When I arrive at my dermatology clinic I have a quick shower and I am ready and focussed to start my day. This has made me more productive and this additional interest in a more active lifestyle has formed new friendships. At weekends, weather and family permitting I try to go on a longer ride. Indeed again green space is literally on my door-step. There are some great road routes to Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire, via Backup and Ramsbottom. In other directions I can get to Bolton, Horwich and Rivington within an hour.
There are quite a few cycling dermatologists across the country and we have even formed a starve group with 20 members.
I find cycling to work along the trails near me a perfect way to start the day. It lifts my mood, de-stresses me and also improves my health and fitness at the same time. My dermatology patients are probably getting used to me going on about how much cycling has changed my life. I recommend it to my patients as often as I can. This year I have cycled 6000kms to date ( October) and I have cycled coast to coast from Whitehaven to Sunderland on my mountain bike. (below)
So go on change your life for the better…. go ride.