On their bikes
Schools benefit from £7000 initiative
“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.