10 Questions with Gavin

We’ve got some great people helping out here at Broken Spoke, and wanted to introduce them properly.

So, we’ve asked some of Broken Spoke’s most important people to answer some of life’s most important questions. First up, Gavin.


  1. What’s your name?
  2. What do you do for Broken Spoke?
    Fund-raising, business strategy and other stuff ‘behind the scenes’.
  3. What do you ride?
    Currently my 1960s Freddie Grubb track bike but my other bikes are clamouring to have a go too!
  4. How long have you been helping with Broken Spoke?
    Since it started.
  5. What is the tool you couldn’t be without?
    A decent pump.
  6. What’s the best ride you’ve ever been on?
    Oxford to Edinburgh by tandem.
  7. What would your superpower be?
    Time travel – so I could keep my bikes in top condition and ride them more, as well as doing everything else.
  8. What do you get up to when you’re not fixing or riding bikes?
    Playing saxophone.
  9. Describe Broken Spoke in a word.
  10. Tell us a joke.
    My grandma was prescribed regular exercise by her doctor as a way of keeping fit. Just 20 minutes per day, they said, and she’d really notice a difference. So she got herself a new bike and started last week. We have no idea where she’s got to!