Jo backs Cycle Co-op funding bid

Jo has lent her support to East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative bid for a grant from the Climate Challenge Fund.

Since May 2009, ED Cycle Co-op has encouraged people in the Bishopbriggs area to take up cycling through its programme of training, maintenance and guided rides. The initiative has inspired cycle clubs at several local primary schools including St Matthew’s Primary in Bishopbriggs, where the number of pupils cycling to school has increased tenfold to almost 20%.

The Cycle Co-op is now planning to expand its work and has applied for a grant from the Climate Challenge Fund, who award community groups taking action to reduce carbon emissions in their local area. Jo Swinson has sent her letter of support with ED Cycle Co-op’s application to the CCF.

Commenting, Jo said:

“East Dunbartonshire’s Cycle Co-operative is a wonderful example of a green initiative that has successfully encouraged both adults and children to get on their bikes for leisure, work and the school run.

“This award-winning community organisation has already achieved huge milestones such as winning the Modeshift Cycle Initiative of the Year 2009. I am delighted to back East Dunbartonshire Cycle Co-op’s bid to the Climate Challenge Fund so that their fantastic work can continue to grow – granting their application would undoubtedly be money well spent.”

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