Former mountain biker appointed new Scottish Active Nation Commissioner

Lee Craigie (R), with Cycling UK's Suzanne Forup, is Scotland's new Active Nation Commissioner
Lee Craigie - right - is new Scottish Active Nation Commissioner
Lee Craigie - right - is new Scottish Active Nation Commissioner
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Former mountain biker appointed new Scottish Active Nation Commissioner

The appointment of Lee Craigie as the new Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland is the ideal choice because of her understanding how cycling can improve health, enhance our well-being and reduce inequalities, Cycling UK said.

It was announced today (21 December) that the former professional mountain bike racer and co-founder of the Adventure Syndicate will act as a national advocate for walking and cycling across the country.

Her role will be to raise the profile of inclusive and sustainable modes of travel while promoting their heath, environmental, social and economic benefits to everyone who lives, works in, or visits Scotland.

Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK’s Head of Development in Scotland, said: “We're delighted that Lee has been appointed to this high-profile role.

“As a founder of the Adventure Syndicate and with her experience of working with young people experiencing mental health issues, Lee understands how cycling can improve our health, enhance our wellbeing and reduce inequalities.

Lee  understands how cycling can improve our health, enhance our wellbeing and reduce inequalities.

Suzanne Forup, Head of Development in Scotland

“We're looking forward to working with Lee to achieve our ambition of enabling more people in Scotland to cycle for transport, leisure and adventure whatever their age or ability.”

The Scottish Government committed to appoint an Active Nation Commissioner  through the 2017 Programme for Government to help encourage an active nation, where more people can enjoy the benefits of accessible walking and cycling than ever before.

With the doubling of the active travel budget to £80m, Lee’s role will be to act as a national advocate for walking and cycling across the country.

 

Contact information 

For more information contact the national Cycling UK Press Office on 01483 238 315, 07786 320 713 or email publicity@cyclinguk.org

 

Notes to editors 

Notes to Editors:

  1. Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. www.cyclinguk.org
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