cyclefriendlycommunities_launch_header_sep16The launch of our new Cycle Friendly Communities project will take place at 10am on Thursday 15 September at The Whiteinch Centre, 1 Northinch Court, G14 0UG.

Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Community Award is aimed at encouraging and supporting communities across Scotland to take a leading role in increasing the number of people who cycle locally. We have received a development grant from Cycling Scotland to develop local communities into cycle friendly communities and the initial focus will be on Whiteinch.

And we want you to be involved so please come along to the launch and find our more about this exciting new project!

What will a Cycle Friendly Community look like?

Working towards achieving the Cycle Friendly Community Award will help create an environment that supports people of all ages and abilities to travel by bicycle. Achieving elements of the award criteria will determine if your community will receive the Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.

20150905_WhiteinchBikeClub_01A recognised Cycle Friendly Community may offer cycle parking, bike hire or bike loan schemes, cycle training and a range of information on local cycle networks. It will have defined cycle routes and infrastructure linking popular locations. Local businesses should support and encourage an increased cycling culture.

One main constituted and well governed community group will take a lead on the attainment of the Award. (That’s us!!)

The Cycle Friendly Community Award will ultimately recognise communities that promote cycling as an accessible, attractive and convenient travel choice for all.