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Fife Housing Group colleagues help the community to ‘get on their bikes’ in Gallatown

Fife Housing Group colleagues at Gallatown Bike Club

As part of our ongoing commitment to ‘Giving Something Back’ to our tenants and communities, a group of colleagues recently visited the Gallatown Bike Hub in Kirkcaldy.

The team who attended were delighted to donate a number of pre-loved bikes, collected from other colleagues and their families, along with some additional equipment from The Bike Shop Scotland and a further £100 from their ‘Giving Something Back’ fund.

They also spent the afternoon volunteering at the Hub, learning how to check if a bike is roadworthy and helping to repair some of the equipment, while some of the younger members of the community made use of the cycle track.

Team member and bicycle enthusiast, Claire Ross, explains why they were so keen to get involved with the cycling initiative in Gallatown, ‘The Hub is a fantastic facility for the local community, offering everyone the opportunity to give cycling a try and to learn about basic bike repairs and maintenance, just like we did!

‘The team here do an amazing job and we’re really happy to have been able to help out’

‘Link Up’ Community Development Worker with Kirkcaldy YMCA, Shuggy, who volunteers as a mechanic at the Hub, was delighted with all of the donations ‘We’re a Social Enterprises so donations are always welcome, with any profits re-invested into the community work we do.

‘It was great to have the guys from Fife Housing Group here and we’ll certainly make good use of everything they were kind enough to bring along’

Focusing on cycling as an activity which promotes fitness and fun, we have also arranged a prize draw, offering tenants the opportunity to win some bike equipment so that you too can ‘get on your bike’ – check out our latest newsletter for more information on how to enter.