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).
This year's Bikefest programme is now taking shape and includes the Clan cycling stunt team, childrens fun races and adults ride outs. We will have a Cyclewild Scotland skills and coaching corner and we are also looking into a grass race event. Plus lots more....
We are now taking bookings for stalls at this year's event. Outdoor stalls are being priced at £25, payable to the KCDC by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember to bring your own Gazebo.
A table can also be reserved inside one of the marquees at the price of £10. Payment should be made to the Festivities group.
The festivities group are also organising all catering and refreshments on the day.
Bikefest is on Saturday 13th June. Venue: Ardvonie Park, Kingussie. From 11am to 4pm.
The Cycling weekend continues with the Scottish Bikeathon on Sunday 14th June. Start: Ardvonie Park, Kingussie. At 10:30am.
Entry Forms for this years Bikeathon are now available in local shops or downloadable here.
This year’s event will take place on Sunday 14th June and the organisers in Badenoch & Strathspey are welcoming teams old and new and individuals to come to Kingussie to participate in the 26 mile cycle on quiet roads through our beautiful Badenoch scenery. This year the expected 500-600 cyclists will follow the route from Kingussie to Newtonmore, Glenn Truim via Ralia and on Laggan before heading back to Kingussie via Newtonmore.
The Scottish Bikeathon is a social cycle run that people return to year after year from all over Scotland and beyond. Many see it as an opportunity to meet up with old friends, some use it as a personal challenge, while other dress up and have a fun day.
Importantly for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, entrants raise funds to help beat blood cancers. Last year’s event raised over £37,000 and, of course, for our 23rd annual event, we would like to equal or even surpass that total.
If you think you are able to get a team together (family, colleagues, friends etc.) or to cycle on your own we would be delighted to hear from you as soon as possible.
See also the Bikeathon website for more details.
Last year we had a successful event which saw around 800 people come along on the Saturday. This was the second annual Bikefest Scotland event, a pre-cursor to the 22nd annual Scottish Bikeathon.
While the rain stayed off visitors enjoyed a variety of activities from teeny tots' races to mountain bike ride-outs, and from a gentle spin on a vintage bike to "big air" over The Airbag.
The many school-children who came along participated in a variety of cycle races, and all were rewarded with their own "gold" medal by genuine gold medal-winning Paralympian, David Smith.
The medals, flags and many other details, which made the Bikefest special in this Commonwealth Games year, were provided courtesy of the "Celebrate" Commonwealth Fund at the National Lottery.
Non-cyclists were also catered for, with a varied range of interesting stalls on offer, providing anything from The Auld Alliance's strawberries and cream to soothing massage from Naomi Russell Therapies, or from a hearty hog roast to the home made delights provided by the ever-reliable WRI.
One of the organising team, Iona Malcolm, told The Strathy, "I can't thank everyone enough for all the hard work they put in to make this event happen" she said of "Team Bikefest." "I also want to thank all the stall-holders and, of course, all the fine folk who turned out, rain or shine, to make this a wheely special day!"