Tag Archives: Scotland

New scheme offering interest free loans to help people in Scotland buy bikes

A new scheme will offer interest free loans of up to £500 to help people in Scotland spread the cost of buying an adult bike. Cycling UK is working with Capital Credit Union and Scotwest Credit Union to offer 500 loans through the Access Bikes scheme, which aims to bring …

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Dowey joins CoMoUK as charity steps up campaign for Scottish mobility hubs

CoMoUK has made a key appointment as it steps up its policy and advocacy work for mobility hubs in Scotland. The transport charity has brought in experienced architect Mark Dowey as its senior development officer for the built environment for Scotland. His role will involve working towards the creation of …

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CoMoUK appoints Rachael Murphy as new Scotland director

CoMoUK has appointed Rachael Murphy as its new Scotland director. Murphy has joined from the Community Transport Association. She moved to Scotland ten years ago to study French and Hispanic Studies at the University of Aberdeen and has worked in transport for three years, bringing amendments to the Transport Act, …

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Free bike pilots announced by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has announced the first six pilot projects selected to offer free bikes for school-age children who cannot afford one. As part of a series of commitments delivered by the Scottish Government within its first 100 days, the new pilots will test their approaches across the next 12 …

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Poll shows support for online system to report dangerous driving in Scotland

A poll of the Scottish public has shown strong support for the introduction of an online system that would allow people to upload and report footage of dangerous driving on Scottish roads. Carried out by YouGov on behalf of Cycling UK, the poll asked the Scottish public whether they would …

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Scotland’s bike-sharing schemes sparked ‘huge’ rise in lockdown cycling, report finds

Thousands of people across Scotland’s two largest cities took up cycling during lockdown as a result of coordinated bike-sharing initiatives, funded by the Scottish Government, a new report has found. Shared transport charity Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) said promotions in Glasgow and Edinburgh, which allowed users free time on a …

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Cycling UK launches Shift project to help Scots choose cycling for short journeys

Cycling UK is launching a new project, Shift, to get more people in Scotland cycling. The charity will provide funding and expert support to organisations so that they can deliver cycling activities that will help people jump on a bike instead of into their car. Scotland has seen a surge …

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Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon unveiled

A new gravel event in Scotland, Raiders Gravel Galloway presented by Canyon, has been officially unveiled. The four-day festival features three gravel riding stages where riders explore the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere. The inaugural edition will take place from 7th-10th October 2021. “We’re stoked to bring this incredibly …

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Poll shows support for ‘record’ cycling and walking spend in Scotland

47% of people in Scotland support allocating at least 10% of the Scottish transport budget to cycling and walking, while just 20% oppose it, a YouGov poll has found. This would represent record spending on cycling and walking and an increase on the 3.5% of the 2021 transport budget allocation, …

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Free nextbike Stirling rides initiative extended to June

An initiative making nextbike journeys free for Stirling residents has been extended until June 2021. Since being introduced last summer to encourage safe active travel during the pandemic, locals have made over 20,000 trips and clocked up more than 38,000km around the city. Supported by Forth Environment Link and Cycling …

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