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Last Updated on Monday, 18 June 2012 20:57

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 All schools in Highland Perthshire are undertaking some sort of cycle activities and promotion in their schools with the Royal School of Dunkeld and Pitlochry Primary School now Cycle Friendly Schools.


This is the 3rd year of this programme funded by the Climate Challenge Fund, Sustrans and Cycling Scotland. We are delighted that we have funding for the April 2012 – March 2013 year now as well. This covers training, roadshows and events in school as well as After School Clubs.


We have also been working with a consultant to frame all our work in the Curriculum for Excellence and in each school’s development plan.   She is also identified resources for schools to use.

School activities

Blair Atholl: P7 cycle training, bikes in school for children to borrow, roadshow,

Breadalbane PS: P7 cycle training, roadshow

Glen Lyon: Roadshow and guided ride, obstacle course, bikes to borrow.

Grandtully: Bike skills, maintenance, P7 cycle training.

Kenmore: Bike skills, maintenance, P7 cycle training

Kinloch Rannoch: Holiday cycle day, Sustainability and cycling, rides

Logierait: Bike roadshow

Pitlochry PS: Cycle Friendly School Award, P7 bike training, many bikes for school use, mtb training, Health Week, activity days for cycling.

Royal School of Dunkeld: Cycle Friendly School Award, P7 bike training, bikes for school use, Bike Day for Parents, mtb training, Health Week, The BIG Pedal


P7 Cycle Training

Highland Perthshire Cycling now provide support and training to schools and volunteers who conduct training for P7’s undertaking their cycle training.   For more information on cycle training in your school contact the school. For more information on the cycle training programme check the Cycling Scotland website for more information on BikeAbility



After School Clubs.

These are aimed at P4 – S1 and are free to attend. They will be re-starting in early March 2012 and running through to the October holidays. Parents must provide contact details and medical information before children can start attending the club. Parents are encouraged to come along to help if possible. Contact Karen Todd, Active Schools Co-ordinator for more information 01887 822426.


Breadalbane - Thursday 5.30 – 6.30

Grandtully - Monday 3.30 – 5.00

Kenmore - Fridays 3.30 - 5

Blair Atholl - Mondays 3.30 – 5.00

Royal School of Dunkeld - Friday 3.30 – 5

Pitlochry - Thursday 3.30 – 5.00

Kinloch Rannoch - tbc


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:41

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Maintenance classes

It's great to see so many people enjoying our maintenance classes.  So with their popularity in mind we've scheduled a few more for the coming months.



Sunday 8th February 2015

10am-12pm - Town Hall, Aberfeldy

2pm-4pm - Town Hall, Pitlochry

Checking your bike, keeping it running smoothly, puncture repair and adjusting gears and brakes.




Thursday 12th, 19th & 26th February 2015

6.30pm-8.30pm, HPC office, Dunkeld

Session 1: Punctures, tyre removal, bike fitting, adjustments

Session 2: Brake and gear fitting and adjustments

Session 3: Trail/road side repair and chain repair.

£25 for all 3 sessions.



Thursday 5th & 12th March 2015

6.30pm-8.30pm, HPC office, Dunkeld

Session 1: Skills recap, bike fitting, advanced trail/road side repairs.

Session 2: Fork servicing and hydraulic brake bleeding.

£25 for both sessions.


For Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced classes please bring any personal tools, bike tools, bike and your usual cycling gear/rucksack.


All classes must be booked prior to the class taking place.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us to book your spot.  Places are limited.


Highland Perthshire cycling ladies workshop


Improve your confidence and get out more

Our Cycling Skills lessons have a focus on bike handling, road confidence and basic maintenance to help you make those day to day journeys, whether it's to the shops, friends or work, feel confident in your cycling.  We offer 1:1 or group lessons.  Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. us to book.  All cycling skills lessons are FREE until 31st March.
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Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 09:21

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Cycle Friendly Scheme – what is it?

Highland Perthshire Cycling work closely with local businesses to promote cycle tourism in the area, and therefore to increase numbers of customers for local businesses, as well as encourage people to cycle to businesses locally. We run the ‘Cycle Friendly Scheme’ which comes in various categories:

food beds attractions shop

Here in beautiful Highland Perthshire, we want to ensure that if cyclists arrive wet and muddy, they can find somewhere safe to park their bike whilst enjoying the facilities provided by the business. So if it’s advertised to be CYCLE FRIENDLY it’s easy to spot and reassuring!

The CYCLE FRIENDLY SCHEME has evolved during this past year as we worked on our new MTB off road ROUTE CARDS and discussed cyclists’ needs WITH cyclists, looking for places en route to advertise where cyclists could get bike spares or food & drink, or where other members of a family group might visit - whilst the rest explored off the beaten track on bikes.

Cycle Friendly” - is a business that positively welcomes cyclists, usually has someone on the staff who can advise on cycling routes and needs, and has appropriate facilities ~ as defined by the criteria below, depending on the business – be it food, beds, shop or a local vistor attraction.


General “Cycle Friendly” criteria for all categories:

Where cyclists are ‘welcomed’ not just tolerated *

Welcome cyclists while on their ride or just after a ride. *

Have local cycle route information, Cycle Highland Perthshire Brochure 
and Local Route cards & staff member who knows the area well *

There is a bike rack or other suitable and clearly demarcated area for cyclists to safely and securely park their bikes *

If None as yet – would you be interested in Bike Rack information?

Has a page on the web site dedicated to cyclists’ information Specific criteria for


Accommodation providers:

Has overnight storage for cycles (large enough to take a number of cycles) and can be SHED or SECURE ROOM *

Drying facilities so clothes dry overnight

Has laundry facilities or knows where nearest laundrette is *

Has hose pipe available to allow cyclists to hose down their bikes *

NB * indicates the facility is mandatory to comply with criteria. The use of the CYCLE designs are free of charge provided the business using and displaying the cycle design fulfils the appropriate criteria


There are also “Cycle Businesses” – which cater for cyclists as its prime function (or one of the prime functions), offering bikes for hire/sale, maintenance and bike spares, route maps and information - and some or all of the staff are dedicated cyclists. This is a standalone category used on our Route Cards – as it will be Cycle Friendly by its very nature!

Businesses which join the scheme, which is free, will be given advice as to what they could provide for cyclists. They will be listed on our website, sent quarterly e-newsletters with information on promoting cycling for businesses, and given a sticker to put in their window. We also hold regular meetings and information sessions and work with Cycling Scotland to promote the Cycle Friendly Employers scheme. www.cyclingscotland.org


We work closely with Explore Scotland who run the www.cyclehighlandperthshire.com website which supports local businesses promote themselves to cyclists.


For more information on mountain biking and tourism take a look at the Tourism Intelligence Mountain Biking in Scotland report.

If you have any questions regarding the Cycle Friendly Scheme or would like to be 'Cycle Friendly' then feel free to drop us an email.

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 14:26

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Tay Titans

For 5 – 15 year olds

Meets Monday nights - Dunkeld/Birnam recreation ground.

6.00pm - 7.00pm FOR 5 - 7 YEAR OLDS
7.00pm - 8.00pm FOR 8 - 15 YEAR OLDS.

Extensive programme running throughout the year with Saturday sessions, trips to the Velodrome and mountain bike trail centres, fun nights and much more.

Membership £20 (including free riding shirt) and £1 a night for sessions.


Contact Scot Tares, Head Coach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Emma Burtles, Admin  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


For information about the Perth and Highland Perthshire Tay Titans -  https://sites.google.com/site/perthunitedcc/tay-titans


Tay Titans event - Please note this event is not finalized, to confirm please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It will be Saturday the 22nd of September 2012, time between 11.00am and 3.00pm

Venue: Murthly Estate

I have chosen 2 courses, one for the 5/6 years old and a 'challenging' course for the older ones.

Pictures of the big course can be seen here: http://pictures.perthunited.org.uk/#27.82  Try the arrows at the top if you don't see the pictures.

I estimate it to be about 3/4 to 1 mile in length, shaped like a triangle. One part, farm track (muddy), a tough climb and a downhill section on tarmac and track.  Exciting it will be! This will not be going through trees, all the paths/roads are fairly wide, but there will be challenges!

There is a toilet available at the huts where we will be based.

These races are only open to the Titans of Perth and Dunkeld, no other clubs at the moment please. Exceptions will be made if there is space to other entrants, but on my authority only.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:52

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