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Getting ready to ride at The Loading Bay during a Rock Up & Ride session.
Getting ready to ride at The Loading Bay during a Rock Up & Ride session.

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Partnership supports new cycling opportunities for ng homes tenants.

A partnership between ng homes and Scottish Cycling has seen the flagship community programme, Rock Up & Ride, flourish for local community groups in North Glasgow.

A spin-off from group bicycle rides around the local community, an untapped interest in learning tricks and skills was discovered among a group of young tenants from the local Chinese community. Linking in with Scottish Cycling, free BMX sessions were organised in a local venue (The Loading Bay) for this enthusiastic group who have been honing their skills in BMX, parkour and skateboarding during weekly sessions over the last six months.

The wheels of success continued to turn with a second Rock Up & Ride programme successfully rolled out in partnership with African Challenge Scotland.

Rock up & Ride is a Scottish Cycling project delivering free bikes and coaching sessions to children and communities across Scotland. The BMX cycling sessions (through Rock Up & Ride) are the latest in a series of the exciting new opportunities for ng homes tenants and residents to get into cycling through our Active Travel initiatives.

Further sessions are currently being planned for the ng homes’ communities in North Glasgow with the aim of starting these in April 2024.

To find more information on upcoming events and ways to get involved with ng homes Active Travel or to join in with a Rock Up and Ride session, please visit the ng homes website or on our social media channels – search ‘ngha community’ on X and Facebook. Alternatively, please get in touch by email at with any questions.

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Rock Up & Ride is Scottish Cycling’s flagship participation project. The programme aims to change lives around Scotland through cycling by removing some of the barriers that prevent people from cycling by improving the accessibility of bikes to those who need it.

Rock Up & Ride provides free bikes and inclusive coaching sessions that equip the young cyclists with skills and confidence to make the most of their bike.







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