Linlithgow's Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) secured funding through EU Mobility Week, Scottish Government and BIDs Scotland to host a fun and informative event on Saturday 17th September 2016 at The Vennel.
Squarely aimed at getting locals hopping on two wheels, "Pedal 4 Linlithgow" saw locals, as well as visitors from the far-flung reaches of the globe, taking an interest, getting their bikes repaired free of charge (courtesy of Linlithgow's own Andy's Bike Clinic), enjoying a £2 cyclist's discount at cafés participating in the "Energy Boost" voucher scheme and having fun on the QR Treasure Trail around Linlithgow Loch. Even if you missed the event, you can find the first clue in the window of 28 The Vennel (opposite the library) and get hunting for clues! All you need is a smartphone, download any QR Code reader and you're ready to go!
Hundreds of goody bags were handed out, including a water bottle, high-visibility snap bands, cycle maintenance guide, maps and badges, not to mention the Linlithgow Town Centre BID "bag for life"!
We were joined by Sustrans, Transition Linlithgow and the Linlithgow Community Development Trust and had great fun in the sun with everybody who came down.
The Big Bike Revival launch event took place the following week, with a cool skills track and bikes to have a go on. Led rides and information about commuting are available right in to October, so it's not too late to get involved! You can also sign up for the National Cycle Challenge. This fun, free competition is designed to encourage local employees to experience first-hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. This year the Challenge will run throughout September. There will be lots of fantastic prizes on offer to encourage you and your team. For more information and to sign your workplace up go to: www.lovetoride.net/westlothian/