Category: whywecycle

Why we cycle: Phoebe Sneddon

What do you do and where are you based? I am a paediatric doctor and I have recently started a new job in Chesterfield. I care for very poorly children ranging from premature babies right up to the age of 18. I am also a Mum to Sabine who is aged 3. I live in Tansley…
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Why we cycle: Andrea Haley

What do you do and where are you based? I live in Derby. I am an Arts Co-coordinator at Royal Derby Hospitals, Community Dance Artist and registered Dance Movement Therapist. I am a grandma to two girls, Ava and Evelyn. I am in a community choir, enjoy zumba, reading and dancing. How long have you…
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Why we cycle: Ada Lo

What do you do and where are you based? I work for Rolls Royce as an aerospace engineer and live 3 miles away from the site at Sinfin. How long have you cycled for? I grew up in Hong Kong so I cycled leisurely at times but not very often, it was normally with family.…
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Why we cycle: Lucy Care

Where are you based? I’m based from home but most of my meetings are at the council house in the centre of Derby. I’m probably there on average three days a week. What do you do? I am a city councillor and a local campaigner. I suppose I also try to look after the house…
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Why we cycle: Dionne Gordon

Where are you based? I live in Derby. What do you do? I work for the police at their HQ in Ripley. It’s shift based work, in the control room, dealing with 101 and 999 calls. How long have you cycled for? Regularly since 2015, which was when I got a bike through the ride…
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Why we cycle: Eloise Thatcher

Where are you based? I live in Derby. What do you do? I work at Rolls-Royce in Sinfin and I cycle to work every day. I am an aeronautical engineer and I am the Assistant Chief Design Engineer for Civil Technology Programmes. How long have you cycled for? I cycled as a child, though not…
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Why we cycle: Summer & Evie

Where are you based? Summer: I live in Ilkeston. Evie: I am also in Ilkeston. What do you do? Summer: I’m seven years old and I’m in year two at school. Evie: I’m eleven (nearly twelve) and I’m in year seven at school. How long have you cycled for? Summer: I have been cycling for…
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Why we cycle: Pippa Nayer

Where are you based? I live in Normanton. What do you do? I’m a poet and a herbalist, I run my own small business and I do volunteer work in mental health areas. I do a bunch of stuff! How long have you cycled for? I’ve been cycling on and off since I was a…
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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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