The launch of a new campaign by Overgate, Dundee to promote good physical and mental health has made a wheely good start thanks to the Dundee Cycle Hub who staged a pop-up at the centre as part of Overgate Health Week.
Iain Hay aka Dr Bike Service from the Hub was joined by four-year-old cycling enthusiast Wylde Falconer of Dundee who took advantage of the free bike safety checks and mini services that were on offer.
The Dundee Cycle Hub team were also on hand to share expert advice on how Dundee residents and visitors to the city can cycle, stay active and reduce short car journeys which help to reduce carbon emissions and air pollution at a local level.
The Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Group (DVVA) also joined the fun with Mhairi Cormack, Green Health Development Worker at DVVA bringing along new E-trikes for a day. The E-trikes proved popular with inquisitive members of the public and Mhairi invited them to test their skills by navigating cycling cones which were set up outside Overgate.
Overgate Health Week took place in and around the centre and involved teams from across the NHS including Tayside GOGA (Get Out Get Active), Tayside Tobacco Control Team, Tayside Council on Alcohol, and Tayside Sexual Health and BBV (Blood Borne Viruses), Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, Terence Higgins Trust, Hillcrest, The Corner, Candu and Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action.
Speaking about the campaign,Metta Ramsay, Retail Marketing Manager of Overgatesaid:
“The inaugural Overgate Health Week was a great success and we would like to thank the many health and wellbeing support groups from across the city who took part and shared their ideas and advice.
“Dundee Cycle Hub’s pop-up was a fantastic attraction with scores of people taking advantage of the Dr Bike Service and the E-trikes proved highly popular with a wide cross section of the public inquisitive about their appeal and keen to try one out.
“As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, summer brings opportunities to enjoy more time outdoors and this is an ideal moment to press reset on improving our health. Hopefully Overgate Health Week has provided plenty inspiration and encouragement to help us all become fitter and happier.
The Overgate Centre, Dundee is owned and managed by Land Securities, the largest commercial property company in the UK.