Penicuik First ran its first “Gear Up!” event in 2016, using European Union funding to host the first awesome stunt show in the High Street, community cycle, and a full week of free cycle repairs, hire and e-bike trials.
It was so successful that we secured more funding from Cycling Scotland and Midlothian Council to put on a one-day spectacular on Penicuik’s market day this April.
Running alongside the perenially-popular Penicuik Market, the “Gear Up for the Penicuik Market” event kicked off with the first stunt show of the day, by world champions and Scotland’s premier trials stunt team “The Clan”.
All day, our swish bike track was swarmed by the boys and girls of Penicuik, eager to show off their skills…
…before pedalling our “smoothie bike” to power their way to a delicious smoothie! (We found that banana, milk and honey was a winning combination).
All the while, Penicuik’s own Motavation was on hand to get your own bikes tuned up and ready to roll.
At Penicuik First, we organise these events not just because we’re suckers for insane stunt shows, free fun and prize giveaways, but also because we want to encourage people, young and old, to stay healthy, explore our stunning rural surroundings, and maybe even ditch the car sometimes!
We’d like to thank everybody, who continues to help us make these events possible: Scottish Government (via European Mobility Week), Cycling Scotland, Midlothian Council, Cycling UK, Penicuik Cycling and Motavation.