Pedal Ahead’s Founder is Phil Beardmore. He has been teaching adults and children to cycle since 2014, having previously worked for Cycle South Brum. He specialises in learn to ride and in teaching adults and children with additional needs including autism, hypermobility and dyspraxia.
Outside of Pedal Ahead, Phil is an Environmental and Sustainability Consultant and the Founder of Energy Confidence with Phil Beardmore, advising businesses and householders on energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste, and water saving. He lives in Birmingham with his two grown-up daughters and enjoys going to prehistoric sites with his partner, Claire.
If you book adult cycling tuition with us, then Phil will usually be your tutor.
Ruth Cumming trained as a cycling instructor in 2021, and has a keen interest in working with women and
children, from learning to ride through to riding confidently on roads and cycle infrastructure. As
a mum of four, she has experience of teaching her own children to ride, as well as from working in schools as an instructor.
Her family does not own a car, so they use their small fleet of family
bikes for many everyday journeys around their local area and beyond in Birmingham. She is an
enthusiastic advocate for active travel and sustainable transport modes.
If you book children’s cycling tuition with us, then Ruth will usually be your child’s tutor.