Talk about why you like cycling to help promote BC

British Cycling is looking for riders to appear in video shoots in Esher this Thursday and Bristol on Friday.

For the first shoot, BC needs three male advanced sportive riders, preferably British Cycling members, at 2-3:30 at the Giro Cafe Esher on Thursday.

On Friday, the organisation is looking for riders for two shoots at Mud Dock Cafe. Riders for both can be male or female, and should be beginner or intermediate sportive riders, ideally BC members.

The first of Friday’s shoots is 11-12:30 and the second is 4-5:30.

All you’ll have to do is sit in a cafe and talk about why you like cycling, for short films that will be used to promote British Cycling’s membership benefits.

You’ll need your bike and cycling gear.

Interested? Contact Vix Box of Shift Active Media on vix.box [at] shiftactivemedia.com (subject: British%20Cycling%20shoots) , attaching a head shot if possible.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.