Road Captains: Patrick Thornton & Simon May
Patrick was born in Yorkshire a little over 40 years ago and can still remember what he had for his tea the day Greg LeMond beat Laurent Fignon in Paris by eight seconds (sausage and chips).
After a decade dabbling with the South of England he returned to his roots because hill repeats up Muswell Hill just don’t provide the same thrill as the climbs of Yorkshire.
He is one of those strangest of creatures who much prefers riding up hills to going down them which usually makes people direct expressive language at him when he takes them for what was supposed to be a gentle bike ride.
His son has a photo of Bradley Wiggins next to his bed, he likes old things and has a penchant for a retro trade jersey.
Simon May was born in Northamptonshire significantly more than 40 years ago and knowing him probably doesn’t even eat sausages.
After a decade of dabbling with the North of England he made no moves to return to his roots because hill repeats up the speed bumps of Wellingborough just don’t provide the same thrill as the climbs of Yorkshire.
He is one of those strangest of creatures who will readily get up before the crack of dawn and ride around in virtual darkness which usually makes people direct expressive language at him for clacking around the wooden floor in his cleats at unearthly hours.
His son has met Bradley Wiggins, he likes new things and has a penchant for whichever jersey costs the most money.
Between them Patrick and Simon have deposited salty effort droplets across monument climbs of the Alps, Dolomites and Pyrenees plus Mont Ventoux, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and numerous sportives across Europe. They did this just to make sure they’re not as good roads for riding as Yorkshire, you understand.
Events Management: Hannah May & Kara Thornton
Hannah and Kara make sure everything runs smoothly from the first initial enquiry to the final celebratory post-ride drink. Kara’s medical background and first aid qualification sees her heading up all our risk assessments and health and safety practices, to ensure the safety of our team and guests at all times. Hannah’s background in marketing and event management for a range of blue chip organisations ensures Cadence will always deliver above and beyond our clients’ expectations.