Meet our Team

All our team are volunteers who kindly donate their time and enthusiasm to help us run and develop our project. We would like to sincerely thank them for their dedication and support. We must not forget their wives, partners and lovers who often find themselves supporting their husbands, partners and lovers whilst with their “Mistress”.

Volunteers:

Wacky Bike Builder No1

“The Old Man” as he prefers to be known, he not only builds bikes from scratch but also
builds custom bicycle trailers for us. Amongst these are a shopping trolley bike (front half a shopping trolley and the rear a bicycle), BMX tandem, Spin Cycle (this does not have a rear wheel but has castors and helps it to spin in small areas), hand cycle, Ice Cream Bike (so as we can sell ice cream) and an American Chopper with a 14″ wide rear wheel. His skills have been featured World Wide by Atomic Zombie.

John Loy

We dare not say how long John has been cycling and maintaining his bicycles. As well as
helping us recycle bicycles John is our welder and builds us stands, racks etc for us to
display and repair bicycles. In his spare John like building his own wacky and unusual bikes, his latest is by joining two folding bikes to-gether to make a folding tandem.

Wacky Bike Builder No2

This is our electronics expert who has helped us build a pedal powered Scalextric (4 lanes on a 4 lane track based on a 10′ X 10′ area). When Scalextric launched their Velodrome set for the Olympics they contacted us asking if we could help them with a pedal power system to power it as part of a display at Hamleys the world famous London toy store. He has also built a pedal powered Santa’s Grotto. In addition he has built a pedal backwards to go forwards bicycle and adapted a bicycle in to a spin cycle.

Victor

Victor has cycled all over the world as he was born in Argentina then lived in Italy before
landing on our shores. He started volunteering with us to help build his bicycle repair/maintenance skills and his mastery of the English language.

 

Management Committee:

Chair, Chris Evans:

Surprisingly Chris is not a cyclist; so why does he volunteer? He does it because he gets a tremendous amount of pleasure seeing people happy when they ride a bicycle. Whilst not a cyclist he was Team Director of Right Track Haro Bicycles who finished as National No 2 Factory Team and Right Track Fox Racing Europe who finished National No 1, 2 and 3 Factory Team. Having over 25 years experience in the voluntary sector being past Vice Chair of the Bradford Council for Voluntary Service and Management Committee member of the Bradford Federation for Voluntary Projects. He has helped form several charities/voluntary projects including West Yorkshire Community Service, Crank it Up and Cycle re Cycle. Having received a Community Champion Award and met Her Royal Highness Princess Anne for his voluntary work seeing his voluntary work appear on National T.V.

Vice Chair/Secretary, Phil Norfolk:

Phil has cycling in his blood and cycling and maintaining his bicycles for **** years. Being a qualified Cycling Coach with British Cycling, Association of British Cycling Coaches and British Schools Cycling Association. He is also qualified to teach people how to become a cycling coach. In his spare time Phil coaches at the National Cycling Centre Velodrome at Manchester. His dedication to coaching has rubbed off on to his son; Jonathan is part of the Great Britain Olympic coaching team. For fun Phil decided one weekend to cycle from Leeds to Liverpool along the canal, on his return decided to carry on and cycle to Hull & back. This year he has done the end to end ride (Lands End to Jon O’Gaunts doing it in 10 days.

John Coulton

John again is a keen cyclist and often cycles to work from his home near Morley. Having
been cycling and maintaining his bicycles for *** years. Being qualified as a British Cycling Coach and Cytech trained (Cytech is the cycling industries recognised bicycle maintenance & repair qualification). John was due to join Phil on the End to End ride but sadly had an accident on his bicycle the week before receiving muscle damage to his shoulder and was told to keep off his bicycle for 6-8 weeks. Despite this he went on the ride driving the van and doing 5 or 6 miles a day cycling with Phil and the others taking part.

Stuart Robinson

Yes another member of the Committee who has been cycling and maintaining his bicycles for *** years. Stuart is a Manager at an engineering Company and brings valuable engineering experience to Cycle re Cycle.