Active Travel Coupar Angus

Active travel is all about choosing a physical mode of transport, like walking or cycling, and leaving the car at home. There are many benefits of active travel both to the environment and to our health and well-being. We want to share these benefits with the people of Coupar Angus.

We are part of a global movement in which Scotland and the UK are very much involved. The Scottish government doubled its investment in active travel for 2018-19 from £39.2m to £80m! This is a strong statement of the direction we are going as a nation and we want to see Coupar Angus leading the way.

SCOTLANDS ACTIVE TRAVEL BUDGET DOUBLED TO £80 MILLION

Main benefits of Active Travel:

  • Exercise and keep fit
  • Save money on fuel and fares
  • Unwind and destress
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
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The Coupar Angus Bike Buddy Programme is part of the Cycling UK Shift scheme. We are supporting new and returning cyclists with our qualified cycle ride leaders who offer one-to-one training sessions.

These enable participants to feel more confident at cycling on roads, to make basic roadside repairs to their bikes and to choose appropriate and safe bike routes.

Whats happening?

Throughout the year we will be running events and workshops to promote and encourage active travel.

Keep an eye out for:

  • Bike mechanic workshops
  • Cycling events
  • Active travel challenges
  • Pop up hubs

If you want to find out more about Active Travel Coupar Angus then get in touch at bikeshop@forwardcouparangus.org

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Join the active travel movement

Whether you bike, walk or drive - we want to hear from  you. Help us build an active travel community in Coupar Angus. Send us your ideas or contact us for support on how to make the change to active travel. 

20% to 30% lower risk for depression and dementia for adults participating in daily physical activity.