The Skills Academy Gift Refurbished Bikes - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: March 7, 2022

The Skills Academy has refurbished kids bikes and donated them to Lochwinnoch Community Annexe.

Through expert guidance from The Skills Academy bike instructor, Robert Ross, students have restored the bikes and are proud they will now be valued by younger children.

“Our young bike maintenance students have done a wonderful job refurbishing and reinvigorating the bikes for The Annexe. The team have really poured all their efforts into this project and are looking forward to seeing the bikes going to a good cause.

The Skills Academy seeks to set young people up with qualifications, training and skills which can be taken further into communities and the job market, so it’s brilliant that the team here are able to see their efforts come full circle and pay off for the enjoyment of others.”

Depute Head of The Skills Academy, Mark Robertson

With Forest View based in Lochwinnoch, the neighbouring community group was a top choice for who to gift the kids bikes to. The community centre in the rural village of Lochwinnoch hosts fitness sessions, dance classes, kids’ parties and more. It has opened a café and within the spacious outdoor area that surrounds them lies an impressive cycle track. Our donation will further encourage families to embrace biking, encouraging them to venture outside and explore their local area, which is fulfilled with parks, green space and cycle paths.

“Thank you from everyone at the Lochwinnoch Community Annexe. These bikes will bring so much fun to the kids who want to use the BMX track and cycle path. We know how much effort you have all put in to restore these bikes and we promise to look after them.

Manager of Lochwinnoch Community Annexe, Robert McLeish

Photographed is Robert McLeish of Lochwinnoch Community Annexe with Robert Ross, The Skills Academy bike instructor.

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