I first became involved in cycling as a volunteer with the London Cycling Campaign in the late 1980s. I then went on to take active roles in various transport and environment groups including the UK's anti-road movement of the early 1990s.
While working in local government, I gained a masters degree in Transport, focusing on walking, cycling and Local Transport Plan policies. I subsequently worked for a while in transport consultancy, specialising in cycling and sustainable transport projects.
I joined CTC in 2002 and have the challenge of persuading the UK’s politicians, the media and the wider public of the need for action to improve cycling conditions, while positively encouraging more people to cycle, whether for day-to-day journeys or for recreation. I also support CTC’s network of local volunteer campaigners and am a trustee of the Cyclists’ Defence Fund
I love hill walking and enjoy classical music and also football – but strictly as a spectator!