Breakout Sessions

At last year’s conference, delegates had the choice of three breakout sessions in round table, pecha kucha and seminar format.

Breakout Session 1 - Promoting Accessibility in Cycling

In this round table session, delegates in groups will get the opportunity to discuss how cycling impacts on a range of key policy areas, with a particular focus on accessibility. Each group will get a chance to discuss all topics.

Chair: Kath Brough

Confirmed topics and speakers:

  • Shared mobility – Chris Slade, Project Manager, CoMoUK
  • Inclusive cycling – Shona Morris, Project Manager – Big Bike Revival Scotland, Cycling UK
  • Access to Bikes – Victoria Leiper, Head of Projects, Bike for Good
  • Cycling Tourism – Steve Duncan, Content Marketing, VisitScotland
  • Promoting Active Living and Engaging Groups – Hazel Ednie, Active Living and Seniors Programme Manager, Institute of Sport & Exercise, University of Dundee, and Marianne Scott, Regional Cycle Training & Development Officer (Tactran – Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Stirling), Cycling Scotland

Breakout Session 2 – Supporting cycling: a taster session exploring a range of cycling programmes and initiatives

In this pecha kucha 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.

Chair: Andrea Brymer

Confirmed topics and speakers:

  • Active Travel Hubs – Clara Walker, Executive Director, Forth Environment Link
  • E-bike interest free loans – Ellie Grebenik, Senior Programme Manager – Scottish Transport, Energy Saving Trust
  • Safer school run – Neil Lovelock, Project Manager, Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust 
  • Cycling to support people into employment – Angela Barron, Chief Executive, Recyke-a-bike
  • Innovative cycling training – Chris Johnston, Head of Education & Training, Cycling Scotland
  • Using sport cycling as a positive engagement mechanism – Vicky Strange, Head of Development, Scottish Cycling

Breakout Session 3 – Healthy Places and Spaces: What are they and how do we create them?

This masterclass session will explore what it means for places and spaces to be healthy, and what it takes to create such places and spaces, with a particular focus on accessibility and access to bikes. The session will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear from a range of speakers on the topic.


  • Lindley Kirkpatrick

Confirmed speakers:

  • Lindley Kirkpatrick, Active Cities and Towns Director, Sustrans Scotland
  • Ali Macdonald, Organisational Lead – Physical Activity, NHS Health Scotland
  • Sandy Robinson, Principal Architect, Scottish Government
  • Neil Gellatly, Head of Roads & Transportation, Dundee City Council