North Fife Cycling have been asked to contribute comments to a discussion about cycling safety along the coast road between Newport and Wormit.
Whether you cycle this as local active travel and commuting, for health and enjoyment or this is part of a longer cycle trip around North Fife and the ‘Tay Loop’ your quick comments will be very welcome.
Please reply before noon on Wednesday 4th September – I will look at comments received then for a meeting the next day.
After that date if you still fill in this survey it will still be helpful for gathering a wider range of views.
Full survey https://forms.gle/kuA92C2Z2oLpZpYb7
this gives us the fullest range of comments
Short survey https://forms.gle/eJe72DvasGmTvfRV7
this may be a version easier to use if you are reading this on a mobile phone
Transition St Andrews are hosting free courses from Cycling Scotland to help make cycling mainstream with a structured programme of CPD accredited learning.
Link to the Cycling Scotland website – https://www.cycling.scot/our-programmes/training/making-cycling-mainstream
Dates for the first courses are –
Planning & Design (Foundation) September 17th (12-3pm)
Behaviour Change (Foundation) September 30th (12-3pm)
Contact Andrea Haveshaw by email if you would like to attend – email@example.com
Sunday 1st September to Saturday 7th September 2019, a week long event organised by Greener Kirkcaldy.
Dundee Cycling Forum have organised the Big Bike Revival for Sunday 18th August in Victoria Park, Dundee, from 12noon to 4pm. The event is free to attend and activities include a fun skills track, Dr Bike, an easy led ride and a chance to try e-bikes, e-trikes and balance bikes.
There will be bus service changes on Monday 19th August. The changes are mainly due to the commencement of Fife Council supported services for South Fife. Clicking here will show a publication outlining the services in South Fife and will describe any changes.
Main changes are:
Service 20A will operate via Lochore Meadows and will now be operated by Stagecoach.
Service 89 will change operator from Bay Travel to Stagecoach.
Service 18 Sunday journeys, will change operator from Stagecoach to Bay Travel.
Service 71 88, F6 & 4B/C will change operator from Stagecoach to Bay Travel.
Timetables will be available from bus stations within the next week and are currently available from the Bay Travel and Stagecoach websites.
Bay Travel are also amending service 13 to extend the service to Ballingry from West Wemyss via Lochgelly, Cardenden, Fife Central Retail Park continuing to Kirkcaldy Town Centre, Victoria Hospital, Dysart & West Wemyss. The section of route between Ballingry and Fife Central Retail Park will be operated on a commercial basis. The service will continue to operate beyond West Wemyss to Leven as Service L3.
Moffat & Williamson are also making minor changes to service 64 and service 92.
Service 64 timetable is amended to improve reliability and will also incorporate Younger Gardens.
Service 92 will no longer extend to Younger Gardens and terminate at St Andrews Hospital as this area will be served by service 64.
Friday 9th August 2019 will see Fife welcome the Inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland. The first stage of the route starts in Dundee and will weave through Fife ending in Pittencreiff Park where it is expected to arrive between 2:45-3:30pm.
See here for the route – https://womenstourofscotland.com/route/stage-1/
THE FIRST EVER WOMEN’S TOUR OF SCOTLAND is set to be an outstanding world class permanent UCI calendar professional race fixture. The three day, three stage race will be contested by many of the top women’s teams in the world – plus the cream of Great Britain and Scotland’s female cycling talent.
They will be celebrating cycling over three days in five cities, and scores of towns and villages along the 350km route.
With an anticipated 100,000 spectators, the Tour will attract visitors, fans and cycling enthusiasts from across the UK, Europe and worldwide.
There will be a carnival atmosphere at each stage start and finish with family friendly activation zones, culminating on Sunday 11th August in Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park.
Stagecoach will be making changes to a number of their services on Monday 29th July 2019. A summary of these changes can be seen on the Stagecoach website under service updates.
The new timetables will are now available at the bus stations and on the Stagecoach website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The forecast for Sunday is warm and sunny, with pedalling intervals.
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.
A big congratulations to St Brides RC Primary School who have completed level 2 Bikeability for the first time. 8 pupils completed the course and all had an amazing time learning skills to allow them to cycle in an on-road environment with confidence. Well done to all involved.