In 2019, Clackmannan Development Trust launched it’s Active Travel work to address some of the issues in our Community Action Plan 2015 – 2020.
Saddle Up Programme
We now have a small bike fleet available for the community to use with frame sizes and two distinct styles of bikes available. The bikes have been in use on our Saddle Up outings and have received positive feedback about how fun and easy they are to ride. There are a selection of frame sizes available to suit most riders. If you would like to hire one please get in touch.
Copies of a new 2020/2021 Saddle Up leaflet are available to pick up from our office. In the leaflet you can find the latest programme of events and training.
If you would like to get more involved with the Saddle Up team we are currently looking for volunteer Cycle Leaders. You can view the job description here.
Contact us to find out more about the Saddle Up programme.
The idea behind the Cyclist’s Rest came about when a need for public facilities was identified after the library closed.
With Clackmannan being a well connected town due to the number of bike routes, it has become popular for cyclist’s to pass through. CDT would like to open their doors to visitors where they can use the facilities, chat to our friendly staff and rest in our comfortable lounge area.
The Cyclists’ Rest will be reopening this summer and visitors are asked to make a donation at the door. Bike racks & locks are available right outside the front door.
We now have a small fleet of bikes available to hire and two e-bikes available.
Bikes are available for 3-day weekend or 7-day hire.
For more information, contact us.
Our bikeabilty programme with Clackmannan Primary School has taken place since September 2019 in teaching the children cycling skills with the P5 concentrating on basic skills such as balance and control in the playground and the P6 learning road skills.
This training is free to the school in order to build confident and proficient cycling skills in our young people to help them stay safe, gain exercise and choose more active/eco friendly forms of transportation where possible.
With funding from Cycling UK, we have been able to service over 60 bikes for free over the course of 3 months.
We hope to provide more bike serving in the future and we will be providing training for people to carry out basic roadside repairs on their own bikes over the next few months.