Here’s the official word from the guys at The Loading Bay:
“We are opening in Glasgow in about a month, and have started a kickstarter campaign to give free lessons and hire bikes to local kids, and to build hype about the park.”
Their Kickstarter campaign isn’t to fund the construction of the park, it’s more to offer equal opportunities to all who might want to use it. We’re into this. Young riders who might not otherwise have the chance can effectively be supported by those who have a few spare quid.
“We want to make the facility accessible to all. The money you help to raise on kickstarter will allow us to purchase more hire equipment and offer hire, entry and lessons to locals who cannot easily afford them. The aim of this is to get more people involved in our sports, and to improve the wellbeing of people in our nearby communities.”
For more info and to help support The Loading Bay, hit up their Kickstarter page.
“Our user base includes young people from Possilpark and Springburn, as well as those from the rest of Glasgow. These neighbouring areas face significant economic and social issues, and for most of these people, regularly attending a premium sports facility is financially unrealistic. We believe that all talent deserves an equal chance to succeed, and that everyone has the right to an active and healthy lifestyle. This philosophy has underpinned The Loading Bay’s development at every stage.”