Inner Forth Bike Bus

Objective 3
In Progress
Through this activity, we are piloting a seasonal service to make it easier for visitors and locals to explore the landscape of the Inner Forth area. The service will offer a transport link between various pre-defined pick-up and drop-off points in the landscape, between Alloa and the Forth Bridges. This will allow users of the service, who wish to walk or cycle in the area, to use the Bike Bus to reach or return to their starting point - or a train or bus station.   
The Inner Forth Bike Bus will run from 21st April 2024 - 27th October 2024, enabling passengers to travel with their bike for free. It also welcomes walkers to make use of the hop-on, hop-off service. Picture, Andy McCandlish for Inner Forth Futures (c) 2024.

It's not always easy to come up with sustainable, green methods of transport and offerings within the tourism sector. 

Visitors to the Inner Forth area - as well as residents living in the area - may find themselves exploring a linear walk or cycling trail to a heritage spot, however, they may not have the time, inclination, or level of fitness required to return to the start point of that journey, on their own steam. Public transport provision may also not exist and, if it does, it will not always necessarily be bike friendly and accessible for those on wheels. 
To try and address some of these issues, we are piloting the Inner Forth Bike Bus, which will run EVERY SUNDAY from Sunday 21st April - Sunday 27th October 2024, with further services planned for future tourist seasons. We have contracted PVT Transfer to run a minibus service, equipped with new bike trailers, operating on a circular route between Alloa and the Forth Bridges, with stops to link and allow access to lesser-known heritage sites, walking and cycling routes, and active travel hubs. The route and stops, shown on the map and timetable below, are subject to change. 

We hope the Inner Forth Bike Bus service will provide a valuable link and offer locals and visitors, alike, the opportunity to discover the fascinating built and natural heritage the area has to offer. We all know that public transport is a better way to travel than doing so by car, so our hope is that people will embrace this, have fun, and choose a greener option on Sundays within the Inner Forth area.  
This seasonal transport service will be piloted FREE OF CHARGE and will run on a fixed timetable which can be viewed and downloaded HERE:   
Download IFBB Timetable Leaflet PDF Version.pdf

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Our timetable operates on Sundays only and the service runs between Alloa and the Forth Bridges.

We highly recommend you book your place on the Inner Forth Bike Bus by emailing at least 24 hours in advance: don't forget to include the number of passengers, pick-up and drop-off locations you require, number and type of bikes and any other access requirements. Please note that your space will only be guaranteed when you receive a confirmation email.

Using a non-standard cycle? The Inner Forth Bike Bus can accommodate a range of e-bikes, tandem bikes, handcycles and trikes. Where there is a wheel, there is a way.....

We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Inner Forth Bike Bus this year!

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The Inner Forth Bike Bus is easy to use: once you have your email booking confirmation, and your bike secured on our trailer, you're ready to go! Picture by Andy McCandlish for Inner Forth Futures (c) 2024.

Project Location

Funded by

Crown Estate funding via Fife Council