Your committee

The Campaign is organised by a committee. Your committee members for 2021-22 are listed below. To email them use their position name given between brackets in the format <position>

Vacant - Chair (chair)

Martin Stanley -  Vice Chair / Infrastructure Liaison (vicechair)

Martin joins Leeds Cycling Campaign as a relatively new resident of Leeds. Whilst he has always ridden a bike, it was only after visiting Belgium and seeing the positive impact cycling can have on whole communities, that he decided to join the campaign to help publicise its ideas and vision.

Amy Pearce -  Secretary (secretary)

Amy has been cycling since childhood, but really found her love of road riding whilst part of her university cycling club - where she got a taste for cafe rides, had a go at racing and achieved her track accreditation. Since moving to Leeds 5 years ago a bicycle has been Amy's main form of transport and she hopes to help others find the joy of cycling, whether it be for commuting, fitness, socialising or racing.

Tony Read - Treasurer (treasurer)

Tony has been cycling around Leeds for work, leisure and general utility purposes for at least 25 years.  He’s glad the number of cyclists is increasing but dismayed at the lack of decent provision for them.  Having also cycled in various parts of Europe, especially the Netherlands, he knows how much better things could be.

Ursula Kingel - Acting Membership Secretary (membership)

Ursula has been a member of the Campaign for several years and mainly cycles as part of day-to-day life.  "Although I have seen improvements in cycle facilities in Leeds since I moved here over 20 years ago," she says, "there is clearly much more to do and the progress seems to have been relatively slow. The commitment and hard work that others have put into the campaign has made me want to give something back.  Occasionally I lead easy and intermediate rides, but want to cater for people who aren’t necessarily confident cyclists or into pushing themselves to ever-increasing distances and speeds!  The more cycling can become an ordinary way of life for a wider range of people, the more we have a realistic prospect of achieving the Campaign’s aims."

Steven Smith - Easy Rides Co-ordinator (easyrides)

Steven believes the campaigning Leeds Cycling Campaign does is very important - see manifesto.  Climate Change is an increasingly serious problem, helping ordinary people to shift form car use to cycle use is an important environmental contribution.  The Easy Rides Steven organises supports new and returning cyclists to become confident in cycling in all areas of Leeds.  These rides use quiet streets and cycle ways, no special equipment or clothes required.  See the website Social Rides Calender for details.  

Barry Hughes - Long Ride Co-ordinator (longrides)

Barry cycle-commuted to school and work in Leeds for 53 years before retiring and joined the precursor to LCC, the Leeds Cycling Action Group, in about 2000.  He was treasurer for 10 years and now co-ordinates the long social rides. He sees that LCC has an important job to do in helping the many deprived citizens of Leeds, that is - deprived of the sheer heart-thumping thrill of cycling just because they are ‘frightened of the traffic’.  That is besides being deprived of the convenience, health, psychological, monetary and environmental advantages.


Ordinary Members:

David Dowden

David joined the Committee at the 2020 AGM and has been a member for seven years.  He has experience of Transport Infrastructure projects and an interest in ensuring good cycle facilities are included within new developments in Leeds.  He is also a committee member on the Greenside Greenway community group which is striving to re-open a disused railway in Pudsey/Bradford as a new Greenway route.  David likes cycle touring abroad and, nearer to home, remote areas of Scotland. He lives in Pudsey and has cycled for over 50 years.
David Miles