This year’s big cycling event on 5th June was another great success and with the weather playing its part a grand time was had by one and all. Although now in its 24th year, this was also something of a new start for the Kingussie Bikeathon with new charity sponsor Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. But Paul Corrigan and the CHSS team did a fine job getting over 300 riders off and underway from the start at the High School. Not to mention all the organisation, stewarding and congratulating the riders with medals at the finish line.
This year’s Walkfest event took place on Saturday 14th May and saw a healthy turnout for the hike around Loch Gynack and tour of the town’s new Hydro Electric schemes. The walk was a leisurely 6 miles in pleasant spring weather. It was also an opportunity for the public to view the KCDC Hydro Electric scheme on the Gynack Burn as well as the 2 Pitmain Estate schemes. The Kingussie Community scheme is now fully operational and producing up to 15kW for the benefit of the local golf course and already raising funds for community projects.
As we've all seen, the Kingussie High Street is undergoing somewhat of a revival at the moment creating a new buzz around the town.
Last week has seen the launch of the Cafe Bistro formerly the Teapots cafe and after a full renovation it has been going down very well with discerning diners.
Last month Glen, Scott, Evan and Rory held the public opening of their new Toncam Flooring and Interiors at number 25 on the High Street. The shop looks great and is open for a browse or by appointment.
On 21st December Cycle Friendly Kingussie announced that 2016 will see a relaunch of Kingussie's annual Bikeathon event with CFK working alongside Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. The event has been running in Kingussie for 23 consecutive years and raising money for leukamia research and although the sponsor will change the theme will otherwise be continuity.
The Bikeathon will take place on Sunday 5th June 2016 and with the annual Bikefest festival also moving to the Sunday it really will be a great "festival of cycling".
28th November 2015: Kingussie successfully retained their place in the Marine Harvest Premiership with a 2-0 play-off victory over Kilmallie in front of a healthy crowd at Inverness’s Bught Park.
After a tense and goal-less first half, Kingussie were eventually able to secure victory with goals by Barrie Dallas and Ryan Borthwick
Kingussie had finished the 2015 season in 9th position in the 10 team premier league, which meant they were to play Kilmallie the side from Fort William who had finished 2nd in the National Division One.
27 November 2014: Kingussie has been selected by Cycling Scotland as one of four communities across Scotland to develop a new Cycle Friendly Community. As a result Kingussie Community Development Company (KCDC) will have access to funding in order to pilot additional cycling initiatives in Kingussie and extending to the wider Badenoch area including Newtonmore, Laggan and Kincraig.
Kingussie won shinty's Camanachd Cup in Inverness on Saturday 13th September when they defeated Glenurquhart 4-0 to spark celebrations which would run for three days and nights! Two goals each from Savio Genini and Ronald Ross were enough to seal victory at Bught Park in Inverness in front of a 5000 strong crowd. This is the first time in 8 years that the famous old trophy has come back to Kingussie and the 23rd time since 1896.