Category Archives: Cycling

Active Travel Debate

I was very pleased to contribute to the debate earlier in the week on promoting active travel in Scotland. We all know there are significant health, environmental, and economic gains from getting people to be more active. and the easiest … Continue reading

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World Car Free Day

World Car Free day on Friday 22 September encourages you to give up your car for the day and walk, cycle or use public transport instead. To mark the day, Cycling Dumfries are holding a Bike Breakfast at the Council … Continue reading

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Safe cycling routes – We should do it too!

Leaving home for Amsterdam to check out the traffic arrangements for cyclists there, my partner Michael and I saw a van parked on the small rural road near our house in Clydesdale. Near it was a man with a red … Continue reading

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Cycling will reduce heart disease

A five-year study, based in Glasgow and published in the British Medical Journal surveyed 250,000 UK commuters showed cycling and walking had benefits to your likely hood of cancer and heart disease over sitting on public transport or taking the … Continue reading

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Opening of Route 74 cycle network

It’s exciting time for cycling in Scotland. Last month I was at the Community Links PLUS Award, which I thought up and helped take forward. This competition promotes active travel and was won by Glasgow City Council’s South City Way … Continue reading

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‘South City Way’ wins Community Links PLUS (CLP) funding for streetscape project

I heartily welcome the announcement of the winner of Community Links PLUS (CLP), a ‘streetscape’ design competition hosted by Sustrans Scotland and the Scottish Government. I was delighted to attend the announcement by the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf. The idea … Continue reading

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Roadshare – The Case for Presumed Liability

This short video explains why Roadshare think there should be a change in civil law to protect vulnerable road users like cyclists and pedestrians. Cyclist Mark Beaumont joins campaigners to call for a system of “presumed liability,” which would mean … Continue reading

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Our Environment: young people tackling environmental issues

Last week I joined young people from across the country to the event showcasing the winners of the Our Environment 2015 competition. The competition aims to engage young people in tackling environmental problems, and it was a pleasure to see … Continue reading

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Big Bike Breakfast in Dumfries

If you cycle to work or have a free morning in Dumfries, don’t miss the chance on Friday 18th September for a free breakfast and chat about all things cycling. Cycle Dumfries is holding its Big Bike Breakfast between 7am … Continue reading

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Redspokes Big Ride – charity fundraiser for humanitarian support for Gaza children

On Saturday cyclists set off from Edinburgh to London to raise money to support children in Gaza. They will do the ride over 10 days with many others joining them along the way. “The Big Ride is an initiative by … Continue reading

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