In our short life, we have already done some great stuff.
Weathered Cyclist has helped to enable Bike Swap projects, in association with Glasgow Bike Station (SC376469). As children grow up they need a new bike every 6 months to 1 year, and it can be difficult for many households to cope with the associated costs. From this came the idea of the Bike Swap. Children pass down their bikes to younger or smaller children and receive a bike that fits in return. Glasgow Bike Station service all the bikes and redistribute them accordingly.
April Fool 900 was a fund raising initiative in 2013. One of our directors rode 900 miles during the course of the month on a single speed bike, including Glasgow to Bristol in five days.The aim was to raise at least £1 per mile. All the money raised from this inaugural event was split evenly between The Glasgow Bike Station and The Bristol Bike Project to provide funding to get children cycling.
Weathered Cyclist worked with Velocity Café and Bicycle Workshop in Inverness, with funds from the Inverness Tartan Ride (2013) helping to implement their ‘Bike Fix Fund’, giving people on low-incomes access to Velocity’s bike maintenance courses, learning how to fix and maintain their bicycles, therefore providing a cheap and sustainable mode of transport.
The Tartan Ride Glasgow (2013) helped to fund Glasgow Bike Station’s ‘Earn-A-Bike’ scheme, allowing marginalised people from within the community to learn the basic skills to overhaul and refurbish a donated bike.