Tonight was the second of our bike maintenance sessions organised by Susan Grant at Glasgow Caledonian University in conjunction with the Bike Station. We had a group of nine young people from SiMY, who spent the evening learning how to replace brake blocks and cables, fix punctures, adjust brakes and numerous other handy skills to keep their bikes up and running.
The work was done on some of the bikes which have been generously donated by staff at GCU. Over the next few weeks, they will be refurbished and passed on to the young people taking part in the ReCycle scheme as a sustainable form of transport that will let them travel to work, college, for interviews and the like.
Alongside the bikes which have been donated via GCU, we will also be benefiting from a recycling initiative which Evans Cycles are running through May, June and July. Customers buying new bikes will be offered the chance to trade-in their old bikes, and these will be passed on to the ReCycle scheme.
We are also very grateful for the generosity of outdoor store Tiso, who are running an outdoor clothing recycling initiative in the their Glasgow stores; any clothing and equipment handed in during this period will be passed on to SiMY to help the young people we work with to get involved with our outdoor activity programme, which includes the DofE Award scheme, the John Muir Award, camping, biking, climbing, hiking and a range of other activities designed to help them live healthier, more environmentally friendly lives.
If you would like to contribute to the ReCycle scheme in any way, please get in touch with us using the form below…