Meet Imogen! Our newest NHS Cycling Ambassador
“I’m Imogen. I work in NHS Forth Valley as a doctor, working in sexual health in the community hospitals and prisons in Forth Valley.
My dad was a keen cyclist, so I was dragged out mountain biking as a reluctant child and teenager. I didn’t cycle for a number of years but realised it was a good way to get around when I was studying medicine at Edinburgh. I bought a second-hand bike and used it to commute. I started to really enjoy cycling, so upgraded to a road bike and have never looked back!
Three years ago I cycled over 1000 miles across France and Switzerland, and over the last few years have cycled around Scotland. I’ve recently started gravel biking – and have enjoyed some trips cycling/ wild camping around some beautiful parts of Scotland.
I want to normalise cycling as a great, healthy and cheap way to commute and provide assistance for anyone who hasn’t been on a bike for a while and might have concerns that cycling isn’t for them. Help increase the number of people cycling in Forth Valley, and help improve cycling provision/ infrastructure.”
The Forth Valley Active Travel Hub offers a wide range of bikes you can trial/loan for up to 90 days. From eBikes to cargo bikes, our Active Travel team is here to recommend you the best options!
If you interested in incorporating active travel into your daily commute? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on how to get started.
Want to share your story? Let us know how you have integrated cycling/wheeling and walking into your daily routine by contacting Bonnie@forthenvironmentlink.org.