Everyday Cycling Heroes: Mohammed
Mohammed is an asylum seeker from Iran, now residing in Glasgow.
Once a month, our Bikes for All project heads to the Central and West Integration Network. Every Friday the CWIN put on a free lunch at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre for their community. We attend so that we can meet refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants on low to no income, and explain how we can support their transport hardship through heavily discounted access to the nextbike scheme in Glasgow.
One Friday lunch, we met Mohammed. In Iran he cycled regularly, and felt healthy and happy when on his bike, and was really missing this part of his life.
We were able to give him a Bikes for All membership, and now he can move freely and happily about our wonderful city of Glasgow.
“I use the nextbike for everything: shopping, appointments, I visit friends and ride it for pleasure. It has made me healthier because I cycle everyday. I was always just walking before which I didn’t enjoy, but I feel happier cycling now. I help my friends and community to sign up and use nextbikes. I would like to volunteer with Bike for Good in the future.”
We are proud to have been a part of making Mohammed’s transition to a new country a little easier for him.