Pedal power programme launched

GW Smith Cycles owner Linton Smith, centre, and shop manager Gordon Ferguson, left, and Scott Gilbert, workshop manager
Picture: Michael Gillen
GW Smith Cycles owner Linton Smith, centre, and shop manager Gordon Ferguson, left, and Scott Gilbert, workshop manager Picture: Michael Gillen

With the success of the Team GB cyclists in Rio, bike shop owner Linton Smith is encouraging people to join them on two wheels.

His G. W .Smith store has been serving the Falkirk community for decades and, although the business is up for sale, he is confident that it will remain as a cycle shop for years to come.

That’s why he is getting involved in the new Get Active Falkirk programme, an exciting week of cycling and healthy activities being held in September.

It all starts on Saturday, September 17, when a BMX stunt demonstration team will be peforming outside the shop at the bandstand at the east end of the High Street.

Then throughout the week there is a full range of activities to encourage Falkirk Bairns on to their bikes, including organised bike rides; personal route planning to identify your safest route to work, school or recreation; Dr Bike safety check sessions; family bike rides to local attraactions; test rides of electric bikes; and free bike hire.