Food and Farming Extravaganza

Kirkcaldy’s PeachyKeen participated in the Royal Highland Education Trust’s (RHET)  virtual Food and Farming Extravaganza.

With the Royal Highland Show cancelled due to coronavirus, RHET worked with partners up and down the country to bring online activities and videos about food and farming direct to the screens of young people.

PeachyKeen, which designs and manufactures products that utilise human movement to generate electricity, created three bite-sized videos using one of its electricity producing spin bikes to power a water vortex, hydroponics system and to show viewers how to make butter.

Andrew Bowie of PeachKeen spoke to fbm Update. He said:

“The theme of our educational videos centred on the science of water and energy in the production of food. This we achieved with the assistance of Mabel, our milking cow simulator, and our human powered activities, whilst following social distancing procedures.

“Those that participated in the event, especially children were able to interact with ‘calls to action’ during and following the broadcast. The videos are still available to view here:

1) Intro/Water Vortex  2) Hydroponics  3) Butter/Conclusion

Jen Symington – JASPER on behalf of Fife Business Matters



Future Flyers at Area51

PeachyKeen’s Area51 workshop was the runway for an evening visit from 1192sqn Kirkcaldy Royal Air Force Air Cadets.

To help educate and inspire the Future Flyers, we setup a number of aviation and Festive related activities.

Gabby’s Spitfire proved to be a big hit as it whizzed around Area51’s Stable room powered by an electricity generating Hand Crank.

It was also a great opportunity for PeachyKeen to test our Water Wall festooned with Christmas lighting – a larger version of which is destined for the UK’s first Human Energy Play Park next door to Area51.

The occasion was concluded with a dazzling Human Powered Laser Show in our Demonstration Room.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could help your organisation experience the wonders of Human power generation.

Sustrans Summer

The summer has been filled with a series of fun filled events with a purpose on behalf of Sustrans (SUStainable TRANSport).

Beginning with the Scottish Educational Awards, middling with the South City Way Festival in Glasgow and finishing a glorious summer with Social in the Gardens (Princess Street, Edinburgh).

Mick the Dug was busy getting selfies with the Educational Awards children while they powered the Sustrans branded Micro Scalextric Velodrome.

Active travel was celebrated at the South City Way Street Fest with the Water Lot of Energy Challenge, attracting local residents of all ages.

Promoting the use of Cargo Bikes in Edinburgh with our Balloon Challenge against the back drop of Edinburgh Castle was FANTASTIC.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could help you with marketing your organisation with our unique fun activities.

Glasgow 2018 – European Championships

PeachyKeen was privileged to be one of the activities at Go Live On The Green as part of Glasgow 2018 – European Championships – FANTASTIC…!!!

Averaging 10590 visitors each day for eleven days the PeachyKeen stand was buzzing with participants for its Water Lot of Energy Challenge.

Ranging in age from 3 to 91, including 13 of Police Scotland’s finest – the competitive spirit was evident in all those pedaling like fury…!!!

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen can add energy and attract public participation to your event .

Primary School – Health Week

As part of it’s Health Week, a Fife Primary School tasked PeachyKeen to provide a range of fun and challenging, Human Powered activities.

The first stint involved the primary one to primary three pupils powering a Penguin and Helter Skelter…!!!

The second stint for the primary four to primary seven children required a lightness of foot to control Scalextric cars with the PeachyKeen Grand Prix Challenge.  After a few practice circuits each participant was given the opportunity to clock a fastest lap while keeping their cars on the track…!!!

PeachyKeen also provided a Hand Crank as well as Pedal Pods to ensure that everyone got the opportunity to create some energy.

Intriguingly many of the children began to appreciate the importance of their breakfast to fuel them through the day as they were able to link this with their physical performance.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could help you with a Health related initiative.

Old Kirk Restoration

Kirkcaldy Old Kirk Trust commissioned PeachyKeen to rescue a sadly neglected model of the Old Kirk Tower and turn it into a human powered, audio visual, exhibit, to encourage the visiting public of the need to save energy.

The model was originally built as part of a floral exhibit in the 1990s with an emphasis on the stain glass window, depicting an Old Kirk fire in 1986.  This was replicated in the model along with buttons to activate a spectrum of lighting shining from various windows and the Tower louvers plus recordings of the Old Kirk organ and unique sounding Tower Bell.

The model can be wheeled around the Old Kirk so that it can act as a centre piece for events such as concerts, open days, Halloween and Christmas.

Power is provided either by direct mains power or connecting to a PeachyKeen Hand Crank / Pedal Pod device.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could build a human powered exhibit to act as a fun, informative focal point for your organisation.

Happy 70th Birthday Glenrothes

Glenrothes was one of five Scottish new towns to be built in the post-war era and is now celebrating its 70th anniversary.

One of the first events was North Glenrothes Community Council’s Family Fun Day at Gilvenbank Park.

PeachyKeen’s Balloon Challenge with appropriately coloured silver balloons, adorned in diamond white with “Happy 70th Birthday Glenrothes” was one of the attractions – almost 250 balloons inflated in four hours by the pedaling public.

Positioned next to a vintage tractor PeachyKeen’s “Miracle Milker” was right at home, though blowing up balloons rather than milking a cow…!!!

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen can milk some fun at your celebratory event .

Hen Party…!!!

Who would have thought that during a science event our stand would prove an attraction for a Hen Party.

While the school children were having a snack break, the PeachyKeen set-up found itself hosting a party of ladies who had as much fun as the younger participants.

As it was early in the afternoon, the red liquid in the tank was water with natural food colouring and not wine…!!!

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could add a fun as well as an educational element to your celebrations.

Horn Imports partners PeachyKeen

PeachyKeen is proud to be partnering with Horn Imports, the only company in the UK that supplies a variety of realistic life size model plastic animals including bulls, cows, deer, sheep, goats, giant strawberries, milking cows, horses, pigs, penguins and calves.

One of our first projects was to covert a model of Doberman dog into a farm yard, alarm system that could be powered by PeachyKeen human power and good old mains power.  The animal in question illuminates on approach with bright red eyes and a spine shivering barking sequence.

The model is affectionately known as “Urban” after a real Doberman who kindly provided the snarling sound track.

Any of Horn Imports animals can be converted to multi-media creations to inform and entertain.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could turn a model animal into a captivating visitor attraction.

Primary School Enjoys Fun Approach to Reduce Reuse Recycle Lesson

PeachyKeen has delivered a fun packed, 30 minute input on Reduce – Reuse – Recycle for a Fife Primary School using their Junior Pod and a Balloon Inflation machine to demonstrate energy usage to an enthusiastic, happy class of primary three children.

The original Junior Pod designed for the BBC’s Nina and the Neurons, Brilliant Bodies episode along with a 1940’s Portable Milking Machine, which has been restored as a Balloon Inflation machine, were used as examples to meet the learning theme.

The children subsequently used their imaginations to draw their own human powered creations and presented them to PeachyKeen. 

To inspire young minds please checkout our Education solutions and range of STEAM related activities.

Contact us now to find out more about how PeachyKeen could help your primary or secondary school.

  • "PeachyKeen have been fantastic partners to work with from design to build, and provided an interactive and engaging customer focused activity across the 4 days of the Royal Highland Show." Sara Smith, RHET Learning and Development Co-ordinator

  • “What a fantastic organisation and great STEM learning whilst having a fun experience for school pupils. Thanks PeachyKeen for your support at our STEM Olympics.” Colin Miller, Head of Service: External Engagement

  • “I can’t recommend PeachyKeen highly enough. They are a polished act who bring energy and oomph to any event and have the most amazing equipment . They look good, are well prepared, and everything about their service is top quality from the products and materials used and the way the work with people and the customers.” Laura Carswell - Neilston Development Trust

  • "We have had the privilege of working at education related events where we combine engaging activities, using a range of PeachyKeen resources."

  • "It’s always a pleasure to work with Andrew and the team from PeachyKeen. Interesting, engaging and fun activities delivered with enthusiasm and professionalism." Amy Russell, Events Officer

  • "We look forward to welcoming the PeachyKeen team to our events. People of all ages and abilities love the hand-on activities." Scottish Borders Council

  • "We were delighted to have PeachyKeen on board at the first ASGF Festival of Ideas Adam’s Family Fun Day in March. They were very professional and kept our visitors engaged with their amazing eco-friendly equipment. It was great to see the young ones enjoying themselves. We would definitely recommend them for your event." Karen Taylor, Partnerships & Creative Development Manager

  • “For our Earth Hour event, PeachyKeen were very well equipped to run a fantastic bicycle-powered light display, capturing the attention of just over one hundred participants. It was a fun and interactive exhibition, and we look forward to welcoming them back in future!” Lara Fahey, Transition University of St Andrews

  • “We would like to say a big thank you to the PeachyKeen team who visited us twice in a week. As part of our Wellbeing agenda, we had the Scalextrix Bikes to both of our sites in Bellshill and have to say a great time was had by all. It didn’t matter about fitness level or skills – this was an activity everyone could get involved in and the competition was fierce ! The team were really organised, friendly and encouraged our employees to give it a go and we will certainly be calling on them again for fun, different activities we can offer in the workplace. Thank you again from the Muller Dairy and Blowmoulding sites. “

  • "My company booked the PeachyKeen smoothie bikes for a Wellbeing event we were hosting in May. From start to finish, Joa was extremely friendly and helpful, responding quickly to any queries I had as well as providing helpful information about the bikes which we used to promote on our internal channels. The event itself was a great success – my colleagues absolutely loved the bikes, and the smoothies were delicious (we had lots of people going back for seconds, and thirds!). We also had some special requests on the day, and PeachyKeen were extremely accommodating and nothing was a hassle for them. Overall, a really great experience and would 100% recommend if you are looking for a fun (and healthy!) activity for any event you’re hosting." Eve Robertson, Modulr Finance

  • Just wanted to thank you and your Team for your efforts on behalf of CIRCLE for the Scottish Recovery Consortium Recovery Walk Scotland - Paisley 2022. The smoothie bike activity was so welcomed by those on attendance and there were so many smiles on people's faces it brought further joy and happiness to such a fantastic event. I will strongly be recommending PeachyKeen to our Service Partners. Not only the activity, but your staff team were so welcoming and really got involved in supporting the day and engaging with everyone who took part in the activity: amazing!!! Thank you so much from CIRCLE. Iain Risk, Circle

  • We booked Joa for our Bike Fun Day event and loved how colourful the Peachykeen stand was which helped attract people to have a go at the smoothie bike. The smoothies are actually delicious, and Joa provided all of the ingredients so that we did not have to source those. It's a great fun activity for all ages, and the team were so busy all day we completely used up all of the smoothie supplies! We will definitely book you again. Gemma Simpson, Auchterarder Community Sports & Recreation Bike Fun Day

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