On the Eleventh Day of Christmas…

On the evelenth day of Christmas my true love shared with me, 11 reasons to go walking Staying active and getting fresh air are vital even over the festive period. When faced with adversity and stress heading out for a walk can really help maintain a positive perspective on things. So here are just eleven reasons for adding a walk into your daily routine: 1) Getting out in the freshRead More…

On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love showed to me, 8 bike tricks including a wheelie! There is never a bad time to get into cycling, even in winter! Here are 8 things you could consider doing this festive period: 1) DecorateUse up your leftover decorations to add some fun to your festive rides! See above for an easy idea using tinsel and lights.  WeaRead More…

Our First Town-Wide Secret Santa!

To end a turbulent year of radical ups and downs, December in St Andrews saw Transitions first (if not St Andrews first) town-wide Secret Santa! Linked to our St AndReuse project, the idea was for people to sign up sharing a sentence about themselves to help their secret Santa create the right gift for them. As much as possible we wanted people to embrace their creativity and make a gift from theRead More…

Campus Cycling Officer? Who’s Tamzin Dewar?

Transition St Andrews is pleased to announce the addition of another full-time member of staff! Tamzin Dewar will be taking the role of Campus Cycling Officer with the general remit to promote cycling as a healthy and sustainable travel option for staff and students. A keen bikepacker on a mission to share her passion find out a bit more about Tamzin and the role of CCO here. If you have any Read More…

Cycle Ride Leaders Leading the Way

On a cold and rainy Saturday in November, seven cycle enthusiasts embarked on a Cycle Ride Leader & Led Ride Assistant course (Cycling Scotland). Delivered by Kat Brown (of Cycling Solutions), the group undertook a variety of theory and practical sessions designed to turn a competent cyclist into a confident leader. Topics such as road positioning are further complicated by having to Read More…

Why Cycle?

Prof Chris Oliver @CyclingSurgeon on Twitter Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine: saves you money, gets you fit and helps the environment. Cycling is easier on your joints than running or other high-impact aerobic activities. It helps you get into shape and build your cardiovascular fitness. Exercising for at least 150 minutes every week helps yRead More…

New Post: Campus Cycling Officer

Are you passionate about changing peoples travel habits and supporting healthy, low carbon living? Transition UStA is once again teaming up with Cycling Scotland and Bright Green Business to offer a post of Campus Cycling Officer. The post is flexible and suited to recent graduates as a full time position or current students with flexible hours for the right candidate. Applications Close: 23 SRead More…

My Carbon Footprint

Working in Transition University of St Andrews, our job is to try and persuade folk to get out of cars and walk and cycle more, to improve their health and well-being using recycled bikes (eg. Bike Pool), to eat locally produced food instead of consuming imported food with high carbon miles (eg. Edible Campus), and despite Landfill Tax, to try and prevent items being trashed like tools (eg. Tool Read More…

Sustainable Travel Worker Job with Transition

Transition is looking for a new Sustainable Travel worker to promote and facilitate sustainable travel options in St Andrews with a special focus on University staff commuters. Its an exciting position at a time when things are changing rapidly around transport and the relocation of staff.  The post holder will be promoting smarter travel options including car sharing, cycling, public transpoRead More…

EVENT: Shared Path Meet-Up!

Join us on Saturday 27th April for a fun and
inspiring afternoon for the Crail
to St Andrews Shared Path project. Drop-in anytime between 12-3pm at Kingsbarns Memorial Hall, where you’ll be able to find
out all about the proposed route with information and presentations throughout
the day. Come along to hear what others have been sharing of their experiences
along the route, and Read More…

The Hydrogen Economy

With increasing evidence and media coverage on Climate Change and Global Warming brought on by anthropogenically produced CO2 in our atmosphere, we are well aware of the problems associated with the carbon economy, which is based on coal, oil and gas. But with what do we replace it? Electric power is great, but it is mostly still generated by burning hydrocarbons. If we could duplicate and harnesRead More…