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Bike for Good is a charity using bikes to do good actions, enabling people to cycle as their mode of transport. They refurbish, repair and teach communities how to cycle and maintain bicycles.

Find out how you can GET CYCLING or PURCHASE A REFURBISH BICYCLE from Bike for Good.

Bike for Good also arrange a variety of events, find out what’s on by clicking here.

GCCSA have linked in with Bike for Good to arrange FREE taster sessions for students. We have one session running on 1 October from 2pm-4pm you can sign up for this now. We are also taking names for those possibly interested in a second session on 8 October also running from 2pm-4pm, this will be confirmed by Bike for Good in due course.

The sessions will start and finish at Glasgow Clyde College - Cardonald Campus, you must be able to get to and get home from this location yourself but you will be guided throughout the led cycle.

To take part in one of these sessions, you must have basic cycling skills and be able to ride a bicycle. This session is not for complete novices, it is designed to improve your cycling skills and confidence, as well as getting you back into cycling and encouraging you to improve your health and wellbeing.

All bikes and helmets are provided by Bike for Good for this event so you will have all you need.

If you wish to take part, please email GCCSA@glasgowclyde.ac.uk with your name, student number and the preferred date. GCCSA will then respond to you and let you know if you have a space on a session.

Please note that spaces are very limited, this will be first come first serve and GCCSA can’t guarantee everyone a place on these sessions. We will do our best to accommodate those interested.

After taking part in one of these sessions, Bike for Good will offer participants a chance to then sign up to a 10-week block of rides where you will be able to direct what we do as a group, be it social rides, road cycling confidence, route finding or fitness. This is an optional extra to the taster sessions.

You can keep up to date with Bike for Good by following them online

Instagram: bikeforgoodglasgow   Twitter: BikeforGoodGla   Facebook: BikeforGoodGla       

Cycling at Clyde - DR BIKE AND D-LOCK SWAP EVENT

Students and staff will be able to have their bike checked for FREE on campus by a certified bike mechanic from Bike for Good.

Bring your bike with you and take it to the bike maintenance drop in session at the location mentioned below. No need to book in, just drop by with your bike and the team will sort this out for you. Basic fixes will be completed FREE of charge for you on the day, and anything additional Bike for Good can provide advice on and let you know about other services they offer.

D-lock Swap

Do you know that thieves are able to cut through most cheap cable locks in just a few seconds with no effort?

If you bring your cheap bike lock with you, we will swap it for a new D-lock for FREE provided by the college to increase your bike security!

Locks will be swapped on a first come first served basis whilst stocks last.

This is a service is open to students and staff at Glasgow Clyde College. Only one lock per person will be swapped for an old lock.

These events will take place on the following dates;

  • 20 Sept from 12 noon-2pm – Anniesland Campus (at main entrance inside)
  • 28 Sept 12 noon-2pm  – Langside campus (at the front courtyard*)
  • 1 Oct 12 noon-2pm  – Cardonald campus (at the secure shelter in car park**)

*weather pending this may move inside the main building on ground level.

**weather pending this may move inside and be based at the main entrance.

In addition you will also be able to…

  • Have a chat with our GCCSA Team

Our student officers will attend the event and will be available to talk to you on all cycling-related issues.

So of you have any questions or curiosities about work that we are doing, or have any suggestions about cycling, don’t miss this opportunity to speak to us first-hand!

For any further information or questions don’t hesitate to get in touch; GCCSA@glasgowclyde.ac.uk