Meet the Bike for Good team.

An interesting, dedicated bunch of people who likes to share their cycling enthusiasm with anyone and everyone. Below are a few random facts and pictures to give you a better feel for who we are.

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Greg Kinsman-Chauvet
Greg Kinsman-Chauvet
Greg Kinsman-Chauvet

CEO (Cycling Enthusiast Officer)

Tourer and Commuter

Professional life:

  • Ex-corporate servant with 7 years’ experience in IT, finances and Marketing Management
  • My life changed when I learned to ride a bike at the age of 30.
  • I set-up the charity in 2010 to change
    more lives through cycling.

Socially I like:

  • My hobbies are cycling round the word, and round it again and hopefully again.
  • I am so excited
    about cycling that I was on the News on the Word naked (part of the Naked Bike Ride obviously).

Contact me greg@bikeforgood.org.uk

Colin Freeman
Colin Freeman
Colin Freeman

Operations Manager

Social Cyclist & self-proclaimed Ironman Triathlon racing legend!

Professional life:

  • Joined Bike for Good in April 2015 as Operations Manager of all aspects of the Social Enterprise sector of the Organisation including Haugh Road & Victoria Road shops and workshops, Volunteers, B2B/Outreach department and the operation of Glasgow Nextbike, Glasgow’s mass automated bike hire scheme.
  • Before that? Ran my own Triathlon Coaching Company in Toronto, Canada for 3 years, ran my own Triathlon retail business in Scotland for 7 years and before that was Area Manager for Scotland for Cafe Nero for 7 years.

Socially I like:

  • If I’m not working, I’m training. If I’m not training, I’m eating, drinking or sleeping. A full but simple life!

Contact me colin@bikeforgood.org.uk

Victoria Leiper
Victoria Leiper
Victoria Leiper

Head of Projects

Daily commuter, serial bike buyer and occasional cycle tourer.

Professional life:

  • Project Coordinator for youth charity/social enterprise Transition Extreme – an indoor skatepark and climbing wall
  • Development Officer for Cycling UK – running a city wide youth cycling project called Bike Club 
  • Joined Bike for Good in 2012 as Campaign Manager and over the last 5 years built up our community outreach programme.

Socially I like:

  • Running up and down the hills and mountains of Scotland
  • Making clothes – badly (but it is the effort that counts)

Contact me victoria@bikeforgood.org.uk

Shgufta Anwar
Shgufta Anwar
Shgufta Anwar

Development Officer - Community Hub

Part time/wannabe cyclist & Hijabi rider.

Professional life:

• Joined Bike for Good in April 2017 as Development Officer for the new Southside Community Hub after having worked with the organisation on a previous project for s number of years and thought it was a pretty cool place to work….
• Project Manager at Al-Meezan for various climate change projects developing a food and community garden, resourcefulness workshops, helping people to improve energy efficiency and starting the now very popular BME ladies cycling group.
• Campaigns Officer for Scottish Natural Heritage running campaign on the Big 5 (can you guess what they are?)
• Communications Manager for General Motors (and current role is repentance for earlier climate sins!)
• Assistant Product Manager at PC World started my graduate career into the world of marketing with Monday morning 6.30am starts!
• Various retail positions where I learned to spend my salary on clothes quicker than I was earning it (and that was with staff discounts!)

Socially I like:

• Studying (don’t ask! – I forever seem to have an exam or deadline)

• Raising 2 young girls and nurturing their passions for cycling (my youngest wants to be an Olympic cyclist!)
• Being the hostess with the mostest – whether that’s cooking up storm or organising a good get together with friends and family or a good party – happiest around people.
• Helping others whether its political activism or speaking up for the oppressed or abused or fundraising.

Contact me shgufta@bikeforgood.org.uk

JanieB Smit
JanieB Smit
JanieB Smit

Volunteer Coordinator/Marketing

Outdoors, cycle touring, hiking and traveling

Professional life:

  • Joined Bike for Good in 2015 as a volunteer
  • Project manager – mobile app development
  • Digital – film media – Cooked in Africa Studio
  • Digital media – Cosmopolitan, Bicycling magazine, Runner’s World, Golf Digest, Men’s Health, Shape magazine
  • Overland safari guide – South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Socially I like:

  • Having a good barbecue no matter where or when
  • To travel if the money tree will just grow faster
  • A good book
  • Music – in my ears
  • A great podcast

I once was a contestant on a reality tv show…

Contact me janie@bikeforgood.org.uk

Joanna Soraghan
Joanna Soraghan
Joanna Soraghan

Development Officer - The Bike Academy

Slow and steady tourer

Professional life:

  • After not cycling since I was a child, I bought myself a new bicycle at the age of 26 and haven’t looked back since.
  • My budding career in statistics was thrown to the side and I headed off on a bicycle tour from Canada to Chile, before coming home to find Bike for Good and my current job as Development Officer.
  • I coordinate and deliver our outreach programme in schools, alongside the wonderful Bike Academy team.

Contact me joanna@bikeforgood.org.uk

Richard Andrews
Richard Andrews
Richard Andrews

Event Coordinator

Rides any bike

Professional life:

  • Worked in bike shops for years, now enjoys engaging with the cycling scene in a non-retail capacity

Socially I like:

  • Tea, coffee and adventure

In denial about being a middle aged man in lycra

Contact me richard@bikeforgood.org.uk

Raymond Gibb
Raymond Gibb
Raymond Gibb

Workshop Coordinator

MTB – BMX – cruising aroon

Professional life:

  • BFG life started for me in August of 2014. I began as a part time mechanic and have since spannered and torqued my way up the drivetrain to be the workshop Coordinator. A challenge it has been but rewarding none the less – as are all climbs.
  • Bmx instructor for Radworx Action Sports – riding your bike and being paid, nothing better!
  • Chef at Rogano – Slicing, dicing, chopping and mopping.
  • Cosy Camper – Working at all major festivals in the UK (Party central)
  • Furniture restorer, cabinet maker and upholsterer.

Socially I like:

  • Anything and everything that keeps my mind active!

Contact me raymond@bikeforgood.org.uk