Anna is an environmentalist and campaigner. She has worked in behaviour change and sustainability for over a decade, and is currently Director of Flight Free UK, a campaign set up in November 2018 to encourage people to fly less.
After a brief career as a teacher, Anna began working on behaviour change projects for sustainable transport charity Sustrans in 2009. She has since worked as a bicycle mechanic, cycling instructor and workshop leader.
In 2011, Anna cycled 4000 miles around the coast of Britain, an adventure that led to the publication of her first book, Eat Sleep Cycle: a bike ride around the coast of Britain. Anna has since published two more books: Pedal Power: inspirational stories from the world of cycling, and Peaky Climbers: how eight amateur cyclists became kings of the mountains. Other adventures include sailing around the British coastline, cycling from Lands End to John o’Groats and completing the three ascents of Mont Ventoux in a single day.
Environmental sustainability is at the heart of Anna’s adventures and writing. She strongly believes in the power of the individual to address the climate crisis, and speaks frequently about the measures we can take to reduce our carbon footprints. Anna sits on the Board of Population Matters, the charity that addresses the issue of overpopulation with regards to climate change and biodiversity loss.
Anna has lived on a narrowboat since 2014, mostly on the London waterways but briefly on the Kennet and Avon canal in the Bristol area. She has been an Everyday Adventurer for Berghaus, a BAMbassador for BAM bamboo clothing and a GetOutside champion for Ordnance Survey.