Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival
The second cycling festival ran from Saturday 22nd – Monday 31st August. It consisted of a mixture of small face-to-face activities and online events.
The week included a selection of led rides, including a family ride and one for ladies and non-binary people. Fife Council’s Bikeability CTA volunteers attended running 3 Bikeability games sessions.
The weather was dry and sunny, and nine participants attended over three sessions that day. The sessions started with some bike skills taught by Gary, who is a volunteer with Greener Kirkcaldy, and also a Bikeability volunteer.
The cycling ability of those who took part varied from novice up to fairly confident cyclist. The bike skills part of the session gave the novice riders enough confidence to then enjoy a led ride around Beveridge Park.
In addition to that, two online events took place:
– Why Cycle? Local cyclists talked about their experiences of different types of cycling locally – from long distance road cycling to commuting by bike, and cycling the kids to school.
– Better Living through Pedalling – Lilith Cooper, author of Gears for Queers talked about how cycling has helped her mental health, and Nat Spring talked about how cycling helped him gain confidence after an accident, and inspired him to set up the 40 Days wellbeing challenge.
There is more information here –