New Cycle Officer takes her seat

Jodie Huttton new FVC cycle officer

New Cycle Officer takes her seat

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

Jodie Hutton (23) from Alva has secured an eight month full-time placement post until May 2019 – thanks to funding support from Bright Green Business and Cycling Scotland – 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 college.

She recently graduated with a Masters degree in Sports Management from the University of Stirling, having previously completed and Hons Degree in Sports Science – and started her role on Monday 1 October. However, Jodie is already looking forward to continuing the good work started by previous cycling officer Dylan Rendall.

Jodie, said: “I am very excited by my new role. It will be a good challenge for me and something different from what I have studied before at university. It will allow me to use my skills and knowledge in a different way. I hope to continue the good work started by Dylan across all three campuses and look forward to working with staff and students over the coming months.”

She will also be organising a few events over the next few months, including promoting the bike storage facilities, promoting bike maintenance and security stalls, 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 Jodie on board to take forward our cycle plans for Forth Valley College.“

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