Inner Forth Bike Bus

Objective 3
Status
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 offers a transport link between various pick-up and drop-off points in the landscape, between Alloa and the Forth Bridges. Passengers can use the service to help them cycle (or walk) part of the 'Round the Inner Forth' route, hop off at fascinating heritage sites, and return them home or to a bus stop or train station for their onward travels. 
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The Inner Forth Bike Bus began in April and will run until 27th October 2024 on Sundays, enabling passengers to travel with their bike for free. It also welcomes walkers on board. 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 - might find themselves exploring a linear walk our cycling trail to a heritage spot, only to have to face turning back and heading in the direction in which they came. 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. As well as this, 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 until 27th October 2024, with further services planned for 2025. 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. 

Be sure to download the What3Words app AVAILABLE HERE to your phone to locate the bus stop closest to you. 
 
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 IFBBTTableLeafletONLINE_June2024.pdf


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Booking is not essential, but we do recommend doing so to guarantee your place by emailing info@pvttransfer.com 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!
 
Buckle up and try out the FREE Inner Forth Bike Bus, which operates every Sunday until 27th October 2024
Our Bike Bus can accommodate up to 12 standard cycles and non-standard bikes can also be accommodated
Walkers are also welcome to use the service! Our Comms Officer, Laura, took the bus to Culross recently

Project Location

Funded by

Crown Estate funding via Fife Council