Bike for Good delivers a project for children & young people in the Greater Govanhill area. 

The project is called ‘Govanhill Gears’ and aims to improve the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of children & young people in the local area through a variety of cycling activities. 

The project aims to increase the connections that children & young people have with their local community.

There are regular activities running from our South hub, along with day trips and events.

A group of young people on bikes smile and wave towards the camera. They are in a city park and leaves are on the ground behind them.

Govanhill Gears activities

Youth Fix Your Own Bike (YFYOB) or Build Your Own BMX  (BYOBMX)

Tuesdays 3:15-5:15pm

Children aged 10-18 years are invited to come and repair their own bike, or build up a donated bike. We provide tools, stands, spare parts and mechanical instruction. The project aims to develop young people’s connection to cycling through mechanic skills and develop a sense of pride in their own bikes.

Youth Adventure Cycle Club

Wednesdays 3:15 – 5:15pm

Children aged 8-16 years who are able to cycle confidently are invited to come join our cycle rides around the local parks. We provide bikes, helmets, and instructors.

The ride is for young people looking to explore and develop their riding in a  fun and challenging environment.
No need to book, first come first serve, if the session is full then you will get priority the following week.

Youth Skills club

Thursdays 3:15 – 5:15pm

Children aged 8-16 years who are able to cycle to a basic level are invited to come join our cycle rides around the local area that will focus on developing bike skills and safe road travel. We provide bikes, helmets, and instructors.

No need to book, first come first serve, if the session is full then you will get priority the following week.

A group of young people on bikes look towards the camera.

 

I have learnt a lot of new skills, I feel more confident, I feel healthier & happier. If I could come to Bike for Good every day that would be the best. It’s nice to meet new people here and things will start to get better in your life.
I want to work at Bike for Good when I am grown up. I will fix the bikes. I will teach people to ride.

 

I feel more confident and more loud!
A line of young people on bikes wearing hi-vis jackets wait behind an instructor.