Lee Craigie

Lee Craigie

Lee Craigie shares her thoughts on Glasgow 2014 with Commonwealth Class:

"This summer my home town of Glasgow will host one of the biggest sporting events in the world. I cant wait to see my city transformed and the good natured humour of the people that live there get projected round the world.

"Appearing in front of a home crowd on the Commonwealth mountain bike course that sits high above the south side of the city will be so inspiring. I just hope it wont be overwhelming! I have fought hard to get to this point in my career and it will mean the world to me to go out there and give it all I have during the hour and a half's race. I will be up against some of the best mountain bikers in the world though so, although I won the British National Championships on the Commonwealth course last year, I will be delighted just to perform to the absolute best of my ability. That said, you can never underestimate the advantage of being cheered on by a home crowd. Especially not one from Glasgow...."

In the film below Scottish Mountain Bike champion Lee Craigie talks with Commonwealth Class about the benefits of sport on self-esteem and wellbeing and her work with the Cycletherapy project.

Lee who is originally from Glasgow and now based in Inverness is a fully trained Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist as well as an accomplished Mountain Biker and potential Team Scotland athlete.

Cycletheraphy is a project for socially excluded young people in the Highlands of Scotland who are unable to cope with the demands of main stream education. The programme benefits young people's self esteem through learning Mountain Biking and bike repair skills.

Lee Craigie, British National Mountain Biking Champion

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