What Do We Do?
A number of initiatives have been set up with a range of partner organisations, including:
- Bike Breakfast mornings;
- Workshops for bike maintenance (Dr Bike);
- Drop-ins for ‘Fix Your Own Bike’;
- Advice on route planning; and
- Dedicated cycling learning sessions
Are you struggling to access a bike? Are you considering cycling to the College but are not so sure, yet?
At Glasgow Kelvin College, we consider that everyone should be able to access a bike. Therefore, we are now offering students the possibility to loan a bike for free, up to one month.
6 bikes are available, all equipped with a D-lock and lights. Any other cycling equipment can be loaned as part of this scheme (helmet, hi-viz jackets, gloves).
If you are interested or would like to find out more about the Terms & Conditions, please be in touch with our Active Travel Officer or the Campus Cycling Officer.
Have you thought about cycling between campuses but don’t feel fit enough? Or have too much to carry with you?
Staff members can now loan an electric bike (e-bike) for free to travel between campuses or to attend external meetings.
3 e-bikes are available and can be accessible from all of our 4 campuses.
The electric assistance will help you to cycle further distances and to cycle up hills effortless. Travelling between campuses has never been so easy!
If you are interested or would like to find out more about the Terms & Conditions, please be in touch with our Active Travel Officer.
As a Glasgow Kelvin College’s employee, you can benefit from a Cycle to Work scheme.
This scheme will allow you to get cycling equipment and/or a bike by saving 25-39% of the costs whilst also spreading the costs. It is free to join and easy to administer online.
Step 1: Decide on the CycleScheme package that suits you (Bike and accessories, just a bike, just accessories)
Have a look in store or online – over 2,000 retailers are part of the scheme.
Step 2: Submit and save
Apply online, wait for approval and go collect your bike or get it delivered. This is when the salary sacrifice starts.
Step 3: Ownership option
Once the salary payments are completed, you’ll have to choose your ownership option
- Return the bike to CycleScheme with no fees
- Own it Now
- Own it Later
To find out more, click here: www.cyclescheme.co.uk/283373
Cycling Journey Planner
Plan better bike routes online in the cycle route planner
These sessions have been of great benefit to a number of our students and staff. As mentioned before, the idea for the Velocity project originated from a group of students and staff in the Support for Learning department, as a means for delivering a broad range of exciting and interactive cycling and outdoor learning activities. This was aimed at supporting students experiencing difficulties in mainstream learning settings, challenges with mental health and wellbeing, and limited access to learning.
The project has worked to improve access to learning, deliver a variety of learning and fun activities, and empower all students using the facility with a greater sense of independence and improved self-esteem.
Significant rewards from this work have been the development of specialised courses and training designed to educate vulnerable groups in the learning community about the importance of sustainability and active travel.
You will be able to see a number of Eco-Awareness projects in the surrounding area at the hub.