MY Bike

MY Adventure is a social enterprise that reinvested all profits into community projects. MY Bike is one of the community projects that we provide.

Mechanics, enterprise and leadershipraising attainment through cycling.

MY Bike is a project that is delivered by MY Adventure in partnership with Drummond Community High School and Craigroyston Community High School. It has achieved national recognition from the Times Educational Supplement and been credited as a significant aspect of the schools commitment to an enriched curriculum. MY BIKE is a long-term sustainable partnership where schools build the capacity of existing resources and forming stronger links with the wider community in which the school sits.

Overview

MY BIKE provides industry ready qualifications and training related to cycling that enables students to achieve National 4’s. MY Bike has three core elements:

Mechanics: Achieving nationally recognised qualifications and skills.

Enterprise: Authentic business skills in the cycle industry.

Leadership: Including ‘community give back’ and Scottish Cycling qualifications.

Mechanics

MY BIKE students will achieve City and Guilds certification, a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to work in a commercial bike shop. As part of the schools commitment to provide pathways to positive destinations MY BIKE students leave with industry recognised qualification:

  • City and Guilds Cycle Mechanics Level 2 – Minimum 129 hours required – QCF 20 credits

Enterprise

The students refurbish a used bike for sale on the open market, bringing enterprise and business skills into the curriculum. Set up of a cycle repair stall to fix other pupils cycles. This element involves the students engaging in:

  • Market Research
  • Purchasing
  • Pricing
  • Marketing
  • Sales

Leadership

The leadership element enables the students to ‘give back’ to their local community by teaching local primary school children to cycle safely. The students will complete:

  • Cycle Trainer Assistant award (Cycling Scotland)
  • National First Aid qualification (NUCO)
  • Bikeability (Cycling Scotland) awarded to P6 students from Broughton primary school

These excursions and practical experiences in the community are an important part of the life skills and leadership training elements of the project – fitting well with the strategic vision of the school as a positive active member of the community. MY BIKE is achieving this through a cycle related project and the young people themselves have become advocates of cycling and positive roles models in the area.

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