Pedal up the Pittenweem flower power

Plants in bikes
Plants in bikes
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It started off as a kooky project with a dozen or so bicycles in Pittenweem - but the village has now become a “Tour De Flower”!

To the amazement of organiser Heather Cunningham, many more people have jumped on board the Re-cycle

scheme to create floral centrepieces using old bikes .

And now, amazingly, there are 53 gloriously decorated bikes dotted around the burgh.

She said: “It’s grown out of all proportion – beautifully !

“I would really like to say a big thank you to the people of Pittenweem for coming on board and doing all this work.

“There’s a lot of goodwill in the community and people are enjoying them – which is what it’s all about.”

Judges from Fife in Bloom visited Pittenweem on Wednesday, but regardless of what accolade the burgh is awarded, Heather reckoned the local community had struck gold.

“No matter what we get, Pittenweem people have won for themselves.

“This has brought the whole community together.”

What’s more, the bikes are also proving to be a popular tourist attraction and plans are in place to create a Pittenweem “Re-cycle path” for children to follow the floral bike trail.