ReDiscover Dundee by eTrike

ReDiscover Dundee is a local cycling project with a fleet of 8 eTrikes, 2 eBikes and 1 trailer, which aims to connect and enable older adults and those experiencing barriers to physical activity to interact with their local greenspaces through cycling. This initiative was launched in December 2018 to encourage individuals and groups, with a particular focus on the aging population facing inactivity and isolation, to join in guided rides as an opportunity to stay active and re-discover the local green spaces.

ReDiscover Dundee wishes to encourage those who have poor balance, mobility issues, chronic pain, type 2 diabetes, those recovering from stroke or experiencing a long-term condition, to join in and enjoy a spin safely and comfortably.

The project can arrange taster sessions and regular rides based on participants’ circumstances and ability to cycle. Guided rides are led by a trained cycle leader and assistant volunteers, who have the knowledge and confidence to work with participants to enjoy the benefits of cycling in a safe and sociable environment.

For first-time cyclers and those who are returning to cycling for the first time in years, ReDiscover Dundee can liaise with Cycling Scotland, who can offer Essential Cycling Skills sessions to help participants strengthen their confidence, skills and knowledge.

ReDiscover Dundee eTrikes are currently based at Finmill Community Centre. Led rides start from this location and participants must complete a registration form beforehand, which allows Re-Discover Dundee to assess participant’s physical and cycling ability and organise rides accordingly.

Community members are also welcome to borrow an eTrike if they would like to go cycling with their friends and family or to do everyday sustainable journeys through their local greenspaces. ReDiscover Dundee is also one of the multiple green and nature-based interventions that patients can access through the green prescription issued by doctors or allied health professionals in Dundee.

ReDiscover Dundee can also provide information on possible financial support for people and employers who are considering buying ebikes and setting up cycle hubs/applying to become a Cycle Friendly Employer.

Re-Discover Dundee is managed by Volunteer Dundee, with the support of Dundee Voluntary Action, the Dundee Green Health Partnership and funding from Energy Saving Trust, to promote the benefits of our natural environment for health and wellbeing.

For more information, contact rediscover@volunteerdundee.org.uk or call 01382 305757.

To register with ReDiscover Dundee please fill in this form:

Re-Discover Dundee Registration Form

 

VOLUNTEERING WITH US:

Do you enjoy cycling?

Would you be willing to use your experience to become a cycle leader and lead guided rides around various parks in Dundee?

Support and guidance:

We provide full cycle leader training for the role which takes place over two half-day sessions or one full day session and provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket travel.

For more information, contact rediscover@volunteerdundee.org.uk or call 01382 305757.

To apply, please fill in this application form: Rediscover Dundee Volunteer Reg form

Re-Discover Dundee Volunteer Application Form