It’s coming into Spring, and the Bike for Good Community Outreach team would usually be gearing up for a busy six months supporting communities all around Glasgow into cycling.
By now we know, that’s not the case in 2020.
Though they can’t run their usual led rides, maintenance classes, cycling groups, and family fun days; Bike for Good can still support our community.
After a team pow-wow, they have come up with offerings to help out during the Covid-19 crisis.
Free Bike Loans for Key Workers
If you are a key worker (NHS, supermarket, care workers etc.) Bike for Good can provide you with a free loan bike. This can come complete with lights, a helmet, a lock, and panniers. We want to make sure key workers can get around quickly and easily. If you haven’t commuted by bicycle before, this is the perfect time to try as the roads are really quiet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a bike loan.
Free Virtual Route Planning
If you are new to riding a bike to work, or if you have had to change your route and aren’t comfortable with it, Cycle Trainer Gail is providing free virtual route planning on Zoom. Email email@example.com and she will set up an online meeting with you, to help you figure out the best route for you.
Community Group Delivery Assistance
Bike for Good are now offering a free delivery service for community groups with elderly or vulnerable service users. The community group provides the care / food / medicine / essentials package, and their team will pick it up and then deliver it right to their door. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a community group that needs help with delivery.
Heavily discounted nextbike memberships for those on low to no income
If you are on low to no income and are suffering transport poverty, you can access the Bikes for All programme. They have moved to remote sign-ups, so you can email email@example.com or text/call 07541640693 to get set up.
Free nextbike memberships for All Key Workers
Free nextbike memberships and e-bike rides are being given to all key workers in Glasgow to help them get to and from work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. If anyone needs help in hiring a nextbike please call 07541640693: at Bike for Good we have a team of nextbike experts that can help you out. Please read more here.
Bike for Good hope to add to this list if anyone else needs support. Take care of each other!