‘Cycle Whatever the Weather’ founder Mick Green has been nominated as one of Exeter’s Net Zero Heroes, and was recently invited to meet HRH The Prince of Wales when he visited Exeter last month. 

The ‘Cycle Whatever the Weather’ challenge encourages people to choose their bikes over a car whenever possible, even when it’s a bit wet and windy. Everyone who signs up to the challenge receives a certificate and a duck bell/light for their bike, sponsored by Cartridges Law.

As well as getting the chance to tell His Royal Highness about the campaign, three ducks were gifted to Their Royal Highnesses Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

The former Royal Marine, who now runs his own HR consultancy Endorse HR, said, “It is a real honour to have been nominated as one of Exeter’s Net Zero Heroes, and to meet His Royal Highness and share my story about how I am getting people to choose their bicycle over their car.”

He added, “I used to pick my granddaughter up from school in my diesel-polluting van, but I was worried about the impact of climate change and pollution. I want her to grow up in a healthy and vibrant city, so I decided to get on my bike. My granddaughter is a keen cyclist, so she has helped keep me in the saddle. I realised that if I could make the change then anyone could, and I was inspired to launch the ‘Cycle Whatever the Weather’ challenge.”

‘Cycle Whatever the Weather’ is also supported by local cycling charity Ride On, as well as Exeter City Futures, Live & Move, Exeter City Council and others. 

To take part, visit: exetercityfutures.com/cwtw