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  • Velorutionary - Dan Newman

    Dan Newman, Crouch End 13.05.2016

    What do you do for a living?

    I’m retired. I used to teach languages and before that I tted out hotels. Now
    I divide my time between volunteering at a couple of small charities, having fun with my family, sitting on the board of a couple of small companies and singing in a choir.

    What are you passionate about?

    Social inequality, my family, music, architectural history and food, plus, of course cycling.

    How long have you been a cyclist?

    I started cycling sixty-six years ago then stopped when I passed my driving test at seventeen. I got back on the saddle when we bought a bike for our little boy in the early 1980’s.

    What bike are you riding now?

    A Schindelhauer Wilhelm 18 Pinion drive. It was a present from my lovely wife for my seventieth birthday. I had another belt-driven Schindelhauer before that it was a lovely ride and maintenance free like the Wilhelm but didn’t have the amazing Pinion gears and the very reassuring disc brakes.

    What appeals to you about cycling?

    The simplicity of getting around under your own power while I marvel at the relentless progress of bike technology.

    How often do you ride?

    I ride two or three times a week, as long as the weather’s good.

    What is your favourite cycle route or destination?
    An early morning ride to see my baby granddaughter from Highgate to Crystal Palace.

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