Time to saddle up and make a start... Tayport this Sunday

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A new CycleStart club has been set up in Tayport to encourage more people in the area to enjoy cycling.

The inaugural ride will be held this Sunday (March 31) at 2pm, leaving from the Harbour Café.

CycleStart rides are designed for beginner cyclists or those who have been away from cycling for some time.

They are easy rides with experienced cyclists to help you gain confidence and meet like-minded people.

The rides are free, open to everyone aged 10-100 (10-17 year-olds need to be accompanied by an adult), and regular to allow you to build up experience, fitness and confidence. You need to be able to ride, and to have a bike to bring along. 

CycleStart Ride Leader, Mark O’Reilly, said: “If you’ve enjoyed cycling in the past but have got out of the habit and lost your confidence this is the ideal way to get back into it.

“Your ride leader can tell you everything you need to know, from where to go cycling in your area to how to fix your bike if you get a puncture.

“We hope lots of people will come along on Sunday, the more the merrier!”

CycleStart Co-ordinator, Marta Ramage, added: “CycleStart rides are already up and running in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Falkland, Cupar, and now we are delighted to offer people in the north-east of Fife the opportunity to join us.

“We’re currently looking for ride leader volunteers for the Tay Coast, Cupar and Kirkcaldy areas, so if you have a spare few hours once a month then email travel.plan@fife.gov.uk or call 01592 583384.”

The Harbour Cafe will be open for anyone who would like to have a light lunch or just a cup of something hot before the ride.

Following the launch this Sunday, CycleStart will lead rides on the last Sunday afternoon of each month.