Who We Are
Adam, looks after the sales team and our long haul trips.
Rides: Giant Defy Composite1
I love my bike because it goes fast and matches my sunglasses.
Cycling along the quayside in on a sunny day past all Newcastle's bridges.
Trying to race David and crashing!
Andrew, one of the original founding Skedaddlers, does a bit of marketing too.
Rides: Giant Trance X 29er XL
Even looks big for me!
Nipping past any roadies I see and the fact it is a traffic free route all the way from the coast.
Getting a flat and realising the inner tubes in my bag are too small for my wheels - doh!
Tim, makes sure all our UK trips run smoothly.
Rides: An old ex-hire Giant TCR
It was in Sardinia so it's been on more Skedaddle trips than me.
Getting some exercise and seeing the change of the seasons.
Arriving and realising you've no trousers to change into.
Kerry, looks after our UK road weekends and a selection of European trips.
Rides: A steel hand-built Surly Crosscheck
Built for comfort and style but mostly speed!
Eating lots of food because I've earned 21 miles worth of calories on the ride in!
The slow ride home because I ate more calories than I earned! Oops.
David, manages all things road at Skedaddle.
Rides: Depends on the weather, but normally my Giant TCR on the sunny days.
Getting to work before Tim and wearing his trousers.
The cycle path along the River Tyne where the gaps between the paving stones are precisely 1mm wider than a 23C road bike tyre!
Paul, the other half of the original Skedaddlers.
Rides: Giant Anthem X1
Heading through the beautiful Jesmond Dene is a lovely way to start the day.
Realising that my daughter has borrowed my helmet and I have to wear her One Direction one.
Emma, all things marketing.
Rides: Specialized Tri Cross bike
It gets me along trails, tracks and roads without any problems, but is in desperate need of being made prettier, not too many 'cross bikes out there for girls yet!
I can be at work in less than 10 minutes, means the 'I slept in' excuse is relatively redundant.
Nobody really likes to see helmet hair in the workplace.
James, looks after our UK supported trips.
Rides: An old bobby's bike, much older than I am.
Bikes are a bit of a reflection of seniority at Skedaddle, so you won't be surprised to hear that I'm the newest member of the team! I'm a bit of a history buff, and this bike certainly has plenty.
Crossing the Millenium Bridge every day - fab views, rain or shine.
When it rains more than it shines!
Lizzie, manages our family cycling holidays and our Meet the People tours we run with Traidcraft.
Rides: An ex-hire Giant XTC.
It's downhill all the way to work in the morning!
The spray from icy puddles going up your back in winter.
Alison, looks after our UK self-guided trips and also our Shepherds Walks holidays.
Rides: A Raleigh Stow Away.
I love the fresh air of the Quayside after leaving a stuffy train.
Leaving my helmet on the train and seeing it head to Edinburgh.
Olly, focuses on the business development side of things.
Rides: Felt F3X cyclocross bike.
Compared to my old commute (an hour by train and on foot) my new one is fab - 15 minutes of really lovely cycling, which even includes a bit of singletrack on some days.
Not being able to read/snooze/gaze out of the window on the way home anymore.
Matt, manages all our mountain biking product in UK and Europe.
Rides: Giant Trance X1
Complete with about half a kilo of Scottish mud!
Starting and finishing the day on a high, especially when the 'short-cuts' are all too tempting.
The aroma of wet socks drying on the radiator on a rainy day!
Kay, looks after our European leisure and family trips.
Rides: What is my bike?..a foldy shopper perhaps? It's called Jack.
I love it because it's super-fast! NOT. But it's small and orange and lets me sit upright all the time. Lots of bits have fallen off over the years but it's still going strong!
Friends in the office who pump up my tyres.
Pushing it up Byker Bank on the way home!