THE BI­CY­CLE

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Cam­bus­lang Park was the wheel deal re­cently when cy­clists de­scended on it for a cel­e­bra­tion of cy­cling.

The Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park held a bring your bike day, en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal res­i­dents to bring along their bi­cy­cles.

There were more than just bikes on the day, though, with a va­ri­ety of other ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer to amuse and en­ter­tain young and old alike.

Chair­man Ed­ward Cais said: “We were promised a fine dry day and we got it! The sun shone, the wind blew and the clouds scud­ded to our great joy.

“Healthy ‘n’ Happy’s CamGlen Bike Town’s popular Dr Bike was there and a queue of chil­dren - and some adults! - formed to have their cy­cles checked.

“Chil­dren were also ex­cited to try their skills at hook­ing the duck, knock­ing the co­conuts off the co­conut shies and rolling a penny. Fam­i­lies had fun play­ing swing­ball.

“The green Joint Prob­lem Solv­ing Unit’s tent at­tracted many folk, too, in­ter­ested in learn­ing how to tackle an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour in or­der to cre­ate pos­i­tive com­mu­ni­ties. There were good­ies to take away along with ad­vice on the me­di­a­tion ser­vice, com­mu­nity war­dens, en­vi­ron­men­tal ser­vices and vic­tim sup­port.

“PC Richard Samson from the com­mu­nity po­lice also min­gled with the happy crowd to help spread the word about safety which is sup­ported by all the or­gan­i­sa­tions rep­re­sented.

“And the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park’s tra­di­tional home bak­ing went down a treat.”

The event was a huge suc­cess, and Ed­ward wanted to pay trib­ute to all who made it pos­si­ble.

He said: “The Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park are very grate­ful to all the peo­ple who came to en­joy the af­ter­noon; to Dr Bike, the Joint Prob­lem Solv­ing Unit and Ruther­glen Po­lice for at­tend­ing; and to the few vol­un­teers for their in­valu­able as­sis­tance. Thanks also go to Mor­risons for do­nat­ing the co­conuts.

“Events like this would not work with­out folk com­ing along to sup­port them. They also don’t work with­out vol­un­teers to set up tents and equip­ment, run the show, and take down ev­ery­thing at the end of the event.

“If any­one read­ing this feels that help­ing with one or the other as­pect of this work would be a good use of part of their Satur­day, usu­ally, please get in touch with the Friends of Cam­bus­lang Park at www. cam­bus­lang­park.co.uk.”

Wheel deal

The bike day in Cam­bus­lang park was a huge suc­cess

Sun­shine

Th­ese girls en­joyed their trip to Cam­bus­lang Park

Sum­mer sun fun It was fun for all the fam­ily, as peo­ple took home bal­loons and other good­ies from the park

Life cy­cle Young­sters and grown ups alike took their bikes along to Cam­bus­lang Park

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