Tag Archives: Scotland

MTBs worth over £50,000 stolen in Laggan theft

Officers in Aviemore are appealing for information after a number of high-value mountain bikes were reported stolen in the Laggan area. Police received a report of eight Polygon Siskiu T8 mountain bikes, estimated to be worth around £12,800, having been stolen from Laggan Wolftrax Visitor Centre between 11pm on Friday, …

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Scottish Government allocates £22 million for permanent active travel schemes

Over £22 million has been awarded to three permanent active travel schemes in Ayr, Hawick and Broughty Ferry. The money has been provided by the Scottish Government and allocated through the Sustrans Places for Everyone initiative. When complete, the projects will make it easier for people to walk, wheel and …

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Sport Aberdeen provides free bike maintenance with Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme funding

Sport Aberdeen has provided free maintenance to bikes belonging to a local children’s care home, free of charge, thanks to funding secured through the Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme. A total of five bikes from Barnardo’s Linksfield Residential Service, a childcare service in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, were taken to …

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CoMoUK calls for more bike share schemes in Scotland

Transport charity CoMoUK has called for more action to increase car clubs and bike-sharing after Scots backed the schemes to help tackle climate change. A new opinion poll by Survation for Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) has found that 50% of people in Scotland support measures to increase the use of …

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Skypark awarded Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly status

Skypark has been awarded Cycling Scotland’s Cycling Friendly status on completion of “Glasgow’s biggest” private business cycling facility. Tenants choosing to cycle to and from Skypark now have access to 375 bike parking spaces, comprising 250 indoor and 125 outdoor spaces. Facilities include e-bike charging points, 236 lockers, segregated showers …

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Scottish Government and sportscotland launch £8 million fund to improve cycling facilities

The Scottish Government and sportscotland have launched an £8 million fund to improve cycling facilities across the country. The national Cycling Facilities Fund will capitalise on the upsurge of interest in cycling by developing a network of accessible, inclusive and inspiring facilities that encourage people of all ages to ride …

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Rise in cycling seen in Edinburgh and Glasgow since introduction of bike share schemes

Cycling in Scotland’s two biggest cities has increased in the last year following the introduction of bike sharing schemes. Research has suggested that the number of trips on cycle hire schemes has increased by 70% in Edinburgh and 30% in Glasgow since August 2019. The figures have been outlined by …

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1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces to be installed in Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council, in partnership with Cyclehoop and Sustrans, is providing 1,080 Bikehangar parking spaces for residents to store their bikes. 180 Bikehangars are being installed on residential streets where bicycle storage space is otherwise limited. Work began this month and the first of the two project phases …

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Scotland allocates over £38 million for pop-up active travel infrastructure

£38.97 million has been allocated to local authorities in Scotland for pop-up walking and cycling infrastructure through the Spaces for People initiative. After the closure of the fund, all remaining applications have now been assessed to help enable physical distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, through measures such as widened pavements …

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Scotland sees continued increase in cycling as lockdown eases

Scotland has seen a continued increase in cycling despite the further easing of lockdown, new data has shown. According to statistics released today by Cycling Scotland, July saw a 44% increase in cycling compared to the same month last year. In ten locations the increase topped 100%, headed by counters …

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