Heather is new College Cycling Officer

Heather Davis

Heather is new College Cycling Officer

A new Campus Cycling Officer is hoping to encourage more Forth Valley College staff and students to get on their bikes.

Heather Davis (24) from Alva has secured a nine month placement working three days a week at FVC and two days at the University of Stirling until June 2020 – thanks to funding support from Bright Green Business and Cycling Scotland.

The former University of Stirling Sports Studies student who also holds a Masters in Sports Management, has a remit to look at how to improve and enhance the College’s cycle provision and encourage more members of staff and students to pedal to their place of work and study.

Heather is already looking forward to continuing the good work started by previous campus cycling officer, Jodie Hutton.

Heather, who took up her role on Monday 9 September, said: “I want to help staff and students get healthier by cycling to campus if they can. I am currently doing some analysis into possible barriers and can’t wait to take forward some ideas to help them. I am looking forward to the challenge.

“If anyone has got any questions for me on cycling or need any advice or information then they are welcome to contact me.”

Heather will be organising a few events over the next few months, including promoting the cycling facilities already available, arranging a bike lock swap, and working closely with local Active Travel Hubs across Forth Valley and working with FVC’s Leisure Facilities Coordinator, Waimun Lee, and the Student Association to help encourage more people to cycle to the campuses.

Pauline Donaldson, FVC’s Soft Services and Sustainability Coordinator, said: “We are delighted to have the continued support from Cycling Scotland and to have Heather on board to take forward our cycle plans for Forth Valley College.“

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