August 6th sees 2 super-fun cycling events taking place in Perth City Centre, The Wee Jaunt and Perth On The Go, so get on your bike and come and cycle around the city and find out about alternative ways to travel.
First up we have The Wee Jaunt
(Cycling Scotland event) will start in Perth City Centre outside Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre – Horsecross Plaza from 8:30am and will finish at 11am and will see a fantastic traffic-free route, taking in 6 miles of The North Inch and Perth City Centre. This is a circular route with the start and finish-line next to the Perth Concert Hall. All riders receive a medal at the finish line.
ENTRY – RIDER PACKS AND PURCHASED T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT
Riders can choose to start at any time between 8.30am and 10:30am.
ENTRY Adult £8 / Child £5 / Family ticket £20 (2 adults & 2 children)
Booking essential. Book here:
Perth On The Go
And from 11am – 5pm, get a different view of the city centre with Perth On The Go as you travel around either the red or the green route on your bike. Bring the kids, grandparents even your four legged friends for a day of cycling fun. Both routes have cycle safe lanes with no traffic so you can cycle the city safely and as often as you like.
Comrie Croft will provide a fleet of bikes which can be rented for a small charge if you don’t have your own bike
- Come and try the Pump Track outside the Horsecross
- Electric Bike Scotland – try out an electric bike and other alternative bikes.
- Have a go on a pedal powered smoothie machine.
- Various stalls with information about cycling and sustainable transport
- Live Active will be on site promoting accessibility bikes and advertising their group rides.
- Dr Bike maintenance stall showing people how to service their bike and fix simple faults.
- Pedal powered disco will provide some upbeat music to keep people motivated
- Pedal powered balloon pump
- Car garages from the Motor mile will show off their newest Electric Vehicles outside St John’s shopping centre.
- Find the Lorry positioned in the city centre with numerous bikes placed in the blind spot to raise awareness of cycling safely on the road.
- Visit the Stagecoach bus promoting routes across the city
If you are 18 or over and need a bit of practice to get back onto your bicycle then The Bike Station are organising classes and holding free bike health checks and basic service, advising on any mechanical issues. Booking required for cycle train lessons, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your slot.
Muckmedden are providing accompanied cycle rides from residential areas around Perth. Join in the tour for your local area and learn the safest and easiest cycle route for you to take into the city centre.