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Bike storage shelters at Eccles Street
Bike storage shelters at Eccles Street

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ng homes partners with community for cycling success

Travel around North Glasgow and you might just spot one of the distinctive slate grey bike storage shelters. First launched in 2019 following funding from Cycling Scotland, these semi-circular shelters are just one of the many highlights of the progress made by ng homes’ Active Travel initiative.

The initiative was sparked by an aim to encourage enjoyment in cycling - through opportunities, and confidence, as well as secure storage and local, easily accessed bicycle repair stations. Recognising that community engagement would be key to success, ng homes partnered with Grease Monkey, looking to tap into their expertise on where bike storage units should be placed to provide the best benefit.

Bike shelters (veloboxes) at Eccles Street

Fast forward to 2024 and cycling has come full circle with the project going from success to success. 192 secure cycle spaces have now installed across ng homes communities as well as several bicycle repair stations.

By working closely with our communities, we can help reduce barriers to participation from and encourage opportunities for all to get involved. From local schools to national cycling organisations, ng homes is working closely with community partners to share the benefits of cycling, especially those supporting both physical and mental wellbeing. Unused or unwanted bicycles are collected and refurbished before being given to new homes.

Bike storage at Millarbank Street

That’s not all. An early years cycling programme has sprung up supporting children learning valuable cycling skills and confidence at weekly sessions. Older children have opportunities to develop outdoor cycling skills. Bike repairs stations are now located through North Glasgow as a popular Active Travel Hub.

The Hub, launched in 2023 as part of a partnership between ng homes and St Paul’s Youth Forum (On Bikes) based in Provan, offers advice on a wide range of Active Travel topics including bicycle maintenance, tips, and (the Association’s) bicycle storage options. Used regularly by the community, the Hub is bringing many benefits including bikes maintenance classes and access to bikes.

Bike repair station at the ng homes Active Travel Hub

We invite you to follow along with us this year as we roll out our exciting plan for the coming year to build on this success, developing an ever-expanding set of community cycling events for 2024. A focus will remain on growing community use of storage units and partnerships, working with many from local schools and OnBikes, to national cycling organisations such as Grease Monkey, Scottish Cycling and Cycling Scotland.

The best is yet to come for cycling in North Glasgow. Make sure to follow along as ng homes gears up for another exciting summer of cycling activities – you’ll find all the details on our What’s On guide - located on the ng homes website at What's on ( - or follow us on social media (search ‘ngha community’ on X or Facebook).







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