When did you join Brixton? I joined Brixton Cycles in Spring 2012 and have been working with bicycles for the best part of 15-years. Although when I worked at other shops, I almost always spent my money at Brixton Cycles when it came to bike parts. It was, still is and will always be my local bike shop.
What kind of riding do you do? I love the adventure that bicycles offer, whether it be heading off in a direction without a plan, meeting mates on an overcast day at an undulating beach after riding through the light or just lobbin' ya'self down a hill on a bouncy bike.
Current bike? I ride pretty much everything, but I've been riding BMX with my sprog recently as most of our family race or ride BMX. My Trek Fuel EX9 is rad for mountain biking, and I did plan to do some touring on my Surly in 2020, but the pandemic put a stop to that. I'll be doing the South Downs Way on my new Surly post COVID, so watch out for that!
When did you join Brixton? LINCOLN! Or Linx, Leroy, Lloyd, Larry, Linton, dread, boss, Linky, Colin or any of the other 38 names I’ve been referred to as, am Brixton Cycles longest serving member of the coop at 31 years and my face continues to represent the shop to this day. My first introduction to cycling was mountain biking, where through the 90’s, I was able to race mountain bikes as part of the Brixton Cycles shop race team.
What kind of riding do you do? For me, the cycling was never about the results. It was about promoting Brixton in a positive light through sport. Later on, with my love of cycling technology, I progressed on to road bikes. And with weekend cycling trips over the years, it has become my preferred cycling discipline. My passion for two wheels and the wind in my hair ???? has led me on many cycling adventures on some of the most iconic roads and races in France, Spain, Italy and…of course Surrey. Cycling has also given me the opportunity to network and encourage others by utilising my cycling skills and knowledge. Proudly, for the last 2 years, I have had the honour of assisting with a special needs cycle club. Friends who know me, understand that I have always believed in making cycling more inclusive by utilising it as a way for everyone to give something back to people. It’s through all forms of cycling where friendships for life have been built from simple chats to building a community. This is what Brixton cycles is all about and what I will always be about.