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Date: 05th June 2009

Time is running out to sign up for this year’s SEStran two Capitals Cycle ride. Now in its third year, the event is the biggest all-age all-abilities ride of its kind in South East Scotland and will be finale of Bike Week within the region. 

The 21 Mile course starts in Dunfermline, Scotland’s ancient Capital, and ends in Edinburgh. All participants will receive a medal and t-shirt.  No times will be taken and there are no prizes for speed. However, all participants will have the chance to win a bicycle in our prize draw.

SEStran Chair Russell Imrie said:

“Cycling is an excellent mode of transport for shorter journeys, improving public health and simply for fun. SEStran is backing the Two Capitals ride as its non-competitive, all-abilities ethos supports our commitment towards promoting cycling for all”.

“Cycling can also make a real contribution towards cutting traffic congestion and reducing our carbon footprint”.

Allan Prentice, of Prentice Events, who established the ride, added:

“We’re aiming to top last year’s event when over 300 people completed the ride. Hopefully we won’t have the same problems with weather as in the first two years – third time lucky they say!”

“Anyone interested in taking part should visit our website at   www.twocapitals.org. You can enter online or download the form and post it to us with an SAE”.

“If you need transport to the Dunfermline start point, for you and your cycle, or back to Dunfermline afterwards, remember to let us know on your application form, as space is limited. Otherwise if you can’t make up your mind until the last minute, don’t miss out. Just come along and sign up on the day.”

For further information, visit the two capitals website at www.twocapitals.org. or contact :

Andrew Dougal,

SEStran Communications Officer on

T: 0131-524-5161

M: 07889-010-291

E: Andrew.dougal@sestran.gov.uk

Or

Allan Prentice,

Director, Prentice Events

M : 07818-002-366

ENDS

SEStran - South East of Scotland Transport Partnership - is one of seven new Statutory Regional Transport Partnerships (RTP) created by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 and is a partnership of eight local councils covering the Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

Notes

The ride begins at Dunfermline Glen at 10:30 – give yourself at least 30 minutes to register 

You can start at any time after 10:30  

The ride ends at Victoria Park in Leith, Edinburgh  

Transportation from Edinburgh back to Dunfermline  for those that require it, will be at 1500 and 1700. 

The SEStran Two capitals ride is NOT a race. Go at your own pace and enjoy the day.