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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 24 - Socialtrack
Episode 24 - Socialtrack
This month we're joined by Neil Morrison from Socialtrack, a Community Interest Company bringing better living through BMX to the people of North Lanarkshire and beyond. Neil chats to us about their Shredability school programme, their new facility at Strathclyde park, our recent collaboration at Girvan Academy, Mindful BMX and how they have honed their very refreshing coaching style. Links discussed: https://www.facebook.com/Socialtrackcic https://www.instagram.com/socialtrackco/   https://www.instagram.com/mindfulbmx/ https://pumptrack.com/ https://velosolutions.com/ https://www.scottishbiketrial.co.uk/ 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
57:08
November 07, 2022
Episode 23 - Gillian's Walks
Episode 23 - Gillian's Walks
This month we are delighted to be joined by Gillian Craig of Gillian's Walks. Well known as one of the best walking resources there is in Ayrshire, the Gillian's Walk website has been up and running since 2016. It's creator (and ex hub officer) Gillian tells us how it all began and the exciting plans she has for the future of Gillian's Walks. Links discussed: Ayrshire Coastal Path Go Fund Me for 2022 Maintenance - https://www.gofundme.com/f/ayrshire-coastal-path-maintenance-fund-2022 Foraging Walks and Digital Navigation waitlist - https://gillianswalks.com/guided-group-walks 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
34:26
October 03, 2022
Episode 22 - The Power of Walking with Kevin & Anne
Episode 22 - The Power of Walking with Kevin & Anne
This month we are bringing you the story of two of our very valued volunteers, Kevin & Anne. Walking has made a huge difference in their lives and they have a wonderful story to share all about their intro to walking and the impact it has had. All walks organised by the Active Travel Hubs are free to attend.  You can find info about all Kilmarnock Active Travel Hub Walks here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-kilmarnock-31693322077 And all Ayr walks here: www.bit.ly/ATHwalks 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
16:55
September 05, 2022
Episode 21 - Ayrshire Walking Festival
Episode 21 - Ayrshire Walking Festival
Amy from Ayr, Pernille from Kilmarnock and Kate from Irvine Active Travel Hubs catch up to tell us all about the upcoming Ayrshire Walking Festival 3-11 September 2022 Download the programme at  www.bit.ly/AWFest Podcast links: ACP Jimmy Begg           https://anchor.fm/walkit-bikeit/episodes/Episode-5---Jimmy-Begg-of-The-Ayrshire-Coastal-Path-epeetn Nordic Walking              https://anchor.fm/walkit-bikeit/episodes/Episode-7---Nordic-Walking-with-Fiona-Fisher-esq9ou Cani-Hike                      https://anchor.fm/walkit-bikeit/episodes/Episode-9---Cani-Hiking-with-Lindsay-Johnson-e11oo51 Inspire South Ayrshire    https://anchor.fm/walkit-bikeit/episodes/Episode-16---Kayleigh-Haggo-of-Inspire-South-Ayrshire-e1etagk Health Walks                  https://anchor.fm/walkit-bikeit/episodes/Episode-13---Ayrshire-Health-Walks-e191u4r 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
25:09
August 01, 2022
Episode 20 - Coalfield Community Landscape Partnership
Episode 20 - Coalfield Community Landscape Partnership
This month we are joined by Colin MacDonald from the Coalfield Community Landscape Partnership The Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership (CCLP) is a five-year project led by East Ayrshire Council and working with communities and organisations to deliver projects in the coalfield area of East Ayrshire that: Address the threats to the natural, built and cultural heritage through conservation, enhancement and promotion, capitalising on the area’s assets for the benefit of people in the landscape Create opportunities for learning, recreation and wellbeing within the landscape for people with a range of abilities and backgrounds Reveal the past lives of the communities, drawing upon their close relationship with the land, thereby connecting people with their heritage and inspiring stewardship Equip people with the skills and knowledge to manage their landscape sustainably, building capacity and making it a successful place for residents and visitors alike Colin talks us through some upcoming projects that are going to be amazing additions to what the area has to offer. Colin mentions this link: A Musical Celebration of The Coalfields - The Moss and The Cosmos  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0c6189x6fg Additional projects to highlight are Place-Names of the Coalfield Communities (glasgow.ac.uk), The Lost Villages | An Oral History of Miners' Rows and Deindustrialisation in East Ayrshire, Scotland. and Ploughing up our past – Cumnock History 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
19:01
July 04, 2022
Southcraigs Led Ride with William & Gary
Southcraigs Led Ride with William & Gary
Quick chat with ride leaders & participants on our Southcraigs led ride route Find details of the next ride on this route at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-kilmarnock-31693322077 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
02:31
June 27, 2022
Episode 19 - Janice Hendry of Yipworld
Episode 19 - Janice Hendry of Yipworld
Yipworld are a young people charitable enterprise in Cumnock, East Ayrshire helping children enhance their social, emotional and educational development. Opened in the year 2000 from social inclusion partnership funding to tackle the problems related to high unemployment from the demise of the mining and textile industries in the area, much of the activity they offer centers around cycling and cycle safety for their young people. For this episode, we are joined by Janice Hendry who is responsible for the strategic and operational activities within the charity. https://www.yipworld.org/about/ https://www.facebook.com/yipworld 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
19:38
June 06, 2022
Bike Stories 2
Bike Stories 2
As part of our Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival each year, we ask local women to share their 'bike story' with us.
03:22
May 06, 2022
Bike Stories 1
Bike Stories 1
As part of our Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival each year, we ask local women to share their 'bike story' with us.
05:30
May 04, 2022
Episode 18 - Mildred Locke: Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival
Episode 18 - Mildred Locke: Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival
Mildred Lock is a cycling journalist who writes for Cycling News and Bike Perfect. Before moving into the cycling media she worked in a bike shop where she spent lots of time helping female customers pick out the best products for them, and now as a journalist she has a focus on women's specific cycling products, from clothing to bikes, and everything in between. For this special episode for our Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival, Mildred is providing her expertise on saddle sores and all the things that can be done to prevent them - bike fit, female specific saddles, chamois cream and the all important padded pants! Plus we have a good blether about her cycling group, her social media presence and of course, her dog. Enjoy! https://ayrshirewomenscyclefestival.org/ Local bike fitting service at Sprockets https://www.sprocketscycles.com/pages/bike-fitting-service @mildredlocke Mildred's cycling group @routingforya Also mentioned: @glasgowpedalcollective and @newforestoffroadclub Mildred's YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/DesignerFreak Women & Non Binary Cycle groups map https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/c27ee8c8f8694149bb2933c0b69e740c 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
48:58
May 02, 2022
Episode 17 - Bikes For Refugees
Episode 17 - Bikes For Refugees
Steven McCluskey from Bikes For Refugees joins us this month to tell us all about the charity and the crucial work that they do supporting refugees. "Much more than a bicycle project. Access to bikes for New Scots can be transformational and liberating, supporting every aspect of people’s daily lives. Alongside refurbishing and distributing free bikes, Bikes For Refugees also provide: Volunteering and training opportunities to New Scots and others New Scots Welcome Packs containing free bike accessories (helmet, lock, lights, tools) as well as essential information and signposting to other free community services and activities Community group support such as free community meals, bike fixing and buddying sessions, led rides and cycling skills." https://www.bikesforrefugees.scot/ 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
39:04
April 04, 2022
Episode 16 - Kayleigh Haggo of Inspire South Ayrshire
Episode 16 - Kayleigh Haggo of Inspire South Ayrshire
Multiple World Record holder Kayleigh Haggo joins us this month. Kayleigh's list of achievements in her sport of frame running is nothing short of incredible - matched only by her contribution to disability sports for young people in Ayrshire. Kayleigh discusses with us some recent developments that have seen the sport excluded from the upcoming Paralympics. This has meant she's had to overcome huge disappointment, dust herself off and refocus her training efforts. But she's also here to tell us about her project Inspire South Ayrshire, which is making activities and sports like frame running more accessible for both kids and adults with disabilities in Ayrshire. https://www.facebook.com/inspiresouthayrshire 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
18:21
March 07, 2022
Episode 15 - The River Ayr Way
Episode 15 - The River Ayr Way
The River Ayr Way is Scotland's first ever source to sea designated route. Following the River Ayr for 44 miles from it's source at Glenbuck Loch, all the way till it meets the sea at Ayr, it offers fantastic sights, history, varied nature spotting opportunities and landscapes along the way. We're joined by Paddy MacDonald from East Ayrshire Leisure who is involved in all things River Ayr Way on the East Ayrshire side. His passion for and knowledge of the route really shine through in this episode. Enjoy! Links mentioned: https://eastayrshireleisure.com/countryside-outdoor/the-river-ayr-way/ https://www.facebook.com/eayrshireleisure https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0012ljf/grand-tours-of-scotlands-rivers-series-1-6-salt-of-the-earth https://www.scotlandsgreattrails.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
32:11
February 07, 2022
Episode 14 - Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust
Episode 14 - Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust
Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust (SWAT), is a voluntary community organisation, which aims to preserve the woodlands and parks of Stewarton for all to enjoy. Their team of volunteers works year round, often at the drop of a hat, to ensure a safe and enjoyable path network in the area and undertakes important conservation work to allow nature to flourish. In this episode, we are joined by Susan Williamson, Chairperson of SWAT to tell us all about the group and the fantastic work they do. https://www.swat.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/Stewarton-Woodlands-Action-Trust-156047554602818/ Twitter @StewartonSwat info@stewartonwoodlands.co.uk 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
43:45
January 03, 2022
Anniversary Episode – Rory on Dr Bike, Schools & Communities
Anniversary Episode – Rory on Dr Bike, Schools & Communities
Our podcast is 1! To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we thought we'd tell you all about..... us! Throughout December we will be joined by all of the hub officers from Ayr & Kilmarnock hubs to tell us about all the services we offer. Each person has picked topics that they are really passionate about and will tell you a wee bit about themselves to. We hope you enjoy getting to know our projects and our officers a wee bit better! In this episode Hub Officer Rory from the Ayr Hub tells us all about some topics he's really passionate about, Dr.Bike and our schools and communities work. You can find out more about Kilmarnock's Dr Bike sessions here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-kilmarnock-31693322077 You can find out about Ayr's here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-ayr-26259715225 If you would like to volunteer or find out anything else at all about our activities, you can contact the hubs directly by email info@activetravelhubkilmarnock.org    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
29:01
December 27, 2021
Anniversary Episode - Gillian on our work with local Workplaces
Anniversary Episode - Gillian on our work with local Workplaces
Our podcast is 1! To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we thought we'd tell you all about..... us! Throughout December we will be joined by all of the hub officers from Ayr & Kilmarnock hubs to tell us about all the services we offer. Each person has picked topics that they are really passionate about and will tell you a wee bit about themselves to. We hope you enjoy getting to know our projects and our officers a wee bit better! In this episode Hub Officer Gillian from the Kilmarnock Hub tells us all about two topics she's really passionate about, our digital skills and our work with local workplaces. If you would like to know more about any of our activities, including our workplace engagement, you can contact the hubs directly by email info@activetravelhubkilmarnock.org    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
22:29
December 20, 2021
Anniversary Episode - Amy on Podcasts, Cycle Skills & The Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival
Anniversary Episode - Amy on Podcasts, Cycle Skills & The Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival
Our podcast is 1! To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we thought we'd tell you all about..... us! Throughout December we will be joined by all of the hub officers from Ayr & Kilmarnock hubs to tell us about all the services we offer. Each person has picked topics that they are really passionate about and will tell you a wee bit about themselves to. We hope you enjoy getting to know our projects and our officers a wee bit better! In this episode Hub Officer Amy from the Ayr Hub tells us all about some topics she's really passionate about; our podcast, cycle skills and the Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival You can find out more about cycle skills, learn to ride, confidence sessions, bike buddying and more by contacting each hub:  info@activetravelhubkilmarnock.org    activetravelhubayr@gmail.com More info about past & present Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festivals at https://ayrshirewomenscyclefestival.org/ 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
25:49
December 13, 2021
Anniversary Episode - Fay on Walking & Volunteering
Anniversary Episode - Fay on Walking & Volunteering
Our podcast is 1!  To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we thought we'd tell you all about..... us! Throughout December we will be joined by all of the hub officers from Ayr & Kilmarnock hubs to tell us about all the services we offer. Each person has picked topics that they are really passionate about and will tell you a wee bit about themselves to. We hope you enjoy getting to know our projects and our officers a wee bit better! In this episode Hub Officer Fay from the Kilmarnock Hub tells us all about two topics she's really passionate about, our led walks and volunteers. You can find out more about Kilmarnock's walks here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-kilmarnock-31693322077 You can find out about Ayr's walk's here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-ayr-26259715225 If you would like to volunteer you can contact the hubs directly by email info@activetravelhubkilmarnock.org    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
22:17
December 06, 2021
Anniversary Episode - Pernille on Led Rides and #AndSheCycles
Anniversary Episode - Pernille on Led Rides and #AndSheCycles
Our podcast is 1!  To celebrate the anniversary of the launch of our podcast, we thought we'd tell you all about..... us! Throughout December we will be joined by all of the hub officers from Ayr & Kilmarnock hubs to tell us about all the services we offer. Each person has picked topics that they are really passionate about and will tell you a wee bit about themselves to. We hope you enjoy getting to know our projects and our officers a wee bit better! In this episode Hub Officer Pernille from the Kilmarnock Hub tells us all about two topics she's really passionate about, our led ride and the #AndSheCycles campaign. You can find out more about Kilmarnock's rides here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-kilmarnock-31693322077 You can find out about Ayr's rides here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-ayr-26259715225 You can contact the hubs directly by email info@activetravelhubkilmarnock.org    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
33:46
December 06, 2021
Episode 13 - Ayrshire Health Walks
Episode 13 - Ayrshire Health Walks
“Please come and join us. Be outdoors, it’s good for you” Paths for All aim is to support people in Scotland to be active every day and they believe walking is the easiest and most accessible way to do this. In this episode, we are joined by Helen Morrison from Paths for all and Steve Noble from South Ayrshire Council, to tell us all about Health Walks and what is out there for the people of Ayrshire to join in! Kilmarnock Active Travel Hub Walks https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-kilmarnock-31693322077 Ayr Active Travel Hub Walks https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/active-travel-hub-ayr-26259715225 https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/walking-for-health/health-walks/health-walk-projects-in-your-area https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/about-us/scotland 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
44:34
November 01, 2021
A Wee Route Recce with William & Gary
A Wee Route Recce with William & Gary
A wee quick blether with two of our ride leaders William & Gary who are out recceing a new route. Something that we always have to do before starting a new ride. This one is our new Southcraigs to Town route. The ride is on 10th Oct 2021 and you can book on at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/170145422539 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
02:36
October 05, 2021
Episode 12 - And She Cycles
Episode 12 - And She Cycles
#AndSheCycles is a campaign aimed at encouraging teenage girls to cycle more by tackling the barriers they face. Sustrans are about to launch the campaign in Scotland, aided by a team of inspiring young women from schools, colleges and youth groups all over the country. In Ayrshire, we worked with Girvan Academy, The Ayr Ark and Ayrshire College. In this episode we're joined by some of these young women and by some of the Sustrans staff who have helped to guide the research and shape what the campaign will look like. Thanks you to guests Alice, Indi, Anna Faith and Katie for having a great conversation with us! For more info, check out: Green Schools Ireland original campaign https://greenschoolsireland.org/andshecycles-campaign/ And She Cycles Ireland video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVcQkNTjFik Instagram account for the Irish Campaign, run by their And She Cycles Ambassadors @she_can_cycle 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
33:02
October 04, 2021
Episode 11 - Fiona Reid on Pedal Ayr
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 06, 2021
[Republished] Walking Stories: Chris Lewis
[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
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
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: Amy Bissett
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 09, 2021
Walking Stories: Jim Stewart
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 05, 2021
Walking Stories: Freddie Caldwell
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 02, 2021
Episode 10 - How a local bike shop has coped during the pandemic
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 05, 2021
Episode 9 - Cani-Hiking with Lindsay Johnson
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 07, 2021
Episode 8 - The Gender Gap in Cycling with Megan Kirkton, part of Ayrshire Women's Cycle Festival
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 03, 2021
Episode 7 - Nordic Walking with Fiona Fisher
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 05, 2021
Episode 6 - Colin Clark of South Ayrshire Paths Initiative
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 01, 2021
Episode 5 - Jimmy Begg of The Ayrshire Coastal Path
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 01, 2021
Episode 4 - Emily Davie talks Spaces for People
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 04, 2021
Bonus Episode - Twalk The Twalk with Dr Alexia Pellowe
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!
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 07, 2020
Episode 2 - Shgufta Anwar of Bike For Good
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 07, 2020
Episode 1 - Marla Baird of Ayrshire Walks
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 07, 2020