Nominate your Bikeability Hero

Nominations are now open for Fife Voluntary Action’s Awards 2019.

It’s that time of year again – FVA’s flagship Awards Ceremony for volunteers, community groups and voluntary organisations is back! This year’s event will be held at Keavil House Hotel in Crossford, Dunfermline on Wednesday 05 June 2019. You can nominate your Bikeability volunteer.

This is your chance to recognise and reward the effort of volunteers, organisations and community groups that are serving the people and communities of Fife.

Every nominated volunteer will receive a certificate to highlight their outstanding work. However, due to expected levels of demand there will be a shortlisting process. If your nomination has been shortlisted, you and the nominee(s) will be invited to the prestigious ceremony with all the other finalists, where a winner from each category will be announced on the night. All shortlisted organisations will also receive a certificate.

FVA have an excellent selection of categories to choose from, and invite you to nominate any volunteers or organisations you think deserve the glory of being awarded at this year’s celebration. The organisation categories are open to any project, group or organisation operating within the voluntary or public sector. For more information and to make a nomination, click here.


As well as the volunteer and organisation categories, we will also be celebrating Long Service recognition for those volunteers that have given their time, skills and commitment to a group or organisation for a long time. This is your chance to say a special thanks to those that have been volunteering with you for more than five years.

FVA think every long serving volunteer is a winner, so every person nominated will receive their own recognition certificate and a select few will be invited to the Ceremony. Click here to make a nomination for a Long Service award.

FVA are also looking for those young volunteers signed up to the Saltire Awards scheme that have managed to achieve the 200-hour awards and who have gone above and beyond these hours. The Saltire Summit awards are given out to these exceptional young people. Click here to make a nomination for the Saltire Awards.

Please note that the deadline for nominations is Friday 26 April 2019.

Bikeability / Cycling Drop In Sessions

Thursday 25th April, 1pm to 2pm.

Drop in sessions for anyone interested in finding out about Bikeability and all things cycling.

This is an opportunity to provide support and share ideas to newly trained Cycle Training Assistant’s, and allow anyone interested in delivering Bikeability training to find out more.

Hosted by Andrea Habeshaw from Transition St Andrews group, come along to chat about cycling and Bikeability training and support in conjunction with Fife Council’s Bikeability Officer Shealagh Crabb.

These sessions are free to attend and with free tea and coffee provided. No pre-booking is required.

We look forward to meeting you!

The Observatory, St Andrews University, Buchanan Gardens, St Andrews,


Further dates at the same location:

Thursday 16th May

Thursday 20th June

Thursday 18th July

For further information, contact

Shealagh Crabb, Bikeability Officer,

Cycle Ride Leader Training – Newport-on-Tay 10th April

North Fife Cycling supports the Taycoasters social cycling group that is providing group cycle rides on both sides of the Tay.


This course is running to provide them with a few more qualified cycle ride leaders. This is to lead cycle rides for adults (18+)

If you would like to help them or are involved in another group providing cycling rides to the public then we may be able to offer you a place.


Please contact me ASAP if you are applying for a place – please give me an idea of your level of experience cycling already,

the area your future rides would be taking place in and what cycling group you are involved in.


Our priority is CRL leaders for Taycoasters – we would not expect you to be leading a ride every month but become part of their pool of ride leaders.

Also the experienced ride leaders in that group will help anyone starting up so you can begin riding with them and getting used to assisting till you are ready to lead your own groups.

The course is funded by BBR Big Bike Revival – which is aimed at helping beginners to cycling or people returning to their bike gain confidence.

You will need to contact Tony Turvey to book a place on this –

tturvey1 @   facebook page Cycle North Fife

Half day class based teaching in small group;

Half day practical skills training on bikes

Scout Hub behind Sports Hub; Car parking free.


Equipment needed- Bike suitable for grass, grit path and minor roads. Cycle helmet and bike lock compulsory.