Cycling Killearn aims to promote cycling and build an inclusive, supportive cycling community in and around the village of Killearn.
We are a Killearn Community Futures Company project run and supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.
We are passionate about making cycling fun, safe and accessible and encouraging more people to get on their bike.
Read more below...
Cycling Killearn was born from a shared passion for cycling, our community and the environment.
Our initial priority was to understand residents' interests in cycling and any perceived barriers.
In 2022, a group of students from Strathclyde University selected to undertake a research and consultation project as part of their masters in Social Entrepreneurship.
We received 168 responses to our survey and 31 local residents attended facilitated consultation sessions.
Read more about our priorities below...
We've used this research to develop an action plan aimed at tackling the priorities identified and achieving Cycling Friendly Community recognition from Cycling Scotland.
Establishing a cycling community
Promoting the use of our community e-bikes
Organising cycle training, led rides, buddies and route maps
Arranging bike maintenance workshops and bike checks
Championing safe cycling infrastructure.
You can find more details on our action plan here.
Our partnerships and collaborations
Stakeholders play an important role. Our partners are shown below – click each to find out more about them.
Also, Killearn Primary School delivers the Bikeability programme and has been awarded ‘Cycling Friendly School’ status.