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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 […]

Commonwealth Medallist 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Baldernock Cycle Festival – UK Bike Week video

The video of our Baldernock Cycle Festival has been edited and posted up on our YouTube channel, check out Danny MacAskill, The Clan and most of Baldernock out on their bikes for a fantastic Cycle Festival. We’re you there?…see if your in the video. Thanks again to everyone who made it such a successful day.  We hope to see you at our next Cycle Festival on Sunday 19th June from 1pm at Etive Park, Bishopbriggs. Don’t forget your bike!

ED’s Cycle Co-op evaluation gets a green light

Following two years of community cycling initiatives, East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative get the green light for impact. External consultants SISTech carried out an online evaluation of our programmes, which were overwhelming rated very highly by those who took part, the full report can be downloaded here. We would like to congratulate the winner of our online survey competition,  Siobhain McHugh. Siobhain won a gift voucher for bike equipment worth £50. A selection of the comments received following the survey can […]