Dawson Bike Club 01/08/2012Posted by Amy Hickman in Asda, Scotland.
Dawson Centre Bike Club has recently set up a family cycling project in a deprived area of Falkirk. A group of local volunteers have established this project to encourage members of the community to take up cycling as an environmentally friendly and healthy activity.
The Bike Club group successfully applied to Cycling Scotland’s Cycle friendly and Sustainable Communities’ fund. This has allowed them to set up their maintenance workshop, providedtraining for volunteers who have started delivering cycling activities, purchase spares and additional equipment and to run events. Dawson Centre Bike Club have been supported by Bike Club and Recyke-a-bike and worked with them to ensure volunteers are trained to deliver cycle training and cycle maintenance. Falkirk Council has also provided mountain bikes for the volunteers leaders to use on rides.
The programme of activities they deliver includes:
• Bike maintenance workshop to enable completion of minor repairs and maintenance of bikes for members of local community
• Trained cycle ride leader volunteers able to run cycle events for the local community areas and schools
• Delivering community focused cycle maintenance and cycle skills events
• Running organised cycle rides
Bike Club leader Mark Cameron has just published 2 books outlining their journey from the initial idea and setting up their workshop right through to their launch on the 23rd June 2012.
It is definitely worth a flick through and demonstrates that a little hard work and dedication by a group of people can truly pay off in setting up a successful cycling project. Keep up the good work. You can follow Dawson Bike Club on facebook.