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University of Stirling launches new Active Travel Week

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The University’s new Active Travel Week starts on Monday, October 16, with quite a few events that are designed to help you stay energetically engaged. 

The programme is fully assembled as the events will start from October 16 and last until October 20. 

Maybe you are keen on increasing your level of physical activity or you want to further develop your cycling skills – Active Travel Week has got you covered!

Alternatively, if you are looking for a way to meet and connect with new people – all the more reason to get involved.

The events are free of charge and are open to both students and University staff members alike.

What to expect during Active Travel Week

The interactive week is committed to providing guidance on different forms of active travel.

From walks around Airthrey Loch, to sunrise bike sprints and essential cycling skills workshops – there is plenty to choose from.

Starting Monday, free bike checks and repairs will be held daily under the Link Bridge. All you need to do is bring your bike along, there is no booking required.

There will be a workshop for everyone curious about the specifics around local bike loan scheme ‘Nextbike’. As a student or a university staff member, you have access to free annual membership that grants unlimited 30 minute rentals. Exploring Stirling has never been easier.

A five mile led bike ride will be held on Wednesday, October 18. Meet up point will be the ‘Nextbike’ station outside the Cottrell building. The bike ride will cover the route from the University to Bridge of Allan and back. Further information about the event can be found here.

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For the ones that don’t fancy cycling as much – there are quite a lot of organised walks to look forward to!

On October 18, you can join in the walk to the Community Gardens on campus. In addition, you might be interested in joining in the 3km walk around Airthrey Loch on October 16.

Also, there are walks on Tuesdays that are specifically arranged for staff members. It’s a terrific way to connect to people across various departments in the University.

How to book?

In reality, you are not required to book a space for every listed event.

However, bike enthusiasts should secure a place for some workshops beforehand.

You can access the full programme for Active Travel Week here

In this list, you can familiarise yourself with all the details about the events that are being held, as well as how to book a spot, if needed to. 

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