Hub Fest - Sunday 26th September 2021, 11am - 4pm.

Celebrating the opening of Dundee Cycle Hub and the Launch of COP26 activities in Dundee

ACTIVE travel’s contribution to cutting greenhouse gases is set to take centre stage in Dundee on the 26th September!

The opening of the city’s cycle hub on September 26 will also see the launch of local events leading up to the COP 26 climate summit.

Slessor Gardens and Waterfront Place will play host to stalls and information stands, a mobile bike track, Segway sessions, upcycling, rewilding and many other activities.

Dundee's Waterfront is also set to come alive with a guest appearance by Storm - A 10 metre high goddess created out of recycled materials who will walk around the V&A, Waterfront park and Slessor gardens area!

Meanwhile the £1.2m Dundee Cycle Hub will be officially opened by Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and Lee Craigie, Scotland’s Active Nation Commissioner.

Check out the full itinerary below!

Dundee Cycle Hub
Official Opening

Celebrations will kick off at 11am with the official opening of the new Dundee Cycle Hub at Waterfront Place beside the V&A museum.


Lord Provost Ian Brothwick and Active Nation Commissioner for Scotland Lee Craigie will be on hand to open the building and welcome everyone to the cities new Cycling, Active Travel and resource centre.


Come on down, get your bike fixed, rent a bike, get advice, grab a slice of cake, pick up some cycling supplies and try our own specialty house blend Dear Green Coffee from our barista bar!

Time: 11am - 5pm

Location: Dundee Cycle Hub, Waterfront Place, DD1 4EZ

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Sustainable Dundee - COP26 Launch & Expo

COP26 Dundee
Learn about the full programme of activities being delivered by partners across the city in the lead up to and during COP26.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SUSTAINABLE DUNDEE CLICK HERE

Scottish Water
Learn ways to save water and care for the natural environment when disposing of waste. Free Scottish Water reusable water bottles will be distributed to enable people to use the Slessor Gardens Top up Tap.

DCC Waste Team
Find out more about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling in Dundee with the DCC Waste team

Whale Sculpture
Come and see the new 10ft whale sculpture made from waste plastic created by 4 Dundee Schools and Scrapantics – learn about the plastic in our seas and what you can do to reduce this.

Dundee Science Centre
Fun Climate Related science activities.

Gate Church
Upcycle fabric to make t-shirts, bags and bookmarks, join in making a community wreath and learn about the Community Fridge Project.

University of Dundee
Interactive displays and activities relating to rewilding and biodiversity.

DEW Eco products
Try out Eco-friendly cleaning products from local business, DEW Products

Urban Foresight
Find out about local car clubs, pop up chargers and local sustainable mobility projects.

Michelin Scotland Innovation Park
Build a solitary bee hotel, take part in a climate change quiz and take home some wildflower seeds!

Learn about the MSIP Skills Academy, in partnership with Dundee and Angus College, with lots of interactive materials, including training kits for sustainable mobility and decarbonisation roles, desktop robots electric go karts and VR sets.

Friends of the Earth Tayside
Learn about community organisations tackling climate change and how you can get involved.

Dundee Heritage Trust
Find out about the exciting redevelopment for Discovery Point including the creation of a new gallery themed around climate change and retrofitting the building to ensure a low carbon impact.

Location: Slessor Gardens
Time: 11am - 4pm
FREE EVENTS!

Storm!

STORM is a 10-metre tall goddess of the sea, created by Vision Mechanics and made from entirely recycled materials. STORM comes with an environmental message, to encourage us all to celebrate our seas, care for our coastlines and empower us all to put the environment first.

STORM will arrive into Slessor Gardens at approximately 12.30pm where she will take in the festivities head of a procession around the city centre. Starting at Slessor Gardens at 1.10pm, walking up Castle Street, along to City Square, along High Street, down Union Street, along Dock Street and back into Slessor Gardens. A performance from Urban Moves Dance Company will bid her a farewell just before 3pm.

FREE Dr Bike Service at Dundee Cycle Hub

Our qualified mechanics will be on hand to offer FREE complimentary bicycle safety checks, mini services and advice throughout the day.

T&C's Apply. Pre-booking is essential. Limited availability on a first come first served basis.

Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: Dundee Cycle Hub, Waterfront Place, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

The Ebikes are coming!

Come along and try a variety of different ebikes from a range of manufacturers courtesy of Energy Savings Trust. Get free impartial advice and take a demo bike out for a spin.

T&C's Apply. Pre-booking is essential. Bikes are subject to availability on a first come first served basis. In order to rent a bike you will need to present a valid proof of photo identification and proof of address. A refundable deposit of £50 is also required when you collect a demo bike from us.

Time: 12pm - 4pm
Location: Dundee Cycle Hub, Waterfront Place, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

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Muckmedden Events MTB Skills Track, Toddler Track & More!

Come down to Slessor Gardens on Sunday 26th September to try out a wide range of fun cycling activities for all ages.

The Muckmedden Skills Track incorporates bumps, berms and rollers to test your reflexes and cycling skills!

Bikes and helmets are available to use.

T&C's Apply. Pre-registration is being taken to aid with current Covid restrictions. Limited availability on a first come first served basis. We expect the skills track to be busy so please be prepared to wait and comply with social distancing measures!

Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Slessor Gardens

eGuide Scotland Segway Experience

Come and have a session on a segway with eGuide Scotland! Try this awesome fun micro mobility experience. Sessions will run continuously through the day!

Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Slessor Gardens

Try the Embark Dundee Ebike Share Scheme

RideOn Scotland will be offering free demonstrations, help and advice to enable Dundee residents and visitors to access and get best use out of the cities growing network of Ebikes and docking stations.

Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Slessor Gardens

Adaptive Bikes & Trikes

Cycling should be for all and that is why we have teamed up with Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action's Rediscover Project and the NHS Learning Disability Physiotherapy Service to offer a chance to try a range of adaptive bikes and trikes. These bikes are suitable for those with physical impairments, health or mobility issues! Sessions will take place throughout the day.

More details to follow!
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Dundee Cycle Hub, Waterfront Place, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

Silent Adventures Walking Silent Disco Tours

Come along for a good old boogie, and a sing song with the original, award-winning Silent Adventure tour, through the streets of Dundee! Join your hilarious host on a silent disco tour full of dad dancing and out of tune singing, for all of Dundee to experience. Top of the range headsets blast out sensational tunes from all decades and genres, as well as the inspirational instruction of your host - you'll forget about the world around you, and have the time of your life! It's an experience not to be missed!

More details to follow!
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Dundee Cycle Hub, Waterfront Place, Dundee, DD1 4EZ

Keeping you Covid safe!

We will have a range of sanitizing and disinfectant stations across the event area to keep people safe. Stewards will be there to encourage social distancing and there will be a range of public toilet facilities available including the Pamis changing places toilet.