The Autism Cycling Support Group is a community group providing peer support for autistic adults. The focus is on supported self care based on their experience of horticultural therapy through their work with vulnerable adults plus personal experience of autism.
The restorative and therapeutic benefits of access to nature/outdoor activities are well recognised. Part of their plan is to identify personal challenges/goals and identify ways that individuals can work towards achieving these.
The cycling group came about by such means and they approached a well recognised cycling charity to discuss forming the group.
This is, just now, developing into two distinct ride styles. One for autistic adults plus their friends/family with cycling experience and a good level of fitness and one for autistic adults plus friends/family who are new to cycling, requiring an adapted bicycle or tricycle or building up fitness and/or coordination, plus we have an easier-paced ride.
Further information can be found on the Autism Cycling Support Group website.
The Cycling Hub is a community-based project funded by Spirit of 2012 and the Big Bike Revival, operating as part of the Drumchapel Sports Hub.
They aim to make cycling accessible and available for all ages and abilities by providing free bike hire, cycling skills sessions and led rides for families and community groups, to support a healthy, active lifestyle.
Drumchapel Cycling Hub are committed to the development and training of local volunteers, and will liaise with local organisations, services and health professionals in order to promote cycling throughout the community for the benefit of all.
Further information can be found on the Drumchapel Cycling Hub website.
The Bike Station is working in partnership with the team behind the South City Way to bring a new Community Hub into being and help raise awareness of the benefits of cycling as well as delivering travel advice, led rides, maintenance classes and helping facilitate access to bicycles to the local community.
The Community Hub, officially launched on the 20 May, is funded via support from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and the South City Way and will help make the Scottish Government's vision of ten per cent of all journeys taken in Scotland will be by bicycle by 2020 a reality.
Locals and visitors alike can take advantage of group bike rides, a bike lending library, maintenance classes, events and cycle training - delivered throughout the year.
Further information can be found on the Bike Station website.