Dundee Cycling

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Kilt Walk 2018 - Cycling marshalls wanted

The cycling volunteers are responsible for a six-mile stretch of route between Pit Stops and will be constantly on the move along their section to ensure the Kiltwalkers are happy, safe and well. To show how much the organisers appreciate all the hard work their volunteers do for them, they donate £1.40 for each hour they volunteer for the Kiltwalk to a charity of their choice. You will also receive polo t-shirt and waterproof jacket to keep and lunch on event day

kilties@thekiltwalk.co.uk

Bike Curious, Saturday 21st July

Dundee's Bike Revival Event and part of Edinburgh Festival of Cycling

Request for ride leaders. It'll be a short led ride no more than 1 hour, they should be leader trained and first aid. The event is 10.30am-1.30pm, led ride leaving the Discovery at 12.30pm.

If you are able to help or need more info please contact Kat Brown kat@thebikestation.org.uk.

Proposal to replace 48 cycle parking spaces with car parking spaces

A Dundee City Council Planning Application for construction of car parking spaces alongside a short section of the National Cycle Network 1 in the Waterfront has been resubmitted. The proposal is to provide an additional 17 carparking spaces in place of a lot of precious, covered bike parking spaces. In "compensation" for the loss of cycle parking spaces, a new "secure two tier, 24 space, bicycle storage cage" will be provided.

The applicants argue that the existing cycle spaces are unused. This may well be true at present, but it is short-sighted to remove cycling facilities when there is a national target to increase cycling use from the current 1 or 2% to as much as 10%, plus of course the river front is going to become much more popular with the opening of the V&A later this year. And the cage looks as if it will be uncovered, which is hardly going to encourage use by the increased number of workers in the area.

The Application is "18/00391/FULL | Reconfiguration of Car Parking, Bicycle Parking and Landscaping | River Court 5 West Victoria Dock Road Dundee". If you would like to view details and submit comments go to http://idoxwam.dundeecity.gov.uk/idoxpa-web/ and search using 18/00391/FULL or the map tool. Please ignore the Comments (0) tab - you should receive an acknowledgement email.