1-2 May 2014 | Leeds Town Hall

Speakers at Cycle City Leeds

Shown in the order they confirmed...
Philip Darnton Robert Goodwill Lembit Opik Lilli Matson Graham Titchener John Dales

Phillip Darnton OBE

Exectutive Director
Bicycle Association

The Bicycle Association is the national trade body, which represents all the major manufacturers and distributors of cycles in the UK. Through its Bike Hub voluntary levy scheme, it raise funds "to safeguard the future of cycling". Phillip is also Chairman of TfGM LSTF External Advisory Group, Cycle-Rail Working Group, and the Association of Bike-ability Schemes.

Robert Goodwill

Minister of Transport

Robert Goodwill was appointed Parliamentary under Secretary of State for Transport in October 2013. Robert represented Yorkshire and the Humber in the European Parliament between 1999 and 2004, and was active as Deputy Coordinator for the Environment Committee. He was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Scarborough and Whitby in 2005. He was a member of the Transport Select Committee for 18 months, and was promoted to the post of shadow Roads Minister on the transport team in 2007. He was re-elected at the 2010 General Election and appointed to the Government as a Whip with responsibility for HM Treasury and Defra business.

Lembit Opik

Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Motorcycle Action Group

Lembit Öpik is a British politician and member of the Liberal Democrats, he served as an MP representing Montgomery in Wales from 1997 - 2010, he was the leader of the Welsh Lib-Dems from 2001 - 2007.

Öpik is a long-time supporter of the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG UK) and a keen motorcyclist. On 23 November 2013 Öpik joined MAG as Director of Communications and Public Affairs. In the post he works on behalf of motorcyclists in the UK and Europe.


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


Graham Titchener

Regional Director
Tour de France Legacy - Cycle Yorkshire - City of York Council

Graham is Regional Director leading the Yorkshire and the Humber Tour de France regional legacy. This involves working with all Local Authorities in the region, partners and national partners including British Cycling, Sustrans and CTC. He was formerly Cycling City York programme manager, covering both revenue and capital projects. 

John Dales

Urban Movement

John is a traffic engineer, transport planner and urban designer with 29 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.

Carlton Reid Roger Geffen Ann Kenrick Alison Pilling Alex Sully

Carlton Reid

Executive Editor

Carlton Reid is the executive editor of BikeBiz magazine and the editor of BikeHub.co.uk. He also writes for National Geographic Traveller and is the cycling correspondent of motoring.co.uk. He is the author of 'Roads Were Not Built For Cars', due out in the summer.


Roger Geffen

Policy and Campaigns Director

Originally from a cycle campaigning background, Roger has worked in local authority and consultancy sectors, before returning to cycle campaigning work at CTC, the UK's national cyclists’ organisation. His was a volunteer with the London Cycling Campaign (LCC) in the late 1980’s.  He took a masters in Transport at the University of London and began working for Oxfordshire County Council. After a spell with Steer Davies Gleave, he joined CTC as Campaigns & Policy Director in 2002.

Ann Kenrick OBE

London Cycling Campaign

Ann runs the FBC promoting better understanding between France and the UK on a whole range of policy issues as well as chairing the London Cycling Campaign. In July they are marking the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire by holding a seminar on Promoting Urban Cycling in France and Britain. 

John Usher


John Usher is the Sustrans area manager for Bristol, Bath and South Glos and provides delivery support for the Cycle City Ambition project for The West of England

Alison Pilling

Information and Marketing Manager
METRO (West Yorkshire Combined Authroity)

Alison oversees Metro's customer-facing information and marketing including timetables, supply of electronic information, leaflets and call centre functions. Also lead on encouraging sustainable travel i.e. walking, cycling, public transport. Currently overseeing consultation phase of CityConnect programme to implement £29m of cycling infrastructure and walking/public realm enhancements.

Alex Sully

Alex Sully Consulting

Alex has 27 years of experience of providing for cyclists. This has been gained at home and abroad at an international, national and local level. Paired with a genuine appreciation of the behaviour and needs of cyclists on all levels, and infrastructure solutions that will encourage more cycling more often. 

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Aletta Koster

Managing Director
Dutch Cycling Embassy

As the Managing Director of the Foundation Dutch Cycling Embassy Aletta is responsible for the program of activities needed to Promote the Dutch expertise, products and services concerned with cycling inclusive mobility. She also coordinates the different projects The Dutch CE have in different countries or cities to assist international clients, in implementing an cycling inclusive mobility. http://www.dutchcycling.nl/

Niels Hoe

Consultant / Managing Director
Marshalls Denmark / HOE360 Consulting

Niels Hoé has founded and runs the company HOE360 Consulting and has worked with cycling, green mobility and urban planning for more than 10 years with a strong focus on how those are combined in order to create high quality cities with great livability.Niels works internationally on a wide range of projects all with cycling as a recognisable thread. And has made several notable Bicycle related concept- and design developments.

Richard Armitage

Chairman, Cycling Forum

Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK 

Richard Armitage BSc FCILT. 1990- managing director Richard Armitage Transport Consultancy Ltd. 2011- chairman Cycling Forum, Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport UK - (ciltuk.org.uk/Pages/Cycling). 2012- non-executive chairman of public transport specialists, The TAS Partnership (tas.uk.net). 2014- Founding director, European Cycle Logistics Federation (federation.cyclelogistics.eu). E:

M: +44(0)7973 538556.

Ginny Leonard

Project Manager
METRO (West Yorkshire Combined Authority)

Ginny Leonard is the Communications and Engagement project manager on CityConnect. She's worked in Cycling for 6 years for CTC the National Cycling charity and Metro. She rides a bike to work every day as well as riding mountain bikes and road bikes on evenings and weekends.

Wim van der Wijk

Royal Haskoning

Wim van der Wijk is an all-round Traffic Engineer, employed at private consulting company Royal HaskoningDHV since 1989. He has managed and executed projects in all Transport and Mobility related fields, including traffic safety, road design, and bicycle planning and design. 

Adrian Lord

Steer Davies Gleave

Adrian Lord is an Associate at Steer Davies Gleave specialising in cycling issues. He is Vice Chairman of the CILT Cycle Forum and is also retained by British Cycling to provide advice on cycling infrastructure. He has over 20 years consultancy experience working on cycle infrastructure design, planning and promotions.

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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.

Clare Rankin

Cycling and Walking Officer
Cambridgeshire County Council

After commuting in London by bike I arrived in the cycling oasis of Cambridge in 2000 and have worked part time at the City Council as the Cycling and Walking Officer for nearly 12 years. In 2009 I started wearing two hats, joining the  Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cycle Cambridge team for 3 years for 2 days a week, and then back for a further 3 years as part of the European funded  Bike Friendly Cities project.

Chas Ball



Carplus has a leading role promoting the shared mobility as an alternative to car ownership and a complement to public transport.Chas has over a decade of experience in developing car clubs (called car-sharing outside UK). He is involved in improving international links, through membership of the Combined Mobility Platform of UITP (International Assoc. for Public Transport) and cultivating links with CSOs (car sharing operators) in Europe and North America.


Brian Deegan

Principal Technical Planner - Cycling
Transport for London

Brian is the Principal Technical Planner for TfL.

Previous to joining TfL he worked for over nine years at Camden Borough Council, where he project managed the London Cycle Network. He has also worked on Cycle Hire, Greenways and Olympic Walking and Cycling Route Enhancement, and is repsonsible for many innovative cycle engineering projects.

Ed Plowden

Service Manager - Major Projects
Bristol City Council

Ed manages the delivery of several major projects across the West of England, all of which are developing and promoting sustainable transport. He was formerly the Cycling City Project Manager in Bristol.


Paul Bruffell 

Member of the design team for the Cycle Superhighway 


Working as a cycling officer in local government since the inception of the National Cycling Strategy in 1996, for Bradford Council, St. Helens Council and Oldham Council, prior to joining Mouchel and the Cycle Superhighway design team in October 2013. He has worked with a wide range of cycling groups and cycle companies over the last 17 years. 

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Andy Thorpe

Senior Transport Planner
Sandwell Borough Council

Andy has been at Sandwell BC for over 12 years and is responsible for Sustainable Transport, Accessibility Planning, Planning Applications, Public Transport, Public Rights of Way and Website Design

Andy Patterson


Andy leads AECOM Design + Planning’s activities in Northern Ireland. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of major landscape projects and an in-depth knowledge of detailed design, construction and on-site supervision. Andy regularly leads multidisciplinary teams in urban and public realm projects from inception to completion and has particular expertise in public realm design and implementation. 

Andre Curtis

Cycle Nation

Andre Curtis is chair of Cyclenation, the federation of cycle campaign groups in the UK and is currently secretary of Bike Week.  Andre has been involved in urban cycle campaigning for the past 30 years, and views the promotion of everyday cycling as crucial to getting more people cycling more often.

Jo Cleary

Cleary Stevens Consulting

Jo trained as a town planner. She was employed by the Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) as its Planning Officer and later as Assistant Director. Jo gained a PhD in cycle planning, and in 1994 established a consultancy practice, specialising in sustainable transport planning. The consultancy has been engaged in a variety of cycling and other sustainable transport projects for local and national government and other bodies.  Jo has travelled throughout Britain and Europe, as well as to North America and Australia, studying good (and not-so-good) practice in providing for cycling.

Allison Thorpe

Access and Recreation Strategy Lead
South Downs National Park

Allison Thorpe, has worked for the South Downs National Authority since it was established in 2011. She is currently leading a small team of officers delivering the South Downs elements of the Two National Parks LSTF Programme and also the Linking Communities Cycling in National Parks Programme. Together both programmes are aimed at bringing about substantial behaviour change amongst National Park visitors, the majority of whom travel by private car. Previously, Allison was Regional Recreation Lead for the Environment Agency’s Southern Region.


Alastair McMahon

Principal Consultant


Eoin O Elizabeth Reather Elaine Brick David Short Dave Holladay Craig Carey-Clinch

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.

Lizzie Reather

Leeds Cycle Campaign

Lizzie Reather began cycling to work in Leeds in 2009. Having a daily choice between dangerous dual carriageway or muddy bridleway, she soon became involved in campaigning for better conditions. In 2013, Lizzie was elected Chair of Leeds Cycling Campaign, a 250-member voluntary organisation. www.leedscyclingcampaign.co.uk

Elaine Brick

Associate Director

A transport planner with ten years experience across the public and private sectors, with vast experience in the area of sustainable transport planning including strategic integrated transport and land use plans, public transport planning and influencing travel behaviour tools (design, implementation and evaluation). 

David Short

Programme Manager - iTravel York Programme
York City Council

David Short is the LSTF, iTravel York Programme manager for the City of York Council, a post he has held since April 2013. David is a former Chief Superintendent of police, and served in the North Yorkshire Force for 31years. During his police service David represented the Association of Chief Police officers on aspects of road safety and was the founder of the now National ‘Bike Safe’ motorcycle safety project. He was awarded a Prince Michael of Kent Road Safety award for his contribution to motorcycle safety. Since retiring from the Police Service in 2006 he has taken on a number of roles in the voluntary, public and private sector.

Dave Holladay


Dave Holladay has been working in transport, and often using a bike for this work for around 50 years. Trained in Engineering and Design, with an interest in delivery of effective Health and Safety regimes, especially though removal of hazards, and managing risks, through good design and robust protocols.  

Craig Carey-Clinch

The Motorcycle and E-Bike Industry Association

Craig Carey-Clinch has an engineering background and has been working on two wheeler public policy since 1990. He is a former head of campaigns at the Motor Cycle Action Group and a former Director of Public Affairs at the Motor Cycle Industry Association. Since 2009, Craig has been MD of Rowan Public Affairs, a two wheeler consultancy which represents the motorcycle industry and electric motorcycle industry. He also works closely with the Bicycle Association and the British Electric Bicycle Association. Craig has published several works on two wheeler policy and integrated transport.

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Duncan Cole

Push the Pedalways Programme Manager

Norwich City Council

Duncan is a Project Engineer within the Environment, Transport and Development department at Norfolk County Council, having started his second spell of employment there in January 2004. He oversees design of Highway Projects (Structural Maintenance and Improvement schemes) for the North and East areas of Norfolk. 

Helen Ramsden

Head of Travel Choices

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.

Gary Armstrong

Director- Outspoken Delivery

Gary is a project manager currently working with innovative cycle courier Outspoken Delivery based in Cambridge, UK. As well as being responsible for business development, Gary also directs their involvement in the EU Funded CycleLogistics project which promotes the use of cycles for transporting freight in an urban environment. Previously he worked with a local authority developing & implementing sustainable travel initiatives

Ronan Carter

Please Cycle

PleaseCycle provides gamification software designed to create healthier, happier and more sustainable organisations. 

As the 2nd full-time employee, and now Director, Ronan established and implemented a sales and marketing strategy, creating £200k+ revenue within 9 months, taking the company into profitability. He has ongoing responsibility for all Sales, Marketing, Finances & Operations. 

Frank Krikhaar

Global Corporate Responsibility Manager

Dentsu Aegis Network

Frank Krikhaar is the Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager at Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN), one of the world’s largest advertising agencies. At DAN, Frank is responsible for the development and management of Future Proof, the company’s CSR programme covering 52 countries, 267 offices, and 21,000 employees. Frank is involved in saving modern architecture with the 20th Century Society. He tweets at @fkrikhaar and @AM_futureproof. www.danfutureproof.com

Erik Tetteroo

UK Representative
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.


James Datson Ian Richardson Ian Brocklebank Henrietta Sherwin

Jim McGurn

Managing Director
Get Cycling

Jim is the MD of Get Cycling, a community interest company providing a wide range of cycling services for the public sector throughout the UK: cycling events, programmes, cycling guides, customised software and training, consultancy. We also retail cycles via our bike shop in York, and on-line, with disability cycling as a specialism. He is also Publisher and Editor of Cyclorama, an international book on the bike cultures of the world.

Craig Rossington

Senior Transport Planner

Oxforshire County Council

James Datson

Senior Consultant

James Datson is a Senior Consultant with over fourteen years experience in transport planning consultancy.  He specialises in the full range of Cycle Planning and Design projects within the Atkins Highways and Transportation business, including cycle route planning and design, initiatives to promote cycling and bike share projects. 

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

Ian Brocklebank


Last Mile Leeds; reluctant entrepreneur

Ian lived and worked in community development for 7 years in Indonesia, before several jobs in the UK voluntary sector. Last Mile Leeds began operations in partnership with DHL in January 2013 replacing a van with a fleet of cargo bikes.

Ian also delivers Bikeability training in primary schools across Leeds. 

Henrietta Sherwin

University of the West of England

Dr Henrietta Sherwin and Dr Caroline Bartle of the Centre for Transport and Society are involved in a number of sustainable transport research projects. They have developed a particular interest in the opportunities to use social influence and the social sharing of information in combination with better mapping to enable and promote more cycling.

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Ken Spence

Transport Initiatives


Eleanor Hacon

Landscape Architect 

Norwich City Council


Marcus Jones

Principal Consultant

Marcus is a Principal Consultant at TRL, specialising in walking, cycling and travel behaviour. He is currently working on several projects looking at cycle access to stations, and is technical reviewer in a major programme of off-street trials of cycling infrastructure that TRL is conducting for TfL. 



Mark Fell

Divisional Manager of Sustainable Mobility

Consultant specialising in passenger transport systems, intelligent transport systems and freight policy. Has broad experience in all aspects of operational management, account management, business development and project/product management.

Neil Guthrie

Principal Consultant

Neil has worked in cycling related positions since the mid 1990s including stints with Sustrans and the London Cycling Campaign, the Transport Research Laboratory, and consultants Jacobs and Atkins. He has presented cycling papers for conferences, MSc lectures, and the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, and provided professional cycling design training.

Neil Brownbridge

Associate Director

Neil Brownbridge is a Regional Director and is AECOM’s Active Mode technical lead for northern England.  Neil has been on secondment to Transport for Greater Manchester for nine months working closely with TfGM and seven District Authorities to develop ‘step change’ cycle infrastructure proposals and co-authoring a Greater Manchester Cycling Design Guide.

Michael Frearson Yaron Hollander Mark Strong Mark Holroyd

Christopher Johnson 

Cycling Scotland

Christopher Johnson manages the Education and Behaviour Change programmes, which include Bikeability Scotland, Cycle Friendly Awards and Making Cycling Mainstream.

Michael Frearson

The Association of Bikeability Schemes CIC

Michael Frearson is a National Standard Instructor Trainer registered with Outspoken Training in Cambridge, and an elected board member at The Association of Bikeability Schemes.  He also conducts education policy research and evaluation as Research Leader at RAND Europe and as Research Associate at the National Foundation for Educational Research.

Matthew Clark

Steer Davies Gleave

Matthew Clark is an Associate at Steer Davies Gleave and specialises in understanding the market for new transport services.  He has experience undertaking research as to the potential market for Cycle Hire for TfL, car clubs for Carplus, London Boroughs and Local Authorities and is currently working with Cycling Scotland to understand the potential for cycling across the country.

Yaron Hollander

Policy Appraisal and Sub-Regional Modelling Manager
Transport for London

Yaron Hollander leads the Policy Appraisal & Sub-Regional Modelling team in TfL Planning. He specialises in assessing and prioritising major transport investments, maximising the use of both quantitative and qualitative evidence. He is a chartered town planner and a chartered engineer, with a PhD from the University of Leeds.

Mark Strong

Transport Initiatives


Mark Holroyd

Transport & Tourism Manager
New Forest National Park

Mark Holroyd is the Transport & Tourism Manager for the New Forest National Park Authority, overseeing delivery of the Two National Parks LSTF programme, the New Forest Family Cycling Experiences cycling ambition programme, sustainable tourism and transport policy activities. Mark has been in the New Forest since early 2013, having formerly held tourism development and hospitality roles in the Lake District.

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Nick Lobnitz

Paper Bicycle

Nick Lobnitz is the owner of Paper Bicycle, one of the leading manufacturers of fleet and public bicycles. He graduated as a mechanical engineer in 2000, specializing in Finite Element Analysis and the dynamics of people running. Nick founded his first company, Carry Freedom, in 2003 to manufacture cargo trailers for behind bicycles. He sold Carry Freedom in 2013 to allow him to fully focus on Paper Bicycle.

Nick Secker

Associate Director

Nick Secker is an Associate Director with AECOM providing transport planning solutions to a range of clients. He is currently delivering a cycling engagement programme in partnership with BikeRight!. on behalf of Centro as part of the Smart Network, Smarter Choices programme.


Nick Vaughn

Head of Cycling


Nick Vaughan has spent all his working life as a transport planner, with almost 25 years at TfGM and its predecessors. Since April 2011, when TfGM took on a responsibility for the strategic co-ordination of cycling, Nick has led on cycling, and the successful LSTF Commuter Cycle and Cycle City Ambition Grant bids.


Nigel Wilson

Director, Local Roads Europe

Director responsible for the AECOM's European Traffic and Local Roads business within the companies Transportation business line. A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) with some 28 years UK and international experience specialising in the planning, design and delivery of network management and engineering projects for major city and urban networks. Technical work includes strategic advice, technical expertise, international best practice and project oversight on traffic engineering, network management and transport technology projects for both public and private bodies.

Oliver O'Brien


Web developer and application developer, spatial data analysis and visualisation. Previously a 'quant' for Goldman Sachs

Oli Davey


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. 

Paul Osborne Philip Loy

Russell Meddin

Bike Share Philadelphia

After retiring from a successful business career, he became active in urban transportation issues in Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA. As a way to increase local bicycle mode share, he began studying automated cycle hire, bike sharing. This led to surveying bike sharing around the world. He writes for The Bike-sharing Blog and maintains The Bike-sharing world Map.

Paul Osborne

Programme Manager Smarter Travel Choices


Vanessa Kelly

Project Officer - Cycling
Cambridgeshire County Council

A lifelong cyclist, my earliest memories are dominated by spectacular wipe-outs on two or three wheels! After years working as a freelance picture researcher, I moved with my family to Holland in 2001 for two years, then to Cambridge in 2003 where I joined the committee of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, worked on two PTP projects and managed three Cycle Challenges before joining the Cycling Projects team at Cambs County Council last summer.

Peter White

Principal Engineer, Technical Consultancy, Highways and Local Services

Newcastle City Council

I am responsible for managing the work of Engineers, Technicians and our Land Surveyor in the design and supervision of a wide range of projects on the public highway including Newcastle’s Cycle City Ambition Fund works. I am also the Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Manager within the design function. 

Pete Zanzotterra


Steer Davies Gleave

Pete has worked extensively on Smarter Choices and is the leader of the Steer Davies Gleave cycling team, working on Bikeability from its start in 2007 and as an advisor to Cycling England. Pete has worked on cycling projects from Moscow to Mexico. Pete also has 12 years’ experience of working in the public sector, for Leeds and York, and for a variety of European projects.

Philip Loy

Senior Engineer
Project Centre Ltd

Philip is a cycle planning and design specialist at transport consultancy Project Centre Ltd. He has developed cycling projects across the UK and abroad, producing design proposals, technical advice, and strategies for public and private sector clients. Philip is also completing an MSc in Transport Engineering and Planning at London South Bank University.

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Rhia Weston

Road Safety Campaigner

Rhia Weston is CTC’s road safety campaigner and coordinator of the Road Justice campaign, which aims to get the criminal justice system to take a tougher approach to bad driving. She also coordinates the Cyclists’ Defence Fund, a charity which works to raise awareness of the law relating to cyclists. 

Rik Andrew

Independent Consultant


Rob Murray

Steer Davies Gleave

As part of the Digital Design team, Rob project has managed a number of market-leading journey planning applications, all with a sustainable focus. He recently delivered the City Connect consultation website which features an innovative interactive map to collate feedback on the cycle superhighway project.

Roger Markham

Business Development Manager 


Roger is the Business Development Manager for cycle storage, and associated products, within Marshalls Street Furniture. With over 15 years experience supplying to the cycle industry, and a founder member of the BPSA, he has always looked to bring products to the Market place which will benefit cyclists - through working on various schemes working with with Local Authorities, Architect and End Users. With Marshalls Roger is keen to exploit the many materials Marshalls manufactures to bring more initiative products to Marketplace.

Sally Cairns

Research Fellow

Dr Sally Cairns works jointly at TRL and UCL on transport policy, traffic reduction and travel behaviour change. She was a lead author of the Department for Transport's 2004 report on Smarter Choices, and conducted the evaluation of the DfT's Sustainable Travel Demonstration Towns. She has worked on major studies about what constitutes effective school and workplace travel plans. She has workede evaluating the impacts of car clubs (Carplus) and assessing the relationship between travel to work choices and health (Transport for London).


Jack Skillen

Living Streets

Jack Skillen is Head of Projects at Living Streets where he oversees projects nationally to improve streets for pedestrians. He is working with several major cities to improve public realm on the back of cycling investment. He volunteers for his local branch of Living Streets and has an MSc in Contemporary Urbanism. 

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Stephen Lloyd Jones

Business Network Coordinator
Hertfordshire County Council

Stephen leads on Hertfordshire County Council's BigHertsBigIdeas for Business campaign. This LSTF-funded programme targets large employers in SW Herts and helps encourage sustainable travel for staff. Commuter cycling has been a strong focus for his activities in 2014. He  has 18 years business marketing and research experience, including careers at BT and in market research.

Peter Chamley

BSc (Hons), C.Eng, MICE, MIHT

Head of Technical Consultancy

Newcastle City Council

I am responsible for leading the professional technical consultancy services that contribute to the Council’s vision and values for the City and its environment. I act as the Council’s lead technical engineering expert in relation to highways and am the Cycle City Ambition Fund Programme Manager.

Glen Davies

Freight Manager
Transport for London

Glen is Programme Manager at TfL responsible for delivering freight safety projects.  This includes, improving safety between HGVs and cyclists within the construction industry. Prior to TfL, Glen was responsible for fleet compliance and road safety across 9000 military vehicles.  This experience has been invaluable in pursuing safer freight operations in London.


Mark Loveridge

British Electrical Bicycle Association

Mark Loveridge has over 9yrs experience in the green sector with extensive knowledge of the electric vehicle industry, specifically electric scooters, motorcycles and bicycles. As Chair of BEBA he represents the interests of the UK electric bicycle industry through legislation, events and public relations

Harry Scrope

Managing Director
Brompton Dock Ltd

Peter Warman


Peter Warman has 40 years experience working with public transport operators and transport authorities on the development of their systems and services. Since 1991 he has worked as a Consultant to FWT on projects associated with delivering information strategies associated with public transport and way finding.   

Andy Howard

John Parkin 

Professor of Transport Engineering
University of the West of England


John Parkin is a transport engineer and planner specialising particularly in cycling. After experience of all stages of the promotion of transport schemes in consultancy, he now trains professionals in planning and engineering for cycle traffic. He is Professor of Transport Engineering at the University of the West of England chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers Cycling Working Group.


Andy Howard

Cycle Infrastructure Officer


Andy Howard is Transport for Greater Manchester’s Cycle Infrastructure Officer. Andy’s role is to assist and support delivery partners in developing Cycle City Ambition Grant-funded routes to ensure the best possible infrastructure is provided for cyclists, including working with AECOM and District Authorities to develop the Greater Manchester Cycling Design Guide.

Richard Ambler

Cycle Programme Manager

London Borough of Lambeth

Working for the London borough of Lambeth, Richard Ambler now  specialises in cycle route design and project management but has also worked in  policy development, area-based regeneration, cycle promotions and  event management, cycle training and  cycle parking, and initiated the residential cycle parking programme in Lambeth. 

Kevin Mayne

European Cyclists' Federation asbl

Responsible for relations with the bicycle industry, advocacy group development, fundraising and communications at the European Cyclists’ Federation.  In the past 2 years he has visited over 20 countries studying their cycling development. Kevin joined ECF’s staff in 2012 after 14 years as CEO of  CTC, the national cyclists’ charity. A lifelong cyclist who started work in cycling after holding senior positions in international food companies, when he isn’t talking about cycling he is usually out riding or writing on www.ecf.com and blogging at www.idonotdespair.com

Leon Thorne

Principal Delivery Planner

Transport for London

Leon works in the TfL Delivery Planning Cycling team where he is developing the principles for a future wayfinding and signage system to aid cyclists in London.  


Helen Webster

Senior Consultant


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. 

Patrick Lingwood

Walking and Cycling Officer

Bedford Borough Council 

For 3 years, South East Regional Cycling Co-ordinator (ERCDT) working with 13 Councils. Researched and wrote LTN 2/08 “roundabout” chapter. Prepared successful Leighton-Linslade Cycle Demonstration Town bid. Worked for 2 years at DfT, advising Ministers on cycling and managing Cycle City and Towns programme. Now at Bedford Borough, managing LSTF programme.

Claire O'Reilly

Senior Project Officer Pedal Peak 

Derbyshire County Council

Claire’s background is in countryside management, public rights of way and wider access to the countryside.  She has worked for Derbyshire County Council for 10 years in the Countryside Service delivering access improvement work and is currently seconded to the Pedal Peak ll project as Senior Project Officer. 

Phil Jones


Phil Jones Associates

Phil is the principal of a 20-strong practice with offices in Birmingham and London. He is part of the team that produced Manual for Streets (2007) for DfT, a guide to the design of urban and residential streets and was a lead writer on Manual for Streets 2 (2010). He is leading the preparation of new standards for walking and cycling for the Welsh Government, for its ground-breaking Active Travel Act. Phil is a member of the DfT’s Cycle Proofing Working Group and is a Technical Adviser to British Cycling

Vanessa Kelly

Cycling Officer

Cambridgeshire County Council

A lifelong cyclist, my earliest memories are dominated by spectacular wipe-outs on two or three wheels! After years working as a freelance picture researcher, I moved with my family to Holland in 2001 for two years, then to Cambridge in 2003 where I joined the committee of the Cambridge Cycling Campaign, worked on two PTP projects and managed three Cycle Challenges before joining the Cycling Projects team at Cambs County Council last summer.

Graham Lennard

Project Leader - Cycling & Walking

Birmingham City Council

Richard Leonard

Team Leader Transportation Strategy

Birmingham City Council

Zsolt Schuller

Strategic Sustainable Transport Officer

Devon County Council

A Transport Planner with Devon County Council Zsolt has overseen a number of successful bids for LSTF Funding and the Cycling in National Parks programmes. With a  specialism in Cycling Zsolt also managed Exeter’s successful Cycling Demonstration Town Project.

Graham Cornish

Project Manager

Devon County Council

A Planner and Project Manager with Devon County Council Graham has been dedicated to delivering the National Cycle Network in the County for nearly two  decades. Over this time he has delivered a number of high profile routes including the Granite Way, Tarka Trail and secured European funding for numerous other routes. He is currently leading on a number of elements of the National Parks cycling project

John Lynn

Cycling Projects Manager

New Forest National Park

Cllr James Lewis

Kippax and Methley

Leeds City Council

Rory Poole



Rory Poole is a Director of AECOM.  He has worked for the company for 20 years and has designed cycle facilities in London, Oxford and Ipswich.  He led the teams that designed two of the first Cycle SuperHighways in London (Route 5 and 8) and directed the team that won £20m of DfL Major Scheme funding that included extensive cycle facilities in Ipswich.  Rory is also a Director of ConwayAECOM which is currently detail designing and building better junctions and further Cycle SuperHighways programme in London.  Rory’s AECOM traffic engineering team works for many UK/Ireland local authorities offering advice and design skills associated with high quality cycle facility provision..

Amy Boyle

Director of Strategy

Diva Creative

Amy is an award-winning marketer who specialises in strategic behaviour change campaigns. She has worked on over 80 projects for public sector clients throughout her career. Many of these projects have achieved national recognition, including the i-Travel York initiative that was shortlisted for a 2013 National Transport Award.

Peter Hall

Sales Manager

CHK Mapping

Peter is a freelance map maker with a special interest in cycling maps and many years working in commercial map making.

Peter is a regular commuting cyclist, everyday cyclist and is a member of a local cycle action group. He is also a Sustrans volunteer ranger and a member of a Cycle Action Group in Cheshire. With this experience he understand the need for maps to be tailored to the needs of the individual rider.


Caroline Treacy

Project Manager

National Transport Authority (Ireland)

Caroline Treacy is Data Manager with Mentz Datenverarbeitung GmbH based exclusively in the National Transport Authority, Ireland. Caroline is responsible for the build and maintenance of the Dublin Cycle Planner and the National Journey Planner. Caroline has a B.A in Geography and a M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and GIS from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Caroline has previously worked in both the public and research sectors in Ireland before moving to join the National Transport Authority in 2013.

Martin Lucas-Smith

Developer and Director

CycleStreets Ltd

Martin Lucas-Smith is a Developer at CycleStreets, who run the UK-wide cycle journey planner website, CycleStreets.net. The site helps people plan cycle journeys from A-B. CycleStreets has considerable experience in cyclist wayfinding, and its routing is used in a range of third-party mobile apps and Local Authority websites.

Oliver Priestly

Manger of Engineering Projects

Leeds City Council


Shane Snow

Strategic Adviser

Transport for London

Shane has expertise leading and engaging multi-sector stakeholders in new ways of making a bigger difference. He currently advises transport for London on the strategic case for cycling investment.

Shane is one of Henley Business School's first coaching and behaviour change alumni and one of the Government's first Civil Service Learning accredited coaches. He has 15 years experience working with Ministers to formulate and deliver transport policies.

Brian Deegan

Delivery Planning - Cycling

Transport for London

Brian Deegan is a Principal Technical Planner at TfL.  He is currently revising the London Cycling Design Standards as well as supporting the Cycling Vision Delivery. He was the Design Engineer responsible for the Royal College Street light segregation scheme in Camden. 

He was Project Development Manager for the London Cycle Network.

"Brian is the Wayne Rooney of Cycling" 

- Andrew Gilligan, London Cycling Commissioner

Ian Philips

Institute for Transport Studies


Ian Philips is a PhD student at the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds.  His PhD thesis asks the question: Who could get to work by walking and cycling if there was no fuel for motor transport?

Alison Franks

Head of Cycling and Walking Policy


Alison Franks is joint head of the Cycling and Walking Policy Team at the Department for Transport. The team’s current priority is to deliver on the Prime Minister’s ambition to see a cycling revolution, through publishing and implementing a Cycling Delivery Plan, working with the Highways Agency and Local Authorities to cycle proof the road network, and addressing real and perceived issues around cycle safety. Alison started her career as a Government analyst and has worked at DfT for over 10 years in analysis and then policy roles, leading key policy initiatives on sustainable travel, alternatives to travel and urban congestion.


Mike Harper


Stirling Lloyd

Responsibility highway products, including cycleway surfacing materials used across the TfL Cycle Superhighways. He has 25 years experience in highway materials and is current chairman of the RSTA High Friction Surfacing Committee. Mike has specific interests in skid resistance and is a keen cyclist.

Kathy Azopardi

Sustainable Transport Officer

South Downs National Park Authority

Kathy Azopardi, Sustainable Transport Officer. Kathy joined the South Downs National Park Authority in 2014, having previously worked in sustainable travel roles for Sustrans and a number of local authorities in the South East. Her current role in the Two National Parks LSTF programme includes the promotion and management of ‘Sustainable Transport Solutions’ – (a small grant scheme enabling local communities to deliver small scale sustainable travel projects)

Councillor Keith Wakefield

Councillor Keith Wakefield

Leader of Leeds City Council and Labour Group Leader 

Councillor Keith Wakefield was first elected to Leeds City Council in 1988. He is the Leader of Leeds City Council and has been the Leader of the Labour Group for ten years.  Keith represents the Kippax and Methley Ward, covering many of the former mining villages in the East of Leeds.

Prior to being Leader of the Council, he was Leader of the Opposition for six years, served as Deputy Leader of the Council and also a member of the Executive.  He currently chairs a number of Boards including Leeds City Council’s Executive Board, the LEP Investment Panel, the Apprenticeship Training Agency Board and the Association of West Yorkshire Authorities.  He is also a Director of Tour de France Board, Opera North and of Leeds, York and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. He is also Deputy Chair of the LGA.

Dr. Caroline Mullen

Institute for Transport Studies

University of Leeds

Dr Caroline Mullen, is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Her research covers policy and political philosophy of transport, and investigates implications of equality and distributive fairness for transport and mobility, walking and cycling, deliberative participatory processes, air quality and carbon governance  http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/people/c.mullen


Gavin Wood

Cycling Development Officer 


Gavin is a Cycling Development Officer working for CTC, The National Cycling Charity. Having previously worked on a project developing bike clubs for young people, he is now responsible for CTC’s involvement in the EU funded Cycle Logistics Project which aims to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in urban freight delivery. Gavin is an advocate for cycling and for people generally leading a healthy, more sustainable lifestyle.

Mike Harper


Stirling Llyod

Mike Harper is the Stirling Lloyd Director responsible for Safetrack highway products, including cycleway surfacing materials used across the TfL Cycle Superhighways. He has 25 years experience in highway materials and is current chairman of the RSTA High Friction Surfacing Committee. Mike has specific interests in skid resistance and is a keen cyclist. 

Craig Rossington 

Senior Transport Planner

Oxfordshire County Council

Craig has been with Oxfordshire County Council for 16 years and is currently in the role of Senior Transport Planner.  He has extensive experience of cycle policy, strategy and scheme development. Amongst other things he also has worked on numerous public transport and controlled parking zone schemes.

Supporters include:

Bicycle Association
Bike Week
CILT - The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CTC
Get Britain Cycling
ATKINS Clearview Traffic Group
Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council
Local Transport Today
Cycle hoop
Love Cycling Go Dutch
Urban Movement
Urban Movement
Steer Davies Gleave

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