FW: Bike Club E-News November 2011
Please find attached the latest Bike Club newsletter for your information.
Apologies if you have already received this from another source.
Senior Transportation Policy Officer
East Lothian Council
John Muir House
Tel: 01620 827661
Fax: 01620 827723
It’s Better by Bike
Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk E-news - November 2011
o Uprising - North Berwick TheSpace
o Kaimes School Bike Club – Inclusive Cycling
o Mobex East Lothians Media Madness
o Radiowaves Training for Liberton H.S pupils
o Other News/ Funding Opportunities / Training
Welcome to the November Bike Club e-news for Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk. Bike Club E-news is designed to give you some highlights of what Bike Club has been up to in your local area. It is an opportunity to showcase examples of projects already up and running, success stories and key news items. Bike Club also has a national newsletter reporting on news from Bike Clubs across the UK, you can now download Scotland’s Bike Club newsletter. If you would like unsubscribe from this e-news please simply reply to this email to let me know.
Uprising - North Berwick TheSpace
Uprising is a youth driven community movement in East Lothian. The group have worked tirelessly to bring a derelict factory space in North Berwick back to life and transform it into a youth led community based social enterprise called theSPACE. Now this is complete they are open to the public and have been running a girls only night every Tuesday. To find out more read on http://bikeclub.org.uk/2011/10/13/uprising-north-berwick-thespace/
Kaimes School Bike Club – Inclusive Cycling
Kaimes School show Bike Club cycling is more than just getting about on 2 wheels. This Bike Club project will help pupils develop socially by communicating with other pupils, learn to work cooperatively and the importance of sharing when using and fixing the cycling equipment. Pupils will understand the important health benefits of cycling and will be encouraged to cycle out with school. Read on here http://bikeclub.org.uk/2011/10/04/kaimes-school-show-bike-club-cycling-is-more-than-just-getting-about-on-2-wheels/
Mobex East Lothians Media Madness
Mobex East Lothian is a youth based referral project providing arts, adventurous activities and environmental education to schools and other youth based organisations. With funding and support from Bike Club Mobex now run a media project which will enable young people to explore new cycling opportunities, engage with young people who are new to cycling and encourage others to improve their skills. http://bikeclub.org.uk/2011/10/10/mobex-east-lothian%e2%80%99s-media-madness/
Radiowaves Training for Liberton H.S pupils
Pupils at Liberton High School recently received Radiowaves training as part of their Bike Club project. Radiowaves is a social learning environment that provides social media for education. It enables schools to create safe internet radio, podcasts, videos and blogs. The pupils planned, filmed and edited 7 videos to the Radiowaves website to see them follow this link http://bikeclub.org.uk/?s=liberton&searchbutton=go%21 or go directly to the Radiowaves website https://www.radiowaves.co.uk/bikeclub
Queensferry Mountain Bike Track – A group of volunteers known as the VAT Run are working together to restore an abandoned local woodland next to the froth Road Bridge. They are planning to add a mountain bike track and skills loop to encourage healthy outdoor activities for all ages. So far they have been clearing the site of rubbish and trees and have had mountain bike trail designer and build engineer Pete Laing designing trails for them. To find out more or if you want to get involved check out their Facebook pages http://www.facebook.com/groups/124387957577414/?ref=ts
Cycle Friendly and Sustainable Communities Fund – Cycling Scotland has announced a new fund. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to community-led projects aiming to increase the number of trips made by bicycle. Projects that can demonstrate a shift to trips by bike and a reduction in carbon emission are encouraged to apply for the funding. For more information on how to apply go to Cycling Scotland website.
First Light Young Film Fund – Interested in a media project? The First Light Young Film Fun provides grants for schools, youth groups and voluntary and community groups that allow young people to participate in all aspects of film production. Deadline: 19th January 2012 Get more info here. Grants are delivered through two funding streams:
. The Studio Awards - grants of up to £30,000 for between two and four films of up to 10 minutes
. The Pilot Awards - grants of up to £5,500 for one short film of up to five minutes
Youth Achievement Awards Induction Training: 9th November - Youth Scotland Awards Induction Training Days are open to everyone interested in supporting young people to gain Youth Achievement and/or Dynamic Youth Awards. Next Training Day: Wednesday 9th November, Edinburgh. Get more info and book here.
Practical Problems Sensible Solutions 2011 is Youth Scotland's national training event for part-time and voluntary youth workers on 19th - 20th November. It's a great opportunity to undertake quality training and meet other youth workers. Get more info and book here.
Cycling Scotland Annual Conference 2011 – Wednesday 16th November This year's Cycling Scotland conference will bring together active travel professionals, campaigners, volunteers and politicians to learn from each other and gain a deeper understanding about the benefits that cycling can bring and how best to develop and promote cycling in Scotland. Get more info and book here
If you have any stories you wish to share or up and coming events you want to shout about then please let me know and I can include with this newsletter!
Happy Cycling J
Bike Club Officer, Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife & Falkirk
Mobile: 07766 405369
Office: 0131 454 3434
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