Wood­land Wheels Day in­vi­ta­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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. cy­cling@gmail.com

It will leave from South­west Com­mu­nity Cy­cles, 2092 Pol­lok­shaws Road, and cy­clists should bring a packed lunch.

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