Jill and David Orbuch - Brompton

What do you do for a living?

We arrived in London over a year ago for David’s work supporting the NHS transition to integrated care. We both quickly realised we needed a bike to see this amazing city.

What are you both passionate about?

We are passionate about our family, especially our three daughters living in the USA, finding the best Indian restaurants in London, theatre and travel.

How long have you been cyclists?

Although we both rode bikes as kids we decided to take up biking as adults when we challenged ourselves to do a triathlon. Since then we le the competition behind and decided leisure bike riding is more fun.

What bikes are you riding and why?

We were walking the neighbourhood and found Velorution, an incredible store where the team focus on helping you find the best bike for your lifestyle. Even better, we became friends and they support you with all your biking needs. We bought two British made Brompton folding bicycles. We live in a small at so the bikes fit perfectly in our closet. The Brompton bikes make our cycling life so easy especially around the city on weekends.

What appeals to you about cycling?

Biking is a great way to stay healthy and see the world at the same time. It’s also a great thing to do as a couple because your spouse is never too far ahead.

How often do you ride?

We work out regularly and ride our bikes a couple of times per week - Regent’s Park is a great place because there are no cars early mornings and weekends.

What’s your favourite cycle route or destination?

We have biked together in the mountains of Colorado, taly, Spain, Croatia and Canada. We originally hail from Minnesota and there is nothing better on a spring day than riding around one of the 10,000 lakes. Our favourite rides in London are to Richmond Park and Wimbledon or along the canals, trying to avoid all of the walkers.