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held a 'Bike Buddies' session at the Bleachingfield in March and despite the cold and wet weather, 10 children and 5 adults turned up.
The National Big Pedal competitionn
was a big success and we worked with Dunbar Primary School to motivate adults (parents, teachers and other staff) to cycle as well as the pupils. Dunbar Primary School came in 6Th
and Dunbar Grammar School came in 3rd
Well done! Working with schools on promoting The Big Pedal has resulted in fewer cars on the school run.
Dunbar Cycling Group:
has a programme
of rides for the Spring/early summer and will offer support in the form of a Dr Bike check-up before each ride as required.
Routes to schools
: We have been working with Dunbar Woodland Group to identity funding to resurface a key link through the woods.
We have arranged for P5 pupils to get Bike-ability Level 1 training though volunteers in the Active Schools Programme
Edible Cycle Route Information Boards:
We have installed information boards and produced a leaflet for a local Edible Cycle Tour. The first tour is April 7th starting at 2pm. Meet at Hallhill car park and take a tour of all the wonderful growing projects which are starting up in Dunbar.
Cycling Buddies pro gramme:
is underway and a 2 new 'cycle buddies' groups have been established.
Learn to Look After Your Bike lessons:
3 sessions have been arranged in East Linton in April. We ave obtained funding from Dunbar Primary Parent Council for a public bike pump which will be installed at the school gate next week
We are working with SpareWheels to help them make links with other car clubs nationally to encourage holiday-making in the UK and to investigate buying a Campervan for shared use. 30% of members of SpareWheels have given up their cars on joining.
Promoting local bus use.
After lobbying from Sustaining Dunbar and RELBUS, East Lothian Council has formed the Bus Forum where passengers, bus operators and the council can get together to see what can be achieved by working together. Producing new bus timetables for specific routes Dunbar-Haddington & Dunbar-East Linton.
'Bus Hub' gateway
: we are developing ideas for 'bus hubs' - enhanced bus stops which can form an interchange and a gateway to the town - and starting on forming 'Friends Group
Starting discussions with East Lothian Council to create a 'Bus Hub' gateway into Dunbar in time for the John Muir Celebrations in Spring 2014.
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