THE Clackmannan Development Trust have announced the launch of their first ever Active Travel Week where local residents, community groups and businesses are invited to participate.

From September 2-8, the week will kick off with a Dr Bike session on Main Street where locals can bring their bike along for a free service and basic repairs.

Visitors can also sample E-bikes, which will be coming soon to Alloa Train Station as part of the Forth Valley Active Travel Hubs.

In addition, CDT have partnered with Clackmannan Primary School to pilot their first ever Walking School Bus service for pupils living in Devonway to the Clackmannan Primary School.

This is to support the school's active travel ambitions – despite Devonway being one of the more distant estates from the school.

The walking bus will be led by Clackmannan Development Trust's Active Travel co-ordinator, Scott Bamford and principal teacher Mrs Budge along with adult volunteers.

Not only will be the primary school be participating in the week's activity programme, but local business Foz Sports will be opting to cycle between their two premises for the duration of the week, in a bid to be more eco-friendly and support their staff's health and well-being.

Scott Bamford, CDT Active Travel co-ordinator, said: "This is a great way to begin the academic year by offering plenty of opportunities for local people to get out and be active while enjoying our surroundings."

Other activities taking place during the week will be include tri-shaw sessions provided by volunteer Henry Gill.

There will be a fun afternoon bike session on the Saturday, September 7, from 2-4pm, with a pump track, smoothie making bike, along with games and competitions.

The week concludes on Sunday, September 8, with Saddle Up social ride to Peppermill Dam, led by the group's cycle leaders.

All events are free thanks to funding from Cycling UK's Big Bike Revival Award which aims to reduce the barriers to cycling, by building people's confidence to help them to fall back in love with cycling again.