Adventurer, Author & Animal Rescuer
In 2014, Ishbel Holmes set off to cycle the world and has so far pedalled across 16 countries in Europe and South America. Ishbel cycles with a dog trailer which she uses to rescue animals as she pedals. Working together with her thousands of big hearted and loyal followers Ishbel makes sure that the injured cats and dogs she rescues get the correct medical care, then she looks after them until her fans have found them a happy-ever-after home. Before cycling the world Ishbel was a velodrome sprinter for the Iranian National Women’s Team. Her racing pedigree in the UK includes her role as a Scottish Institute of Sport Athlete, Glasgow Life Athlete and British Masters Track Champion.
Ishbel will be talking to Phoebe Smith on Friday 1st February at 1pm. After the event, she will be signing copies of her book Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy at the ‘Signings at Stanfords’ stand.