About Joan Aitken
Joan is Traffic Commissioner for Scotland and became one of Transaid’s 30 Ambassadors after completing Cycle South Africa in March this year.
Joan adds: “Whilst I’d been on leisure cycling holidays, I am no athlete so for me 300 miles in five days was quite a change in gear! But I wanted to challenge myself and raise money for a great cause at the same time.”
“I still remember the feeling of achievement and exhilaration when I had completed the ride as I felt so lucky in just being able to contribute. Even though South Africa was very tough, it was so good to have met the challenge with such a great bunch of people, and against my expectations, I’ve now signed up to take part in Cycle Zambia 2018. I’m very excited to take on this next cycle challenge to Victoria Falls. And to anyone who is swithering and wondering if they could do it, all I can say is that if I can do it, so can they!”