So, Beth, tell us a little about yourself…
Hello, I’m Beth and I’m 23 years old and I am the new marketing assistant at Reid. I was born in Poole and have always lived in surrounding areas, I now live with my partner in West Cliff. I like to spend my spare time being active, exploring new places, visiting family and going out with friends.
How did you get involved with Reid?
After spending 6 years in the marketing department of the family business, I decided I wanted to push myself further and develop personally by throwing myself out of my comfort zone and into a totally new world. I have known of Reid for a few years and I have always worked in marketing and been interested in fitness and being active so when I came across this job position, it made complete sense.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I love being part of the Reid team and feel lucky to be in my position with such a fun team and enjoyable work day. Plus, it is really exciting to work with a brand that has such enthusiastic and loyal customers. It is so clear how much the customers love the products and this makes the whole experience and work I do really rewarding. I particularly enjoy writing the Reid blogs and filming Reels/TikToks, I feel that this gives me so much freedom to be creative.
I am yet to assist on product photo shoots but I am really looking forward to when I can – the fun and enjoyment from the day really shows in the photographs.
Where do you see Reid going in the future?
I was really fortunate to have joined the Reid team at such an exciting stage, I was 1 of 3 new staff members to have joined that month. Through lockdown Reid has gone from strength to strength and I feel privileged to be a part of it. I can’t wait to assist with future growth and get more people out on bikes.
I’m a true believer that exercise is good for, not just your body, but your mind too. And I want to help encourage more and more people to get out on the bikes and experience the benefits themselves.
What is an average day in the life of Beth Nash?
I’ve recently been cycling to work so I’ll get my breakfast and lunch packed up and head off to the office for around 7am. It takes me about 15 minutes to cycle to the office, I’m challenging myself to get this time down.
I’ll start the day by checking through the Reid socials, replying to comments and messages before making a plan for the rest of the day. I’m definitely a listy kind of person, I like to know what needs doing and have it all written out.
In the afternoon, I usually work on blogs or TikToks and get some drafts ready for these. After work, I head straight to the gym, usually doing a group class like spinning or circuits. If the weather is nice, I love to head home and take a walk along the beach with my boyfriend before cooking some dinner and chilling out for the rest of the evening.
So, now the important stuff, what bike do you ride?
I ride a Transit WSD and it is my favourite bike ever. Before joining Reid, I had a classic style bike. However, I’ve definitely learnt a lot about bikes recently and the quality difference is major. I thought I wasn’t very good at cycling up hills, but actually my bike was heavy, positioned wrong and had poor gears.
With my Transit WSD, the ease of riding and gears are amazing and I can cycle up hills (almost) effortlessly and no longer plan my routes to avoid them. I’ve recently added my own accessories to the bike and it’s great to be able to make it my own with a water bottle holder, rear rack and hopefully soon, a front basket.
Finally, what advice would you give to non or novice cyclists out there?
I wish this was something I knew earlier – the quality and type of your bike makes a huge difference. I was riding a vintage bike, attempting hills or before that using a mountain bike to tackle the roads. I would suggest looking into and learning more about bikes and make sure you get your hands on one specifically designed for your requirements. It will make your journeys so much easier and more enjoyable. I now ride a commuter, to commute – who would have thought!