Links

Other cycling and walking organisations in Scotland:

Sustrans – www.sustrans.org.uk

CTC – www.ctc.org.uk

Scottish Cycling – www.scuonline.org

Paths for All – www.pathsforall.org.uk

Forestry Commission Scotland – www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

Spokes (Lothian Cycle Campaign) – www.spokes.org.uk

Go Bike (Strathclyde Cycle Campaign) – www.gobike.org

The Bike Station – www.thebikestation.org.uk

Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland – www.scottishmountainbikeframework.org

Pedal on Parliament – www.pedalonparliament.org

Useful sites:

Cycle Streets Online Journey Planner – http://scotland.cyclestreets.net/journey/

Bike Events Scotland Calendar – www.bikeeventsscotland.com

Bike Shops

Association of Cycle Traders. Cyclesource – the web site of the Association of Cycle Traders includes info on the Cytech – cycle mechanics qualifications and links to all member shops.  www.act-bicycles.com/

Cycling Organisations (International)

International Mountain Bike Association
Mountain Bike advocacy and excellent trail building site. Check it out  www.imba.com

Local Cycle Forums
Aberdeen Cycle Forum
Aberdeen Cycle Forum is a voluntary group seeking to encourage and develop cycling within Aberdeen. www.aberdeencycleforum.org.uk

Bycycle – The Perth and Kinross Cycle Campaign  www.bycycle.org.uk/

Cycling Organisations (UK)

British Cycling
The internationally recognised governing body for cycle-sport throughout the UK. Information on competitive cycling, clubs and events.
www.britishcycling.org.uk

Education & Training

Learn Direct Scotland
Links to lots of training and education courses, including mountain bike leadership  www.learndirectscotland.com/

Exploratorium’s Science of Cycling

An excellent resource with info on the science and history of cycling. The Science of Cycling is the second in a series of three sports science resources. These sites focus on the science behind popular spectator and recreational sports. www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/

Learning and Teaching Scotland

LT Scotland is a national public body which provides support, resources and staff development for early years and school education, and promotes learning throughout life. www.ltscotland.org.uk/

Funding

Awards for All
Awards for All Scotland is a special lottery grants programme for small community groups looking for small sums of money.Awards for All’s main aim is to fund projects which involve people in their community, bringing them together in a wide range of different activities.You can apply at any time, the application form is simple and they give you a decision within three months. www.awardsforall.org.uk/scotland/index.html

Fresh Futures

Fresh Futures is a Scottish funding body set up in 2001 to offer grants to community environmental projects. Funding for the various grant programmes we manage is received from the New Opportunities Fund under their Green Space and Suatainable Communities programme and Transforming Communities programme.  www.fresh-futures.org.uk/

General

Braveheart Cycling Fund
Help talented young Scots get a foothold in world class cycling. www.braveheartcyclingfund.com

Glasgow Mountain Bike Circuits
Information on Glasgow’s revolutionary in-town mountain bike experience. 3 circuits to suit all riders from beginners to experts and developed in partnership with Cycling Scotland. Includes travel info and a useful mountain biking code of conduct.
www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Leisure_Culture/Parks_Outdoors/glasgowmountainbikecircuit.htm

Route Information

SE Scotland and NE England
An excellent route site by John Brewer, with a good selection of on road routes. This site is intended to offer ideas for cycle trips in and around SE Scotland and NE England. The routes are not graded in any way but comments should give some idea of their nature. They are not meant to be prescriptive but are just suggestions – obviously you can adapt them to suit your own needs. www.bikeroutes.org.uk

CyclingScotland.com
VisitScotland’s official cycling site with over 150 route details including description, map and profiles. The site also includes hints, tips and practical information – everything you need for planning a cycling trip in Scotland. www.visitscotland.com/cycling

The 7 Stanes
Some of the best mountain biking in Scotland can be found within the 7 Stanes project throughout the south of Scotland. Big country riding, rolling hills, views to die for and mile upon mile of technical singletrack. It’s all there, waiting to be ridden in the South of Scotland.

This is some of the world’s best biking, guaranteed, with a big friendly welcome awaiting you. Good local accommodation, wholesome food by the bucket load and of course locally brewed ales make this is must visit destination. www.7stanes.gov.uk

Cycle Hebrides
Cycle the hidden gems of Scotland and discover a land of quiet roads, stunning scenery, incredible wildlife and a friendly Gaelic culture. www.cyclehebrides.com/

Scottish Agencies

Visit Scotland
The cycling site of Visit Scotland the tourism agency for Scotland. Route information and a range of cyclists’ welcome accomodation. A resource well worth a visit if you are planning a cycling trip to Scotland. www.visitscotland.com/cycling

Sportscotland
The National agency for sport in Scotland  www.sportscotland.org.uk

NHS Health Scotland
Health Scotland is a new special health board created on 1 April 2003 by bringing together the Public Health Institute of Scotland (PHIS), and the Health Education Board for Scotland (HEBS).

They provide a national focus for improving health and will work with the Scottish Executive and other key partners to take action to improve health and reduce inequalities in Scotland.  www.hebs.scot.nhs.uk/

Scottish Road Safety Campaign
The SRSC was founded in 1985. It is funded by the Scottish Executive and its remit is to develop and co-ordinate Scotland’s wide road safety initiatives and campaigns. The SRSC works closely with all local authority and police road safety units in an attempt to ensure a co-ordinated approach to road safety in Scotland. www.road-safety.org.uk/

Scottish Government

Official website of the Scottish Government, the devolved government for Scotland. www.scotland.gov.uk

Scottish Natural Heritage
Looking after our Natural Heritage
http://www.snh.org.uk/

Active Woods
Forestry Commission initiative to encourage more activity in Scottish Woodlands
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-69ldjk

Travel Information

Traveline Scotland
Plan your journey by public transport, by bus, train, plane or a combination of these
http://travelinescotland.com

First Scotrail
A Guide to First ScotRail for Cyclists

http://www.firstgroup.com/scotrail/content/travelinfo/cycle-info.php

Volunteers

Volunteer Development Scotland
Welcome to Scotland’s national centre for volunteering
http://www.vds.org.uk

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisation
The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the umbrella body for voluntary organisations in Scotland, with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness.
http://www.scvo.org.uk/

Youth

Young Scot
Web Portal for all young Scots. Info on health and sport and most other topics – well worth a visit.
http://www.youngscot.org/

Go-Ride
British Cycling’s Go-Ride youth & club development and talent team programmes
http://www.go-ride.org.uk