Staff and students get on board with the ‘TRNSPRT at the College’ events
Active and sustainable travel for staff and students was the focus of an event held at each of Forth Valley College’s three campuses between Tuesday 29-Thursday 31 January.
Titled ‘TRNSPRT at the College’ the event aimed to encourage people to think seriously about how they travel to and from the college and how they can reduce the impact on the environment and also keep fit while doing so.
The first event took place at the Alloa Campus on Tuesday 29 January, then moved to Falkirk on Wednesday 30 and then to Stirling on Thursday 31. Organisations who took part included: First Bus, Stirling & Falkirk Active Travel Hubs, Cycling UK, Electric Cycle Company, Recyke-a-bike, Dr Bike.
There was also an official FVC Lift Share stall along with a smoothie bike, FVC electric car demos, advice on the cycle to work scheme and information on sustainable travel.
Another aspect of the event at the Alloa Campus was the visit of Graeme Bodel, a British Cycling team leader who participated in a lunch time led ride. The events at Falkirk and Stirling also featured led rides.
Pauline Donaldson, FVC’s Soft Services & Sustainability Coordinator, who was joined at the events by Campus Cycling Officer Jodie Hutton, said: “We hope the staff and students who came along found out how they can become more sustainable through making simple choices on the way they travel. Through doing so they could also become fitter and save some money as well.”
Several of the photos from the Stirling campus were taken by Jim Morgan.