Nature Trail Survey – Newport and Wormit

What you would you like to see improved along this mainly off road route to make it better for all users? This survey is about the Nature Trail between Wormit and Newport for walkers & cyclists, parents & children – anyone wanting to use this Trail more for active travel, recreation, commuting, getting to schools and other local amenities.

The survey ends on 2nd March. It is organised by North Fife Cycling.
There is a short survey – 5 questions and the full survey of 25 questions. EVERYONE COMPLETING THIS FULL SURVEY CAN ENTER THE PRIZE DRAW – 5 PRIZES OF £10.
If you wish to be entered for the Prize Draw make sure you include your email address at the end of the survey.
Survey details at www.cycle-north-fife.net

Nature Trail Survey

Peachykeen Open Evening: ReCycle Spin Studio

On Thursday 7th February 2019 from 5pm-7pm we’ll be holding our first ever studio open evening. You will have the chance to try out our bikes, learn more about PeachyKeen’s sustainable spin system and how we ReCycle your energy!

There’s no need to register for our free open evening, you can just turn up and everyone is welcome. We’ll also be serving refreshing smoothies blended with our Human Powered Smoothie Maker. More information is available on our Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/453073655228421/ .

Driving Smarter Energy – Dunfermline

Date and time: Wednesday 13 Feb 2019, 6.30pm with presentations beginning from 7pm

Location: Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline KY12 8QH

Switching to an electric vehicle or a renewable energy source is more achievable and affordable than ever, so join Home Energy Scotland as we help to put you in the driving seat for a cleaner future! This evening event will provide you with an informal introduction to home renewables, battery storage, electric vehicles (EVs) and home EV charging using clean energy.

Bringing together a range of specialists and pioneers to highlight how recent tech advances can help you make smart energy choices at home and on the road, this event is suitable for anyone who is considering investing in home renewables and/or an EV.

With some EV test drives, an hour of informative presentations, and the opportunity to chat to experts and other homeowners over tea and coffee, this free technology showcase event is sure to help you make decisions that are both sustainable and economical for your home. Find out more about the advice services and financial support available from home Energy Scotland.

If you plan to test drive, please do not forget to bring your driving licence with you, and also obtain a licence check from DVLA here https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

If you don’t have the time to obtain a license check, don’t worry – we can do it on the day. You will need to have your National Insurance number to hand in addition to your driving licence. If you don’t know your National Insurance number, or leave your driving licence at home, you will not be able to test drive.

Interested but can’t make it?

Call 0808 808 2282 for free expert advice.

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline on Wednesday 13 February 2019
Doors Open at 6:30PM
Starts at 6:30PM

Click here for tickets

Be Nice, Don’t ICE

The number of EV drivers is increasing, and EV chargepoints are becoming busier. ChargePlace Scotland have produced an electric vehicle charging etiquette guide for all users of the ChargePlace Scotland EV network. The guide runs through some useful do’s and don’t s when it comes to charging when you are out and about.

“The ChargePlace Scotland Network is a public resource. Everyone who uses the ChargePlace Scotland Network has a right to access the public charge points on our network regardless of the type of plug-in electric vehicle they drive. Charge points are available for public use on a first come, first served basis. ChargePlace Scotland ask that you treat your fellow network users with respect and courtesy whilst making use of the public charge points.”

Click here to find the guide or go to the ChargePlace Scotland website under Further Information.

 

Don’t park an ICE in an EV chargepoint bay

 

Go Contactless with Stagecoach

Tap Beep Go!

Contactless payments are now available on Stagecoach services in East Scotland. You can pay for your ticket on the bus using contactless, either with a contactless-enabled bank card or via Apple Pay or Google Pay. Every Stagecoach bus in East Scotland now has a contactless-enabled ticket machine on board, so no matter what your destination is, you can tap, beep and go!

Why will I love contactless?

  1. No cash? No problem! With contactless you don’t need to worry about finding change to pay for your bus ticket.
  2. Pay quickly – it takes under a second for a contactless payment to register
  3. It’s secure – contactless payments have the same level of protection as Chip and PIN payments

    How do I use contactless on the bus?

    Look for the contactless symbol on your credit or debit card to see if your card is contactless enabled. Board a bus and instead of paying with cash, simply tap your card or contactless-enabled device onto the reader and wait for the beep.

    Stagecoach East Scotland

    Where can I find out more about contactless in East Scotland?

    Click here – Stagecoach Contactless

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.