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