The keynote speakers included Professor Chris Oliver (AKA “the Cycling Surgeon”), Honorary Professor of Physical Activity for Health at the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre, University of Edinburgh and Dr Katie Walker, GP at Cairn Medical Practice in Inverness. The event's chair was GP and broadcaster Margaret McCartney, author of “The Patient Paradox” and “The State of Medicine”, regular contributor for the British Medical Journal and broadcaster for Radio 4’s “Inside Health”.
Cycling for Public Health is an excellent example of innovative and creative thinking about how to make a real impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Cycling is a great way for people of all ages and levels of fitness to improve their health and have fun at the same time.
Aileen Campbell MSP, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Scottish Government
The Cycling to Public Health event aimed to bring public health practitioners together with active travel professionals and volunteers who are interested in delivering cycling activities that are linked to health outcomes. The event featured a varied set of workshops, discussions and presentations from projects across Scotland including Glasgow’s Common Wheel, Inverness’ Velocity, Perth & Kinross’ Care Inspectorate, Stirling’s Cycle Hub, Edinburgh’s ABC Project and Alloa’s Pedal 4th.