Cycling campaigners and local residents in Glasgow yesterday brought tea, coffee and cakes to workers installing a cycle path in the south of the city to thank them for their efforts.
The workers were treated to rolls, cakes and tattie scones as well as biscuits under the initiative, which was organised by the Friends of South City Way campaign group.
Group organiser Joel Cooney said: “We were looking for a way to pay tribute to the great work being done by contractors and thought ‘who doesn’t like a cuppa?’
“It’s meant to be a bit of fun but it highlights the vital need for separated cycle paths on busy shopping streets like Victoria Road away from motor traffic.
“We believe the South City Way will provide this protection, enabling more people to feel confident enough to cycle here.”
Among those in attendance was Patrick Harvie, co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party.
He said “I was delighted to join up with other cycling campaigners to show our thanks to the people who are building new, high quality routes in Glasgow. This must be the way forward for Glasgow, if we want people to be safe enjoying the healthiest, cheapest, lowest carbon way of getting about.”