Cycling

Cycling is good for you and your environment! Cycling gives people the chance to get from A to B and stay fit at the same time.

Cycling is hugely beneficial to both you and your environment. While concern is growing over low levels of physical activity, many people simply do not have the time required for regular exercise. Cycling to work, for all or part of your journey, may be the answer!

Cycling is not always an appropriate mode of transport for people traveling long distances, particularly in bad weather. However, traveling around town by bike is often quicker than by car as it less affected by busy traffic and parking issues.

For people making frequent trips throughout town during the day, whether it’s to attend meetings for work or to run errands, cycling is a cheaper and more practical option than running a car.

In partnership with NHS Shetland, ZetTrans works to help those interested in cycling as a mode of transport. Together, we work to improve cycle safety throughout Shetland and to provide bike sheds, workplace shower facilities and other facilities to assist people wishing to travel by bike.

Bike Maintenance Courses

ZetTrans is providing a grant of £5,000 to the Shetland Community Bike Project for the funding of a series of Bike Maintenance Courses, over the course of the year to 31 Match 2013. Participants will be able to work on their own bikes while being given guidance on a number of areas of bike maintenance, such as brake function and punctures. Attendance is free of charge while the cost of any spare parts will be covered by the participants.

Contact Shetland Community Bike Project on 01595 690077 or shetlandbikeproject@ukfsn.org for further details.

Links

For people interested in taking up cycling Sustrans offer useful information on health benefits, safety measures, types of bikes and other related subjects. See the below websites:

Information on where to rent or purchase bikes and cycling equipment can be found in the local telephone directory and on the below website: