RESIDENTS on the Rosneath peninsula are being invited to share their thoughts on a new community initiative at a public consultation this week.

The Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust has been successful in a funding application for the Pedalling Peninsula project – a low cost community pool electronic bike scheme.

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The idea is aimed at improving access to the area’s top attractions, such as the Linn Botanic Gardens in Cove, the Peaton Hill nature reserve and a tour of the heritage trails, all of which are best experienced by bike or on foot.

The trust says the scheme will be open to both locals and visitors and is designed to be inclusive in nature, making it accessible to people of varying abilities and ages.

Five e-bikes could be on the way, but the funders have not been identified as of yet.

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A community consultation event will be held in the Cove Burgh Hall on Tuesday, September 10 to provide more information on the project and give people an opportunity to discuss how best to spend the funding. There will also be a chance to see pictures of some of the possible bikes which could be made available.

Anyone interested in attending should head along from 7pm-9pm to find out more.