Community Outreach Update: October 2020

Find out what our Community Outreach team has been up to the past month…

Active Travel team

Community Dr Bike at Glasgow Kelvin College


  • Have been holding weekly community stalls at both our West and South Hubs, designed to provide a friendly and socially-distanced face for anyone curious about traveling on a bike.
  • Held 6 Dr Bike community sessions with 21 people attending to get their bikes checked over for free.
  • Loaned out 9 eBikes to the public to try out for free, as part of our exciting eBike Library.
  • Hosted the first screening of our new Film Club; bi-monthly films centred around cycling and climate change – all viewed from the comfort of your own home! We hold a group conversation after each screening for a little socialising, too! Check out more upcoming films here.
  • Are developing plans for the first meeting of our Climate Challenge Group – a team of passionate folk working to create more events and activities that generate enthusiasm and knowledge of climate action. Email if you’d like to join the group.
  • Key workers are now being offered the option to purchase a bike at a discounted cost, details here.


Health and Wellbeing team

Phoenix Futures group on their ride to the Transport Museum


  • Their weekly rides are back in full swing.
  • The Phoenix Futures cycling group have cycled to Spiers Warf and the Transport Museum and are planning to ride to the West Hub from Anniesland next week.
  • Moss Heights community group is gaining confidence and now can look behind and signal perfectly thanks to their cycling lessons.
  • Thursday Womxn and Non-Binary rides are now running at both West and South Hubs.
  • Mount Vernon community group has received their eBikes and even their families have been getting involved!


Skills and Development team

Our mini cyclists from Govanhill Gears loving their adventure to Cuningar Loop


  • Ran 10 Fix Your Own Bike sessions outdoors, including 2 for young people.
  • Completed the second Build Your Own Bike training course of this year. This in-depth course for young people not in education or employment qualifies students at City & Guilds level 2 bike mechanics, and they build a bike they get to keep.
  • Finished our 4-week cycling sessions with YCSA & Community Renewal youth groups.
  • Ran 8 volunteer bike maintenance sessions, teaching our volunteers how to strip, clean, prep, and build refurbished bikes.
  • Cycled with two groups of young people from Govanhill to Cunningar Loop for a great day of exploring, see the fun we had here.
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