Published Date: Oct 7th, 2020
The autumn holidays are approaching and there are lots of outdoor activities for families to take part in. Fife Council is running a photo competition to encourage families to continue to walk, run, scoot and cycle during the October break.
There are loads of benefits to getting out and about.
Cycling and walking are healthier alternative ways to travel and help cut carbon emissions as well as improve air quality.
Many people have already changed their transport habits by walking, cycling and wheeling more for exercise or essential journeys. During lockdown, there was a decrease in air pollution in many areas. Many adults and children were out being active, walking and taking to two wheels – more than ever before. Families were spending more time together, enjoying their local surroundings and being outside.
Take a photograph and write a caption to inspire others to get more active through healthier, more environmentally friendly journeys, and to win both book vouchers and a new bike stand for your school.
Over the autumn break, Fife Council is inviting families to continue to walk, run, scoot and cycle by taking part in a fun photo competition. All entrants have to do is capture the fun of being outside by taking a photograph of something found outside while travelling actively, as well as coming up with a thought-provoking caption.
If you or a member of your family is under 18, and whether you prefer to walk, run, cycle or scoot around Fife, you can take part in the council's photo competition for the chance to win both book vouchers as well as a bike stand for your school. This starts next week and runs 12- 30 October.
Cllr Ross Vettraino, Convener of Fife Council’s, Environment & Protective Services Committee, said: “To be successful in combating climate change Fife Council is urging local people to take action where they can to make a difference. If you can’t work from home, this may mean cycling or walking instead of driving to work, or travelling actively for fun or exercise."
-To find local cycle and walking routes visit www.travelfife.com
-To find out more about activities in your area visit www.activefife.co.uk