Build Your Own Bike – Stephen’s Story
I recently moved to Glasgow to go to rehab. I had my first contact with Bike for Good when they came to Phoenix to take us on a led ride and I thought the people taking us out were amazing. It was really great to see that work being done.…
Build Your Own Bike – Fraser’s Story
I love bikes and cycling. Any chance to play with bikes and I’m on it! That’s why the opportunity to do Build Your Own Bike (BYOB) with Bike for Good took priority over everything else for me. I was recommended BYOB through the housing first project at a time when…
volunteer spotlight: Avi
“Working at Bike for Good has significantly contributed to my happiness as a resident of Glasgow” Avi decided to volunteer with Bike for Good to become more involved in his local community and to develop his knowledge and skills in bike mechanics. Originally from Malaysia, Avi moved to the UK…
Home-start – Terez’s Cycling Story
Volunteer Spotlight: Martin
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Aiden
Aiden first signed up for our Build Your Own Bike course to help develop experience and knowledge necessary for gaining employment. Before taking part, Aiden had never heard about Bike for Good. I thought it was a tiny bike shop and not an actual charity. I was amazed at what…
Pedal Pals: Shgufta and Hannah
Volunteer Spotlight: Thomas
Kelvin Hall – Becoming a Cycling Friendly Employer
Simon Community Scotland – Creating a Cycling Culture in the Workplace
Simon Community Scotland are a Charity that provide support and accommodation for people experiencing homelessness. In September 2020, we spoke to volunteer coordinator Lauren Cherry about the organisation’s efforts to encourage cycling. We reviewed the cycle parking and changing facilities at 11 of their Glasgow sites. Before becoming involved in…
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Matthew
Key worker Matthew approached Bike for Good in April to take up the loan bike offer we have been providing during the pandemic.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Abhay
Abhay first joined us at our after-school Youth Fix Your Own Bike sessions in 2019.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Olivia
Before engaging with Bike for Good, Olivia had only cycled as a child. As an adult, she lacked confidence to cycle and didn’t feel a passion for it.
Volunteer Spotlight: Orla
Orla works in Environmental Education and has been a South Hub volunteer for over a year. After moving to Glasgow from Arran, she was looking for something to do for the winter and ended up staying with us because she loved it so much!
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Lewis
Lewis was referred on to our Change Cycle course by his social worker, suffering from anxiety resulting in long-term unemployment. In his own words, he was “sick of doing nothing”.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Eric
Before being involved with Bike for Good Eric had fairly good cycling ability and had volunteered at the Pop Up events held by British Cycling around Glasgow.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Andrew
Andrew was a keen cyclist when we met him, commuting to work by bicycle and using his bike to travel and tour.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Alan
Before getting involved with Bike for Good, Alan spent most of his time playing video games alone in his house.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Sajda
Sajda had never been on a bike before discovering Bike for Good. Fate must have led her to come across Bike for Good South Community Hub, as something inspired her to come through our doors and get to know us.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Jo
Before we met Jo in January 2019, she could cycle but was too scared to cycle in busy traffic.
Volunteer Spotlight: Hannah
Hannah works in community arts as a Creative Assistant at Impact Arts in Glasgow, and has been volunteering at Bike for Good South Community Hub for nine months.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Peter
Peter outgrew his bike when he was ten years old, and since then he had abandoned cycling altogether.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Kate
Kate had been suffering from anxiety and depression for years, and found Bike for Good through her mental health support group.
Everyday Cycling Heroes: Ashlene
We first engaged with Ashlene back in the springtime of 2019, through the SEAL Community Health group based in the Gorbals.
Volunteer Spotlight: Meredith
A retired financial analyst, Meredith has become a key volunteer for Bike for Good, always happy to take on new challenges. She volunteers with us alongside her husband Graham.
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.
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…
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.