25-26 June 2015 | Newcastle Civic Centre

Speakers at Cycle City Active City...

Shown in the order they confirmed...
Lilli Matson John Dales

Cllr Andrew Montague

Former Lord Mayor
Dublin City Council



Prof. Kevin Fenton

National Director of Health and Wellbeing
Public Health England

Kevin Fenton joined Public Health England (PHE) on 12 November 2012.

His role includes design and delivery of national health and wellbeing programmes delivered through and by the NHS and local authorities, development and delivery of national health marketing campaigns including Change4Life and Stoptober and coordinating prevention and early intervention programmes delivered across the lifespan, focused on major killers including smoking, obesity, mental health, HIV, and alcohol and drugs

He has held executive positions at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Protection Agency, has over 20 years’ experience in public health medicine, infectious disease epidemiology, HIV prevention and sexual health and is Visiting Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London with research interests in HIV/STI prevention, sexual behaviour, health inequalities, and migration and health.


Lilli Matson

Head of Delivery Planning, Surface Planning
Transport for London

As Transport for London’s Head of Delivery Planning, I lead TfL’s strategy and planning of surface transport priorities and projects – with a focus on managing freight and transport demand, planning for bus priority across London, promoting walking, cycling, accessible public transport and improving road safety. I have worked with TfL since 2006.

Carlton Reid

Author Bike Boom and Executive Editor
Bike Biz


Eugene Milne

Director of Public Health


John Dales


Urban Movement

John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 30 years’ professional experience that spans from strategic transport planning to concept design. Well known as a champion of better town and city streets, he was Director for Urban Initiatives’ before founding Urban Movement. John is an urban realm design advisor to several UK local authorities. He is a Trustee of Living Streets, was a contributing author to Manual for Streets 2, and is a former Board member of the Transport Planning Society. He’s been author of a monthly article in Local Transport Today on ‘Transport in Urban Design’ since 2005.

Tim Everett Rachel Toms Professor Cathy Parker

Tim Everett


Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Elaine McNish


British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health

Dr David Ogilvie


Physical Activity and Public Health, CEDAR, University of Cambridge

Rachel Toms

Active by Design programme Director

Design Council


Prof Cathy Parker

Place management for health and activity


Cathy is Professor of Marketing and Retail at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, where she has leads commercial and research projects, in the areas of retailing and town and city management and development.  She is Chair of the Institute of Place Management, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Place Management.  She has published in many peer-reviewed academic journals, including European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research and Journal of Marketing Management. Cathy is also Adjunct Professor at Institute for Regional Development, University of Tasmania.

Dominic Smith

Cycle Infrastructure Manager

Transport for Greater Manchester 

Joe Irvin Helen Ramsden Ian Richardson Kersten England

Joe Irvin

Cheif Executive

Living Streets

Joe is chief executive of Living Streets, the charity that campaigns for pedestrians, walking and ‘walkable’ places. Joe has experience of working at senior level in the voluntary, public and private sectors. He was previously chief executive of NAVCA, and has worked in the Prime Minister’s office at No 10 Downing Street and as special adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister. Joe served as director of policy at the Transport and General Workers Union, as the RSPB’s director of parliamentary affairs and director of public affairs at BAA. Joe’s community activity has ranged from serving as a school governor to setting up a centre for unemployed people and in voluntary roles in areas such as child poverty, mental health and aiding ex-offenders into work.

Helen Ramsden

Head of Travel Choices and Active Travel

Transport for Greater Manchester

Helen Ramsden has responsibility for leading Greater Manchester’s ambitious Travel Choices agenda, which includes managing the delivery of the Travel Choices and Commuter Cycle programmes, both funded by LSTF.  Previously, Helen has led on a number of award-winning sustainable transport and behaviour change programmes, playing a significant role in delivering the London2012 Travel Demand Management programme.


Karen Stevens

Cycling Officer

Liverpool City Council

Karen is Liverpool City Council’s Cycling Officer, where she has project managed cycling schemes through LSTF, Cycle Safety Fund, ERDF and the capital programme, as well as working on cycling promotion and transport policy.  With over 10 years of sustainable transport experience, she previously worked in Merseyside’s TravelWise Team on campaigns and supporting organisations with travel plan delivery.

Ian Richardson

Head of Development,


Using cycling to address social, economic and health inequalities, behaviour change programmes and interventions.
Specialist focus on Sustainable Travel, Workplaces and Leisure & Tourism 
Partnering with local authorities, Forestry Commission, third sector organisations and cycling professionals.
Delivering personalised engagement, capacity building and sustainability through a dedicated team of cycling development officers.


Kerston England

Chief Executive

City of York Council

Nathan Kaczmarksi

Senior Communications Officer

Cycling Scotland

Erik Tetteroo Nick Forbes Rob Cowan Dr Jenny Mindell Chris Boardman MBE Kieran McSherry

Erik Tetteroo


Dutch Cycling Embassy

Erik Tetteroo works as a consultant at APPM in the Netherlands and he is the UK representative for the Dutch Cycling Embassy. Erik’s interest lies in the interaction between city development and (sustainable) mobility. As a former architect Erik attaches great importance to nice design solutions and a useful design of public space. At APPM Erik works as a consultant on various topics in the field of real estate and infrastructure. He now focusses on the role of bicycle-inclusive mobility in a metropolitan region.


Nick Forbes


Newcastle City Council

Rob Cowan


Urban Design Skills

Dr Jenny Mindell

Reader in Public Health, Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health


Dr Jenny Mindell, Reader in public health academic at UCL, is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transport and Health and co-organiser of the 1st International Conference on Transport and Health, to be held this July at UCL.  She leads the UCL teams working on the Health Survey for England and a multidisciplinary project developing tools to measure the effects of busy roads on local communities.



Chris Boardman, MBE

Policy Advisor

British Cycling

Chris Boardman MBE is British Cycling’s policy adviser. He is an Olympic gold medallist, three times breaker of the world hour record and worn the yellow jersey in the Tour de France. Chris also works as a commentator for ITV and the BBC, he sat on the National Cycling Strategy Board and co-founded Boardman Bikes.

Kieran McSherry

Senior Project Officer, Community Street Design


Kieran McSherry is senior project officer of community street design at Sustrans’ North East office. He has been co-ordinating the ‘DIY Streets’ project in Newcastle for the last 18 months. DIY Streets aims to bring communities together to help them redesign their streets to make them safer and more attractive places to live, where people come first. @DIYstreetsNCL

Michelle Haste Geoff Vigar Rachel Aldred Jill Hopkirk Isabelle Clement Roger Geffen

Michelle Haste

Wellbeing Manager

Gentoo Housing Association

Geoff Vigar

Newcastle University

Rachel Aldred

Senior Lecturer

Westminster University

Dr. Rachel Aldred is a Senior Lecturer in Transport at the University of Westminster and leads the Westminster MSc in Transport Planning and Management. Much of her research focuses on cycling and she has carried out research projects funded by organisations including the Economic and Social Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Commissioned research has included work for British Cycling, the World Health Organisation and Transport for London. Rachel has published widely on cycling, in journals including Transport Reviews, Journal of Transport Geography, and Sociology. Current research includes work on cycling and diversity, infrastructure design for child cycling and cycling near misses. Her personal website iswww.rachelaldred.org

Jill Hopkirk


Newcastle Cycle Hub

Isabelle  Clement


Wheels for Wellbeing

Isabelle Clement is the Director of Wheels for Wellbeing, a charity which fights for cycling equality for disabled people. They support disabled people to access cycling in South London. Herself an urban handcyclist, Isabelle leads the Inclusive Cycling Forum for London, which campaigns for cycling infrastructure that is fully inclusive.

Roger Geffen

Campaigns Director


Originally from a cycle campaigning background, Roger Geffen has gained experience of working both in the local authority and consultancy sectors, before returning to cycle campaigning work at CTC, the UK's national cycling charity.

His first involvement in cycling was as a volunteer campaigner with the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) in the late 1980’s.  He went on to take active roles in various transport and environment groups including the UK's anti-road movement of the early 1990’s.  With the shift in national transport policy in the mid-1990’s, he took a masters in Transport at the University of London and began working for Oxfordshire County Council, drafting its Walking and Cycling Strategies and a large part of its Local Transport Plan.  After a spell working with consultants Steer Davies Gleave spent working on various walking, cycling, public transport and policy analysis projects, he joined CTC as Campaigns & Policy Manager (now Director) in 2002.

Henk Bouwman Steve Connor Jodi Savickas Ben Kennedy Jim McGurn Katja Leyendecker

Henk Bouwman


Urban im-Pulse

Steve Connor


Creative Concern

Steve is co-founder and CEO of ethical communications agency Creative Concern and the former chair of Manchester's Climate Change Action Plan: A Certain Future. Creative Concern’s bike-related clients include Sustrans, BikeRight!, TfGM, Brompton Bike Hire and Love Your Bike.

Jodi Savickas

Strategic Projects Team Manager

Bristol City Council

Jodi is a Chartered Town Planner with ten years’ experience in transport planning. Jodi is author of the Bristol Cycle Strategy and is leading on projects to improve sustainable transport access including the sustainable urban mobility plan for the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone developing a bid EC CIVITAS funding.’


Ben Kennedy

Cycling Officer

London Borough of Hackney

Jim McGurn

Chief Executive

Get Cycling CIC

Jim McGurn is Chief Executive of Get Cycling, a community interest company specialising in innovative ideas for promoting cycling. Get Cycling operate nationally, across a broad spectrum: from companion cycling for people with dementia, to cycling programmes for big corporates. Jim will be presenting inspiring ideas to encourage cycling to work, based on Get Cycling's experiences, and those of other organisations.

Katja Leyendecker

PhD Research

Northumbria University

Katja is currently researching ‘urban cycling spaces and public perception’ at Northumbria University. She is a Chartered Environmental Engineer and has worked extensively both in the private and public sector. In 2010, Katja co-founded with Claire Prospert the newcycling.org to campaign for a better city environment and safe space for cycling in Newcastle

Ronan Carter Victoria Pinoncely Dr Michael Crilly Robert Huxford Craig Blundred Conrad Haigh

Ronan Carter

Commercial Director

Yomp (previously PleaseCycle) engage the employees of large corporates such as Bloomberg & EDF Energy, and have been taken global by Aegis, a media company. By using 'gamification' delivered through award-winning leading-edge technology, we engage employees through health & wellness, whilst also quantifying the CSR benefits this brings. Ronan has ongoing responsibility for all Sales, Marketing, Finances & Operations. With the CEO, he secured an investment round which has allowed the award-winning company company to invest heavily into future growth. Ronan successfully applied for and received UK and EU Government funding to expand globally. He built and leads the rapidly growing team (now 8-strong) to manage accounts and implement international expansion.


Victoria Pinoncely

Research Officer


Victoria is Research Officer at the Royal Town Planning Institute. She is author of the RTPI Promoting Healthy Cities report which outlined the impact of the built environment on health and wellbeing, including how cycling conditions can improve people’s health by increasing physical activity and community cohesion. Previously she worked as planning consultant for AECOM/URS and as researcher on cities, health and wellbeing at LSE Cities, a research centre at the London School of Economics. @vpinoncely

Dr Michael Crilly

Studio UrbanArea Newcastle

Robert Huxford


Urban Design Group

Craig Blundred

Public Health Consultant, Newcastle

Conrad Haigh

Head of Integrated Transport


Conrad is ATOC’s Head of Integrated Transport, responsible for station access including cycling, walking, Station Travel Plans, PLUSBUS and Electric Vehicles. He has more than 15 years’ experience in sustainable transport, he was Director of Smarter Travel at MVA Consultancy, led Workplace Travel Plans Team at TfL and has significant experience in cycling working at the CTC for four years.


Keri Stewart Robin Reed Graham Lennard Oli Davey Ian Hingley Anita Dirix

Keri Stewart

Technical Director


Keri is a Technical Director at Grontmij specialising in in sustainable & active travel and travel behaviour change. She has worked in the transport industry throughout her career in both public and private sector organisations. She has been employed in transport planning consultancy since 2008.

Robin Reed

Traffic Engineering Team Leader

Mott MacDonald

Robin is responsible for leading Mott MacDonald’s Croydon based Traffic Engineering Team and has over 12 years’ experience in cycling scheme development and implementation.  Before joining Mott MacDonald, he spent 5 years at Brighton & Hove City Council where he was responsible for the award winning Lewes Road scheme as well as the reconfiguration of the notorious 7 Dials roundabout. 

Graham Lennard

Project Leader, Cycling and Walking

Birmingham City Council

Oli Davey

Urban Movement

Oliver is an accomplished traffic engineer with a broad range of experience in designing and justifying holistic transport solutions. He is a Civil Engineer (BEng) with a Masters in Transportation Planning and Engineering (MSc) and over 7 years’ experience developing exemplar streetscape designs and contributing to a variety of high profile and challenging Masterplans. 

Ian Hingley CMLI MAUD

Landscape Architecture & Urban Design

Urban Movement

Ian Hingley is a fully qualified and chartered landscape architect with an MA in urban design. Over the past twenty five years has (re) designed numerous high profile streets and public spaces including: the Walworth Road, Camden High Street, Clapham Old Town and Venn Street, Sidcup High Street, Brighton Station and most recently, Brighton’s Valley Gardens.

Anita Dirix

Dutch bike parking expert

Anita Dirix is working as a project manager involving city planning, including projects of cycling and bike parking. In her hometown Utrecht she was responsible for the design and concept of the bike-parking-garage which facilitates more than 4.000 bikes. She also organised a more integrated business like approach of the service of bike parking. For more information; anita-dirix.nl

James Woodcock Dr Adrian Davis Helen Webster Jane Hackett Pete Z Alison Kennedy

James Woodcock


Cambridge University

Dr Adrian Davis

Public Health and Transport Consultant

Adrian’s work over 30 years has focused on the health impacts of road transport. Author of the BMA’s first Transport Policy report in 1997, and adviser WHO and UK organisations including Dept Transport, Adrian is an Editor of the Journal of Transport and Health, and Visiting Professor at the University of the West of England.

Helen Webster



Helen is a Senior Consultant at AECOM and has 6 years experience in transport planning with particular expertise in transport policy and strategy development, business case writing and influencing behavioural change.

Helen has had a key role in preparing a number of successful funding bids, including the West Yorkshire Cycle City Ambition Grant and the South Yorkshire Local Sustainable Transport Fund business case. 

Jane Hackett

National Manager, An Taisce


Jane is a sustainability professional who has worked in the field of environmental education and sustainability for almost 15 years. Her expertise lies in educating for behavioural change in relation to school travel. Jane has been managing a national schools travel programme (Green-Schools Travel) in Ireland which was launched in 2008. Prior to that she was involved in developing the schools travel pilot project, which went on to be awarded national funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. The programme is part of an international environmental education programme known as Green-Schools (Eco-Schools) which is operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education and in Ireland by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland. Jane also oversees a number of school travel projects which are part of the Smarter Travel Area Projects in towns and cities in Ireland. She sits on the national steering committee for the development of the national cycling standard and was a member of the national Bike Week committee during its inception. 

Jane also manages thirty staff on the Green-Schools Travel Programme across Ireland, organizes national events and has been a Master of Ceremonies at national award ceremonies. She is an experienced advocate for sustainable transport options and has appeared in the national media in this regard. 

Jane has an MSc in Sustainable Development and a BA (Hons) in Geography and Sociology from Trinity College, Dublin. She has previously worked as a Town Planner and Sustainable Development Consultant with a transport planning consultancy as well as an independent environmental consultant in New Zealand and Ireland. 

Pete Z

Cycling Consultant

Alison Kennedy

Sustainable Travel Officer (Cycling and Walking)


Alison Kennedy is a Sustainable Travel Officer in Centro’s Cycling and Walking team.  Alison has over 20 years’ experience in sustainable transport planning and a particular passion for cycling.  Previous roles include Infrastructure Manager (Cycle Shrewsbury) at Shropshire Council and Transport Planner at Allott and Lomax Consulting Engineers.

Rod King Michael Nimmo Anna Semlyen Helen Fallon Tim Pheby Graham Grant

Rod King

Campaign Director

20's Plenty for Us

Rod King started to campaign for lower speed limits in Warrington in 2004 after visiting its twin town of Hilden in Germany. In the early 1990’s Hilden set a 30km/h  (18.5mph) limit for most roads as the foundation of their walking and cycling strategy. After developing an understanding of the issues and UK guidance he set up 20’s Plenty for Us in 2007 in order to assist others in community which wanted lower speeds and speed limits. With a focus on the single issue of campaigning for 20mph limits for most roads across a complete local authority, 20’s Plenty for Us now has 262 local campaigns. It has been influential in government and transport thinking and guidance on the use and benefits of 20mph limits. Rod has also engaged with many of the local authorities implementing wide-area 20mph limits. He has spoken at transport, active travel, road safety and public health conferences around Europe and the United States. In June 2013 Rod was awarded an MBE for Services to Road Safety in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Michael Nimmo

Principal Consultant


Anna Semlyen


Vision Zero UK

Anna Semlyen is co-founder (with Prof John Whitelegg) of Vision Zero UK (www.visionzero.org.uk) which launches 15 October with a conference in Camden.  Anna recovered from a serious road crash to author Cutting Your Car Use and become Campaign Manager of 20's Plenty for Us. She was a City of York Councillor for 4 years.

Helen Fallon

Principal Strategy Planner

Transport for London

Tim Pheby

Senior Engineer


Tim’s been involved with sustainable transport for over 30 years. He campaigned for cyclists in London in the 1980’s before moving into Engineering at Camden, Cambridgeshire & York Councils.  At York he pioneered Speed Cushions and project managed the award winning Magic Roundabout. He assessed Cycling policy and practice in Yorkshire for the National Cycling Strategy Board in 2003/4.  A founder member of Transport Initiatives in 2005 he was a Cycling England adviser till 2010 working with Cycling Towns and Cities. With Cycling Matters he provided consultancy advice for a variety of clients. He joined Sustrans in 2014 and has worked on schemes in London, South Yorkshire and the North East including assessing the Newcastle Cycle Ambition Fund Bid 2 schemes. 

Graham Grant

Transport Development Specialist

Newcastle City Council

Peter Stonham Martin Wedderburn Martin Traunmueller Nick Lobnitz Lee Jones Anne Doherty

Peter Stonham


Landor LINKS

Martin Wedderburn

Independent Transport Consultant

Martin is an independent transport planner with experience covering many aspects of transport planning including walking and cycling research and policy, public transport planning, transport impact assessment, transport modelling, developing bespoke demand forecasting methods, economic appraisal and streetscape design.

Martin Traunmueller

University College London

Nick Lobnitz


Paper Bicycle

Lee Jones

Director of Sales and Marketing


Anne Doherty

Development Department

Belfast City Council

I currently work in the Urban Development Unit of the Development Department of Belfast City Council. My main responsibility is to oversee the design and implementation of the Belfast Public Bike Share scheme. I also work with elected members and Council departments to influence planning and transport policy and initiatives on behalf of the Council. 

I am the Council representative on the Cross Sectoral Cycling group and the City Centre Change Working Group both chaired by the Department for Regional Development. 

I have a MSc in Town and Country Planning from Queens University Belfast and a BA Hons in Geography from the University of Liverpool. In addition to my ten years local government experience, I have several years experience in the community/voluntary sector in Belfast and private sector planning consultancy in Belfast and London.  

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Rob Grisdale

Founder of Scratch Bikes, now MD nextbike UK

nextbike UK

Richard Falconer



Patrick Lingwood

Senior Walking and Cycling Officer

Bedford Borough Council

My career includes Cycle Policy Advisor at DfT, where I managed the Cycle City and Towns programme, South East Regional Cycling Co-ordinator, Oxford Brookes University Transport Researcher, NICE public health guidance group member, writing LTN 2/08 roundabout chapter, preparing successful Leighton-Linslade Cycle Town bid and managing LSTF programme at Bedford.

Eoin O'Mahony

Associate Director


Eoin O’Mahony is a Chartered Engineer with AECOM.  His areas of expertise include the design of cycling schemes, development of cycle networks, and research into the understanding of the critical success factors for cycling infrastructure.  His cycling design experience covers local junction improvements to national cycle network schemes of 280km in length.

Christopher Allan

Consultant, Transportation


Chris Allan has been studying and working in transport for over 7 years, with particular interest in sustainable distribution and transport modes and their role in promoting liveability, health and improving urban space. He cycles daily on a massive Pashley in his normal clothes and wants everyone else to be able to, too.

Rachel Seymour

Go Cycling Manager

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

The go:cycling project supports adults and over 16’s who live, work and study in West Yorkshire with learning to ride a bike and improving their skills through cycle training. We also support people with learning basic bike maintenance to keep them riding independently. We encourage cycling, and particularly uptake by new cyclists, through a combination of cycle training, cycling events, support literature, workplace events, and route planning for cyclists.


Lisa Trickett Steven Chown Amy Boyle

Vanessa Kelly 

Cycling Projects Team 

Cambridgeshire County Council

Since 2013  I ‘ve worked as a member of the Cycling Projects team at Cambs County Council, mainly helping to deliver the Cycle City Ambition schemes within Cambridge. Prior to this, I worked on two PTP projects, managed three Workplace Cycle Challenges, and was a committee member of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign.

Simon Telford

Senior Consultant 


Simon is a Senior Consultant based in AECOM’s Manchester office with a background in strategy and policy and particular experience of promoting active travel. Simon is currently supporting TfGM with the delivery of the Cycle City Ambition Grant Programme. This role has included managing the delivery of the innovative Partner Schools Programme which is targeting increased levels of cycling at 11 schools and colleges in Greater Manchester.

Councillor Lisa Trickett

Cabinet Member for Sustainability 

Birmingham City Council

Councillor Lisa Trickett was elected as a Labour Councillor in 2012 to Moseley and Kings Heath Ward, a diverse neighbourhood within Birmingham. Lisa took on the role of Chair of the City’s Districts and Public Engagement Overview and Scrutiny Committee which provided policy overview and scrutiny to the City’s Devolution agenda.  Lisa is the Chair of the City’s Cycling Forum, the umbrella body that has helped shape the Birmingham Cycling Revolution.  Since June of 2014,  she has held the Cabinet portfolio for a Smart, Green and Sustainable City which combines lead responsibility for key strategic agendas to position Birmingham  as a technologically ‘Smart City’, ‘Entrepreneurial City’ and a ‘Green City’.  

She provides strategic leadership of the city’s green environmental agenda including issues around sustainability, climate change, carbon reduction, energy security, food security and green planning and transportation policies.  Promoting the development of world class technological capability and connectivity in Birmingham, including mobile 4G, superfast broadband connectivity and extending the use of intelligent transport systems and digital technologies for “open access” to support “green and smart” actions.  She oversees the management of the city centre and has a strategic overview of parks as well as the lead member for the cycling revolution. 

Having worked in the public policy sphere for the last two decades Lisa has gained recognition and published work on Leadership of Place and has engaged nationally and internationally on the place shaping agenda.

Cllr Trickett serves on the following bodies: Birmingham Science Park Aston Ltd, Birmingham Technology (Venture Capital), Birmingham Technology (Property) Ltd, Birmingham Technology (Property One), City Centre Partnership Board, Cycling Advisory Group 3, Governor - Uffculme School for special needs and Chairs the Walking Group.  She also Chair’s the City’s Green Commission and the Smart Commission. 

Steven Chown 

Programme Development Manager 

Play England 

Steven Chown is the Programme Development Manager for Play England. He has managed a number of community play programmes including the current Street Play project funded by the Department of Health, supporting local residents to close their street so children can play free from traffic.Play England is a national charity that campaigns for the freedom and space for children to play throughout childhood.

David Murray 

Communications Manager 

CTC, the national cycling charity 

David Murray is Communications Manager at CTC, the national cycling charity. He is former CEO of the Green Party and Cricket Without Boundaries. David was Campaigns Manager at the Ramblers, and Policy Officer with the Campaign for National Parks. He holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Conservation Management.

Amy Boyle 

Director of Strategy

Diva Creative 

Amy Boyle is the Director of Strategy for Diva Creative and has been with the company for five years. She specialises in developing and delivering social marketing behaviour change programmes. Amy excels in applying social cognitive theories to understand behavioural problems across a range of issues to instigate effective strategic solutions that directly change behaviours.

Hannah White Livio Martelli

John Carrigan 

Active Travel And Strategy Manager

Birmingham City Council

Big Birmingham Bikes is part of the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, delivering approximately 5000 free bicycles to Birmingham residents. 22 cycle centres have been established to offer free loan bicycles, cycle training, led rides and bicycle maintenance training focusing on Birmingham’s most deprived communities. Outcomes include increase in cycle journeys, improved peoples mobility, health and wellbeing, access to workplaces, less road congestion, a better environment, increased integration with the existing cycling network, GPS tracking of bikes.

Hannah White 

Freight & Fleet Project Manager

Transport for London

Hannah White is a Project Manager at Transport for London, responsible for commercial vehicle and freight-related safety projects. She has over seven years experience in planning and delivering a wide range of transport policies, programmes, and projects in the Capital. She currently manages the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) project embedding common standards for managing work-related road risk across the construction sector and TfL’s Safer Trucks programme to improve the design of Heavy Goods Vehicles. Prior to this role, Hannah worked as a Principal Transport Planner responsible for cycling and land use planning issues, including development of business cases to secure substantial investment for cycling and cycle safety schemes in London.

Jennifer Wiles 

Regional Director (North East & Yorkshire) 

Living Streets 

Jennifer is the Regional Director (North East and Yorkshire), for national charity Living Streets. She leads a team to deliver projects in schools, workplaces and communities that promote walking and create environments where it’s good to walk. Jennifer engages with key partners and stakeholders across the region to influence policy and develop projects.

Livio Martelli 

Highways Engineer - Team Leader


Livio Martelli is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Highways Team Leader for Skanska with a wide expertise in infrastructure design. Livio recently lead the design of two high-profile cycleway schemes in Cambridge where his responsibilities involved the research and development of innovative infrastructure solutions for this active and vibrant cycle-friendly city. 

Kate Gifford

Assistant Director


Kate Gifford is a Chartered Town Planner with eleven years’ experience in the transport planning industry. She is an Assistant Director at Carplus, leading the Developing Car Clubs in England programme and the evaluation and monitoring of this and other programmes (including the shared electric bike (EAPC) programme), and also the development and delivery of the Carplus Annual Survey of Car Clubs. 

Sarah Speirs 

Wokingham Borough Council LSTF Communications Manager 

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff 

Sarah leads WSP|PB’s Consultation team and has over fifteen years’ experience in stakeholder engagement, consultation and market research.  She uses wide-ranging techniques to engage and communicate with the full range of stakeholders and inform the development of transport strategies and schemes. For the last three years, Sarah has led the communications workstream of Wokingham Borough Council’s LSTF programme; My Journey Wokingham.

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Ben Webster 

Design, Conservation and Landscape Manager

Norwich City Council

Ben Webster is the Design, Conservation and Landscape Manager at Norwich City Council. He has been leading streetscape design projects for cyclists, pedestrians and the beauty of the Norwich for 10 years. Before this he worked to tame Nottingham’s inner ring road and campaigned for good design at the Civic Trust. 

Sam Robinson

General Manager

Love to Ride

Sam joined the team at Love to Ride (Challenge for Change) in early 2011, initially managing UK business development and LSTF-funded projects across England. As a Bristol-based micro social enterprise, Love to Ride continue to lead the way in the UK, with their unique behaviour change programmes proven to get more people cycling, more often. Having delivered 130 behaviour change programmes with 60 Local Authority partners – they have helped more than 37,000 new-riders into the saddle and embarking on their personal journey of change. Their flagship programme in the UK is the National Cycle Challenge, which has seen excellent take up in year one with more than 1,500 organisations participating.


Richard Eason

Communications & Engagement Officer

Enfield Council

Following a career in the Armed Forces, Richard now works in a range of roles encouraging cycling. He is passionate about the idea that bicycles can help create happier places to live, but understands that this might not be immediately obvious to everyone.

Rachel Clarke 

My Place Project

Newcastle University

Rachel Clarke is post-doctoral researcher in participatory design for community-based technology at Open Labs, Newcastle University. Rachel trained as a visual artist and moved into socially engaged and community based design, working as a freelance practitioner for over a decade. Her focus is on experience-centred design approaches for media-sharing within communities. As part of the MyPlace project team, she is working on the development of the digital toolkit and platform with an emphasis on intergenerational opportunities for community place-making, exchange and learning through creative technology use.

Yatwan Hui


Urban Beings

Yat is an urban designer who loves to find fun ways to learn about the city, such as creating Toddle in the City - a treasure hunt with a camera for toddlers and families to nurture a love for the city. She also works in strategic urban planning in London.

Ben Robinson 

Scheme Development Manager 

Bristol City Council 

Ben is the Scheme Development manager at Bristol City Council and leads on the development, funding and monitoring of transport schemes. The team has secured around £500m worth of investment for the next 5-10 years including Bus Rapid Transport, heavy rail and building on our reputation as a cycling city.


Sheridan Piggott

Ginny Leonard 

CityConnect Communications and Engagement Manager

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Ginny has been working in cycling for 7 years in West Yorkshire. She was a project manager for CTC on the Cycle Champions project in Bradford working with hard to reach and deprived communities to introduce them to cycling. She now works on the CityConnect project as the Communications and Engagement Manager. She is responsible for the consultation and marketing of the CCAG Programme in Leeds and Bradford and is developing a programme of walking and cycling interventions to get more people cycling in West Yorkshire. She has a wealth of experience in delivering cycling based projects be it behaviour change or infrastructure based. 

Jeroen Quee 

Grontmij Nederland B.V.

Jeroen Quee (1960) studied Civil Engineering at the Delft University. After his graduation he worked several years as consultant on traffic planning and design for an Urban Planning consulting office.
In 1992 he joined Grontmij as Parking consultant and developed the knowledge field of Chain Mobility in combination with cycling expertise.

Sheridan Piggott 

Bike Belles Lead


I’ve been working in sustainable travel for almost 10 years and specialise in developing and delivering creative sustainable travel initiatives. I am the founding member of the York Bike Belles community. The Bike Belles scheme, delivered by Sustrans in partnership with City of York Council’s i-Travel York programme, has been hugely successful in tempting more women onto bikes. I am looking forward to sharing my insights as to why York Bike Belles works and exploring whether we can develop similar initiatives across the country.


Supporters of Cycle City include:

Bicycle Association
Bike Week
CILT - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
British Cycling
Clearview Traffic Group
Clearview Traffic Group
Leeds City Council
Get Britain Cycling
Love Cycling Go Dutch
Urban Movement
Local Transport Today
Urban Movement nextbike

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Landor LINKS 2015

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Previous Event Feedback...

"Good spread of delegates from different backgrounds"

"The quality of the main plenary sessions was excellent"

"Well arranged, nice to see so many cycle-specific exhibitors"

"Philip Darnton was excellent as a chair. I found Lillie Matson very interesting to listen to"

"Discussion stimulated by presentations during the breakout sessions"

"The main plenary session with Andrew Gilligan and AECOM was excellent and though provoking"

"We took away a lot of relevant information which we can use in our roles"

"Bike ride along canals, great networking and top class speakers"

"Large attendance from a wide range of cycling bodies"

"Met people I really respect who do important work"

"Enjoyed seeing the transformation in official attitudes to cycling"

Cycle City - Active City Newcastle

Organised by:

Landor LINKS

Hosted by:

Newcastle City Council

Sponsored by:

Cycle Pods
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