The Greenlink in North Lanarkshire is celebrating the Commonwealth Games by encouraging the local community to take part in a calendar of cycling activities this summer.
Funded by NHS Lanarkshire Keep Well and the Nineveh Charitable Trust, the Greenlink cycling events are suitable for families and children.
Greenlink Family Bike Ride
1pm on Friday 18th July
The cycling calendar kicks off with a family bike ride on Friday 18th July. Starting out at the Greenlink cycleway in Motherwell at 1pm, the route will take around two hours to complete. No booking is required but children must be accompanied by an adult and participants should bring their own bike, dress for the outdoors, wear a helmet and bring a snack and a drink.
Greenlink Kids' Mountain Biking
1pm on Thursday 10th July and 1pm on Wednesday 16th July
For the more adventurous cyclists, the Greenlink is hosting kid’s mountain biking sessions during the summer holidays.
Children aged 6 to 9 years old can take part on a cycle which starts out from the Aquatech in Motherwell at 1pm to 3pm on Thursday 10th July and those aged 10 to 16 years old can attend at 1pm to 3pm on Wednesday 16th July – also starting at the Aquatech.
Booking for both mountain bike rides is essential as consent forms are required. Bikes and helmets are provided free of charge. To book call The Greenlink on 01501 824781.
Susan Rutherford, Greenlink Project Coordinator, said: “With the whole country talking about sport this summer with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, the Greenlink is providing a range of cycling activities to involve the local community. Cycling is a great sport which is good fun and an excellent way of keeping fit and healthy and we look forward to welcoming locals at the family bike ride and the kid’s mountain biking sessions.”
The Greenlink is a 7km cycle route from the Aquatech to Strathclyde Country Park via North Motherwell, Forgewood and Orbiston. It is also designated as a Community Park in the Greenbelt. The project is a partnership managed by Central Scotland Green Network Trust and funded by North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire Keep Well, Nineveh Charitable Trust, Clydesdale Bank, ASDA Foundation, Viridor and Scottish Natural Heritage.