In November 2023 Cath Palgrave, Membership and Community Council Member from Birmingham was named among the UK's 100 most inspirational women in cycling. We at Central Co-op are very proud of Cath and her recognition.
Cath Works for the Bike Project in Birmingham, and has supported our bike maintenance events in recent years. Her contributions as a mechanic and lead cycling instructor at The Bike Project have been nothing short of exceptional. Cath's commitment to refurbishing second-hand bikes for refugees and people seeking asylum, coupled with her efforts in teaching riding skills through our Pedal Power programme, has truly made a difference in countless lives.
As Cath beautifully puts it, "Cycle touring has taken me all over the world – such a great way to travel and experience the changes in landscape and culture. Now working as a bike mechanic, I can help others experience that freedom."