Hello, my name is Alex Ingram
Online I’ve been nuttyxander since the year 2000. I was once mad-alex but so were many other people. So I twisted to be nuttyxander, and no-one else has been mad enough to follow suit since. You can google me! (don’t)
Having grown up in Edinburgh and gone to university there I left for London via the not particularly lucrative job of book-selling. I’ve worked for Waterstone’s and Apple and then EDItEUR in a series of progressively geeky jobs in the book trade. Now I work in cycling trying to improve conditions such that cycling can be so much more than the preserve of the brave and the willing.
I was in 2013/4 coordinator and vice-chair of my local cycling campaign, hfcyclists part of the London Cycle Campaign, but had to give it up when I moved to Lewisham. I remain a fairly busy activist working with local campaigns (mainly Islington where I work) and with the Cycling Embassy of Great Britain.
This is the site of my original blog and internet presence, but I have also set up a more focused blog to write about cycling and transport in cities called Alex In The Cities.
I see this site as a reasonable enough place for me to express my opinions whatever they may be. Half the fun for me is looking back at what I used to think and how I used to express it. I hope that amuses at least one other person. For a more freeform stream of consciousness version of the same, follow me on twitter.
Beyond that, I cycle around, read, listen to podcasts, stare at art and attempt to hold and utilise political views for the good of the world.