The Taycoasters Social Cycling Ride Leaders Invite you to join them this coming Sunday.

June’s Taycoasters ride will be next Sunday, the 30th, starting at 2 pm at Tayport Harbour

There are hardly any hills on the route, but much of it is off-road, so the surface is a little rough in places; mountain bikes would be preferable to road bikes, but hybrids are fine and there is one intrepid member of the group who does this ride on her Brompton! 

David and Jim will be leading the ride out from Tayport with a café stop. Mainly along forest trails. If you want any further details please contact David Collison d.j.collison@dundee.ac.uk 

The forecast for Sunday is warm and sunny, with pedalling intervals.

 

Summer holiday fun for all the family

Over the summer holidays Fife Council Travel Planning team are running a competition that encourages the whole family to be active and get involved

How to join in?

  • Take a walk in one of these five fabulous Fife parks: Riverside Park, Letham Glen, Craigtoun County Park, Beveridge Park and Pittencrieff Park.
  • Look out for #striderrocks featuring the well known Living Streets Walk to School mascot
  • Take a photo of the #striderrocks you find and tag them on Twitter #Striderrocks @LStreetsScot
  • Re-hide any stones you find
  • Or get creative and design your own ~Striderrocks to hide and join in the fun

#Striderrocks Tweets posted by 21st August 2019 will be entered into a draw for some amazing prizes including a visit from Strider to their school.

EV charging point work at Halbeath Park and Ride!!

Works will commence at Halbeath Park & Ride on Monday 10th June to install 6 new twin 7kW trickle chargers, replacing the existing units.

There should be limited disruption to the 2 rapid chargers and the fast charger during these works.

We apologise for any inconvenience and are working with the contractor to have the facilities up and running as soon as physically possible.

Long Service Award for cycle training

Last week we attended Wormit Primary School and had the pleasure of presenting a long service award for cycle training to Di McGhie, who has been delivering training for 15 years at Wormit and surrounding Schools. She has been a stalwart in supporting Susan Walker who is CT+ Trained and gives up her time to deliver training other parent volunteers to allow them to deliver level 1 and 2 Bikeability.

Well Done Di!

It’s time to celebrate.

Pupils from across Fife headed to their local parks to get active and celebrate all things that are great about walking and their participation in the WOW project during National Walking Month.

During May, a number Fife schools came together to take part in lots of fun activities in their local parks. All the schools there take part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge from Living Streets.

WOW rewards children who walk to school at least once a week with collectable badges and has been shown to increase the number of children walking to school by 23 per cent on average. Pupils and teachers from the Fife schools have been working hard to increase active travel rates and have made a real effort to increase walking to school.

over the 4 events 500 pupils attended and took part in a range of activities including, fun with award winning Children’s entertainer Jamie the Jester, games sessions, den building, and lots more. The activities were chosen to highlight the active fun children can have outdoors.

Fife Council have been delivering the WOW celebration events for 3 years and love working in partnership with Living Streets to make the event as fun as possible and a real celebration of Fife’s commitment to making the school journey an active one.

Fife schools are part of a collective of 220 schools from across Scotland who are taking part in WOW – the year-round walk to school challenge and helping make Scotland a walking nation.

Councillor Altany Craik, Convener – Economy Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation Committee Fife Council said:

Fife Schools have been taking part in the year round walk to school challenge for the past couple of years and we have seen some great achievements from those involved. Last year one of Fife Schools received the title for most actively travelled in Scotland for Easter, this was then repeated by another Fife school who was awarded most actively travelled in Scotland for the Festive period. it is fantastic to see such results and increases in active travel to school through the hard work of everyone involved. I hope the pupils enjoy the events and it encourages them to keep up the excellent work.

Rebecca Simpson, Project Manager, Living Streets Scotland said:

“We love working with Fife Council on their WOW park events. As a Local Authority they are dedicated to making the school journey an active one, and we support them to make this happen.

“This May we want to get the whole of Scotland taking to their feet and celebrating the benefits of moving more. These schools are a fantastic example of what can be achieved from small steps.”

Living Streets have now developed the WOW song and Dance and are encouraging people to join in the fun by learning the song and dance before uploading to twitter with #walktoschoolweek and #WOWDance. Don’t forget to tag LStreetsScot

Stride on song with subtitles, Learn the dance

Calling all WOW Schools

Does your child attend one of the WOW project schools (List below)? if so then join us in a game of hide and seek!!

To Celebrate the launch of WOW for 2018/19 the year round Walk to School Challenge in Fife, Living Street’s and Fife Council are inviting you to join in a game of Hide and Seek with Strider, Living Street’s famous Mascot.

During the October holiday, we are encouraging families to get out, be active and head to one of the following parks – Beveridge Park, Letham Glen, Pittencrieff Park and Riverside Park and go in search of Strider.

There will be colourful stones, hidden across the four parks with the image of Strider drawn on them by pupils from Capshard Primary School. If you are lucky enough to find one of the colourful stones please post a photo of the stone onto Living Street’s twitter page @LStreetsScot using the #Striderhideandseek. Don’t forget to re-hide the stone for others to find and keep the game going.

So get your walking shoes on and get seeking at #Striderhideandseek. Fife Council will select randomly from all postings to #Striderhideandseek on the 1st November and announce who will be receiving a fun active session with strider for their school.

Good luck and happy walking!!!

Schools that are part of the WOW project

Auchtertool Primary, Buckhaven Primary, Burntisland Primary, Cairneyhill Primary, Capshard Primary, Carleton Primary, Coaltown of Balgonie Primary, Coaltown of Wemyss Primary, Commetcial Primary, Culross Primary, Duloch Primary, Falkland Primary,  Hill of Beath Primary, Inverkeithing Primary, Kings Road Primary, Ladybank Primary, Lochgelly South Primary, Lochgelly West Primary, Lumphinnans Primary, Masterton Primary, McLean Primary, Methilhill Primary, Milesmark Primary, Mountfleurie Primary, Newport Primary, North Queensferry Primary, Parkhill Primary, Pathhead Primary, Pitlessie Primary, South Parks Primary, Southwood Primary, St Agathas Primary, St Columbas Primary, St Maries Primary, St Patricks Primary, Star, Strathallan Primary, Torbain Primary, Townhill Primary and Wormit Primary

 

Health Week celebration

Health Week was celebrated on Saturday 29th September at Collydean community centre.

The event was to inform and support the local community about making healthy lifestyle choices and what it means to the individual, family and the local and extended community.

Various stalls were in attendance, Bikeability co-ordinator Shealagh Crabb  was on hand to offer plenty of support and encouragement with Bikeability and CycleFife.

A Question and answer session was given by Tia kwon doe world champion Darren Clarke.

Children and adults alike had a lot of fun with the smoothie bike and were suitably entertained making fruit animals.

A good day was had by all.

 

 

Active Travel Month May 2018 The results are in!!

To celebrate Active Travel Month in May 2018 Fife Council Travel Planning team set schools a challenge to travel actively for the whole month to be in with a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Schools that opted to take part were issued with an Active Travel Passport for each pupil to record how they came to school each day. Pupils that managed to travel actively for the full 4 weeks were entered into the draws for a variety of prizes.

The first prize draw was for the school where one lucky winner from each school would win an active travel goody bag. The second draw was to win one of the prizes listed below donated from businesses across Fife. 

  • 1 of 10 free swim passes donated by Fife Leisure Centre
  • Family pass donated by Fife Deer Centre
  • £30 gift voucher donated by Extreme Trampoline Glenrothes.

More than 5,000 pupils took part in the initiative over 41 primary schools. 92% of returns had filled in the full 4 weeks on the passports and 46% of schools taking part had a decrease in the number of pupils coming by car by the end of week 4.

Some of our winners are below.

 

North Fife Cycling awarded £4,000 from Cycling Scotland

We are very pleased to report that North Fife Cycling has been awarded £4,000 from Cycling Scotland’s Community Cycling Development Fund. They will be using this in a number of ways to support adults and children cycling more – from commuters to visiting tourists. More Information will be posted in their newsletter and to members and supporters of NFC. Their application to help improve the Nature Trail access between Wormit and Newport is taken up within a larger Fife Council / Sustrans Safer Routes to School feasibility study and NFC will be involved in this.