During the Covid-19 crisis we have two lockdown initiatives giving keyworkers free access to electric bikes.
We have offered NHS key workers exclusive use of our free ebike library allowing them to get to and from work without using public transport and thanks to funding from Cycling Scotland, we have offered keyworkers free annual memberships for our public electric bike hire scheme, Forth Bike.
Forth Valley’s two bike share schemes, nextbike and Forth Bike, are still operating. When hiring a bike we would recommend wiping down the main contact points, such as handlebar grips, saddle, gear and brake levers, with sanitising wipes. Please also wash or sanitise your hands before and after use.
Government Advice - last updated on 3rd February 2021
Those in Scotland can leave home for essential purposes and exercise only, and are advised to stay as close to home as possible.
Up to two people from two separate households can meet outside for sport, exercise or social interaction.
You are allowed to travel up to five miles from the boundary of your local area for local outdoor recreation, sport, or exercise.
Children under the age of 12 from these households do not count towards the total number of people permitted to gather outdoors.
You are advised to travel by foot, wheel or cycle where possible.
FORTH VALLEY FOR NET ZERO, JOIN THE CAMPAIGN FOR #NETZERO BY 2045
As the world marked #EarthOvershootDay a new campaign was launched in our region, Forth Valley for Net Zero, to show the actions Forth Valley businesses and communities can take to tackle the #ClimateEmergency and achieve #NetZero by 2045.
CHARITY HELPS LAUNCH CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE CLIMATE EMERGENCY
Charity Forth Environment Link and pupils from Bantaskin Primary, Falkirk helped launch a major TV, radio and digital campaign to encourage people across Scotland to come together to tackle the climate emergency on 3rd June.