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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.
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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!

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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.

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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: http://bikeathon.scot/

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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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)
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If you've any questions feel free to get in touch: info@cyclefriendlykingussie.org

The Cycle Friendly Kingussie spring 2015 Activity Programme  has now launched with a number of events and cycle ride-outs taking place over the next few months.
The opening night included an inspiring talk given by Ollie Bray on his incredible long distance cycle rides in Scotland, North America and India.

We are also running bike maintenance events and a whole series of organised ride outs, each with a cycle leader. There are a good mix of mountain bike trails and road routes to cater for all abilities. Everyone is welcome, so please come along!
More details and the option to book a place are available for all events on the Bikefest facebook page. All events are free.

You can also download the "Cycle Friendly Kingussie - Spring Activities 2015" schedule (207 KB).