How do you get to the shops?
If it’s not far, could you leave the car at home on your next shopping trip?
Shopping for food is one of the everyday journeys that we can help you to do more easily by bicycle or on foot.
Looking for ideas on how to carry your shopping by bike?
Now you can borrow a pannier bag to try out on your next food journey. If you just need milk and bread we have small ones you can try; we also have a pair of larger panniers to fit a weeks supply of groceries. Pop in to the Hub to ask about trying out the panniers. There’s also a wee bike trailer for those times only an extra set of wheels will do!
Are you interested in shopping more locally?
Local food that’s in season has been shown to be fresher, healthier and more environmentally sustainable than many items in big supermarkets. Forth Environment Link are founders of Stirling NeighbourFood, a weekly online food market where you can buy a wide range of local food & drink including organic vegetables, fresh bread, free range eggs, high welfare meat and much more.
How we travel for our food is as important to our environment as what we eat. Active travel is incentivised through rewards such as loyalty card points redeemable for coffees in several local businesses and collection points are close to bus and rail links.
Following Stirling’s success we now support communities to open replicable online markets in rural Scotland. https://www.instagram.com/regionalonlinefoodmarkets/
Find all our latest cycling and walking events happening around Stirling.