On their bikes

Schools ben­e­fit from £7000 ini­tia­tive

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pupils.

“New bike shel­ters have been con­structed at both schools but what will no doubt be more wel­comed is that the re­main­der of the money will be used to pur­chase bikes, prob­a­bly in the re­gion of 20 for each school, that they will store and use as part of lessons around health and phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity to­gether with road safety.”

Gor­don Wil­son, the Con­struc­tion Di­rec­tor of VHE added: “VHE is proud not only to be play­ing our part in help­ing to trans­form many pre­vi­ously va­cant and derelict sites across Clyde Gate­way but also the fact that our work is pro­vid­ing spinoffs to the lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties in dif­fer­ent ways.

“There is no doubt that cy­cling is in­creas­ing in pop­u­lar­ity all of the time and it is tremen­dous that when the pupils re­turn to school af­ter the sum­mer break they will soon be able to get ac­cess to the new bikes that will be pur­chased through this par­tic­u­lar ini­tia­tive.”

Peter Bol­lan added: “I’d like to thank Natalie and all the team at Clyde Gate­way, as well as Gor­don and his col­leagues at VHE, for the very pos­i­tive and tremen­dous re­sponse they have given.”

Clyde Gate­way projects in Ruther­glen in­cluded the Red Tree Busi­ness Suites, the Ruther­glen Low Car­bon Zone and the up­com­ing park at Cuningar Loop.

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