Community Tracks Inverclyde is a project developed by Inverclyde Community Development Trust which has established an active travel hub in Inverclyde, supporting and encouraging local people to make more journeys by bike or on foot.
Broadly, the project aims are to reduce waste and CO2 emissions, encourage active travel via cycling and walking, promote social inclusion and enhance employability through skills development.
These objectives will be achieved by:
- Recycling bikes from landfill into the community
- Teaching cycle maintenance classes including educational and industry recognised qualifications
- Fix-your-own-bike workshops
- Cycle training and riding confidence sessions
- Cycle skills sessions tours and guided rides within the local area and community
Our Community Tracks team recycle bikes which are either donated to us or left for landfill. All bikes received are fixed up by our bike maintenance team and once finished are donated back into the community of Inverclyde.
We have partnerships with local schools within Inverclyde to ensure children looking to participate in a bike proficiency test have access to a bike for this which they can normally keep afterwards.
Our Community Tracks team also run bike repair and maintenance workshops teaching you everything you need to know to keep your bike on the road.
Our repair workshops also offer the opportunity to volunteer with our team to fix the bike we receive through our recycling scheme
Our guided rides provide cycle training and confidence building for people unable to cycle or feel their skills need updating or confidence grown. This creates a pathway to active travel as skills and confidence grow.