reCYCLE a community engagement project

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In 2014, Community Engagement at GCU set the wheels in motion for a Glasgow City Council Commonwealth Games legacy project. reCYCLE trained young people from local organisation, SiMY Community Development, to refurbish and revitalize unwanted bikes with the help of The Glasgow Bike Station.  Bikes were then put back into the community to allow young people the freedom to explore Scotland’s green spaces. The project supports GCU’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions, promoting more active travel and being a university ‘for the common good’. 

The reCYCLE project pathed the way for The Glasgow Bike Station setting up a Community Bike Hub at SiMY Community Development in Townhead in the summer of 2015. The Hub includes The Bike Academy where young people receive bike maintenance training and experience and work towards a City and Guild qualification as Bike Mechanics. GCU is looking at continued links between us as a cycle friendly campus and the new community bike hub. 

Read the EAUC Case Study about reCYCLE.




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