Biking for Good in Glasgow
Bike for Good Glasgow have been busy supporting the local community during the coronavirus crisis with initiatives including free loan of bikes for commuting keyworkers.
The organisation quickly amended their plans when the coronavirus pandemic hit to ensure that they could still support the local community through a range of relevant bike-based services.
Support to help keyworkers to commute includes free loan of a bike, lock, helmet, lights and pannier. Virtual route planning is also available for free. These activities are supported through Bike for Good's VeloCommunities project that is funded by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).
Bike for Good also have a range of activities to help the community that are being run outwith their CCF project. These include supporting vulnerable members of the community through bike-based delivery of essential items. There is a fantastic video on Facebook showing the team delivering supplies such as food and medicine.
In common with many, the coronavirus crisis has presented Bike for Good with unprecedented challenges, not least to core activities such as bike sales and training sessions. In response, they launched a successful crowdfunder to help ensure their continued operation.
Find out more about Bike for Good's VeloCommunities project and other currently funded CCF projects via our interactive map here.
Keep Scotland Beautiful manage the CCF on behalf of the Scottish Government and we have staff that support applicants, Grant Recipients and other community-led organisations wanting to take action on climate change.
27 April 2020