Breakout sessions

Breakout Session 1 – Roundtable

In the session, delegates will get the opportunity to discuss how cycling impacts on a range of key policy areas, and discuss how cycling and active travel can learn lessons from these areas. Delegates visit 2-3 roundtables of their choice (not all).

Chair: Christopher Johnson, Cycling Scotland

Roundtable hosts:

  • Discussion of Active Nation Commissioner role and activities - Lee Craigie, Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner
  • Road Safety - Road Safety: Give Cycle Space Campaign – Denise Hamilton, Head of Communications, Cycling Scotland
  • Campaigning - Walk Cycle Vote – Sally Hinchliffe
  • Data and Monitoring - Walkipedia and National Walking Strategy - Ian McCall – Paths for All
  • Air Quality (feat. LEZs) - Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction, Glasgow City Council 
  • UCI 2023 World Championships – Craig Burn, CEO, Scottish Cycling

Breakout Session 2 – Pecha Kucha - Cycling for All

In this session, delegates will get a taster of a range of programmes, projects and initiatives which have successfully promoted and increased participation in and accessibility to cycling and active travel across Scotland, reduced inequality and have enabled anyone anywhere to participate in cycling (and active travel).

Chair: Pat Armstrong


  • Bikes for All Nina Borcard - Bike for Good
  • Social Housing Fund - Hugh Macgregor - Cycling Scotland
  • Wheelness / Play Together on Pedals - Suzanne Forup - Cycling UK
  • NHS Forth Valley referral project - Shirley Paterson - Forth Environment Link
  • E-bikes - Rachel Goulding - EST
  • Rannoch Community Centre - Madhavi Apparala

Breakout Session 3 – Seminar/Masterclass – Cycling and Active Travel in Edinburgh: A Case Study

Chair: Councillor Lesley Macinnes

  • City of Edinburgh Council - Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Convenor for Transport and Environment
  • Sustrans Scotland - Claire Daly - Bike Life Edinburgh
  • City of Edinburgh Council - Sarah Feldman, Transport Officer