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A minute with

A minute with Mike Hadjioannou Cycle trainer, sports tourism expert


Where do you live?
In Nicosia with my wife Nicoletta and my son Fivos.

Best childhood memory?
Playing football matches between two neighborhoods or riding my bikes at the riverbank!

Most frequented restaurant and absolute favorite dish?
No favorites, good tasty food can drive me anywhere! Even though I can eat souvlaki daily, I enjoy most pasta with different sauces, green salad and a glass of good wine!

What did you have for breakfast?
Cereal with milk and filter coffee

Would you class yourself as a day or night person? What’s your idea of the perfect night/day out?
For a few years now I can say definitely that I turned from a night to a day person. Perfect night out: with my wife and son and of course some of our best friends at any good restaurant for a perfectly cooked meal.

Best book ever read?
Jonathan Livingston Seagull, because of the lessons learned from this book.

Favourite film of all time?
The Godfather. Part 2. Great acting by Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. I also like the romance of those times and of course in this film you learn some more ways that some problems are solved!

Favourite holiday destination? What’s your dream trip?
Favourite holiday destination is any place that can switch me off. Dream trip is to Nepal with family and few days of mountain biking on the local trails!

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
Rock of the 80s and 90s

What is always in your fridge?

Dream house: rural retreat or urban dwelling? Where would it be, what would it be like?
A big wooden house in the forest where through the front door you can have an easy access to the city and from the back door you can escape to the best mountain bike trails!

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
My grandfather Dinos because he knew a lot and he loved the people a lot!

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
Try stop it!

What is your greatest fear?
Roller coasters!
Hadjioannou’s Bikin’ Cyprus has organised the Cyprus Cycling Tour which finishes today in Tsada

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