Steven Maccluskey Scotland Pride 2020 pandemic Steven Maccluskey Scotland

Founder of charity that gifted more than 1300 bikes to refugees nominated for Pride of Scotland Award

Join thousands of others in getting the stories that matter to you sent straight to your inbox.When a young Syrian asylum seeker asked him for help getting his bike repaired Steven McCluskey had no idea that both their lives were about to change forever.The chance encounter between Yaman, who had fled war-torn Damascus with just the clothes on his back, and the dad-of-one, inspired a charity that has refurbished and distributed more than 1300 bicycles to new Scots.As founder of Bikes for Refugees Scotland, Steven has provided a two-wheeler lifeline to asylum seekers allowing them to connect with their new communities, make friends and access essential services.And as if this wasn’t incredible enough, during the pandemic the big-hearted Scot.

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