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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a cycling cat!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a cycling cat!

‘Try and be kind to people, there’s a lot of crap going on in the world.’ It’s not every day you get to interview a…

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‘Try and be kind to people, there’s a lot of crap going on in the world.’ It’s not every day you get to interview a man helping bring some positivity to cycling with the help of his cat.

But Travis Nelson is often seen pedalling around with his furry feline through the streets of London.

Sigrid, a five-year-old Norwegian Forest cat, is used to the outdoor life. When she was younger, Travis would take her on walks, go camping, or even venture to the beach in San Francisco.

As Sigrid is deaf, she has a very expressive (read: loud) meow to let Travis know she wants to be let out while cycling.

Before going viral, Travis would spend time blacksmithing and making knives, plus working on restoring a classic car in storage, rebuilding the whole thing from the suspension to swapping out the engine.

The engine for the ’63 Chevy Nova is being used as a table stand for his laptop during our interview. ‘I came over from San Francisco for a job initially. It was right before Brexit and Covid, then I got made redundant when the pandemic hit.

‘I started riding my bike a lot in lockdown because there wasn’t much else to do. It was nice to get out and that led to the idea of getting Sigrid in a basket. It worked!’The pair head out for a ride at least two to three times a week. ‘Sometimes it’s maybe a bit more, it depends. I don’t really […]

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