Meet the Team

Cycle-R is made up of a wide range of Staff, Volunteers, Apprentices and Trainees, without whom the chairty could not operate.  This page is as a brief introduction to these staff.



Russ Taylor 

A serial Entrepreneur, one of the founding Trustees, Russ looks after the IT and Operations

Richard Lawrence

One of the founding Trustees, Richard handles sales, marketing and fundraising

Mandy Taylor

Mandy is a new addition to the Trustees and looks after the social and community aspects of the Charity


Barbara Janiak - Manager/Administrator

Barbara is just completing her Appreniceship in Administration and will be continuing this year with an Apprenticeship in Management

Sylwia Raczynska - Finance

Sylwia has recently completed an Apprenticeship in AAT level 2, and is currently studying her AAT level 3, she maintains the financial aspects of the Charity

Mark Kay - Chief Mechanic

Mark completed his Cytech 2 Apprenticeship and now rules the workshop with a rod of iron.  He will be looking to take his Cytech 3 later in the year

Cherri Hadley - BBO Administrator

Cherri is a newer member of the team and is looking after the administration of the Building Better Opportunities project


Stephen Taylor - Stores

Stephen is starting his Apprenticeship in Stores and Warehousing, he will also be training candidates under the BBO programme

Martin Wrght - Workshop

Martin has recenlty started a Cytech 2 Apprenticeship and will be training BBO candidates in the workshop

Dan Meagher - Customer Service

Dan is due to start his Apprenticeship in Customer Service and will also be training BBO candidates in Customer Service skills


Cycle-R are dependent on volunteers, and many have been with us for a long time, offering their time and skills to ensure the success of the Charity.

It is the nature of volunteers to come and go, however, we do have a core who have been with us for a long time.  These include:

Gordon Owen

David Cowlishaw

Dylan Bailey

and many others


We will be writing the occasional blog featuring individual members of staff.  Please keep your eyes open for the exciting insights into the staff.