Multicultural bike rally in Aberdeen
On the 29 October Aberdeen Multicultural Centre organised a multicultural bike rally through their Aberdeen Green Futures Project, which is supported by the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund (CCF).
The aim of the event was to promote active travel within Aberdeen’s diverse communities and raise awareness of the benefits of choosing to travel by bike instead of the car. In addition to decreasing greenhouse emissions that cause climate change, bike travel can lead to physical and mental health benefits.
21 people with different cultural backgrounds with ages ranging from 11 years to 75 years took part in a two-mile-long cycle from Donmouth Local Nature Reserve to Castle Gate, with a tea stop at a local church.
In addition to sustainable travel initiatives, Aberdeen Green Futures Project is working with 100 households from targeted communities to help improve home energy efficiency. The project is also increasing awareness of climate change and the need to reduce carbon footprints.
The CCF was launched in 2008 and since then 72 CCF grant awards have been made to ethnic minority communities.
07 November 2017