Who We Are
David is the founder of North 48 Bicycles, and has been cycling for all of his adult life (which is a long time, because he is the same age as Steve). Having moved to Victoria in 2009, he was immediately enthralled by the amazing riding that the region has to offer. His favourite route is one that takes him out to Sooke and Metchosin where he is still gobsmacked by how beautiful it is. He believes that life is too short for dull socks, and was once told that his socks were visible from space.
Stephen has been cycling his entire adult life and a good number of the years before that. At the tender age of 43 he launched into racing because, well, “better late than never.” Stephen is the creative force behind GPS doodles – giant works of GPS art that have gained global renown. When he’s not GPS doodling, Stephen is usually still on his bike, consistently logging 500+ km per week (yup – that’s per week), and he’s on target to hit this year’s goal of 24,000 km.
Andrew is a former professional triathlete and is the current coach of the University of Victoria triathlon team. Andrew is patient, calm, and always smiling, and is happy going slow and steady or full gas. Andrew likes hi-viz bar tape, hi-viz helmets and hi-viz shoes – it makes him easy to spot when he’s miles up the road having ridden you off his wheel, whistling while he does it!
Victoria Hospice is a registered charity that has, since 1980, provided end-of-life care focused on palliative treatment. Their nurses, counselors, spiritual caregivers, physicians and trained volunteers provide comfort for the patient and support for the family, rather than a cure for progressive and life-limiting illness.
World Bicycle Relief is dedicated to providing access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles. Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education and economic development opportunities.