Bike ride marks launch of CycleStart
Published 24 Oct 2012 15:00 0 Comments
A SPECIAL bike ride to celebrate a year since the launch of CycleStart Dunfermline was attended by around 30 people on Saturday.
The event was held in Pittencrieff Park and culminated with a get-together in the park's newly refurbished Peacock Rooms cafe.
The free ride was attended by budding cyclists of all ages and everyone taking part received a CycleStart goody bag.
A special award was presented to participant Debbie Millar for taking part in 25 rides - more than anyone else in the past year.
She received a voucher which she plans to spend on a bike maintenance course so that she can learn basic repairs and venture even further afield on her bike.
CycleStart is a Fife Council initiative supported by volunteers to help budding cyclists gain confidence and meet new people.
The rides are all around five miles long and are led by a trained ride leader.
They're free, open to everyone aged 10-100 (10-17 year-olds need to be accompanied by an adult), and are regular to allow participants to build up experience, fitness and confidence.
Since starting in Dunfermline a year ago, the scheme has now extended to Kirkcaldy, Cupar and Falkland and 97 CycleStart rides have taken place across Fife.
You don't even need a bike to take part in the Dunfermline rides, as they have bikes available for people to try.
Dunfermline CycleStart also offers individual cycle training.
For information on rides happening in your area over the next few weeks visit www.fifedirect.org.uk/cyclestart
This article appeared in Dunfermline Press 24 Oct 12