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