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Walk It Bike It Ayrshire

Walk It Bike It Ayrshire

By Active Travel Hubs Ayr and Kilmarnock
A monthly podcast discussing all things walking and cycling, on the first Monday of each month.

The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
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Episode 11 - Fiona Reid on Pedal Ayr
In this episode we’ve got the pleasure of chatting with Fiona Reid who works as an Active Schools Co-ordinator within the Health and Wellbeing Team at South Ayrshire Council. Fiona is the super woman behind the new Pedal Ayr cycle event, launching in Ayr in Sept 21! She joins us to tell us all about the event, a wee bit about her job role and and exciting new project she's working on in the area. Sign up for Pedal Ayr by 9th Sept at https://www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland/ayr Dr Bike sign up at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/166923453543 The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
24:17
September 6, 2021
[Republished] Walking Stories: Chris Lewis
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
03:12
August 20, 2021
Walking Stories: Kenneth Dixon
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
01:47
August 19, 2021
Walking Stories: Gillian Craig
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
04:05
August 16, 2021
Walking Stories: Chris Lewis
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
00:54
August 12, 2021
Walking Stories: Amy Bissett
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
02:43
August 9, 2021
Walking Stories: Jim Stewart
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
02:06
August 5, 2021
Walking Stories: Freddie Caldwell
For the month of August we are sharing short stories from our listeners, volunteers, friends, family and staff all about their love for walking. If you'd like to share your walking story with us, please email us at activetravelhubayr@gmail.com The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
02:35
August 2, 2021
Episode 10 - How a local bike shop has coped during the pandemic
"It's a bike shop with a difference" 1.3 million brits bought a bike during the first lockdown. It's fair to say that local bike shops have seen a massive change to their business. This then led to a national shortage of new bikes and parts.  In this episode we chat to the owners of one of our local bike shops - Mark and Colin Fiddler from Bikepost about their shop, what has changed for them in the last 18 months, they give us some top tips on bike maintenance and even tell us about an exciting new venture they've got in the pipeline! Find Bikepost on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BikePost-1592098844446052 And in real life at the shop in Troon  -  151 Dundonald Road, Troon KA10 7AY or at Electric Bikepost, their e-bike showroom in Troon town centre  -  61 Portland Street, Troon KA10 6QU https://www.facebook.com/Electric-bikepost-100462751758330/ The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
35:14
July 5, 2021
Episode 9 - Cani-Hiking with Lindsay Johnson
"how to exercise WITH them and not just take them for a walk" For our latest episode, we are chatting to Lindsay Johnson of Cani-Fit about Cani-Hiking, a power-walking based activity of fast paced hiking with your dog pulling you in harness. This sport has it's roots in the sled dog world but Lindsay is bringing it the people of Ayrshire and beyond to have fun and get fit with their own pets. www.cani-fit.com www.facebook.com/canifit @canifit1 on Instagram Podcast   https://anchor.fm/lindsay-johnson86/episodes/Cani-Fit-Real-Talk-eppoaa  The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
44:21
June 7, 2021
Episode 8 - The Gender Gap in Cycling with Megan Kirkton, part of Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival
"I've been called a Deliveroo idiot before" As part of the Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival - we wanted to discuss the clear gender gap that there is in cycling in the UK. It is after all, the whole reason that the festival exists. 74% of UK cyclists are male. Why is that? Well, we roped in a local expert, Megan Kirkton, to explain it all and discuss some of the possible solutions. Links: Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival 2021 www.ayrshirewomenscyclefestival.org Are We There Yet Report https://www.sustrans.org.uk/media/2879/2879.pdf Bike Life Inclusive City Cycling Report https://www.sustrans.org.uk/media/2930/2930.pdf Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed For Men by Caroline Criado-Perez https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/111/1113605/invisible-women/9781784706289.html Jools Walker @ladyvelo on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ladyvelo/?hl=en Just A Little Run Around The World by Rosie Swale Pope https://bit.ly/3eEA2yz Motherload by Liz Canning on Vimeo https://vimeo.com/ondemand/motherload The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
45:20
May 3, 2021
Episode 7 - Nordic Walking with Fiona Fisher
"Nordic walking?! What's Nordic Walking?!" For this episode we are joined by Fiona Fisher - a local Nordic Walking instructor - to tell us all about this relatively new (to the UK) walking based fitness class. Fiona has a really interesting background and day job outside of her Nordic Walking too - she is currently the Outdoor Community Development Worker for Barrmill Conservation Group. Fiona's Nordic Walking Website: https://nwuk-northayrshire.co.uk/ FMF Fitness/Nordic Walking on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FMF.Fitness Barrmill Conservation Group:  https://www.barrmillvillage.co.uk/barrmill-conservation-group/ The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr and Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
35:39
April 5, 2021
Episode 6 - Colin Clark of South Ayrshire Paths Initiative
“Did you have a suit of armour on?!" Colin and his mountain hound joined us to give us the inside scoop on some really exciting projects that are in the pipeline for walking and cycling in South Ayrshire. He is passionate about developing active travel and is involved in lots of local community groups to help improve and promote this. He also has a few calls to action for you, so get involved! SAPI Website                                               https://www.southayrshirepaths.org/ SAPI on facebook                                        https://www.facebook.com/SouthAyrshirePathsInitiative The Culzean Way                                          https://www.facebook.com/theculzeanway River Garden Auchincruive                            https://www.facebook.com/groups/2236884676410635 Ayr Through The Ages App                           http://audiotrails.co.uk/ayr-through-ages-app/ Troon The Cycle Friendly Toon                      https://www.facebook.com/Troon-the-Cycle-Friendly-Toon-128508407802647 South Ayrshire Council paths leaflets             https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/outdooraccess/walking-cycling.aspx SAC Report paths issues & access issues       https://beta.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/report The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The  Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
42:60
March 1, 2021
Episode 5 - Jimmy Begg of The Ayrshire Coastal Path
"Better to wear done than rust done" The Ayrshire Coastal Path is a 106 mile designated route along the stunning Ayrshire coastline. From Glenapp in the South, all the way through to Skelmorlie in the North.  Jimmy Begg MBE, a retired GP from New Cumnock, is the Trail Manager of the coastal path. Involved from the very inception, there's not much that he doesn't know about it. Jimmy has joined us for a chat about the beginnings of the coastal path through to present day and how it continues to thrive.  This much loved route provides a snapshot of Ayrshire to walkers of all types, from those just getting out for the first time in many years, to seasoned long distanced walkers. Jimmy gives us some gems of insider knowledge about the route, about walking in general and about wildlife spotting along the way. We hope this inspired you to visit (or revisit) the route.  Do let us know! For more info you can go to https://ayrshirecoastalpath.org/ The guidebook he mentions is available at https://ayrshirecoastalpath.org/guidebook/ You can keep up to date with what's happening along the path at https://www.facebook.com/ayrshirecoastalpath The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The  Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
37:22
February 1, 2021
Episode 4 - Emily Davie talks Spaces for People
"This is a different way of working" Lockdown has affected the way all of us have to live our day to day lives. Whether you have had to shield yourself by staying at home, start working from home full time, change the way your business operates or perhaps close entirely - everyone has been affected. This has also led local authorities to have to think about how we are using our towns, is there enough space for us all to move around safely? How can businesses recover and still allow for social distancing? The Spaces for People Project has been a way of looking at this and in this episode we are joined by Emily Davie from Sustrans who works on the project. If you've had to change the way to live your day to day life because of COVID, then this one's for you! Here are some links to some of the projects Emily discussed SfP on Showcase: https://www.showcase-sustrans.org.uk/spaces-for-people/ Case studies on Showcase: https://www.showcase-sustrans.org.uk/example-projects/ SfP Union St, Dundee video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eeG05V3_Sw&t=33s East Ayrshire SfP Commonplace: https://spacesforpeopleeastayrshire.commonplace.is/ South Ayrshire SfP Commonplace: https://spacesforpeoplesouthayrshire.commonplace.is/ Hurlford Street Design Project: https://hurlfordproposals.commonplace.is/ The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices Smarter Places programme from Paths for All.
28:16
January 4, 2021
Bonus Episode - Twalk The Twalk with Dr Alexia Pellowe
"Newsflash - GP Leaves Desk!" TWALK = Talk + Walk In this special bonus episode we're joined by local GP, Dr Alexia Pellowe who has found a new way to hold her meetings whilst working from home. Alexia also tells us all about walking and how it fits in with her life, her work and what good it really does us to substitute screen time for walk time. The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
21:22
December 27, 2020
Episode 3 - Danny Sweeney, Tandem Cyclist Extraordinaire!
"The Pilot, The Stoker and The Rambler" In this episode we talk to Danny Sweeney, a keen tandem cyclist who is registered blind and a total treat to chat to. Danny tells us how he's been able to get back on his bike since lockdown and what keeps him pedaling on round Ayrshire. The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
20:53
December 7, 2020
Episode 2 - Shgufta Anwar of Bike For Good
"No, no, no hen, this isn't for me" Shgufta Anwar is a well known face in the Govanhill area - she's the Active Travel Lead at Bike For Good, a charity changing thousands of lives in Glasgow. We talked to Shgufta about all things cycling, where it all began for her and her passion for making cycling truly available to all shines through. Shgufta has been instrumental in the beginning of many Glasgow people's cycling stories. Join us to hear all about hers! https://www.bikeforgood.org.uk/ Walk It Bike It Ayrshire is producued by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
34:27
December 7, 2020
Episode 1 - Marla Baird of Ayrshire Walks
"There is so much to explore on your own doorstep" Marla Baird is the founder of the Ayrshire Walks Facebook Group, a popular place for people to find and discuss new routes in and around Ayrshire. The group has had a huge increase in popularity since lockdown. We talk to Marla about that, about walking in general and just have an all round lovely chat with a really interesting local lady. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1202195033271891 The Walk It Bike It Podcast is produced by the Ayr & Kilmarnock Active Travel Hubs. The  Hubs are South and East Ayrshire Council led projects delivered in partnership with Sustrans and supported by the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme from Paths For All
26:54
December 7, 2020