I am an Oxford educated Biologist, coming to the end of a successful career in education. I am based in the North of England. I am also a cyclist and a vegan. These go together because, some time ago, I made the decision to move to a 100% plant based diet as a way to try and maintain my strength and fitness in later life and to enable me to continue to cycle. The benefits I have derived have been miraculous! My experience (as well as my background in Biology) has meant that I have been able to develop a good knowledge and understanding of diet, health and fitness – although I have seen the benefits in my 60s, the same benefits can be achieved by anyone prepared to move to a plant based diet.
I was much influenced by reading 2 books – ‘Eat and Run’ by the ultramarathon runner Scott Durek and ‘The China Study’ by T.Colin Campbell and T. Campbell.
Campbell has also written ‘The Campbell Plan’ – in which he explains the benefits of a Whole Food Plant Based Diet (WFPB) and how to change over to such a diet.
Some vegans say that I should describe myself as ‘plant based’ rather than vegan. All I can say to that is that I embrace every aspect of veganism and emphasise the need to eliminate animal exploitation in all its forms.
My website is www.vegancyclist.co.uk