Karen works part-time in admin and fundraising for youth charity, Outfit Moray who deliver life-changing outdoor learning and adventure opportunities to young people in Moray.
Her own outdoor activities however have been limited by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia and arthritis as she struggles with chronic fatigue, joint pain and muscle weakness.
After trying an electric bike at a local event in March 2020 she bought her own and was quickly hooked.
This summer with the support of her colleague as Outfit Moray, Karen hopes to cycle up local hill Ben Rinnes (841m) on her electric mountain bike.
“Because of my health conditions, exercise normally wipes me out and causes a lot of pain, but because cycling on my electric bike is low impact it's easier on my body and being out in the fresh air and seeing the countryside, plus having a natter with whoever is with me, gives me a great wellbeing boost.”
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