FUNDING has been secured to provide free bike maintenance service to people in the Wee County.

Clackmannan Development Trust (CDT) secured the funding through Cycling Scotland with the offer extending to the whole Clackmannanshire postcode area.

The scheme will provide a bike maintenance service and parts up to the value of £50 with the aim on ensuring that those who may be struggling financially are not prevented from getting out their bikes because they need repairs.

Repairs will be carried out by Scott Bamford at Clackmannan Active Travel Hub with people advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Peter Goodsir, chair of Clackmannan Development Trust, said: "We are lucky to have Scott as a committed staff member of the CDT.

"Scott's enthusiasm has helped encourage numerous people to get out cycling and improve their physical and mental wellbeing."

In addition to the free repair service, the trust also has a limited number of second hand, serviced children's and adult's bikes for sale at very reasonable prices.

People looking for a pair of wheels are advised to keep an eye out on the CDT Facebook page over the next few weeks where the bikes for sale will be posted.

Those looking to make good use of a bicycle can also keep an eye on social media for upcoming travel events, starting with this Sunday's, January 16, Saddle Up group ride.

Riders will meet for the short family friendly trip at 10.30am on the day, following a successful Merry and Bright Christmas ride to Alloa in December.

Looking ahead into 2022, Mr Goodsir added: "The CDT is welcoming a new manager in the near future and will be rolling out more services soon.

"However, the success of the trust relies on our excellent volunteers and our ability to listen and respond to the needs of our local community.

"If you want to get involved with the trust to help make things better, please get in touch."

People looking for a bike repair can email Scott via or visit for membership enquiries and further information.