Greener Kirkcaldy – Monday Afternoon Cycle 29th October

Come along on Monday afternoon to the group cycle ride along the Dubbie Braes coastal path. They will be meeting at Ravenscraig Park Car Park, cycling through the park and Dysart and then cycling along the coastal path at Dubbie Braes before returning.

The total route will be approximately 4 miles. They will be going at a leisurely pace and can schedule in breaks if needed. Please make sure your bike is roadworthy before coming.

To book your place as places are limited please click here.  If you have any problems booking, or any questions, please phone contact Greener Kirkcaldy using the contact information provided below.

For more information please visit the Greener Kirkcaldy website.

When: 2pm – 3.30pm, Monday 29 October 2018
Where: Ravenscraig Park, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2BB

Phone: 01592 858458
E-mail: info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
This event is being organised by Greener Kirkcaldy

Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need

Here’s a good excuse to explore the Fife Countryside this autumn!

The Countryfile Ramble for BBC Children in Need is your chance to walk, raise money and change children’s lives.  Children in Need have challenged the nation to ramble the collective distance around the UK.

By simply creating a fundraising page and going on a walk with friends, families or communities you’ll be joining thousands of people making a difference across the UK.

Click here to go to the Countryfile Ramble Children in Need pages for more information.

National Liftshare Week

National Liftshare Week takes place nationwide each October to celebrate the social, financial and environmental benefits of car-sharing. This year, the dates are 1st – 7th October, and SEStran want to encourage all of you who are already sharing, as well as giving those of you that haven’t tried it yet the opportunity to give Tripshare a go!
This year we are giving away an annual cinema pass to either Odeon or Cineworld for two, to one lucky Super Commuter. All you need to do to win is grab a sidekick: Not all Superheroes wear capes!

For your chance to win, all you need to do is form a Liftshare team on TripshareSEStran between 24th September – 14th October. It’s that simple. And to say ‘thanks for sharing’, those of you already in a Liftshare team will be automatically entered, too. If you haven’t yet joined Tripshare you can do so now, absolutely free! Visit TripshareSEStran and follow the instructions to register and add your journey details. Then search for a match, get in touch and get sharing!

You don’t have to share every day, even sharing once a week with someone makes a big difference. You’d be surprised how much the benefits add up over time; we’re talking financial savings (regular sharers save over £1000 a year on average), as well as reducing your carbon footprint and decreasing congestion and parking pressures. Plus you might make some great new connections!

You can read the Ts and Cs of the competition over on the Liftshare website 

Bike Swap Anstruther

Big Bike Swap

The Bike Swap took place in Bankie Park, Anstruther on Saturday 1st September. The event was organised by Anstruther Cycle Group, who are part of the Anstruther Community Council.  The aim of the event was to encourage would be cyclists to dust off their old bikes to repair them for use or to swap or donate bikes to enable people to start cycling.

The event involved a Bike Swap, bike maintenance tips, health checks, safety tips and puncture repair workshops. Shealagh Crabb, our Bikeability Co-ordinator was there to raise the profile of Bikeability and get more people involved in delivering and supporting Bikeability in schools. Shealagh was also promoting Cycle Fife, the website for active travel in Fife. Shealagh met up with Willie Rennie MSP, who was there to support the Bike Swap as you can see! Willie Rennie is taking part in Cycling Scotland’s  Big Belter on 9th September 2018, which is a 100 mile cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh as part of the popular Big Pedal series. To get involved, see https://www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland.

 

 

Pittenweem-Anstruther-Cellardyke-Kilrenny Multi use Path

This is a community-led project, the first of its kind in Fife, and a sub group of Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council has been formed to take this project forward. The Anstruther Cycle Group was formed a partnership with Fife Council to ensure that a mixture of expertise and resources are harnessed to deliver this £1 million project.

 

 

 

 

 

Kirkcaldy EV Charge Point Faults – Update

 

Kirkcaldy Rail Station – this unit has been repaired and is now fully operational.

Thistle Street car park – this unit is currently offline.

We are working with the EV charge point supplier to rectify this fault as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause EV users.

 

Alternative charging facilities nearby include –

Rapid Charger at Bankhead, Glenrothes

7kW South Street car park, Leven

The ChargePlace Scotland map shows the status of the charge points and your nearest available point – http://chargeplacescotland.org/

 

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Glenrothes Turned 70!

Glenrothes turned 70 on Saturday 30th June, and had a party to celebrate at Warout Stadium.

Our Bikeability Co-ordinator Shealagh went along with lots of information on Cycle Fife, Bikeability and all things active travel and to add a little flavour to our stand Shealagh also had visitors pedalling their own smoothies. Our information stand could be identified with our lovely big Cycle Fife banners.

Thanks to everyone who came to speak to us about cycling, active travel and Bikeability and to the Scouts for helping with our stand!

 

EV Charging Point Works Complete

Maintenance works on Fife’s EV charging network have been successfully completed.

Thank you for your patience during these works.

There are further works in progress on a new rapid charger in Fife. More details to follow as works progress….

Forth Road Bridge Charity Conga

Saturday 23rd June

Conga and Commemorative Walk to celebrate 25 years of Queensferry Care.

Meet from 09:30am outside the Amey Offices at the Visitors Centre, Forth Road Bridge.

Walk and Conga line starts at 10am.

Refreshments and transport available.

To register, contact Carol Findlay – carol.findlay@qccc.org.uk