Godfather of Bikmo, Mountain Man, or Jorj Ives, whatever you want to call him, Jorj is The Code Guru here at Bikmo. Some say Jorj sees the world as a waterfall of glowing green text, other say he can bend trees away from his handlebars with the power of his mind (though we’re yet to see that one in practice).
Up hill or down dale, Jorj can be found with a laptop in his pack, a mountain bike beneath him, and a Gransfors Bruks forest axe slung on his belt.
First name: Jorj Surname: Ives Location: Glyn Ceiriog Background: Web Developer/Snowboard Instructor
What bikes do you own?
Cube Agree GTC Race, YT Tues Al, Trek Fuel Ex9 2013, Felt Q220, Charge Plug Chrome, Raleigh Burner, an old knacker on the turbo, and a dusty Unicycle
Canyon Strive CF 9.0 Race
Favourite ride or trail?
Steve Peat for pure leg end status, Chris Akrigg for his unassumingly mad skills, and Tahnée Seagrave’s doing great things in DH right now.
Favourite cafe/coffee shop?
TH Roberts, Dolgellau. Blinkin’ fantastic: Well made Carvetii coffee, the most amazing cakes, and a great setting
Coffee of choice?
Cappuccino on special occasions. Otherwise a nice fruity black.
What motivates you about riding?
Everything. For me, cycling encompasses adventure, adrenaline, escapism, reconnection and fantasy. I love the thought that I might one day be as good as those real riders.
It’s also a pretty good summertime fill in for my other passion, snowboarding
Riding tunes (turbo…obviously)?
Ecclectic. From here to there and back again via the most circuitous route possible
When not riding, where can we find you?
Other than at work, you’ll find me up a mountain or down on the rivers and lakes
Favourite thing about Bikmo?
Combining work and pleasure