Pedal Power - volunteer portraits

Pedal Power: Volunteer Portraits Launch Night

Friday, 17 June
19:00 - 20:00

By Bikes for Refugees

A photography exhibition, featuring portraits by Samuel Hauenstein Swan. Explore the stories of some of our Bikes For Refugees volunteers, their unique journeys, backgrounds, motivations and characters.

From lifelong Glaswegians to New Scots, from mechanics to artists, from weans to greying ‘bike wizards’ – this selection of portraits is a tribute to our wonderful volunteers who have helped us distribute over 1,600 bikes so far to refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Each portrait will be accompanied by short caption, sharing the story of the volunteer that is featured.

The wheels of Bikes for Refugees wouldn’t be turning without them.


The Glad Cafe, 1006A Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, G41 2HG


Join us from 7pm-8pm on Friday, 17 June for the launch night and meet some of the volunteers.

This free exhibition is hosted at The Glad Cafe in Shawlands and will be on display for the duration of Refugee Festival Scotland. Come along any time during opening hours to take a look.

About Bikes for Refugees:

Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) aims to support the resettlement of socio-economically disadvantaged and isolated New Scots through the upcycling and provision of free bicycles and the transformational power of cycling.

Bicycles provide a free and sustainable means of transportation to support access to essential services as well as an important way to meet new people and to keep physically and mentally healthy.


The Glad Cafe
1006A Pollokshaws Road
G41 2HG

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