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Glasgow Wood Recycling, a thriving social enterprise based in Whiteinch, has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Employer Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling for staff, volunteers and trainees. Achieving the award was made possible with funding from the Cycle Friendly Employer Development Fund.

Glasgow Wood Recycling was assessed against a range of criteria – they have a cycling champion, they have improved their cycling facilities including installing a new cycle shelter (made from recycled wood!), bought tools and a bike stand, bought a pool bike and have undertaken bike maintenance training. All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

Glasgow Wood Recycling is the 153rd workplace in Glasgow to achieve the award and they join over 525 Cycle Friendly Employers throughout Scotland. In addition, Glasgow Wood Recycling entered a team into the recent Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge which took place throughout May. The team finished second overall cycling over 4000kms and one of the GWR team finished third in the individual standings, cycling nearly 1200km!

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BroccoliBillGlasgow City Council‘s arms-length organisation Cordia called on the young people of Glasgow to bring their favourite healthy food to life and create a character following the ‘healthy and happy’ theme. Over 1000 entries were received from schools across the city.

Ruairidh McKenzie, a P7 pupil from Clyde Primary School, won the competition with his wonderful Broccoli Bill design. Bill was then made in to a full size mascot as well as being used across Fuel Zone marketing materials.

Julia McCreadie of Cordia commented: “We were delighted to have had such a wonderful response to our mascot competition. Ruairidh showed off his creative skills and produced a design which embodies both healthy eating and Scottish heritage.”

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You can be in with a chance of winning a De’ils On Wheels upcycled clock and all you need to do is get on your bike and share a photo!

The clocks are made from used bicycle disk brakes and chain rings. You can be in with a chance of winning yourself one of these fantastic clocks by getting on social media. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to enter…

  1. Like the Deils On Wheels Facebook page or follow the De’ils on Wheels Twitter feed @DeilsOnWheels
  2. Upload a photo of you on your bike and tell us why you love cycling
  3. And, very importantly, tag the post using the #WeGoPedal hashtag

All tagged entries received by the end of Bike Week 2018 (Sat 17 June 2018) will be entered into a draw to win a clock!

So what are you waiting for? Get on your bike and get pedalling, snapping and hashtagging!! The clock’s ticking!!

Good luck!

In partnership with Glasgow Wood Recycling we will be holding a Bike Breakfast from 8am to 10am on Thursday 7 June 2018 at Barclay Curle House, 739 South Street, Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 0BX

The Bike Breakfast will run from 8am to 10am and we will be offering free drinks, fruit and pastries, information on cycling and walking and a FREE Dr Bike check!

The Bike Breakfast is part of joint celebrations – firstly Glasgow Wood Recycling have achieved their Cycle Friendly Employer award and secondly next week is Bike Week 2018 where we are encouraging everyday cycling for everyone.

We will be set up just outside Barclay Curle House at the entrance to the Barclay Curle Complex so why not pop down and say hello!!

See the poster below or check out our Facebook event page.

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CleanAirDayClean Air Day 2018 co-ordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan is Thursday 21st JuneGlasgow City Council are holding an event from 10am to 2pm on Thursday 21 June in George Square which will showcase a huge range of exhibits and activities such as active travel, renewable energy, e-bikes, car clubs and electric vehicles that can all help to improve air quality as well as a mini-pump track provided by 2018 European Championships!

Air pollution is real and harms the health of millions. But there are lots of simple things we can do to improve air quality and look after our own and other people’s health. Clean Air Day is a chance to find out more about air pollution, share information with friends and colleagues, and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone.

What are your plans for Clean Air Day? Why not walk or cycle to work or school – and if you already do this, organise an event? For more information on how to do this in your community, at work or in school, download one of the free toolkits. Share your plans by emailing cleanerair@globalactionplan.org.uk

You can also sign up for updates about Clean Air Day by registering here.

 

The Active Seniors Day in the Park will take place on Tuesday 12 June in Victoria Park. There will be lots of activities and information available primarily for the older people of Glasgow but everyone is welcome to come along.

DRCET will be along with an information stall so why not pop along and say hello!! The event takes place from 10.30am until 3.30pm. For more information please contact Active Seniors on active_seniors@hotmail.com and you can download the poster here 20180612_ActiveSeniorsInTheParkDay

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Between 2 and 12 August you can embark on an audiovisual adventure as the 762 metre-long walkway of the Clyde Tunnel is transformed into a sensory subterranean spectacle by multimedia artist Robbie Thomson and composer Alex Menzies. 

Inspired by marine mythology and science fiction, this otherworldly odyssey reveals robotic sculptures and electronic sounds which lead you through a series of close encounters.

Immersive and intriguing, Portal presents a rare opportunity to re-discover this remarkable Glasgow landmark which celebrates its 55th anniversary year as part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme of the European Championships 2018.

The event will take place from 11am to 7pm daily from Thursday 2 to Sunday 12 August in the southbound cycle and pedestrian tunnel.Tickets are free but need to be booked in advance via the Centre for Contemporary Arts.

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