I was destined to be a Civil Engineer, however after graduating I bought a container of about 150 bikes and started a bike share company with a good mate instead. We did the start-up thing, raised investment and after 4 years I’d set up around 10 city hire schemes around the UK. I’m now back in my favourite corner of the country taking on a great new challenge with Bikmo.
First name: Rob Surname: Grisdale Location: London/Chester Background: Civil Engineer + Bike Share schemes
What bikes do you own?
Specialized Allez Elite (road), Charge Cooker (MTB), and a Purple Knight (cheap single-speed runaround)
Favourite ride or trail?
The Lakeland fells and trails – they bring back lots of childhood memories
Favourite cafe/coffee shop?
Cafe Tio Conejo – it’s in the Colombian mountains near a city called Manizales and the coffee in the cup came from the plants in front of us
Coffee of choice?
Carvetti – a roaster blend in the Lakes close to where I grew up
What motivates you about riding?
The feeling of not needing to think, which I can’t get from anywhere else
Riding tunes (turbo…obviously)?
The Incubus, ‘Make Yourself’ album
When not riding, where can we find you?
Eating. I love good food – don’t we all?
Favourite thing about Bikmo?
I feel like a loyal customer rather than an employee