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Stirling Cycle Hub, ScotRail / Forth Environment Link
Stirling Cycle Hub was opened by the Scottish Transport Minister, Keith Brown MSP, on 3 May 2013 and has already been a runaway success.
Stirling is one of ScotRail’s most popular stations for cyclists and its extensive storage, with 38 cycle parking spaces, consisting of lockers and racks, is very popular. The Hub started offering cycle hire in September. A local voluntary organisation ‘Forth Environment Link’ run the facility.
The Hub is a community project. The key aims are to encourage the people of Stirling to cycle more, both as a leisure activity and as an alternative to other forms of transport for travelling to work, emphasising health benefits and promoting environmental responsibility through cycling. The Hub also aims to work with employers to encourage them to take up, and help implement, cycle to work schemes.
Stirling Cycle Hub is more than just an information centre. It is a welcoming, supportive, and professional space where expert staff are at hand to provide their knowledge of cycle routes, cycle groups and networks in and around Stirling. Wall maps are available to help with route planning and there are route maps to take away.
The organisation also runs a wide range of events and is active in seeking out community partnership to integrate cycle into local events and projects, as well as existing cycle groups.
The Hub’s calendar is impressive. Weekly ‘Introduction to Cycling’ classes are held every Thursday and a wide range of events are listed. In the six months since opening, numerous fun days, group cycle rides, workshops and activity days have taken place all with impressive attendances. These cumulated in the Hub’s Big Cycle Ride, held on the 20th October 2013.