A huge thank you to all those from the Bishopbriggs community who turned out for the launch of Good Moves Bishopbriggs, last Friday morning…
ED’s Cycle Co-op has launched our new local sustainable travel project. We have been funded by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund . Fiona McLeod MSP made the formal announcement of the award at the launch on Friday. We were also honoured to have in attendance Jo Swinson MP, East Dunbartonshire Provost Una Walker, as well as other local councillors, business leaders, local Police officers, community representatives and a whole heap of interested residents (more…)
What’s the cost of the car on your driveway…? Low mileage users could be saving up to £3,500 a year, if you were a member of a local car club. That’s a significant saving for an annual holiday or money towards home improvement! Come and meet industry experts at the Good Moves Bishopbriggs seminar on Friday 15th Nov, at the Bishopbriggs Community Church from 10am to find out if membership would suit you? (more…)
Good News for Good Moves Bishopbriggs
East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative is delighted to announce a Scottish Government award from the Climate Challenge Fund. £160k has been allocated to support the sustainable transport efforts of ED’s Cycle Co-op through a new project called Good Moves Bishopbriggs, creating three new jobs and other volunteering opportunities in Bishopbriggs.
Good Moves Bishopbriggs aims to build on the success of ED’s Cycle Co-op in getting more people on their bikes in Bishopbriggs, and encouraging more people to use other forms of sustainable transport. (more…)
Inspirational 10 yr old!
On Sunday 8th Sept, Patrick Kiehlmann (10) completed the Pedal for Scotland Sportive, a 110 mile bike ride between Glasgow and Edinburgh, in under 10 hours. The ride started at Glasgow Green and went through the Southern Uplands, finishing over 100 miles later at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Patrick Kiehlmann (10) completes 2013 Pedal For Scotland 110 mile Sportive in under 10 hours.
Patrick has completed the Pedal for Scotland Challenge ride (50 miles) for the past five years, since he was five, and this year asked his dad if he could step up to the Sportive, inspired by Olympian’s like Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins and this years Tour de France winner Chris Froome.
Patrick said (more…)
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2013 ED’s Cycle Fair, the world’s first cycle festval, a fabulous success, but don’t take our word for it, here’s a comment from Deborah O’Toole of Bearsden, in an email to East Dunbartonshire Council Leader Rhondda Geekie:
I wanted to take a few minutes to praise the Cycle festival on Sunday the 16th June at Bishopbriggs. I cycled from Bearsden with my 4 children (aged 4 to 15) and had a fabulous day out. It is fantastic to see the council support this type of event and actively encourage families to get out and enjoy our fabulous countryside whilst developing an active lifestyle. I also felt it helped bring communities together, I met friends from Bearsden & Milngavie and made some new ones in Bishopbriggs. The atmosphere was great and it was just lovely to see kids of all ages (adults too) on bikes of all shapes and sizes just having fun. I would really love to see more of this type of event and getting our young people more active and out on their bikes.
ED’s Cycle Co-op and Melrose Music have teamed up to provide an inspired range of live music to accompany all the cycling activities at ED’s Cycle Fair, this Sunday 16th Jun. from 11am to 5pm.
The line up includes some young performers, their tutors and some more experienced bands from Bishopbriggs, Glasgow and Aberdeen:
ED’s Cycle Fair Live Music Line Up with Emma Melrose of Melrose Music.
Emma Melrose, founder of Melrose Music said:
“When Mark called and asked if Melrose Music could help them put on some live performances at the Cycle Fair, we were only too pleased to help. Melrose Music has been going since 2001 and has music schools in Bishopbriggs, Stepps, East Kilbride and Lanark, so there is lots of talent to showcase at the Cycle Festival.”
Mark Kiehlmann, founder of ED’s Cycle Co-op said:
“We were delighted that Emma and her tutors have been able to join in with the spirit of the Cycle Festival, with a heap of local talent and some very experienced performers. Each year we’ve tried to provide more activities and entertainment at the Cycle Fair for everyone to enjoy and this year will be something exceptional with the help of Melrose Music.”
Commonwealth Medallist, James McCallum, to open 2013 ED’s Cycle Festival.
Commonwealth Medallist, James McCullum opens ED’s Cycle Festival
Commonwealth Games medalist, James McCullum, will open ED’s Cycle Festival on Sun 16th Jun, Bishopbriggs. James competed in three Commonwealth Games, Manchester (02) Melborne (06) winning a bronze medal and Delhi (10), so he is familiar with competition at the highest level and now inspires children across the country with Champions in Schools.
James will also support ED’s Cycle Co-op launch a new Scottish Cycling Go Ride club, which caters for riders ages 8 – 16 years olds. They will be taking names of interested children and adult helpers at the Cycle Festival. (more…)
East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Festival 2013, Sun 16th June, 11am to 5pm, will be the best ever yet, with a focus on Fair Trade…
There’s also a great programme of events in the week following, to mark Bike Week 2013.
Read more here…
Download the 2013 flyer (PDF)