Boost for walkers and cyclists visiting Bo’ness pub

Walkers and cyclists are set to benefit from enhanced facilities and discounts at a Bo’ness pub.

The Corbie Inn in the town’s Corbiehall has worked with the charity Sustrans to install a new cycle rack.

The venue has also signed up to the John Muir Way Passport Scheme – offering discounts to passport holders. It will also act as a “stamping station” for JMW passports and sell passports.

For details visit www.corbieinn.co.uk/johnmuirway

Gail Fairholm from the Corbie Inn said: “We’re just a few hundred yards from the John Muir Way itself and welcome walkers and cyclists exploring the coast-to-coast route.

“We’re pleased to improve our services for these visitors.

“We can now offer cyclists proper racking to store their bikes and give discounts to John Muir Way passport holders. We’ve also agreed to sell the passports.

“In addition, we offer free Wi-Fi and tourist information and free water top-ups for visitors’ water bottles.”

Corbie Inn staff member Louise Kennedy with one of the John Muir Way passports at the pub’s new cycle rack, supported by Sustrans.

Kristen Layne, Scottish Greenways programme coordinator at Sustrans Scotland, said: “The Corbie Inn has been a true community champion, encouraging more people to make happier, healthier and more sustainable journey choices in Bo’ness.

“The Scottish Greenways Programme wants to make it easier for local residents and everyone visiting the area to walk, wheel and cycle.

“Partnership work with enthusiastic and supportive local businesses like the Corbie Inn is key in making this a reality.

“The pub’s efforts – to make the area a more attractive destination for walkers, wheelers and cyclists -have already made a hugely positive impact, and Sustrans has been delighted to support this work by providing safe cycle parking facilities through the Scottish Greenways Programme.”

The award-winning Corbie Inn is run by Gail and her husband Giles – backed by a great on-site team. The original pub building dates back more than 100 years and was re-opened as the Corbie Inn in October 2011.

Gavin Morton, marketing development officer for the Green Action Trust – which manages the John Muir Way – said: “We’re delighted to have the Corbie Inn on board, not only as a John Muir Way stamping station, but also as real advocates of walking, cycling and wheeling in Bo’ness.

“At the Green Action Trust, we are working together with Sustrans on the Greenways Programme, which aims to improve access to and use of the local path network, as well as offering local businesses a way to showcase themselves to John Muir Way users.

“Gail and Giles’ enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile with their new facilities is very welcome and we look forward to working with more Bo’ness businesses on this initiative.”

For more details about the John Muir Way, please visit the website – http://www.johnmuirway.org or email: johnmuirway@greenactiontrust.org

About Sustrans
Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We connect people and places, create liveable neighbourhoods, transform the school run and deliver a happier, healthier commute. Join us on our journey. http://www.sustrans.org.uk

About Sustrans Scotland’s Scottish Greenways Programme
The Scottish Greenways Programme wants to increase the numbers of people choosing to walk, wheel and cycle by making traffic-free paths more welcoming, attractive and accessible spaces. Supported by Transport Scotland, the programme engages communities and listens to local needs and aspirations, improving paths and their environments for everyone in the area.

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