Bike Club Scotland update: Exploring the Kingdom of Fife 09/07/2010Posted by Amy Hickman in Asda, Fife, Scotland.
Tags: Fife, Scotland
Over the last few weeks I have been out exploring my local area, meeting lots of people and discovering lots of exciting bike related activities. On one of my excursions to the Kingdom of Fife, I discovered an outdoor education centre – Lochore Meadow Park. They have recently acquired a fleet of specially adapted bikes for people with disabilities, and have developed a half day training for staff in the community interested in bringing their service users along to access the bikes. So I went along to one of these sessions to find out a wee bit more about what they have to offer. Everyone enjoyed the course, particularly getting to have a go on all the different bikes, and found the day very useful!
Lochore Meadow Park also runs a very successful mountain bike club for young people, with over 50 members currently signed up. Whilst I was out exploring some of the trails on my own bike I came across a skills loop which had some pretty impressive logs, seesaws and skinnies for anyone wishing to brush up on some technical mountain biking skills. The outdoor education team at the centre are keen to link with Bike Club in the future and to offer support and examples of good practice to other groups.
Since the recent launch of Bike Club in Scotland, I have been kept very busy following up pledges made on the day and being contacted by groups enquiring about Bike Club.
All in all Bike Club has been a very positive experience for me so far! Please get in touch if you have a cycling based project you would like to let me know about or if you are interested in finding out how you can become part of Bike Club. I look forward to hearing from you