You Can Bike Too would not be possible without the support of our incredible volunteers. They are each unique and skilled in different ways and truly do keep our wheels spinning by showing up! So, each month we will be featuring an interview with one of our volunteers. They truly are Ordinary Superheroes!
This month's volunteer feature is Tony!
Tony is our bike man extraordinaire. His enthusiasm for cycling and for including people with disabilities makes him a fantastic volunteer for our all ability cycling project! His eye for detail when checking over bikes and his handing white van have come in handy on multiple occasions.
Here's what Tony has to say about volunteering:
1. What do you enjoy about volunteering for You Can Bike Too?
Undoubtedly experiencing the pleasure that all of our users derive from using the bikes.
2. Which is your favourite bike and why?
The 3 wheeled wheelchair carrier. As an engineer I am very impressed by the design and build quality when I look at it. When I use it I am astonished at the ease of use and
how well it performs a difficult task. I know it is expensive, costing approximately the same as a small car, but I am sure that using it to access MCP is much better for me and my passenger than any trip out on any road in any car.
3. Tell us about your own cycling 'history'!!
I started cycling over 50 years ago as a school boy and sometime in the next year will be the 50th anniversary of the first time I took part in a Junior cycle race. I road raced and trained on the North Yorkshire Moors, Pennines and Cheviot Hills around Darlington and Newcastle. I also track raced at Clareville Stadium in Middlesborough. I stopped racing when I moved to Cambridge but continued to use a bike for transport and pleasure.