trustee since 2019.

    He is the CEO of an adventure sports consultancy and sits on several commercial and public sector boards. He is also a district councillor and was National Officer of the British Mountaineering Council.

    He enjoys mountain biking in his local quarries and big days out on the hilly roads near his home.

  • Richard May
    Richard May

    Richard lives in London and was appointed as a trustee in March 2024, having previously acted as an independent member of Cycling UK’s Audit and Governance Committee from 2021 to 2024. 

    He is General Counsel, Head of Compliance and HR at an asset management firm. Richard co-founded, and, until recently, chaired, Islington Cycling Club and has more than 30 years of riding and racing experience. 

    He loves tandems, time trials, and, especially, tandem time trials.

  • Melanie Carroll
    Melanie Carroll

    Melanie Carroll lives in Lincoln and has been a trustee since 2019.

    She owns a bookshop and is also a freelance Bikeability and Adult Cycle Instructor.

    She is Campaigns Officer for the Cycling UK Lincolnshire member branch, a ride leader for the Cycling UK Lincoln Women’s Group and an active local campaigner.

    She has always been passionate about cycling, particularly for transport and leisure but volunteering has made her passionate about speaking up and sharing her love of cycling with others.

  • Chris Marsh

    Chris Marsh lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire and was appointed as a trustee in 2022.

    Chris is passionate about helping to bring a more accessible and open cycling culture to the UK, inspired by the positive impact it can have on communities and quality of life, as witnessed during his 10 years living in the Netherlands.

    After working as a marketing and digital product director, Chris now helps NGOs build their digital transformation and growth strategies, and is looking forward to bringing this guidance and experience to Cycling UK

  • Robin Tucker

    Robin has significant marketing and campaigning experience locally and nationally. Robin works as a business consultant and has prior executive level experience at Natural England and Vodafone, but now runs his own business.

    He has led more than 200 group rides, both on and off-road, having been a member of Cycling UK since 2003 and group secretary of Oxfordshire for the last seven years.

  • Christine Gibbons

    Christine Gibbons lives in Hove in East Sussex and has been a trustee since 2019.

    She is retired but was a pharmacist and an executive board director in the NHS. She is an unpaid trustee of a number of national and local charities in the health and leisure sectors.

    She started cycling in her mid-30s but has since ridden the CTC tour of Land’s End to John o’Groats and taken up triathlons. Her next challenge is to try off-road cycling.

  • Mark Smith
    Mark Smith

    Mark Smith lives in Lindfield, West Sussex and has been a Trustee since 2020 having previously been the Financial Advisor to the Board since 2019.

    Mark is chief operations officer at Sweaty Betty, the female activewear brand, and has previously been a director at Evans Cycles.

    Mark is always on his bike – from commuting on his Brompton, to racing time trials around the country and is passionate about seeing cycling adopted more widely as means of transport.