.... and help us build a fantastic bike pump track and outdoor gym for the whole community at Kingussie High School.

Cycle Friendly Kingussie and Kingussie High School are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the ‪#‎bagsofhelp‬ scheme from those lovely people at Tesco. We are going to be building a bike "pump track" and outdoor gym at the High School for the use by the whole community and our visitors.

We are guaranteed £8k but it could be £10k or £12k and that's where you come in. So go and vote for us in store at Tesco Aviemore from today (Saturday) up to 7th March and help us get our community active and build the best MTB skills area and gym we can.

With £8k we can build a great though basic facility, with £12k we can build a fantastic facility and get some pupils and community volunteers trained up to run mountain biking and gym sessions for the whole community!

Kingussie High School, who recently achieved the Cycle Friendly Schools Award, will host this exciting new facility which will be available for the whole community and is particularly aimed at giving young folk in the area somewhere to get active, acquire new skills and build confidence.

Ollie Bray, Head Teacher, Kingussie High School said today "We are absolutely delighted that this scheme can now become a reality, we have been promoting cycling as part of our curriculum for some time now. Our pupils are already working with Primary School children to teach them to use balance bikes. Having this fantastic facility at the High School, at the heart of our community, will ensure that it is available to young people from all over Strath. If the public gets behind us and votes for the project then the additional funding will help us to add additional features to the track and gym as well as helping volunteer pupils and members of the community so they can deliver mountain biking and outdoor gym sessions."

Tesco has teamed up with greenspace Scotland to launch its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Cycle Friendly Kingussie has announced the next events for February & March 2016.

The Ride-outs will be on Sunday mornings 28th February and 20th March starting at 10am from Arvonie park. It will be the 11 mile circular route passing Ruthven Baracks through Insh village and on to Loch Insh Watersports centre where we will make a stop at the cafe.
eturning to Kingussie by 1pm. All welcome.

The Cycle Maintenance evening will take place on Wednesday 9th March 7pm - 9pm at Kingussie High School.
Time to dust off your bike and get it back on the road for Easter and Spring.
Our qualified mechanics will be on hand to help you give your bikes a safety check and get them ready for spring.

Check our facebook pages for updates on this.  Everyone welcome!


Cycle Friendly Kingussie has announced the first guided ride-out of 2016.
Sunday 31st January, 10am, at Kingussie's Ardvonie Park.

The route will be the circular road route (clockwise) to Kincraig and stopping at Loch Insh for a refreshment stop.

All ride-outs are free and no booking is required. Just turn up!
Everyone welcome.








Ardvonie Park: Gynack Road,  Kingussie, PH21 1ET

As announced in the Strathy this week: "The Bikeathon is dead - long live the Bikeathon!"

We are delighted to announce that 2016 will see a relaunch of Kingussie's annual Bikeathon event, with CFK working alongside bikeathonnew charity sponsor Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland.
The event has been running in Kingussie for 23 consecutive years raising money for leukemia research and although the sponsor will change the theme will otherwise be continuity.

The Bikeathon will take place on Sunday 5th June 2016 and with the annual Bikefest festival also moving to the Sunday it really will be a great "festival of cycling".

Bikeathon-announcement-dec-2015aRegistration is now open for Bikeathon 2016:




This November the CFK remains active with a number of activities.

Wednesday 4th November (7pm)
We are holding a CFK Maintenance and Try An Electric Bike Night at Kingussie High School.  Back by popular. There will also be a chance to try an electric bike night.

Sunday 29th November (am)
There will be a led rideout starting at Ardvonie Park. More details of this on Facebook.


So Bikefest 2015 has come and gone !
cfkhelpersA good day out was had by all and even if the weather wasn't the best we still had a healthy turnout. And a lot of smiling faces.



The CLAN stunt riders were a big hit and pulled off some pretty impressive stunts and displays of balance.



The kids races went off well and competition was intense, while our shiny new balance bikes got well tested by younger riders.
The Cycle Scotland obstacle course and the see-saw in particular was busy all day and kept the volunteers busy keeping an eye on everyone.

The volunteers at the CFK tent were on hand to explain what we are up to and what we're planning for the future. Hopefully some will make it along to our regular Ride outs too!

Everyone was catered for by the Billy Can, the Bowling Club barbeque, the Hog Roast at the Duke and of course the WI tea and cakes tent.
And then there was the craft stalls, Bothy Bikes maintenance stand, the Bike amnesty, Electric bikes and Highlife Scotland's spin challenge.
At the end of the day there were a lot  of happy  and inspired young cyclists with tired legs !

Duke_rideout_May2015Cycle Friendly Kingussie is delighted to announce the continuation of our activity programme into May and June.

We will be meeting at Ardvonie Park every Tuesday and Friday evenings and depending on the group the ride leaders will choose a suitable route.
All welcome, the idea is simply to get everyone out on their bike, so come along and bring your friends!

All our activities are free and no booking is required. Download the schedule:
Cycle Friendly Kingussie - Early Summer Activities 2015" schedule (218KB)

If you've any questions feel free to get in touch: