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Who am I and why am I here?

I’m Steve,a 43 year old who has only been cycling 7 or 8 years. I work at The Christie Hospital on the haematology team, so I get to see 1st hand the positive effect that the HaTS charity has on patients and families.

I can’t really remember why I started to ride, but I “borrowed” an old, heavy, mountain bike I off my sister. I rode it for about 4 months before deciding to treat myself to a Halfords £150 special. It was lighter but still very clunky – I guess you really get what you pay for.

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A warm introduction!

Hello, my name’s David. I’m a 36 yo dad, work for a local Charity and I owe my current good health to cycling. Most of my life I’ve been overweight: at 30 years old I was dangerously unfit with a resting heart rate of 100, tendonitis made walking difficult and I weighed over 150 kg. In 2012 my daughter started school miles from my house; since I don’t drive my solution was a cheap ebay bike and child trailer. While Bradley Wiggins, Lizzie Armitstead and Chris Froome were winning Olympic medals in London, I started pedaling around Greater Manchester.

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