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Cycle Friendly School Award

Thank you to the Bishopbriggs community…

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 […]

10 year old completes 110 mile Pedal for Scotland Sportive in under 10 hours.

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 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 […]

Bishopbriggs bikers head to Westminster

Wester Cleddens pupils invited guest to Westminster reception.   Local cycling enthusiasts Calum Aitken (9) and Kieran Ballard (9) from Wester Cleddens Primary School were invited to Westminster, London on Monday 14th May, in recognition of their continued efforts to travel sustainably to school, as guests of ED’s Cycle Co-op. They are pictured here by Big Ben at Westminster.

MSP backs ED’s Cycle Co-op in Holyrood debate on cycling

Yesterday (22nd May 2012) Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Fiona McLeod took part in the initial discussions to establish a Cross Party Group on Cycling in the Scottish Parliament. We would like to thank Fiona for continuing to ensure that cycling remains on the agenda in the Scottish Parliament and within the Scottish Government. Fiona also recently spoke about the impact of the efforts of ED’s Cycle Co-op during Scottish Green MSP Alison Johnstone’s debate on 29th March 2012. You can see […]

BBC Out of Door’s Mark Stephen joins Wester Cleddens Primary expedition ride.

On a rather blustery Friday morning in March (9th), Mark Stephen from BBC Radio Scotland Out of Doors joined Wester Cledden’s Primary P7 pupils on one of East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative expedition rides. The bike ride was a journey through time, going back in history along the Forth & Clyde Canal, but crucially linked to the topic they’d been researching as part of the Curriculum for Excellence. Mark, pictured here taking a ride in one of ED’s Cycle Co-op cargo […]

National 20mph campaigner at ED’s Seminar 11am Fri. 27th Jan

National campaigner Rod King, founder of ‘20s plenty for us‘ and 2012 Directory of Social Change Influencer of the Year runner up will speak at this years ED’s Cycle Co-op Annual Seminar at the Bishopbriggs Community Church this Friday (27 Jan.) . Following the success of the 2011 event, there has been a great deal of progress to report back, icluding Bishopbriggs achievement to become the first town in Scotland to have all our primary schools receive the Cycling Scotland […]

BBC Scotland – 20s Plenty for Bishopbriggs (video)

This morning, ED’s Cycle Co-op were delighted to be working with Eleanor Bradford, Health Correspondent of BBC Scotland reporting on the health benefits of children cycling on the first day back at school. East Dunbartonshire Council leader, Rhondda Geekie also came on the record to support our call

Bishopbriggs Cycle Festival 2011 – even better (videos)

This years’ Bishopbriggs Cycle Festival will be even better than before with a truly amazing line up of things to watch, ride and race. It’s on Sunday 19th June from 2pm to 5pm in Bishopbriggs, Etive Park,G64 1PN. This is an event for everyone, so bring along your grandchildren and your granny. Over 1,000 people turned out last year, so don’t miss it

Rainbow Ride unites 7 cycle-friendly schools

On Saturday, 28th May, over 100 pupils, parents and staff from the seven Cycle Friendly Primary Schools in Bishopbriggs created a mass cycle procession, each wearing a coloured waterproof poncho, the Rainbow Ride. The Bishopbriggs Gala Queen and Princesses travelled in a Velo taxi and Rickshaw along the route from Bishopbriggs Library to the Fort Theatre.

Bishopbriggs first Cycle Friendly town in Scotland

Today (Thur. 19th May 2011), Bishopbriggs become the first town in Scotland, where all the primary schools have made the grade for Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly School Award. To celebrate, Christopher Eastwood (aka Katman) soared over Michael McLauglin, Head Teacher of St. Matthew’s Primary School, which was the first to achieve the award just under two years ago. Michael’s leadership was instrumental in brining on board the other six local primary schools. You can see Katman soar over Michael at […]