I Bike Communities Aberdeen is a project that engages, enables, and motivates participants to increase their levels of active travel and physical activity, thereby improving health and wellbeing.It focuses on adults' cycling skills and other modes of active travel alongside offering professionally organised and led activities. The project is working alongside the I Bike project; aschoolsbased project that works with children to encourage greater enthusiasm and uptake of cycling in the city (I Bike – Promoting Healthy Travel Choices in Education (sustrans.org.uk)).
Why choose sustainable travel?
There are many reasons why to choose sustainable travel;
It is good for your physical and mental health
It is good for the environment (lowers CO2 emissions)
It is a good way to meet new people and connect with the community
It is much cheaper than using a car
You see the city from a different perspective and explore new places
With a wide range of active transport options, you can easily find the one for you
The project is led by a trained officer Tim, who is a cycle ride leader and cycle trainer (Cycling Scotland), Outdoor First Aid (First Aid Training Co-operative) and Velotech Gold (nationally recognised bike mechanics qualification).
Funded by Transport Scotland, and run in partnership with local authorities across Scotland, I Bike aims to create a culture of walking, cycling and scooting in your school, promoting a safer, happier and healthier school community.