CY­CLING

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Pupils at two Ruther­glen schools have been told to get on their bikes.

But the stu­dents at Stonelaw and Trin­ity shouldn’t be wor­ry­ing about get­ting kicked out of class.

In­stead, the two schools will ben­e­fit from £7000 worth of bike re­lated ini­tia­tives thanks to Clyde Gate­way.

Stonelaw and Trin­ity have be­come the latest ben­e­fi­cia­ries of com­mu­nity ben­e­fit clauses by the ur­ban re­gen­er­a­tion com­pany.

VHE Con­struc­tion, whose Scot­tish base is in Cum­ber­nauld, have been re­me­di­at­ing a num­ber of sites in the Dal­marnock area of Glas­gow, and the idea for the com­mu­nity ben­e­fits from the work to go to the South La­nark­shire schools came from Clyde Gate­way re­spond­ing to re­quests to help sup­port the ever in­creas­ing pop­u­lar­ity of cy­cling.

The first shel­ters at Trin­ity were put up just be­fore the hol­i­days, and head­teacher Peter Bol­lan said: “The pupils both here and at Stonelaw have re­ally ben­e­fited from the great re­la­tion­ships that have been built up with Clyde Gate­way over the past few years.

“The bike shel­ters will un­doubt­edly prove very pop­u­lar with the pupils who cy­cle to and from school ev­ery day and I’m par­tic­u­larly ex­cited and look­ing for­ward to tak­ing de­liv­ery of the new bikes and to put them to good use in dif­fer­ent ways within the cur­ricu­lum.”

Natalie Philips, Pro­ject Man­ager for Com­mu­nity Ben­e­fits said “We al­ways try to ap­ply a lit­tle bit of imag­i­na­tion when it comes to de­liv­er­ing com­mu­nity ben­e­fits.

“In this in­stance we knew the two schools were keen to have ini­tia­tives around cy­cling and so it made sense to take the £ 7000 aris­ing from the con­tract and look to do some­thing that would di­rectly ben­e­fit the

Pedel power Pupils at Trin­ity with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Clyde Gate­way and VHE

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