Nominations open for 2024 Bikeability Scotland Awards

Kids on bikes in a school playground

As we reach the busiest time of year for school cycle training delivery, it's your chance to recognise the hard work of those who have made it happen, in the Bikeability Scotland Awards 2024!

Nominate your Instructor of the Year

Following the record breaking success of last year, throughout the 2023-24 academic session and right across Scotland, our instructors and coordinators have been as committed as ever, in ensuring children can benefit from the essential life skills developed through Bikeability Scotland.

Nominations for the 'Instructor of the Year' award are invited from the whole Bikeability Scotland community. To tell us about an instructor who went the extra mile for their trainees this year, please submit your entry by clicking on the link below which will take you to the article and link for the nominations.

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Fife Cycle Park Bikeability Scotland Instructor CPD Event 2024
The March CPD event had to be cancelled due to bad weather, but the April CPD event was a success with sunny weather and blue skies. Nine individuals attended the event and rode different types of bikes around Fife Cycle Park. The course aimed to develop Bikeability level 1 & 2 cycling skills using various bikes, sharing ideas and experiences, and demonstrating how Bikeability is an all-inclusive program. There was a lot of fun and laughter throughout the event, and many attendees gave positive feedback.

Adaptive bikes at Fife Cycle Park for the CPD event Trying adaptive bikes at Bikeability CPD event at Fife Cycle Park

CPD event at Fife Cycle Park on bikes on the track

Go for a long jaunt through the countryside, or speed up your journey home!

Scotrail have updated their website with more information about how to travel with a bike.

You’ll find designated cycle spaces on all of our trains. The majority of services operate non reservable cycle spaces on a first come first served basis, so you should bear this in mind when travelling at peak times.

The following routes however, do operate compulsory reservations for cycle spaces and you must reserve a cycle space before attempting to travel. As these routes are long distance, they are often very busy and it may therefore not be possible to accommodate your cycle if you have not reserved a space.

Reserve a cycle space | Bikes on trains | ScotRail

Safety First around the new Levenmouth Rail Link!

With the excitement building around the new Levenmouth Rail link, its important to remember to stay safe around the re-opened railway line. We want  everyone to be able to use the train safely when the new timetable starts on 2nd June.

Safety guidelines for railways

Carleton Primary School Roadstars Road Safety Prize Update

At Carleton, we are so proud of our pupils who took part in the recent Roadstars Road Safety video campaign. The Junior Road Safety Officer’s and Primary 5 children worked hard to create an innovative video and were delighted to be awarded with the first-place prize . The JRSO’s collaborated on what they would use their prize money for and decided to design road markings in our playground. This will have an extremely positive impact on our school and community as it will open up more opportunities for outdoor learning, play and Bikeability within our school grounds. The children have found working alongside a variety of members in our local community extremely valuable and are excited to continue their hard work.

‘Roadstars’ is a free online road safety resource, specifically for primary school children, designed to get them thinking about road safety in an active and immersive way. The competition was a team effort between Fife Council's Safer Communities and Roads & Transportation staff.

Carleton Primary school children with Marta Ramage, Shealagh Crabb and Kieron Clark Burns measuring up

The children have been hard at work helping Roads and Transportation staff to make their concept drawing a reality. Here they are helping School Travel Plan Co-ordinator, Marta Ramage, and Bikeability Co-ordinator, Shealagh Crabb, marking and measuring the planned lining in the playground. Watch this space to see the playground transformed!

For further information on road safety education please contact:

CLEAR Buckhaven and Methil Bike Workshop

The CLEAR Buckhaven and Methil Bike Workshop has been busy these past few months supporting the growth in local demand to get on wheels.  We've been participating in Scottish Government schemes including Key Worker Bike Loan (now ended) and Bike Repair Scheme  (£50 of free repairs).   Meanwhile, a good range of roadworthy used bikes and parts as well as repairs are available at 47 Sandwell St, Buckhaven.

Donations of unused or old bikes and parts much appreciated.