Dundee Travel Active shop now closed
22 Dec 2010 08:55
The Dundee Travel Active shop in the Wellgate Centre has now closed, however you can still get some active travel advice by exploring this website, emailing us at email@example.com or by contacting Dundee City Council’s Sustainable Transport Team on 01382 433480.
22 Dec 2010 08:55
Local cycle rides led by the Tayside Cyclists Touring Club.
Contact details for ride leaders are below:
Saturday 27 November 2010
Meet : Discovery Point, Dundee 10:00 for 10:30 start
Destination: Cafe at Cairn o'Mohr Winery
This will be a ride of around 30 miles, more or less depending on weather and those who turn up.
Sociable ride, ie not a race, to encourage those who prefer shorter slower rides.
Pat hopes to be there to lead but this will be weather dependent as I won't come in from Kirrie if there is unlikely to be anyone turning up.
My mobile no. is 0794 1418 440
Saturday 4 December 2010
Open morning at Reekie Linn. 10am to 1 pm.
Members are invited to visit the Bothy at Reekie Linn of Angus Cycling Club. Tea provided. Bring something to eat. Phone Pat or Ron for directions. 01575 574 082
Monday 27 December 2010
Mulled wine and mince pie rendez-vous ride
Meet at Legion Hall, Belmont Street, Newtyle between 11.30 and 13.30.
Soup also available. Booking preferably or indication of numbers please but not essential. 01575 574 082 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike Maintenance Classes
Monday 3rd, 10th and 17th January 2011
Outdoor Store, East High Street, Forfar. 7 - 9pm.
Please book with Ron 01575 574 082 mailto:email@example.com
Dundee Bikeboost for Students
22 Nov 2010 10:20
Dundee Travel Active and Get Cycling have teamed up to get people in the city back on their bikes.
Students at The University of Dundee, Abertay University and Dundee College who want to travel actively have signed up to the Dundee Bikeboost project and have collected thier Bikeboost cycles.
The Bikeboost community part of this project which was aimed at residents has already got around 100 Dundonians cycling in the city again.
Another Travel Active Funday on Saturday
24 Sep 2010 09:58
Residents of Dundee who want to find out how much fun the Dundee Travel Active programme can be, can join us on another Travel Funday on Saturday September 25th. As well as enjoying some healthy food, guests will be treated to an afternoon of balloon modelling, guided walks, given a chance to receive cycle training and even join in some active games with the Dundee Travel Active project team. Who said getting healthier can't be fun! Anthony Active may even turn up too.
James Clunie – Our Latest Prize Winner
2 Sep 2010 14:25
The summer prize draw was won by James Clunie, a resident from Victoria Road. James was visited by a Travel Advisor on 16th July 2010 and agreed to complete a 5x30 challenge, which involves completing thirty minutes of activity five times within one week. However, James completed ninety minutes of activity seven days in one week.
James told us that he has quite an active job and already does a bit of walking, but the challenge pushed him to do even more than he would normally.
James was delighted to have won a £200 voucher for Nicholson’s Cycles, having told us that he has never won anything before. He plans to use the voucher to help get his bike fixed in time for the Dundee Cyclathon which takes place on 12th September. However, he stated that he would consider buy a new bike as well and give his existing bike to his 21 year old nephew to help him get to college. James was presented with his prize at the Dundee Travel Active shop by Bryn Williams from Nicholson Cycles on 2nd September.
James was very positive about the project and said that the Travel Advisor was very helpful when she called, and encouraged him to complete his challenge. He felt the project was working really well and hoped it was helping people realise how easy it is to keep active.
Shown left to right: Bryn Williams (owner of Nicholson’s Cycles), Claire O’Boyle (Travel Advisor) James Clunie
'Brisk walks' to prevent cancers
2 Sep 2010 14:04
The BBC news website posted the following story:
'About 10,000 cases of breast and bowel cancer could be prevented each year in the UK if people did more brisk walking, claim experts'.
Launch ride for Railway Heritage Trail leaflet
18 Aug 2010 08:35
Saturday 28 August 2010
There will be a launch and ride for the Dundee Railway Heritage Trail leaflet which was part funded by Dundee Travel Active.
Meet at 10.30 at Discovery Point and then following the trail in the leaflet.
Are any cyclists in the Blairgowrie / Meigle / Alyth areas interested in mid-week or evening cycle rides or weekend day rides? If so, please contact Stuart Sutherland 01250 870165
For more information about these rides, contact:
Secretary CTC Tayside
01575 574 082
Free cycle training still available
9 Aug 2010 10:24
Although the Dundee Travel Active Bikeboost scheme is now fully subscribed, our free cycle training scheme is still available to anybody who wants to learn to cycle or improve upon thier existing skills.
For more details about free cycle training contact the Dundee Travel Active team on 0800 111 4510
26 Jul 2010 10:36
Dundee Travel Active and Get Cycling have teamed up deliver a free cycle scheme to residents in the Hilltown, Stobswell, City Centre and West End areas of Dundee. Dundee and Dundee United Football clubs both helped with the handover of the bikes to members of the public who signed up to the scheme.
The community part of this project has been fully subscribed and is now closed to new applicants. A scheme for students and employees of the universities will begin in September.
However, our free cycle training scheme is still available.
For more details about our free cycle training contact the Dundee Travel Active team on 0800 111 4510
Personalised Travel Planning begins its second year
9 Jun 2010 08:25
The second year of the Dundee Travel Active Personalised Travel Planning (PTP) project began on 1st June. We have a new team of eight Travel Advisors who will be out visiting around 9,000 households in the Hilltown, Stobswell and West End areas over the next four months. We had a fantastic response to the project during 2009, with more than one third of all the people we spoke to telling us that they are now getting more exercise, and many who say that they’re saving money and feeling healthier too.
If you live in one of the above areas, have a 10 minute chat with an advisor on your doorstep who can offer ideas and advice on ways to get active that suit you. They will also offer you the chance to take up an Active Challenge with a number of great prizes to be won. Our advisors wear bright red uniforms and carry a photo ID badge and remember that the service is completely free – they won’t be trying to sell you anything.
There are other ways that you can take part too – why not drop in to our shop in the Wellgate Centre (opposite TJ Hughes), phone us on 0800 111 4510 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org