The Contract Haulage Team recently had their Lend-A-Hand day at Bike Town in Rutherglen. The day was spent dismantling donated bikes which were then either going to be scrapped in order to generate income for the charity, or the parts recycled in order to build new bikes which are sold to the local community at affordable prices. It was an enjoyable day for very worthy causes.
CamGlen Bike Town is a local not for profit cycling initiative and social enterprise based in Cambuslang and Rutherglen near Glasgow. It is part of Healthy ‘n’ Happy Community Development Trust, a charity that was set up to improve the lives and communities within the two towns. They promote cycling to the wider public as well as working to create safer cycle ways for everyone using a bike.
Marvel at the majesty of the scrap pile! Rejoice in chopping through rusted chains! Tussle with some of the most recalcitrant tyres in Europe! Dare to bring order to the massive bucket of un-assorted bits! Clamp bikes down and remove their very best bits! This was a challenge to say the least, but the team rolled up their sleeves and certainly put the effort in – clearing the backlog of donated bikes and recycling useable parts with gusto!
Thanks go to Susan Miller and her team at Healthy ‘n’ Happy for organising the day, and in particular Andy McLean and Jim Ewing for coordinating the session and allowing us to apply our finely tuned dismantling skills to the maximum! and the Bike Town team were delighted with our efforts and output.
Susan Miller commented: “I hope you enjoyed your volunteering day with us – we certainly enjoyed having you and really appreciate all the efforts that you all put in on the day. You and your colleagues clearing up our storage area and stripping down so many bikes has got us caught back up and Andy and Jim were really pleased.”
For further details on the services the foundation supplies locally please visit: www.biketown.org.uk