Cycling Scotland are hosting their annual Bikeability Conference in Stirling on Tuesday 24th March, in Stirling.
The conference will follow the normal format, starting at 9.30am (for 10am) until 3.30pm – a draft agenda can be found here.
Please be advised that both main training sessions are practical, and will have elements that take place outside on bikes. For those attending, bikes will be available to borrow on the day, or as ever, we’d be delighted if you want to bring your own – just remember to bring suitable clothing and a lock for your bike!
To register your place, please click on this link.
North Fife Cycling are hosting a presentation from Cycling Law Scotland, called
Cycle Collisions and Civil Law – your rights and responsibilities. The presentation will be given by Jodi Gordon, a partner in Cycle Law Scotland. There will be a discussion afterwards. The event is being held on Sunday 16th February between 6.30pm and 8pm, in the Church Hall, 1 Blyth Street, Newport-on-Tay, DD6 8DB.
The flyer can be viewed here – North Fife Cycle Presentation Flyer
All are welcome and the event is FREE to attend.
You can book your place on Eventbrite on the following link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cycling-collisions-and-civil-law-your-rights-and-responsibilities-tickets-86682420453
Transport Scotland is asking Fife residents, businesses and other organisations to take part in a survey on strategic transport related problems and opportunities, as well as investment options. This will inform transport investment in Scotland for the next twenty years.
Transport Scotland is conducting an online survey for the Second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), the Scotland-wide review of the strategic transport network across all types of transport.
STPR2 will inform transport investment in Scotland for the next twenty years and input to the survey will help to deliver the vision, priorities and outcomes for transport set out in the draft National Transport Strategy.
Further information and a link to the survey can be found at www.transport.gov.scot/stpr2
The Second Strategic Transport Projects Review will:
- help make Scotland more accessible for residents, visitors and businesses
- create better connectivity with sustainable, smart and cleaner transport options
- highlight the vital contribution that transport investment can play in enabling and sustaining Scotland’s economic growth.
The survey will close at 5pm on 10 January 2020.
The nights are drawing in, so it’s time to get your bike and yourself ready for cycling in the dark.
Lights are mandatory for cycling at night in the UK, so a white light on the front and a red light on the back.
Increase your visibility by wearing reflective clothing, there is a wide range available from jackets, gloves to shoe covers, so visit your local cycling shop to see what is available.
Fluorescent clothing can help you be more visible during the day, with reflective clothing being more effective at night. This can include reflective panniers, rucksack covers and even helmet covers.
Adapt you cycling style to allow for the more unpredictable cycling conditions and adjust your speed to allow for extra grit on the road and black ice.
There are more tips in greater detail on this page from Road Cycling UK.
Ten road cycling tips to stay safe this winter
Event hosted by St Andrews Space for Cycling
Thursday 5th December 7-9pm Lecture Room 2, Gateway Building, North Haugh, St Andrews University
Professor Boyd will discuss his views on the lifestyle and other changes needed to respond to the climate crisis. There’s a conundrum – how do we shift ourselves from consuming? We need to do more about learning to live sustainably. We talk about sustainability but we don’t really know what it means. It will be followed by a short AGM of St Andrews Space for Cycling.
See link below for more details.
Free event, no booking required.
Yesterday Falkland Primary School children celebrated completion of their Bikeability Scotland cycling training, as part of a nationwide programme to get more kids on their bikes.
Headteacher of Falkland Primary School, Laura Munro said:
“Bikeability Scotland training has increased the confidence of many pupils now keen to access the countryside around their local area on their bikes. We had several outings last year with those who had completed Bikeability 2 into the local area as part of our own curriculum Falkland Footsteps where we promote adventuring. Groups cycled through the estate and planned journeys to Strathmiglo all under their own steam – developing fitness, resilience, teamwork.
“Falkland Primary have been involved in Bikeability for over 5 years now. It’s been great having the Bikeability Scotland team come along and deliver this training to our pupils. It has been such an easy process and the children love it.
“Bikeability Scotland training has even influenced our school travel plan, informing steps for change relating to reducing the traffic around our school.”
Research by Cycling Scotland has found that 65 per cent of children are more confident cycling after Bikeability Scotland training and 82% of parents say they will let their children cycle more as a result.*
Bikeability at Falkland primary school
It was busy busy at Fife Cycle Park on 28th October as pupils from Lochgelly South and Cardenden Primary schools worked on their cycling skills. The children were there to take part in Bikeability, which is the national cycle training scheme. This was level 1, where basic cycling skills are covered off road. The teaching was supported by Fife Council’s very own Bikeability Co-ordiantor, Shealagh Crabbe, along with Cycle Trainers and staff from Fife Cycle park.
The cycle park provides an excellent place to work on bike skills, and well done and thank you to everyone who took part.
Bikeability at Fife Cycle Park
Get your bike into shape this autumn at Fife Cycle Park with new Bike Maintenance Classes. A series of three classes will be held at Fife Cycle Park, Lochgelly, in conjunction with Leslie Bike Shop.
Learn how to do safety checks, brake and gear tweaks along with general maintenance and care in these evening 2 hour sessions, for only £10.
Tuesday 19th November 7-9pm
Tuesday 26th November 7-9pm
Monday 9th December 7-9pm
Thursday 12th December 7-9pm
Call 01592 583493 or email email@example.com to book your place.
FCP Bike maintenance class poster
CLEAR Buckhaven host a weekly cycling event, alternating between a led ride and a bike repair session. These events are free to attend, so just turn up and enjoy some autumn cycling or give your bike some TLC.
Dates for your diary –
Email CLEAR Buckhaven for more details ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or check their Facebook page.