A group set up in November 2009 to promote, encourage and enable more cycling in Highland Perthshire for both locals and visitors with a view to becoming a Cycle Friendly Community. We achieve this through a range of activities such as events, workshops, school cycle activities, working with businesses and more. In November 2011 we were awarded Cycle Friendly Community of the year by Cycling Scotland.
Every year we run a cycling festival with a variety of different events for all.
HPC are a voluntary sector organisation with a management committee and 2 part time paid co-ordinators. We mainly focus on promotion, information, events and activities. All information is on this website.
We work closely with a local business who produce a brochure for cycling in the area and their website focusses on accommodation, facilities and infrastructure for cyclists in the area www.cyclehighlandperthshire.co.uk
Skinny Tyres, Airntully www.skinnytyres.co.uk Coaching, supported trips, events.
Dunolly Adventures, Aberfeldy www.dunollyadventures.co.uk Bike hire, information, accommodation.
Escape Route, Pitlochry www.escape-route.co.uk Bike and equipment shop, repairs.
Highland Safaris, Dull www.highlandsafaris.net. Bike hire, Drop at the Top Safaris, tools and cleaning, café.
Progression Bikes, Dunkeld www.progressionbikesscotland.com Bike hire, sales, uplift for the downhill tracks and coaching.
Blair Atholl Bike Hire, Blair Atholl www.blairathollbikehire.co.uk Bike hire and food.
We have recently been awarded funding from the Climate Challenge Fund to begin an Active Travel project. For this project and others we require one full time and one part time member of staff.
Active Travel Officer, £25,000pa (full time)
To lead the new active travel project, setting up and delivering a range of projects in Highland Perthshire. Running campaigns, delivering training, paths, routes, signage and indivdualised travel planning. Fixed term until 31st March 2015.
Events and Marketing Officer, £25,000 pro rata. (part time)
Responsible for organising and delivering various cycle events throughout the year including the annual festival. Plan, budget and manage all events working closely with other staff to ensure these events take place on budget. Responsible for marketing all events, products, services and encouraging people to cycle in Highland Perthshire. Responsible for the website, social media, and all marketing materials.
Fixed term until 31st March 2015.
Interviews on 16th/17th April.
Cycling Scotland are the national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland. They are working to establish cycling as an acceptable, attractive and practical lifestyle option.
They run Cycle Friendly Schools and Cycle Friendly Employer schemes and promote the concept of Cycle Friendly Communities. Highland Perthshire Cycling won Cycle Friendly Community of the year in November 2011. We are working with them to develop the Cycle Friendly Community concept in Highland Perthshire and to establish criteria for measuring our success. We hope to put in Cycle Friendly Community signage in the area.
We have been very successful in securing public funding over the last 2 years and we are very grateful to all the organisations who have and continue to support us.
Perth and Kinross Council
Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust
Climate Challenge Fund
Scottish Community Foundation
Griffin Community Fund
Business sponsorship from
Big Tree Country Campervans