Inverness cyclist named Scottish champion of the year
A cycling advocate who has worked tirelessly to promote opportunities for patients and practitioners across Inverness has been named Cycling Champion of the Year.
Michael Heath, has been working with Cairn Medical Practice in Inverness for some time to provide additional opportunities for keen cyclists.
He helped to implement improved facilities at the practice’s 10 locations but also sought ways for frail and elderly patients to experience wellbeing rides and encourage other patients to become more active through the help of trained ride leaders.
Scotland’s four national cycling organisations, Cycling Scotland, Cycling UK, Scottish Cycling, and Sustrans Scotland, awarded him the accolade during the Cycling Scotland annual conference in recognition of his continued work in the local community.
Mr Heath was presented with the award by Ian Borthwick, lord provost of Dundee, at a civic reception in the city’s Caird Hall.
Suzanne Forup, Head of Development Scotland for Cycling UK said: “Mick is passionate about the benefits of cycling. His boundless enthusiasm has helped forge remarkable partnerships, and ultimately touch many people’s lives.”