Top Tips for Cycle Commuting
As passionate and hardy cycle-commuters, the team at Bike for Good have put together this handy list of tips for cycle commuting. Don’t be intimidated! If you change your wheels, you will change your life.
January 2020 Newsletter
What we are planning for January, our New Year’s Resolutions, and some big news. Read newsletter here.
We are a Top Employer 2020 Finalist
The shortlist for the Top Employer Awards 2020 has landed, and we are delighted to be a finalist.
Festive Opening Hours
Find out our shop opening hours for over the festive period of 2019 below. Merry christmas and a happy new year to all our wonderful supporters, customers, volunteers, Board, and staff!
December 2019 Newsletter
Read about what’s been going on at Bike for Good over the past month of November, and what we have to look forward to in December. Read newsletter here.
Introducing our Safeguarding Officers
Bike for Good now has 4 Safeguarding Officers certified, by the NSPCC. Our Skills and Development Officer Neil attended Designated Child Protection Officer (DCPO) training in August. After the course, Neil decided this would be a role best spread across the organisation, so a further 3 staff attended the same course…
New Community Space In West Hub
We do a lot of community work for people all across the city of Glasgow. Often we host led rides starting from one of our Community Hubs, run groups of learn-to-ride sessions, or have people coming in and out for cycling lessons.
November Community Work Round-Up
What have our community projects been up to this past month, you ask? Cycling is not just for Summer at Bike for Good, we pedal allllll year round.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Mark
Mark has been riding a bike ever since he can remember, describing it as an integral part of his childhood. As he got older, his love for bikes never died, but the effort required to ride became a bit of a barrier for him. Mark came to us to trial…
Volunteer Spotlight: Charlie
Charlie is one of our longest-serving volunteers, with over five years service at Bike for Good. Previously a geologist and a museum curator, Charlie is now retired and in his words, “loving it”.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Chris
Chris was experiencing homelessness when we first encountered him at the Rodney Street Shelter. Bike for Good ran some rides with the homeless shelter, to get people out and about exercising. Chris came along on one of our rides and he got chatting to Paul, our Bike Academy training officer.
Our Impact Report for 2018 – 2019
The Impact Report 2018-2019 has landed at Bike for Good. Created by our Head of Projects and Communications Officer, this report details how we have changed lives through cycling during the last financial year.
CCF Gathering 2019
On Wednesday 6th November, Bike for Good team members Lorna and Claudio headed through from Glasgow to Edinburgh to attend the 2019 Climate Challenge Fund Gathering at Dynamic Earth.
Win a bike up to value of £150!
We need your help! We are designing a new cycling project and we want to know how we can help YOU to cycle more. Bike for Good design our projects based on what the community wants, not just what we think is best.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Jason
Now a regular at our Kid’s Club, it’s hard to remember the Jason* that first walked through our doors. We first met 8 year old Jason amongst a bunch of young Roma kids that get involved in our community work. If you are ever in our South Hub, you won’t…
November 2019 Newsletter
Read about what’s been going on at Bike for Good over the past month of October, and what we have to look forward to in November. Read newsletter here.
October Community Work Round-Up
Our community project teams have been working hard, connecting bicycles and people to positively impact the environment, health and wellbeing, and skills and development. Sometimes they are so busy, they don’t even know what each other are up to!
Volunteer Spotlight: Helen
At Bike for Good we have over 65 volunteers. In the last year alone, our volunteers dedicated 4311 hours of their time to us! We simply couldn’t function without the time and spirit of these good-hearted people. So welcome to our new feature, a Volunteer Spotlight.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Reza
Bike for Good first encountered Reza in the summer of 2018, after he made a promise to himself to begin to enjoy cycling again in his fifties.
Wheelbeing Project Wins Public Health Commendation
Our Wheelbeing project has been awarded a commendation at the 2019 RSPH Awards from Public Health England.
Let’s Go! A Film About Cycling, Community, and Climate Change
On the 12th October, we were delighted to debut a short film at Bike for Good South Community Hub, focused on our efforts to tackle climate change through our VeloCommunities project.
The Story Behind The Name ‘Bike for Good’
Welcome to the first ever Bike for Good blog post. We’ve been so wrapped up in what we are doing, we forgot to record all our news! It’s about time, since we are nearly 10 years old.