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My name is Steven Rittey and I currently live in Manchester, UK. I am originally from Gosport on England's south coast and I am in my early thirties.
I am Product Manager for a leading leisure cycling company - Wheel2Wheel Holidays and have worked in the travel industry since leaving university including roles at MyTravel and Shearings Holidays.
Cycling has been good to me. I met my girlfriend (now fiancee) through cycling and have a job that allows me to channel my love of all things bike with an equal love of travel!
I like to plan cycle tours with a theme. I usually find two points on the map, book a couple of advance train tickets and then ride between the two.
There are not many places in the U.K and Europe that I have not been to and I am always looking for somewhere new to go.
When I return home, I like to feel like I have accomplished something on a ride. This is my motivation for going out again...and again!
Likes and interests
Pre-ride dish: Filled pasta shells with a pesto sauce
Snack: Yoghurts (Anything)
In my cycling jersey backpocket: Maltloaf
Coffee: From my Nespresso machine
Drink: Hot - Green tea / Cold - Chocolate milk
Phone: Microsoft Lumia
Laptop: MacBook Pro
Camera: Lumia phone cameras are excellent
Sound system: DAB Radio
Car: Never owned one (Got a Driving Licence though)
Dream bike: Top spec Brompton or Swifty Zero Scooter
Watch: Microsoft Band or Mondaine
App: Adobe Photoshop Express
Cycling clothes: Aldi for value. Rapha for design
Hat: Bicycle helmet
Book: Lonely Planet travel guides
Architecture: Post-war and 2000 onwards
Magazine: Cycling Active, GQ, Rail and the Sunday Times
Music: From 'dance anthems' to BBC Radio 2
Current home: Manchester
Favourite destination: Southern Germany
UK Staycation: Isle of Wight or Wales
Other active interests: Skating, scooting and running
Dream cycle ride: Japan and South Korea train and bike tour
If you think that you have a great ride, would like to promote a route or would like to get in contact with me, then get in-touch!