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.

The Bike Academy

  • Continued to work in 5 secondary schools across Glasgow, helping 33 pupils work towards a bicycle mechanics accreditation and a further 8 work towards a mountain biking certification
  • Ran an employability course alongside the Venture Trust helping 10 young people improve their life chances and gain a City and Guilds bike maintenance qualification in the process
  • Ran 9 Youth Fix Your Own Bike Sessions in the West End and Govanhill, giving local young people the chance to learn more about their bikes and spend time in a positive environment after school
  • Ran our second Dr Bike alongside Glasgow Coffee Outside fixing upwards of 20 bikes for free at the Broomielaw. Around 40 litres of coffee was consumed (and that was just the team)!
  • Ran 4 maintenance classes for a total of 18 people
  • Involved 5 of our wonderful young volunteers in maintenance training, giving them new skills with which to make the greatest impact with us.


Bobbi-Jo, a participant in our Venture Trust programme



  • Have been out at Springburn College teaching ESOL students how to cycle and now have a group excited cyclists who are quickly picking up all the basics and will soon be ready for led rides
  • Signed up 29 (and counting) new nextbike memberships for Bikes For All and took out a group from the Red Cross for a ride on the nextbikes
  • Are moving forward with the Queens Cross Housing Association rickshaw program with a taster session delivered
  • Phoenix Futures is still going strong with a big group of keen riders who are always up for cycling further and faster. Liv is still volunteering with us and has been taking the lead on pre ride helmet and M checks
  • Released an epic report on the Bikes for All project focused on 2018-2019


A great infographic team member Pippa created for the Bikes for All report



  • Have been kept busy with lots of funding opportunities and report writing
  • Loaned out 8 bikes to curious commuters
  • Loaned out 3 e-bikes to those looking for some pedal-powered assistance
  • Ran maintenance classes throughout the month with 4 people at each
  • Held a free Dr Bike at the Sandyford church servicing 3 bikes (before an unexpected power cut disabling our lights!)
  • Developed a lovely welcoming new community space in the West Hub so everyone has a comfy seat to sit on and wait for their bike, or for a ride.


Come and park your bum in our new community space!


South Community Hub

  • 15 women and non-binary people came along to ‘Learn to Ride’ sessions
  • Finished our last session with a group of kids at Alison Street Primary school, with all kids up and peddling now
  • The ever-popular kid’s club had 25 attendees across the month
  • Began some volunteer bike building sessions, training up our trusty volunteers.


Our wee cheeky cycle-mad kids club


Thanks to all those who have participated in our community projects, and to our wonderful staff who deliver them!

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