Woodland Wheels Day invitation
Rutherglen families are being invited to join Forestry Commission Scotland on a bike ride through woodlands at Cuningar Loop.
The commission is hosting a Woodland Wheels day out on Sunday, June 25 for those who want to explore the city’s great outdoors by bike.
Riders will be cycling from the Southwest Community Cycles to Cuningar Loop and bikes will be provided for those who do not have their own.
The cycle ride, which is 10 miles each way and free to attend, is part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s engagement programme, aimed at encouraging a diverse range of minority groups and faith communities to explore outdoors.
Romena Huq, engagement officer at Forestry Commission Scotland, said: “Cycling through our woodlands is the perfect way to get a bit further afield and explore more of the stunning scenery and it’s a great way to spot wildlife.
“A qualified herbalist will be joining the cycle to point out the medicinal properties of common trees and plants and lead activities such as outdoor cooking or making a herbal remedy over the campfire.
“Forestry Commission Scotland work together with local communities to organise events like these to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to spend time in their local woodlands and greens paces. Our Woodland Wheels Rides programme offers people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to get outdoors and explore on a bike for free.”
To book a place on the bike ride, which starts at 10am, email zara. email@example.com
It will leave from Southwest Community Cycles, 2092 Pollokshaws Road, and cyclists should bring a packed lunch.