Family friendly cycle ride creates a lasting legacy

Posted by Katie Wright / 09/03/2015

Legacy 2014 logo blue.jpgIn celebration of Legacy Week (9th – 15th March 2015), enthusiastic cyclists in Stirling launched the first ever Legacy Ride, marking the ongoing legacy of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

 

 

 

 

Taking in beautiful scenery in the Stirlingshire countryside, the family friendly cycle, started at the Stirling Cycle Hub, which is part of the Legacy 2014 Active Travel programme, and finished at the Trossachs Bike Park in Aberfoyle, a popular new cycling facility supported by the Legacy 2014 Active Places Fund.

Graham McQueen, Cycle Hub Coordinator at the Stirling Cycle Hub, said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support and interest in the Legacy Ride and it’s really encouraging to see such a great turn out. Cycling is a fantastic way to keep active and have lots of fun and this event has really captured the spirit and enthusiasm of the Commonwealth Games.”

Legacy Week is a celebration of Legacy 2014 activity and there are a number of ways people can get involved this week.

Derek Mackay, Minister for Transport and Islands said: “Last year’s Games were a huge success and our record tally of medals proves that.   I hope that we can take this success and build sustainable and active communities that benefit from this legacy for years to come.  Cycling is fun and today’s ride is just one way to experience a healthy and active lifestyle.

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