Glenrothes is great for cycling

Michael Houghton (technician), Cllr Ross Vettraino, Marta Ramage (travel plan co-ordinator), Cllr Pat Callaghan and Jade O'Donnell (technical assistant) on cycle route outside Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre.
Michael Houghton (technician), Cllr Ross Vettraino, Marta Ramage (travel plan co-ordinator), Cllr Pat Callaghan and Jade O'Donnell (technical assistant) on cycle route outside Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre.

It’s National Bike Week – June 13 to 21 – so Fife Council is taking the opportunity to highlight the cycling infrastructure improvements it is making in and around Glenrothes.

As part of the Cycle Glenrothes project, the Council has completed a number of off-road, shared use paths.

These include Pitteuchar, Finglassie and Stenton to the redeveloped Michael Woods Sports Centre and Fife College; Woodside to Boblingen Way; Kinglassie to Glenrothes; and Balfarg to the Lomond Hills Country Park.

Over the next year the Council will be building routes around the town centre to improve access to shopping, parks and transport facilities.

Councillor Pat Callaghan, executive spokesman for environment and transportation, is pleased to see the vision from a few years ago come to reality.

He said: “It’s great to be celebrating fantastic new cycling infrastructure like this during National Bike Week.

“The investment being made in cycling is a real cause for celebration here in Fife and cycleways like this show just how easy it can be for people to incorporate cycling into everyday life.”

Check out film clips of the new routes at CycleFife.