ABOUT US 

RideWise started in 2001 working within Nottingham communities. We have taught over 20,000 people how to ride a bike. We aim to inspire and enable people to use multimodal transport to improve their health as well as reduce our environmental impact.

CONTACT 

T: 0115 955 2288

E: customerservices@ridewise.org.uk

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© 2019 by RideWise Ltd.     

 Registered Charity number 1153800            

Meet Our Board of Trustees

Andy Parkinson

Project Manager, Transport for the North

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by holding Helen to account to ensure she and the charity succeeds in its transformation. This will be done by agreeing and reviewing goals; providing timely, constructive and balanced feedback; and having ongoing dialogue.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation

I enjoy cycling off the beaten track, for example, see this article I wrote recently about a ride from Torino to Nice (through Alpine gravel paths)

Peter Totterdill

Director, Workplace Innovation Europe CLG.

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by supporting Andy, Helen and the staff in making the transformation as effective as possible.

My family has had a long-term involvement in green transport: Great Great Grandfather William drove the first stage coach from Bristol to Exeter in a day on the newly Macadamised roads; Great Grandfather John set up a horse carriage building company in Bristol and was later offered the sole franchise to sell Rolls Royce cars in the South West – but turned it down because “people will never want to give up their horses”.

Claire Linton

Researcher (Policy), Urban Transport Group

In 2019 I will make a difference to Ridewise by sharing my knowledge and insight of transport policy and trends in the sector in order to support the charity's activities.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation: last year I took up Cricket, joining a ladies team in Leeds.

Lily Child

Business and Strategy Development – Beauty, Boots.

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by using my experience in business and strategic thinking, to support the growth of our charity, whilst it moulds a new strategy and path for itself.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation

I came across RideWise through a google search when I started commuting to work by bike. I was a nervous wreck on roads to begin with and just didn’t know the rules! But loved my experience with Ridewise, and felt way more confident after!

Phil Crompton

Leadership Advisor and Careers Champion

Until September 2018 CEO of Trent Academies Group- Including Rushcliffe School, Farnborough Academy and Arnold Hill Academy.

In 2019 I will make a difference to RideWise by steering thinking which aims to connect with young people and schools in the area and to help ensure the strategy make the intended positive impact. One thing that might not come up in conversation; is my plan to do as many coast to coast bike rides as possible. England and India done so far. More to come.

Ian Symis

Senior Strategy Manager, Boots

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by ensuring my passion for cycling and greener modes of transport translate into my board contributions. In particular, I’d like to support more efficient and effective processes and ensure RideWise as a brand resonates more with consumers – we have some wonderful opportunities in 2019 including the partnership with Cycle Live.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation (because I need to keep it quiet) is, I’ve entered into some triathlons this year with some of my friends and we have a pact to train together…. but, I’m already planning extra secret sessions to boost my chances of beating them. 

Laura Brady

Contracts Performance Manager, The Coal Authority

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by helping Helen to transform the financial reporting and forecasting to ensure the charity is following the right opportunities and continues to grow. We will develop the classes of income to simplify reporting and focus on cashflow.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation

I enjoy travelling and have lived in New Zealand and Australia but now back in sunny Mapperley!

Anthony Carver-Smith

Marketing Manager, Nottingham City Transport

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by supporting Helen and the organisation through its period of change to make RideWise the number one choice for delivering sustainable travel in our area. 

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation

I am gluten for punishment and after offering to help colleagues fundraise for a national 3 peaks challenge in 2012, you’ll now find me regularly doing walking and cycling challenges each year for charity, probably listening to S Club 7 or the Spice Girls!