20150317_ArdsloyPlace_Before-AfterTo celebrate the completion of the upgrade to the National Cycle Network Route 7 from from Whiteinch to Yoker in west Glasgow there are lots of events happening to raise awareness of the bike path and to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy nature on their doorstep!

The celebration week will take place from Saturday 21 March through to Sunday 29 March with activities happening across the West of Glasgow! Many of the events happen on a regular basis and others have been organised especially for these celebrations. There’s something for everyone – young to old – so check out the programme below and get active, get involved and enjoy the green spaces in the west of Glasgow!

Events taking place include cycle rides, health walks, bike breakfasts, accessible bicycle demonstration and the official lauch of the West Glasgow Simple Pleasures Easily Found map and the official re-opening of the bike path on Friday 27 March at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre.

You can download the programme here DRCET_BikePath_CelebrationProgramme_v2_Mar2015

BikePath_People_SustransSome of the events that will be talking place are shown below – download the programme for more details and how to get involved!

  • Sat 21 Mar – 10am – Whiteinch Bike club cycle ride
  • Mon 23 Mar – 2.30pm – Health Walk at Heart of Scotstoun
  • Tue 24 Mar – 7.30am – Bike Breakfast at Balmoral St
  • Wed 25 Mar – 11am – West Glasgow Green Gym community clean up
  • Fri 27 Mar – 2pm – Official re-opening of the NCN route 7 bike path and launch of SNH Simple Pleasures map
  • Sun 29 Mar – it’s over to you! A wee Sunday stroll? Or are you going to jump on the bike?

Route7G14UpgradeBothWe will also be looking at how we can encourage more local people and organisations to get more involved in the ongoing use and maintenance of the local cycle network and walking routes including:

  • Sustrans Greener Greenways and Wildlife Champions project
  • Ditch the Dirt anti-dog fouling campaign
  • Community clean ups
  • Clean Glasgow’s Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers programme

The week has been made possible with support from Glasgow City Council, Green Glasgow 2015, GCC Ward 12 an 13 area partnerships, Sustrans Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Community Safety Glasgow and many others! Thanks for all your support!