Local walking and cycling roadshows to help Make Your Way
Get fitter, save money and get to know your local area better
Look out for Make Your Way roadshows in Carluke, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse over the next month. The roadshows will be visiting train stations, health and leisure centres offering local people the chance to get top tips, personalised travel advice and new maps (see links under 'Other Resources on the right), highlighting walking and cycling routes in the area.
The events will provide inspiration to anyone thinking about changing daily travel habits to include more walking, cycling or public transport – great for anyone looking to get fitter or save money. The Make Your Way roadshows are all part of a larger local project by the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership which aims to encourage people to walk and cycle more whilst exploring the rich and varied heritage of the local area.
Visitors to the Make Your Way roadshows will be able to access personalised travel advice on the opportunities that exist to walk, cycle, use public transport, or share a lift for their regular journeys, including to work. Check out the links on the right of this page for national active travel campaigns you can join in with.
Information provided will include new local walking and cycling maps (also available under 'Other Resources' on the right), active travel guides and a Clyde and Avon Valley goodie bag highlighting what to see and where to go. People will also be able to take part in the Make Your Way Travel Challenge (also available under 'Other Resources') for their chance to win prizes.
Two of the events in Carluke and Lanark Leisure Centres on Tuesday 18th and Thursday 20th April respectively, include a Dr Bike session. This means you’ll be able to bring along your bike to get it checked over by a qualified bike mechanic for FREE! They will make minor repairs / adjustments and give people advice on how they can keep their bike in good roadworthy condition, ready for the lighter days and better weather. This is a drop-in session where people are welcome to turn up.
Individuals will have the option of signing up to the Make Your Way travel challenge to try a new form of transport for one of their journeys with a prize draw for everyone who signs up.
Funded by the government’s Smarter Choices Smarter Places grant and Heritage Lottery Fund supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership, the project has been working since last October with local communities, school children and artists to explore their local environment, develop the maps and create local signage and art installations to encourage people to get active.
The roadshow dates are as follows:
Monday 27th March - Merryton Train Station, 7-9am
Tuesday 28th March – Larkhall Train Station, 7-9am
Tuesday 28th March – Carluke Health Centre, 10am-1pm
Wednesday 29th March – Stonehouse Hospital, 10am-1pm
Wednesday 29th March – Carluke Train Station, 7-9am
Thursday 30th March - Lanark Train Station, 7-9am
Friday 31st March – Larkhall Train Station, 7-9am
Tuesday 18th April – Carluke Leisure Centre, 3-7pm, includes a drop-in Dr Bike session
Thursday 20th April – Lanark Leisure Centre, 3-7pm, includes a drop-in Dr Bike session
Kirsten Robb, CAVLP Development Officer says, “We encourage as many people as possible to get along to the roadshows for active travel inspiration in their local communities. The roadshows are just part of the wider project that has seen creative Periscope Headdress walks, Dorodango Mud Dumpling workshops, My Map sessions and Artist in Residence posts in each community to encourage people to explore their locality in new ways.”
Download the Make Your Way maps to explore Carluke, Glassford, Lanark, Larkhall and Stonehouse using the links under 'Other Resources' on the right. Find out more about Make Your Way by clicking the links below and join in the conversation on social media using #MakeYourWay.