Cycling UK Orkney, RSPB Orkney and Historic Environment Scotland would like to invite everyone to join a FREE nature walk around the Ring of Brodgar.
It is supposed to be a day when people wherever they live can experience walking or cycling about without the hassle of negotiating a route shared with private cars.
A paving stone with the bronze logo of The St Magnus Way pilgrimage route will be officially inaugurated at a ceremony in front of St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall on Saturday 30th July at 12 midday.
The 67 mile route is mostly on roads with short off road sections. It can be split into two shorter routes for those wanting a more leisurely ride.
The Cycling Walking and Safer Routes budget which goes directly to local authorities is increased from nearly £24 million to £35 million for 2022/23.
The consultation is open until Monday 21st March.
“Since Bikeability Scotland began in 2010, over 350,000 pupils have received cycle training, giving the next generation the skills and confidence to travel by bike, feel healthier and help tackle the climate emergency.” David Collins, Bikeability Scotland Manager
Have Scots reverted to the car or will we continue to cycle and walk in greater numbers than before Covid ?
“”transport is now the highest emitting sector in Scotland, responsible for roughly 36% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Emissions are largely unchanged on 1990 levels.”
“New cycle lanes must be created with full regard to pedestrians with sight loss or other mobility issues.”