Benjamin McEldowney is 23 years old and grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. After studying linguistics in England, France and Canada, he now lives in Brussels, Belgium, teaching English to jobseekers, studying French and Dutch, and keeping a beady eye on the E.U. institutions.
A life long fan of cycling, he bikes to work, in 2011 completed a 1000km ‘mini-Tour de France’ to raise money for the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast, and takes every opportunity to tell anyone who’ll listen about how great bikes are.
His dream is to one day combine his passions for food and cycling, by starting a cycle-friendly snack bar.
Edmund Luke, also 23, was born and brought up in South West England. Much of his teenage years were spent mountain biking around the muddy hills of rural Wiltshire before a 10 day Lands End – John O’Groats cycling trip in 2008 introduced him to the Lycra-clad community of road cycling and touring.
Having spent four years studying French in the UK and Canada, Ed dipped his toe in the world of TEFL teaching before immersing himself in the wine industry and currently lives near Reading, England.