Re-Discover Dundee launched today (Tuesday, 11 December) in Dundee City Centre. The scheme will be delivered by Volunteer Dundee and Dundee Voluntary Action and particularly focuses on encouraging older people to join in guided rides, as an opportunity to stay active and re-discover our nearby green spaces.
Volunteer Dundee has been awarded £14,661 from the Energy Saving Trust for the purchase of 2 e-bikes, 8 e-trikes and 1 trailer. The successful application was supported by Dundee Green Health Partnership.
The Dundee Green Health Partnership has been formed by Dundee City Council, NHS Tayside and Scottish Natural Heritage and works in collaboration with organisations and individuals who promote the benefits of our natural environment on health and wellbeing.
Dundee is the first city in Scotland to pilot e-trike rides so that more people can test ride e-bikes. One of the advantages of e-trike riding is the increased stability, so even those who have poor balance or limited confidence in riding can enjoy a spin safely and comfortably. Also, trikes will give riders an extra boost if required, making cycling more accessible to more people, regardless of their fitness levels and ability.
Re-Discover Dundee is encouraging community groups and individuals to get in touch if they wish to give it a try it or wish to volunteer as Route Leaders. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org