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Cycling News

Recyke-a-bike – Holiday Hub and bike donation requests and Community Cycle Training

Recyke-a-bike are holding a series of low-cost lessons for children and families over the summer.
They are also holding weekly free to attend biking activity sessions at Ochil Road Playpark from July 10th until August 14th.
Free Adult Cycle Training lessons include: adult beginner lessons, adult on road lessons, family cycling sessions (on road – instruction on adults shielding younger riders) and cargo bike lessons.
More information here

Free summer holiday workshops – Thornhill – 4 August (11am-3pm).

Free summer holiday workshops have been arranged for Stirling’s pupils to create banners and flags for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships’ events in the area.

Stirling will stage the Individual Time Trials from Wednesday 9 August to Friday 11 August for all categories – Men Elite, Women Elite, U23 Men and Men and Women Juniors.

The art workshops will be held in communities along the routes and will give children and young people the opportunity to design banners and signs to wave as the world’s best cyclists pass by during three days of thrilling racing. 

The drop-in workshops are open to children aged 5-14 and will be supported by artists from Creative Stirling and GOSSIP Collective, with some part of the Council’s Play in the Park events.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times at the sessions, which will take place at these locations at the following dates and times:   

  • Fintry – 12 July (11am-3pm). Part of the Play in the Park event that is being held at Fintry Sports Club Grounds.  
  • Cambusbarron – 17 July (11am-3pm). Part of the Play in the Park event that is being held at the King George Play Area.
  • Kippen – 26 July (10am-12pm) at Kippen Reading Rooms.
  • Gargunnock – 26 July (1.30-3.30pm) at Gargunnock Community Centre.
  • Raploch – 27 July (10am-12pm) at Raploch Community Campus.
  • Stirling city centre – 27 July (1.30-3.30pm) in the Tolbooth Attic.
  • Thornhill – 4 August (11am-3pm). Part of the Play in the Park event that is being held at Thornhill Play Area.

CYP 2023 Summer Programme

CYP have announced their Summer 2023 programme with a range of activities on offer. The programme is open to any young person from P6 to S3 (based on new school year after summer – meaning current P5 are eligible to sign up). Please note that young people must live or attend school in the McLaren High catchment area in order to participate.

Sign-ups can be made via the following google form link –

Thanks to funding from The Conundrum Trust every session on this programme will be free to sign up for. There are limited spaces available for each session therefore we will open the sign-up window until the evening of Tuesday 20th June (after the last youth club of school term) before randomly allocating spaces based on drawing names – we hope this gives everyone a fair chance of involvement.

Stirling4Community Activities

Join Our Community Lottery

This month’s big prize is a home theatre system and large screen TV- perfect if you’re staying at home over the summer.

Join up now for a chance to win this and cash prizes worth up to £25000. It’s only £1 per ticket and half your ticket money comes back to Thornhill Community Trust to help your community.

UCI Cycling World Championships Drop In Sessions

Please see dates/ times below for anyone who would like to find out more about the cycling event to be staged in our area in September.

A Round-Up of TCT Activity

At the TCT AGM on 15th May Chair Richard Waite and other trustees described TCT’s recent activities.
We still have vacancies for new trustees so if you would like to join us email

Cycle in the Park Forum, 1st June @7pm! 

The Countryside Trust invite you to join them on 1st of June from 7pm to 8pm, don’t miss your chance to join their online Open Forum & Chat to discover, connect and discuss with fellow attendees on cycling related issues and developments happening right now.  Suitable for businesses and communities!

The line-up for the evening:

  • Update from our Trust’s Active Travel Officer, Jim Riach on the Countryside Trust’s Cycle in the Park programme,
  • Discussing Sustrans’ Support for Businesses on the National Cycling Network will be Jason Clark, Network Engagement Officer (Business & Tourism) and,  
  • Joining us from the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park will be Visitor Experience Manager Carol Matthews, telling us all about the Worlds’ top cyclists coming to the Park for this year’s 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

What are you waiting for? Register now to secure your spot at this exciting event and saddle up for a simple agenda and exciting updates.  With no pressure, just show up, take some notes, grab a brew and enjoy! 

UCI World Cycling Championships – drop-in information session

The UCI World Cycling Championships are being held in Scotland in August this year. Some events are in Stirlingshire, and pass through or close to Thornhill. There will be associated road closures, full details of which will be publicised in due course by Stirling Council.

-the men’s elite time trial passes through Thornhill (A873 from the Smiddy, turning left down the A822 towards Kippen) on Friday 11 August
-the women’s elite time trial uses Coldoch Road from the Smiddy towards Kippen on Thursday 10 August
-the men’s U23 time trial uses Coldoch Road from the Smiddy towards Kippen on Wednesday 9 August

There is a drop-in session in Thornhill Community Hall on 8 June, 14.30-19.30, for anyone interested in further information.

Community Development News May 2023

Please see the link here to the latest edition of Stirling Council’s CD News.

Contents include articles on the local council elections, mental health awareness week and digital password managers.

Community Council elections – update May 2023

After representations to Stirling Council by ourselves and elected Councillors, we have been advised by Stirling Council’s governance department that a new round of Community Council elections are going to be held in late May/early June.

We hope this will allow us to re-form the Community Council without further delay. This change of tune by Stirling Council means we should not now have to raise a community petition after all, so we welcome the change.

Once again, if any member of the community is interested in standing as a candidate to volunteer for the Community Council, we would ask that they get in contact with us at

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