James Jeffery

I’ve grown up with a passion for sports and physical activity which has shaped my life both in and out of work. With a background in a team and individual sports and coaching, in the past 5 years I’ve developed a love for cycling and how this can bring benefits to my personal well-being, social and physical development, and fitness and how integrating into the make-up of young people can help develop confidence and independence for young people moving into adulthood.

What are your plans as Bicycle Mayor?

With a strong foundation established in Stroud I feel I’m in a good position to develop this further.  I hope to make safe cycling more accessible to children of all ages in Stroud, establish an infrastructure that not only accommodates cyclists but develops the ability to cycle with confidence and competence.  To embed cycling as a key component of travel and leisure in Stroud and bring together our diverse community through leisure and business links.