Bikeability Cycle Trainer Assistant Course

SPACES ARE LIMITED AND MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH Karen.swanson@fife.gov.uk

.A one-day course that enables you to deliver Bikeability Scotland levels 1 and 2.

During the CTA course, candidates learn how to plan, prepare, deliver and conclude training sessions, including dynamic risk assessments of playground and on-road training locations.

CTAs can expect to deliver sessions independently (or with other CTAs where class ratios demand), sometimes with support during the first few sessions, but moving to remote supervision once a CTA feels confident in the role.

Prerequisites: You should ideally be a competent cyclist and must be a minimum of 16 years old, or 18 where working independently.

 

Driving Smarter Energy – Dunfermline

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 at 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.

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/ .

Meet Graeme Obree – Lochgelly Centre tonight

Meet cycling legend Graham Obree and discover more about his journey from club cyclist to international cycling superstar. Graham’s unique story of how he defied convention and strove for innovative ways to become a champion will amaze and inspire you.

https://www.onfife.com/whats-on/detail/graeme-obree

 

Tour de Tay – Cycle Challenge

Ways to get involved:

  • Take Part – Hop on your bike, and challenge yourself with the 50 mile route from Newport or the 25 mile route from Perth. All proceeds from your sign up fee (£25) go towards our Expanding Horizons Scholarship Fund.

To help with planning your day all cyclists on the 50 mile route will depart from Newport (Tayroad Bridge carpark) between 9-10am and those on the 25 mile route from 11am at South Inch, Perth.

  • Sign up nowPlease first read our Rider Agreement
  • Raise Money – If you have decided to cycle and fundraise (you are a hero!), your registration fee is reduced to £10 Join our campaign page and/or donate via JustGiving.
  •  Volunteer– Tour de Tay depends on the help of volunteers to run a successful and safe event.  If you would like to join our team, we have a variety of roles on offer and would love to have you on board! Email: alumni@abertay.ac.uk

So join in, raise money and let’s make an impact!

World Car Free Day – St Andrews 22nd September

Come to St Andrews Market Street where The Clan, Scotland’s stunt bike team (Danny Macaskills old stunt team) will be performing near the fountain at 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Plus throughout the day there will be Bikeability training for youngsters from Fife Council, soft play for tiny ones, skateboarding demos, a led bike rides for bigger ones, plus two Pop Up Parks for relaxing in.

Dr Bike, bike maintenance, Blackhorn Burger van and relaxed shopping for all will be available too.

FREE EVENT FOR ALL PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES!

The town will close a popular shopping area of the town to cars to allow cyclists and pedestrians to enjoy Market Street without the pollution from the road.

The day is part of World Car Free Day which encourages people to leave their car at home and enjoy streets without the pollution of cars or the risk of an accident.

Similar days have been held with success in Stirling, Perth and Edinburgh.

The event is being organised by St Andrews Space for Cycling and its Chair Tony Waterston said: “The idea came about as a result of our group’s wish to see St Andrews become the Most Cycle Friendly Town in Scotland. This is a taster of what life could be like when we live in a truly walkable city.

He added: “Research shows that car free streets not only improve air quality and increases exercise, but can bring more shoppers into the town/city for longer, so the local economy benefits. This is the experience of many other cities and towns in the UK and Europe.”

St Andrews University Rector Srdja Popovic and the Rector’s committee said: “Our collective efforts to make St Andrews more cyclist-friendly will help strengthen our environment and our community. When we come together to fight for something we believe in, we have the power to change our town and our world.”

Health Road Show at Collydean Community Centre

Come along and there will be  a variety  of stalls and demonstrations of mindfullness, Tai Chi,  sports nutrition, everyday nutrition, and a Ju Jitsu national champion on hand to discuss training and sport.

 

 

Bike Maintenance Workshop

Learn the skills to fix your bike yourself and never have to walk home with a puncture again. Dr Bike will teach you about the main parts and components on a bike, how to undertake an “M Check” and check your bike is safe, and how to undertake basic repairs and adjustments.

Remember to bring your bike along so that you can learn how to do all of this on your own bike!

Living Life in Fife

Living Life in Fife: Supporting healthy lifestyles in Scotland.

Are you interested in making and supporting healthy lifestyle choices? Individuals and organisations are invited to come along to a share opportunity’s with each other. Professor David Crossman will be one of the keynote speaks for the evening.

Although this event will focus on and showcase services, research and individuals in Fife, we hope to encourage knowledge exchange, discussion and collaboration on a Scotland-wide level