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, Shealagh.Crabb@fife.gov.uk

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 @ gmail.com

 

www.cycle-north-fife.net   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.

Map https://goo.gl/maps/du9yB5teMc72

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

Taycoasters Social Cycling Group rides start Sunday 31 March

Taycoasters are launching their 2019 group cycle rides this month. Our aim is to provide a series of undemanding, sociable rides with refreshment stops. We will always have at least two qualified ride leaders on each ride. Our regular rides will be on the last Sunday of each month. This month we will be meeting at 12.00 noon, on Sunday 31st March meet at Tayport Harbour by the Cafe For a ride around Tentsmuir Forest Trails.

Taycoasters on a Cycle Ride

If you would like to receive regular information about Taycoasters, send an email to Mark O’Reilly m.oreilly@tiscali.co.uk.

We also aim to provide occasional sessions off-road for people who would like to develop
their bike-handling skills before venturing out in traffic, and practical sessions on basic bike
maintenance and repairs.

Taycoasters is part of North Fife Cycling,
North Fife Cycling – a Cycling UK affiliated Community Group
Website: www.cycle-north-fife.net Facebook: Cycle North Fife

Stagecoach Fares and Ticket Zone Revision from Sunday 31 March Across Fife

From Sunday 31 March, Stagecoach will made an amendment to their fares and ticket zones in Fife.

Single, return, dayrider and megarider fares will be revised (all student/U19 tickets, the nightrider ticket (£3) and the Edinburgh 12 journey ticket (£35) will remain at current prices).

Zone Changes

  • The North East Fife ticket zone will be expanded to cover Glenrothes, Leven and services into Dundee City Centre
  • The Fife+ zone will be expanded to cover services into Perth

View the new Fife+ zone map

View the new North East Fife zone map

Your Views Matter – Kirkcaldy – Buckhaven Proposed Pedestrian and Cycle Improvements

AECOM have been commissioned by SEStran (South East of Scotland Transport Partnership) – a regional transport partnership of eight local authorities; City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, East Lothian, Falkirk, Fife, Midlothian, Scottish Borders and West Lothian; to carry out an active travel study in Fife. SEStran is considering improvements in accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians along the A955 between the communities of Kirkcaldy, Dysart, Coaltown of Wemyss, East Wemyss and Buckhaven. This project is being undertaken also on behalf of Sustrans and in consultation with the Council’s transportation officers.

If you wish to pop in to discuss the project or give feedback to the study team then the following sessions have been organised:
• A public consultation event will take place on Friday 8th March at Buckhaven Community Centre (Kinnear Street, Buckhaven, KY8 1BH) from 1pm – 7pm.
• A public consultation event will take place on Tuesday 12th March at Windmill Library (Windmill Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3AL) from 2pm – 7pm.

If you are not able to make any of the scheduled sessions, but wish to give feedback, then please fill out the following survey:
https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=155111479029
The surveyFife Flyer will be available for completion until the 19th March.

Fife Flyer

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