Walking and Cycling
Many people enjoy walking and cycling, both for leisure and for everyday local journeys. We know this is great for our health and wellbeing as well as being good for the environment. Our aim is to make it as easy, attractive, interesting and as safe as possible for all of us to pull on some boots or hop on a bicycle and get out and about.
Active Travel Route
We are currently working on the feasibility and design of an active travel route to improve safety for walkers, cyclists and people using mobility aids. Read more details on our Active Travel Route page.
Culbokie Community Cycle Club
This is a club to help local cyclists enjoy rides with like-minded people, increase skills and confidence, and share ideas and experiences. The club's activities are still developing; at the moment we have regular group rides of around 5 to 10 miles; we have longer rides at weekends of between 15 and 30 miles; and during the dark days of winter we have night rides to suit the group that takes part. These are fun events and we go at the pace of the slowest. On longer rides we often take advantage of local cafes for refreshments.
Club membership is free and has no obligations. The club is affiliated to Cycling UK, which provides a range of training courses and also insurance cover - although the courses are restricted just now due to Covid-19. If you’re interested, download a membership form and let us know what sort of activities you’d like to see the club organise.
Walking and Cycling Tours around Culbokie
There are lots of interesting walks and cycle rides that start and finish in the village and some of these take in particular points of interest. View these on our Suggested Routes page and please let us know your local favourites that could be added. Any suggestions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org . It's also worth having a look at the cycling route cards produced by Transition Black Isle.
Commuting by Bicycle
There are safe cycle routes from Culbokie to both Inverness and Dingwall for those that want to commute by bike and electric bikes, to undertake such longer journeys and 'flatten the hills', are becoming ever more popular.
There are many benefits from cycling to work - its easy and quick to get around town once you're there, it reduces pressure on car parks, it improves air quality and reduces CO2 emmisions and it improves your fitness. What’s not to like!
More detailed information is available on our Commuting by Bicycle page.
Walking and Cycling Events and Activities
Walking and cycling present great social, learning and development opportunities for all ages and abilities and we are keen to support all sorts of community activities around the themes of walking and cycling. At the moment, Covid-19 restrictions mean that all group activities have been put on hold, but with the roads almost uncannily quiet, this is a good time to get the bike dusted off and try out some local rides as part of your daily exercise!