Philip Hin­des

Cheshire Life - - People -

The 2012 Olympic gold-medal cy­clist says Cheshire gives him ev­ery­thing he needs

Where do you live and why? In Wilm­slow. I like that we have lots of good restau­rants and bars within walk­ing dis­tance. It’s a great lo­ca­tion for my cy­cling as well, as within a few min­utes of rid­ing you are out in the lanes or you can ride in the Peak District, so there are lots of op­tions. Where do you head for a health kick?

As a pro­fes­sional cy­clist, I’m happy to rest and re­lax at home. But my usual health kick/train­ing is in the Manch­ester velo­drome, or on the roads around Cheshire. And to in­dulge?

A beer in my lo­cal – The Coach and Four.

Where are your favourite places to shop?

As a cy­clist of course I need to say the Ser­vice Course in Wilm­slow – cof­fee, cakes and bikes… the per­fect com­bi­na­tion.

What is your favourite build­ing in Cheshire?

For me it’s prob­a­bly The Rex

Cin­ema, in Wilm­slow, as there’s so much his­tory.

Where do you go to re­lax? The Ser­vice Course and La Fabrica in Wilm­slow. You can just sit back have a cof­fee and catch up with friends. I am a huge cof­fee fan; in fact I have just joined forces with fel­low Olympic gold medal win­ners Owain Doull and Cal­lum Skin­ner to launch our own cof­fee brand called

Five Rings. The idea be­gan back in 2012 when, as we de­vel­oped a last­ing friend­ship through our in­ter­na­tional trav­els in pro­fes­sional cy­cling, we would all go on the hunt for great cof­fee in ev­ery place we vis­ited.

What do you think is the finest view in Cheshire?

Go­ing for a walk to The Edge in Alder­ley Edge gives me the most fan­tas­tic views.

What do you miss most about Cheshire when you are away? I like trav­el­ling, but I do like be­ing at home and pop­ping in to one of the many restau­rants to catch up with friends.

What is your happy place?

I am never hap­pier then when I’m out on my bike in the sun­shine Sum up your Cheshire

Life in three words

Friends, cy­cling, cof­fee

Cham­pi­oning Cheshire: Olympic gold medal­list Philip Hin­des

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