Get your bike fixed up and ready for school! BOOK NOW!

Get your bike fixed up and ready for school! BOOK NOW!

We are offering free bike Fix opportunities across Fife.  Sessions will be added throughout the summer.   This offer is for children and young people.  You must book a space so we know to expect you.    We will check your bike and perform minor repairs to make your bike happy and road worthy again.  Some bikes might need a bigger repair or parts so we will advise you what is needed (we cannot supply parts).

TUESDAY 28th July -Inverkeithing Primary School and Foulford Primary School

THURSDAY 30th July – Pitcoudie Primary School 

TUESDAY 4th August Fife Cycle Park 10-2pm 

WEDNESDAY 5th and THURSDAY 6th August The Larick Centre 10-4pm

To book please email cycle.start@fife.gov.uk  with your location.   We will confirm your timeslot.  Please ensure you state the location, your full name and phone number in your email.

For others areas in Fife we are delighted to work in partnership with;

Gallatown Bike Hub

Greener Kirkcaldy

CLEAR Buckhaven

Who will also fix children’s bike for free in August.   Please call or message the group direct to arrange a bike check.

Active Families

Active Families

Our Active Families summer programme for outdoor activities has been developed in line with the recent Scottish Government guidance. Families from the same household are now allowed to travel to access outdoor leisure and exercise. These activities will take place across Fife, making it easy to find something to do close to home. And the best thing is, they’re all free!

For more information and to book:

www.fife.gov.uk/whats-on-listing-page/active-families

Venues

Lochore Meadows (Outdoor Grass Area) – FIND US HERE!

The Lomond Centre (Outdoor Grass Area) – FIND US HERE!

Levenmouth Academy (Outdoor Grass Area)FIND US HERE!

Dunfermline High School (Outdoor Grass Area) – FIND US HERE!

Oakley Community Centre (Outdoor Grass Area)FIND US HERE!

Inverkeithing High School (Outdoor Grass Area)FIND US HERE!

Windmill Community Campus (Outdoor Grass Area)FIND US HERE!

Waid Community Campus (Outdoor Grass Area)FIND US HERE!

 

Deadline for Business Support Fund fast approaching

The deadline for the Small Business Support Grants and Retail, Hospitality, Leisure Support Grants has been brought forward to Friday 10 July. These schemes make one-off grants of £10,000 or £25,000 available to organisations with a rateable value of up to £51,000. There have been some additional changes to eligibility criteria including for businesses not paying non-domestic rates directly, for operators of multiple properties, and for organisations in receipt of various rates reliefs. We encourage all sports organisations with premises to check their eligibility and apply by 10 July:

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-support-for-businesses/pages/business-support-fund/

Getting your facilities fit for sport

Sportscotland have produced guidance which is primarily intended for owners and operators of sports facilities, however it can be adapted to support other planning based work being undertaken by sports, clubs and community organisations as they plan and prepare for when sport can resume. It is applicable to indoor and outdoor sport and can be either used in whole or in part depending on individual circumstances.

Getting your facilities fit for sport

 

Volunteer Week 1st – 7th June

Active Fife would like to take this opportunity, as part of Volunteers’ Week, to recognise all the amazing volunteers we work with and support. Whether you are a coach as part of our participation programmes, a walk leader, or are supported through your club by one of our Sports Development Officers we would like to say a massive THANK YOU!! Your energy and enthusiasm for sport and physical activity makes the environment we work in a great place to be.

Environmentally Friendly Clubhouses

  • Environmentally Friendly Clubhouses
  • With all sports clubs strapped for cash because of a large reduction in income, a smarter way of saving money is needed more than ever. A lot of discussions (and funding) are focusing around environmentally friendly clubhouses – helping your club have the smallest carbon footprint as possible, whilst at the same time saving much needed income.
  • Resource Efficient Scotland can offer you;
    • Free advice
    • Solve your energy problems
    • Help you gain funding if there advice is to make drastic changes
    • Allows your club to become cost effective and environmentally friendly
  • A case study from Inverness Tennis & Squash club can be found here. The club have managed to save thousands over the years, with all of works to make the club environmentally friendly not costing them a penny.
  • Definitely worth a look for those of you who have facilities.

WALKING EVENT

WALKING CHALLENGE 

Enjoy fresh air whenever possible

Although we can exercise at home, it is also important to get outside. We are allowed to take a walk, run or cycle alone or with members of your household once a day so make the most of it. We are lucky in Fife as few of us cannot walk to a green space from our front door (just remember social distancing rules).

If you would like a walking challenge why not try Active Fife’s annual walk every day in May? This was to celebrate the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo but it is still relevant as they have just been moved to 2021! This challenge can be done walking round your garden, house or local area using a pedometer, step counter or a measured distance. Mark off the footsteps as you go on the map provided.

Just print off the map and follow the instructions, happy Walking!

Fife walking challenge notes Tokyo Olympics

World map 2020

Staying Active at Home

The Active Fife Team would like to share with you a range of activities that you can do at home to keep active! Below is a list of fun resources to keep you, and everyone else in your household physically active during the COVID-19 social distancing period.

Keep an eye out for our social media posts with even more resources and fun activities to do at home! Please note, that there are many more ways to keep active at home – check out your local clubs social media page, or ideas from your sports governing body.

#stayactive #stayhomesavelives