A POPULAR Glasgow cycling charity will be holding a series of family friendly events to celebrates its name change.

The Glasgow Bike Station, which reconditions unwanted bikes and supports people get back on the saddle, is re-branding to Bike for Good.

Established in 2010 the charity has grown significantly and now employs 41 people, including young apprentices training to become bike mechanics.

Last year the team realised their current name wasn’t completely representative of their work and challenged themselves with creating a new identity.

CEO Greg Chauvet, who only learned to ride a bike 10 years ago, said: “We wanted a name and a brand which had multiple meanings. Bike for Good provides this – any regular cyclists will tell you that once you get into cycling, it is for good.

“Plus a bike can be used to do good things – it helps the environment, improves your health, is a great way to meet people, helps overcome poverty and isolation and is also really good fun!

“I learned to cycle as an adult and it has changed my life. Our mission is to help more people realise what an impact cycling can have and I can’t wait to see what more Bike for Good can achieve!”

Bike for Good are also celebrating receiving their 20,000th bike donation.

To mark their special milestone as well as the re-brand they are hosting a series of events to cater for al including an open afternoon at their Bike for Good Community Hub, 509 Victoria Road on Friday November 10 from 2-6pm, offering face-painting, henna, cycle skills session, music, cake, group rides, Dr Bike and more.

There will also be a Champagne Reception for stakeholders and partners on Thursday November 16 from 5-7pm - to launch the new brand along with users of Bike for Good’s projects and services.

A family fun day at Bike for Good, 65 Haugh Road will be held on Saturday November 18 from 10-2pm, offering: ‘bike curious’- try various family cycling options such as child trailers, seats, tag-alongs, tandems and cargo bikes, Play on Pedals cycling sessions for under 5’s, bike bling, Dr Bike and more.

The aim of the events is to showcase the great work the charity does, while celebrating those who have been part of the journey to date.