Past Manchester Event: VOL 18

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Holly and the Manchester Wheelers

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Holly Carter: Design and Technology Teacher, STEM Co-Ordinator, bassist with Patty Hearst, Manchester Wheelers cyclist. Holly joined the Wheelers 4 years ago.
She started racing in crits at Tameside and on the track, now hammering time trials, SPOCO's and hill climbs. Her first hill climb race was up the rake 3 years ago.
In her words, "Since then I've learnt how to take weight off my belly, my bike and force my legs to yield their purpose to getting me up hills. They could still be faster...".
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What if you live your life the way you ride your bike?

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Georgie Wood is the founder of creative communications agency Wood Wood Culture Club. During her career, she’s explored youth culture links with Fred Perry, inspired people to head outdoors with Regatta and helped Londoners fall in love with vintage steel road bikes.

In this talk she looks into the question: "what if you live your life the way you ride your bike?"

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@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

After a career in marketing and riding various ultra endurance rides and events in his spare time, Markus Stitz circumnavigated the world on a single-speed bike from September 2015 to August 2016. He cycled 34,000 km through 26 countries, scaling an equivalent of the height of Mt Everest more than 38 times. After his return he founded Bikepacking Scotland, specialising on the development of bikepacking and cycle tourism in Scotland. He also works as freelance writer, photographer, and marketing consultant, and has twice been awarded by for his work. 
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The Last Traditional Frame Builder in Manchester

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Ex teacher, archaeologist, DJ, house renovator, life time cyclist and newbie frame builder, Peter Butterfield shares 20 slides. In January 2016 I bought Neil Orrell’s Cycle Shop. We changed the name to Butterfield Bicycles, but remain the last traditional bicycle frame builders in Manchester.


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The Work of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Sean Sutton is the International Communications Manager for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG).  An award-winning photographer, he tells the story of MAG and its work to clear landmines in conflict-affected communities.  

Find out more about their work here:

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Jon Gildea's Para-cyclist Journey

@ VOL 18 ON SEP 07, 2017

Jon Gildea began mountain bike racing at the age of 13 and represented Great Britain as a junior rider. He always remained a keen cyclist and in 2012 he was badly injured in a mountain bike accident and broke his left leg badly. This injury meant that he was now eligible for para-cycling events and after being classified as C5 he was accepted onto the British Cycling Paralympic Development programme in 2013. 

After joining the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2013 Jon made rapid progress on the track and road, his career highlight so far becoming a double world champion at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Los Angeles.


Markus Stitz
Founder - Capital Trail and Bikepacking Scotland and the first person to cycle the world single speed in Manchester
Georgie Wood
Founder - Wood Wood Culture Club in Manchester
Jon Gildea
Paracyclist for British Cycling and double world champion at the 2017 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships in Manchester
Peter Butterfield
Founder - Butterfield Bicycles in Manchester
Holly Carter
Cyclist - Manchester Wheelers in Manchester
Sean Sutton
Photographer - MAG International Communications Manager in Manchester