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Behind the Geraint Thomas Cycling Trust (GTCT) there have been some influential and dedicated people who have helped set-up the Trust.

Find out more about our Trustees below:

Adrian Coles

Adrian is a Senior Banker within NatWest representing the Bank and leading the strategic support of Commercial and mid Corporate sized businesses across south Wales. The role of a Banker has evolved and is becoming similar to what it was some 40+ years ago where the Bank is becoming a pillar of the community again and acts as a force for good where I am able to use my skills and network to help industry and Wales win by being purpose lead and supporting enterprise.

Mike Leeson

Mike has worked in advertising for over 30 years, starting his career with Saatchi Group before joining Golley Slater in Cardiff back in 1995. Over the past 20 years much of his work has been working on solving significant strategic business and communications problems for clients as diverse as UK and Welsh Government, The British Army, Mitsubishi Motors (UK and Europe), Transport for Wales, through to the Velothon.

Darren Tudor – Welsh Cycling Head Cycling Coach

Darren has been involved with two wheels since a very young age and ever since cycling has played a huge part in his life. Entering the sport through the club structure in Wales and then into competition, he’s understood first-hand the challenges faced by families due to his own family’s financial circumstances making it very hard for his parents to support his cycling ambitions. After many years of racing, Darren was then lucky enough to make it the profession and after 20 years he has seen the sport from a different angle and the various hurdles people must overcome to participate in cycling.

Chris Landon

Chris has 20 years as a volunteer with Welsh Cycling, as: Event Organiser, Commissaire, Board Member, Chair, Race Support Volunteer. Volunteer with British Cycling (by invitation): Risk Advisory Group Member, Road Commission member (now Chair) and Tech Regs Working Group member. He has worked for GE Healthcare for ~35 years in various roles, including as a Project Manager, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Manufacturing Manager and Master Production Scheduler (Planning Manager).

Caroline Spanton – Welsh Cycling Chief Executive Officer

Caroline’s background is in sport development and management with over 25 years in industry. She is a passionate and energetic sports management enthusiast and has experience working within leisure services in two large Local Authority areas, with Sport Wales as a regional development lead, as Chair of the Welsh Rowing Board and in senior executive positions in several high profile National Governing Bodies of Sport. She is a huge fan of the great Welsh outdoors and has a 2-year-old son whose balance bike is already his favourite thing to do come rain or shine!

Christine Gibbons

Christine has worked in the NHS for 37 years as a clinician and a board executive. Eight years ago she took up trustees positions in charities supporting mass participation including leisure Trusts, ParkRun global, Cycling UK and Accesssport. She is also a Council member of Bath University. She spends her spare time training in the three disciplines of triathlon.

Owen Hathway

Owen is the Assistant Director for Insight, Policy, Public Affairs and Community Investments at Sport Wales. In this role he oversees the organisations research work, as well as having responsibility for distributing Welsh Government and Lottery funding to clubs and community groups in every corner of Wales. Outside the day job, he co-chairs the strategic management board of the Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport. Before joining Sport Wales, Owen had a passion for the role of sport in education and engaging young people, which stems from his time leading the policy, public relations and public affairs work in Wales for the UK’s largest teaching union.

Arwel Lewis

Arwel has over 20 years’ experience as a solicitor and has worked in both the UK and Asia on corporate and commercial transactions. He is passionate about sport with cycling and rugby at the top of a long list of sporting obsessions! He is delighted to be involved with the Trust and enjoys the interaction with all levels of the cycling community.

Rhodri Lewis

Rhodri is a senior Executive with over twenty years’ experience working in legal and commercial roles. He worked in London, Asia and Switzerland before returning to Wales and since 2005 has worked for governing bodies in both football and rugby union.

A mother tongue Welsh speaker, he is also a School Governor, is an Ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors (an organisation committed to increasing diversity and inclusion across all underrepresented groups in the legal profession) and is a member of the Urdd’s Sports and Apprenticeships Board.  In his spare time, he coaches rugby union and football.