Journal

  1. Searching for the Saddle Satori

    Searching for the Saddle Satori
                  Words ANDY BLACKMOORE. Take a walk at the weekend and you’ll no doubt encounter a whole host of cycling buffs aboard a mind-bending assortment of racing cycles. However, you might be lucky enough to spot an even rarer tribe. Riders in search of a whole different vibe, undertaking a trip down memory lane...
  2. Max Peef

    Max Peef
    Max’s desire to engage with his subjects has seen him frequently travel, with assignments taking him to South Africa, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Israel, Bosnia and Kosovo. His first published book, The Weight of Silence, looked at HIV sufferers, while shoots for Vanity Fair have focused on abandoned children, a series of pictures that subsequently became an...
  3. Velorutionary - Saint-Hill Thompson

    Velorutionary - Saint-Hill Thompson
    Saint-Hill Thompson. What do you do for a living? I am currently involved in the finance/commodities world as negotiator. I am also a fashion designer and have bravely showed in Paris during Haute Couture Week. I am currently working on a few ideas and hope to make my way back towards making a big splash again after a realisation incubation period. So...
  4. Velorutionary - Helen Pinkerton

    Velorutionary - Helen Pinkerton
    Helen Pinkerton. What do you do for a living? I’m the PA to the Chief Executive of Grosvenor, a family property company that owns a large chunk of property in Mayfair and Belgravia. How long have you been a cyclist? I had a bike as a child, but as an adult I bought a Pashley back in 2011, as...
  5. Velorutionary - Sally Mackereth

    Velorutionary - Sally Mackereth
    Sally Mackereth. What do you do for a living? I'm an architect with my own practice called Studio Mackereth. We recently designed and built our own office from some derelict former Victorian stable blocks. We specialise in high-end residential buildings, global luxury retail design, galleries and bespoke furniture. How long have you been a cyclist? I wouldn't call myself...
  6. Velorutionary - Sukhathai Chumbala

    Velorutionary - Sukhathai Chumbala
    Sukhathai Chumbala.   What do you do for a living? I have a small property firm and run a small hotel in Phuket, Thailand. How long have you been cycling? Ever since I can remember. I got into biking very young and was into BMX when I was 10 years old. I also had a Raleigh Chopper, but it...
  7. Velorutionary - James Simpson

    Velorutionary - James Simpson
    James Simpson. What do you do for a living? I am Managing Director of Pol Roger Portfolio; the UK agents not only for Pol Roger Champagne (one of the very rare great champagne houses still in family hands) but also for a small number of top end family owned wine and spirits producers. How long have you been a...
  8. Velorutionary - Natalie Morton

    Velorutionary - Natalie Morton
    Natalie Morton.     What do you do for a living? I’m a News and Documentary filmmaker for the BBC, specialising in investigative journalism. For the last eighteen months I have been working in some of the World’s most toxic war zones – Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Gaza. I’ve also travelled to Iran, Tajikistan and Belarus this year. How...
  9. Velorutionary - Jools Walker

    Velorutionary - Jools Walker
    Jools Walker aka Velo-City-Girl.     When did you start cycling? At 28 and after a ten-year absence from cycling, I decided to get back on the saddle and start again… There was a mix of reasons why I’d stopped cycling by the time I was 18; I wasn’t feeling that confident on the roads anymore, and I’d managed...
  10. Velorutionary - Arthur Dyjecinski

    Velorutionary - Arthur Dyjecinski
    Arthur Dyjecinski.   What do you do? Many many things, some more interesting than others, but even then only interesting to me. I certainly don't believe in free time. I try to occupy my time making something I enjoy doing better. So perhaps one day, I may actually be good at something. What bike are you riding? I ride...
  11. Velorutionary - Renaud Thillaye

    Velorutionary - Renaud Thillaye
    Renaud Thillaye.   What do you do? Think-tank researcher. How long have you been cycling? Since I was five or six I guess, but in London for two years. What bike are you riding now? Eastway FB 4.0, a hybrid. How many bikes have you owned? No more than three. One every 10 years. How often do you ride...
  12. Velorutionary - Ian Hoyos

    Velorutionary - Ian Hoyos
    Ian Hoyos. Tell us a little about yourself... I was born in London, but my family are from Colombia. I have 3 kids, and live in Brixton. I opened Champs Barbers in Fitzrovia after working for someone else for 15 years, and always felt that I could offer a better service. At Champs I provide our customers with more...

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