Meet the team
Co-owner and director. Is the main mechanic and works in the shop and does the occasional bit of coaching. Moved around as a child and ended up in Essex in 1983. Studied engineering and became a teacher, mainly in special needs. Switched careers and trained as a counsellor, and worked part time for Sustrans, which led to starting this business. Has two splendid grown up children, and two not so splendid dogs. Works as a child counsellor for 1 day per week. Spends far too much time talking politics and playing cricket. Loves canoeing, walking or cycling, especially in the hills. Loves to cook, but has a tendency to overdo the chillies. Once caught 40 x 10p pieces balanced on the same arm: at the time a world record!
Mechanic. MTB coach. Learn to ride.
MTB coach. Learn to ride and Ride On!
Co-owner and director. Responsible for the accounts and runs the website and social media. Often seen in the shop at weekends and sometimes during the week. Spent 15 years as an adult education tutor, assessor and internal quality assurer. Recently retired as a Professional Associate of the RHS. Likes walking, cycling, table tennis, family history, bird watching, reading and baking. Has two grown-up children, and two dogs, one of whom, Monty, can often be seen in the shop.
Shop Manager and one of the aforementioned sons of Kate and Simon. Will be found in the shop most days. Enjoys mountain biking, cricket and football (especially cricket). Worked in the shipping and distribution industry for 7 years.
Head coach. Learn to ride. MTB coaching. Bikeability.
Community Development Officer. I am passionate about encouraging others to cycle at whatever level. I was a Special Needs teacher for 30 years and have volunteered at Just Ride Southend since its inception. I am also a Cycle Coach and lead British Cycling “Breeze” rides to encourage ladies to get back on their bikes for friendship and fresh air (and, of course, coffee!) In my spare time I love reading, playing my cello, riding my bikes (solo and tandem), crafting and spending time with family and friends.
MTB coach. Learn to ride. Shop worker.
Learn to ride. Ride leader. Shop worker.
History Tours. Shop worker. Ride leader.
Learn to ride. MTB coach.
We love cycling!
Hadleigh Park Cycles Community Interest Company was incorporated on 18th March 2019. It has two directors, husband and wife team Simon Broad and Kate Broad. The company was formed to provide cycle services and bike hire at Hadleigh Country Park, Essex, the site of the 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike track. Simon had previously worked for Sustrans (the sustainable transport charity), based at Hadleigh Country Park. He grew to love the Park and enjoy cycling there, so when the opportunity arose to lease a part of the Hub, he and Kate knew that running a company based around cycling was exactly what they wanted to do.
Kate has worked in a variety of commercial organisations and more recently spent 15 years in an Adult Education college, where she taught and managed both vocational and non-vocational courses for mainstream adults, and also for people with mental health difficulties.
We are situated in the town of Hadleigh in Essex at the bottom of
Chapel Lane off the A13 (London Road).
Hadleigh Park Cycles
Hadleigh Country Park
For more information please call us on 01702 875431, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form below.