New role awarded promoting cycling opportunities across the Derbyshire Dales

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A Dales worker is pedalling her career in the right direction after taking a position promoting cycling across the district.

Ruth Taylor has been appointed cycling participation coordinator by Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Her role will be to promote cycling in the area as well as supporting the wider Peak District Cycling Strategy to improve the local trails network.

Ruth worked previously in the world of rock climbing and mountaineering, including a stint at the National Mountain Centre, having become heavily involved in cycling as a very keen rider and bike racer on both road and track.

She is keen to transfer her skills to a new area and encourage more people to get started on two – or three - wheels.

She said: “There’s no doubt that a cycling boom is happening across the country. Here in the Derbyshire Dales, the District Council already runs excellent cycling schemes weekly on some of our stunning trails, and I want to build on this while also working closely with children and young people to develop cycling as a fundamental life skill. In this beautiful part of the world, it’s a delight to be invited to play a part in promoting family cycling activities, cycling for adults, improving pathways into local cycling clubs and supporting cycling for tourism benefit.”

For more, visit www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/cycling