Tricycle rider profile Lisa & Eleanor

Our final rider profiles feature our Customer Communications Manager, Eleanor and Customer Resolutions Manager, Lisa. 

Tricycle Profiles

Lisa                                                                                                        

How long have you been working at V12? 2 years

Type of bike?  Mountain bike apparently

Why did you sign up to the Tricycle event? I took part in the 60km last year with a borrowed bike and one practice session. It was my first time on a bike for about 10 years. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, camaraderie and satisfaction on completing.

How long have you been cycling for? I don't really cycle, which is worrying. Perhaps once a year at most.

What is your biggest worry about taking part in this event? Where the toilets are.

What age did you stop using stabilizers on your bike? 4 years old

Eleanor

How long have you been working at V12? - Nearly two years

Type of bike? Hybrid Boardman Bike...its blue and white and matches my helmet!

Why did you sign up to the Tricycle event? I did the Tricycle event last year and whilst it was challenging - those hills are no mean feat, I couldn't miss out on the fun again this year. The event raises money for some fantastic charities and gets the whole business involved. Not to mention the guilt free chocolate at the end.

How long have you been cycling for? I learnt to ride a bike when I was about 4. Cycling has been a recent development. Signing up to the bike ride last year sparked my interest and it has been a hobby ever since.

What is your biggest worry about taking part in this event? I'm a fair weather cyclist. And when it rains in Wales, it really rains, so fingers crossed for some sunshine!

Funny story from riding a bike in general? On my maiden voyage without stabilisers, I was far too excited that I was riding without them and forgot to use my brakes. I was heading straight for my sister and ended up running her over.

What age did you stop using stabilizers on your bike? Maybe about 6, I was traumatised by my past experience.

If you wish to you can support the V12 team in their cycling challenge.