The heat! June saw us completing the first round of our “in house” learn to cycle school programmes. What a great success they have been with a 100%? success rate but we measure our success in the delighted happy faces of both children and parents! We continue to deliver On Road and Coach Training sessions to private clients which keep us busy and, on our toes, when it comes to knowledge and skills.
Our Duke Of Edinburgh training sessions ended with a lovely impromptu picnic and emotional goodbye’s. Well done to all the girls and their cycling achievements, we wish you great cycling success. We also attended the Clean Air Event at George Square which was another great sunny afternoon experiencing low carbon and no carbon organisations.
The SWCC Summer Camp was a fully booked hoot seeing us working with The Pollok Country Park Rangers, Digging In, Froglife and Wings to War. Thanks to everyone that came along, the weather was great, and we learned so much over the duration. We also had our annual Kinship Care sessions in July which brought more mountain biking enthusiasts through the doors and onto the great trails within Pollok Park. We also ran a ladies only mechanic skills evenings which sold out so will run these again soon.
The 2018 Glasgow Festival saw 288 kids per day on bikes and 70 children within 72 hours cyclists, the official figures are in process, but we expect them to be astounding indeed. My favourites were the family rides though, access onto the finishing straight and around the park were great perks and the family photo opportunities were not to be missed, more mums and dads on bikes please! September will see us delivering cycling in low light sessions, more mechanic classes, Doors Open Days and our super special “Mary Stuart” event toward the end of the month where we will have a special guest present an account of the tapestries the Queen worked on whilst imprisoned and her involvement with the replica now displayed in Edinburgh Castle – we genuinely are very excited about this.