100 Women in Cycling nomination

It was great to be nominated to be among Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling, and to meet some women doing genuinely great stuff in their communities to get more women on two wheels.

As for my contribution, it involves little more than writing articles, which I hope at times put pressure on decision makers to consider cycling to a greater extent, while exposing corporate and government attitudes to two-wheeled transport. The aim is to bring about change that will allow cycling to be taken seriously as a means of everyday travel - something that benefits everyone, not just the fit and the brave.

I hope that in my own small way I am able to have a positive impact to this end and I would like to do more in the future. Cycling really benefits everyone, and yet there is a disconnect between what we have long known in terms of these benefits and the decisions taken by planners and governments, which too often favour motorised transport at the expense of active travel - walking and cycling - and public transport. 

We know people want to live somewhere that is pleasant to be, not simply places we drive through, and if the UK hopes to be competitive in an uncertain future, to attract the best talent and the business, our towns and cities would do well to heed this.  

Here is Cycling UK's write up of the initiative; I'm in the 21-40 link.