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NHS Lanarkshire Bike Appeal

  • Submitted by: Claudia Beamish, South Scotland, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Wednesday, 17 February 2021
  • Motion reference: S5M-24174

That the Parliament congratulates NHS Lanarkshire’s Health Improvement Team on its work with local retailers and community organisations to support access to second-hand bikes and bike maintenance, as well as free bike loans for NHS Lanarkshire staff; applauds its response to a 44% increase in cycling across Lanarkshire through its promotion of the Cycling UK’s Bicycle Repair Scheme and the Bike Amnesty Appeal, which rehomes pre-loved bicycles in collaboration with North Lanarkshire’s Restorative Justice; acknowledges that more than 70 bike donations have helped low income families and individuals to own their own bike; welcomes the further investment from the Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership in providing helmets, lights and locks with some of the rehomed bicycles, and recognises this vital work in supporting the physical and mental health benefits associated with outdoor activity.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Kenneth Gibson, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Gil Paterson, Elaine Smith, Colin Smyth, Maureen Watt