We are Maidstone Cycle Campaign Forum, a charity (Registered Charity Number 1172691) representing the cycling community in Maidstone. Our aim is to improve the cycling conditions in Maidstone and encourage people to take up cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle, and also as a practical and environmentally friendly alternative to cars for short journeys to shops, schools, etc....
"Retired a few years ago from a career in IT at British Airways at Heathrow. I am a keen cyclist and a member of various cycling groups but these days my main focus is cycling as a more healthy and environmentally friendly form of transport. I am interested in individual health and fitness because of the individual and community value of fitness. I am keenly interested in the environment because I think my generation has consumed and damaged at a greater rate than can be repaced or repaired. We have to change this for the sake of our children and their families. I am a member of the MCCF because the objectives of the charity are very closely aligned with my own."
Former local councillor. An active campaigner on transport and the environment. From a cycling family James also has 10 plus campaigning and twenty years’ experience working in private sector having previously run his own business.
"I discovered cycling at the age of 8, when I got my first bike (I still remember that moment today!) and discovered the freedom of being able to travel to places that would have been totally out of reach for me at that age. Cycling has been my passion since then: I have followed the sport, used my bike for commuting, belonged to cycling clubs (currently SFACC) and have been a passionate cycling campaigner. At the moment, I volunteer my time and efforts to try and improve the very inadequate cycling conditions in Maidstone. As a teacher, I am particularly keen to improve cycling conditions for children, so they can commute to school safely,"
Applications invited - please use contact form on home page if you are interested in undertaking this role.
"As a member of Maidstone Harriers Run & Tri club, most of my cycling time is spent training for, or participating in triathlons. That said, I do take pleasure in taking time out for a leisurely ride taking in the stunning views that the Kent countryside has to offer.
I am a qualified Sustrans ride leader and help organise guided rides for families in conjunction with the Kent Community Rail Partnership.
I like to promote and encourage good behaviour on our roads by cyclists and motorists alike, and nothing disappoints me more than seeing a cyclist behave in a reckless or dangerous manner.
I’m probably one of only a handful of triathletes to stop during a race at a red light on a pedestrian crossing even when nobody was using it.
Above all, I’m an advocate for mutual respect between all road users."
A very keen cyclist with a full appreciation of the benefits of cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly alternative to cars. Campaigner for Cyclists' rights and active travel accessibility for all. Having had a long career in local government and IT has a good understanding of the political climate affecting implementation of change.