Category: IWD

Why we cycle: Cathy Tester

Where are you based? I’m based in Oakwood, having recently moved from Wirksworth. What do you do? I do some voluntary work with Age UK and I’m involved in Derby Cycling Group. I’m in the process of setting up ‘Cycling Without Age’ in Derby. How long have you cycled for? I got my Brompton about…
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Why we cycle: Mavis Ratcliffe

Where are you based? South Derbyshire. I have been in Etwall for 55 years and I was in Mickleover for 20 years before that. What do you do? I am retired, but I continue to enjoy many activities and interests. I am involved with Age Concern in Etwall, I cycle, I walk my dog and…
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Why we cycle: Lisa Eldret

Where are you based? Darley but also I work at the Council House but I travel round the city quite a lot for various events because of my role. What do you do? I’m a Mum of three young children, a councillor on Derby City Council and leader of the Labour Group. How long have…
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Why we cycle: Joss Winter

Where are you based? I live in Nottingham, but I grew up in Burton-on-Trent and went to school in Derby so I’ve grown up knowing its quirks and charms. What do you do? I work for Sustrans as a workplace engagement officer in Derby and Nottingham, where I’m trying to get more businesses involved and…
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Why we cycle: Kim Kimberly

Where are you based? Oakwood What do you do? I divide my time between part time work and several voluntary jobs. I am also working at getting fit by cycling, dancing, running and walking.  How long have you cycled for? I have only recently started cycling regularly. Although I learnt to ride as a child,…
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Why we cycle: Kate Ball

Where are you based? Derby What do you do? I’m a full-time carer, trustee for a small charity and part of a community interest company that is setting up to provide care and outdoor sessions for people with disabilities and vulnerabilities. How long have you cycled for? About 33 years. I learnt when I was…
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Why we cycle: Amy Barnett

Where are you based? For my cycling work, Markeaton Park and for my other job I’m in Allenton. What do you do? I’ve got a few different roles. My main job role is as a Residential Childcare Worker for Derby City Council so I work with children in care. My second job is for Cycle…
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Why we cycle: Lucy Kay

Where are you based? Kedleston Road area. What do you do? I’ve been a nutritional therapist for 2 years, hypnobirthing teacher for 6/7 years, I run Thrive nutrition workshops, I’m a treasurer & trustee of Derbyshire Refugee Solidarity and a Mum of two boys aged 8 and 10. How long have you cycled for? I…
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Why we cycle: Christine Selden

Christine is the first woman in our new ‘Why we cycle’ series for our International Women’s Day campaign. Where are you based? Chaddesden What do you do? Mum of 2 school aged children, Administrator at University of Derby, Breeze champion, Sustrans volunteer, voluntary English teacher and volunteer at Derby Museums. How long have you cycled…
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