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Why I . . . cycle to work

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 08 May 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1979
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. London, UK

North east GP Mark Dornan tells Adrian O’Dowd how cycling to work helps him destress, keep fit, and be a better doctor

Cycling to work has become an important part of Mark Dornan’s working and personal life, helping his health and wellbeing.

Dornan is a GP partner in a Gateshead practice, chair of Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and a GP trainer. “Balancing all the roles we have these days as doctors can be quite tricky,’ he says. “It’s good to create some space in your life to leave the difficulties of one job and to prepare for the challenges of the next one.”

He adds, “Life at …

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