Easy Rider: BUILD A BIKE for Free with Dads Rock!

LogoFor the first time, young dads will have the chance to get together and build a free balance bike for their children, thanks to award winning charity Dads Rock together with Edinburgh Tool Library and RG workshops.

They are on the look-out for dads aged 25 or under from across Edinburgh to give them all the tools and equipment needed to build a free balance bike for their children. The weekly workshops start in September, if you know a dad aged 25 or under who would like to be part of it, now is the time to get in touch.

Dads Rock developed the idea when they realised there are hundreds of young dads in Edinburgh, however very few chances for them to come together. By running these sessions, young dads will build both a free bike as well as friendships.

BAB5David Marshall – National Development Officer from Dads Rock had this to say:

To be given the funding by Big Lottery to support young dads is excellent. So send us the dads! This is a fantastic opportunity for young dads to come build a free balance bike. We are always very keen to help promote and if possible, work with other great agencies with our projects. We are working closely with Edinburgh Tool Library and RG Workshops to help both run the project and help supply all tools to enable our young dads to build their bikes. No experience is needed!

Chris Hellawell – Director Edinburgh Tool Library said:

ETL is delighted to be working with Dads Rock.  Our aim is to make tools available for everyone, and by helping Dads Rock in their Build a Bike project, we are doing so.  Our only regret is that the bikes will be too small for us to have a go on!

Richard O’Connor – Co-Founder RG Workshops added:

RG Workshops are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dads Rock on this project, we are really looking forward to inspiring these young families to get creative

These workshops will take place weekly at WHALE Arts Agency, 30 Westburn Grove, Wester Hailes, EH14 2SA

BAB8The workshops launch 28th September, so if you know a dad aged 25 or under who would like to find out more then please contact David on 0131 442 4662, 07542 084356 or visit the following websites:

www.dadsrock.org.uk             www.edinburghtoollibrary.org.uk/


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