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In the past week De’ils On Wheels, our community bike workshop has reached a couple of ‘grand’ landmarks.

Firstly we received our 1000th donated bike, which is totally amazing!

And secondly we reached 1000 likes on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/deilsonwheels!

So we would just like to say a thousand thank yous to everyone that has donated a bike to us or that has liked our Facebook page! Your support is very much appreciated.

One of the donations we recently received was a 1950s Raleigh bicycle which has only had one careful owner! It is great condition and we hope to have it back on the road in the near future! You can check out some of our refurbished bikes for sale here! (And the photo we posted on Facebook has also had over 1000 views!!!)

Also we are really in need of donations of ladies bikes so if you have one you no longer have a use for then please get in touch!

At the end of March four brave members of the Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET) and De’ils On Wheels team Braved the Shave by getting their heads shaved to raise funds for DRCET and the Beatson Cancer Charity.

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah went under the clippers on Thursday 30 March 2017 to raise funds for these two great Glasgow based charities.

The response to the fundraiser has been totally overwhelming and we have finally collected all the sponsorship money and we raised a staggering £6937 – who would have thought a wee bit of hair could have raised so much!

So a massive thanks to Lu at Battlefield Barbers for amazing clipper control; to May, Marie and Amanda and all the team at Heart of Scotstoun for being fantastic hosts and for selling so many cakes; to everyone that baked something for us on the day; to everyone that came along to cheer us on; a huge thanks to Paul, Liz and Sarah for helping to turn my madcap idea into a reality and going above and beyond; and of course to everyone that sponsored us!

A huge, huge, huge thank you for everyone that supported us – it is very much appreciated!

We will be arranging a wee photo shoot to hand over a big cheque to the Beatson Cancer Charity soon so will be back in touch soon about that!

Neil, Liz, Paul and Sarah!

We tweeted about this too… @drcet @deilsonwheels #BraveTheShave #BigHeidShave @beatson_charity

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We’re delighted our shiny new updated information leaflet is now available! You can pick up a copy in various locations in the local community or you can download it here DRCET-DOW_InfoLeaflet_web_A3_Mar17

The leaflet has a DRCET cover as well as a De’ils On Wheels cover and folds out to an A3 poster – we are really pleased with how it looks and we hope you like it!

In addition to all our up to date contact details the leaflet gives an overview of our key work areas including…

Don’t forget you can sign up to our monthly eNews, follow DRCET and De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter, or pop by the office to say hello!

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ECC leaderboard 2017This May was Team We Go Pedal’s second attempt at the European Cycle Challenge and we’re pleased to report that we smashed our 2016 total.  This year we recruited 15 victims participants and during May Team We Go Pedal have cycled a grand total of 1838.6 km putting us in 6th place amongst the 80 Glasgow sub-teams, and 3rd place in the Other category.

52 cities took part in the event and altogether logged a whopping 4,650,554 km with İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi, the third biggest city in Turkey (yes, I had to look it up) coming first with 855,002 km. Glasgow came 18th with a total of 59,613 km cycled.

Gdańsk was still the best overall cycling city with 1800.1 km cycled per 1000 inhabitants.  Glasgow came in at 27th in that leaderboard with 100.2km per 1000 inhabitants, slightly down on last year’s figure of 121 km/inh.

A big shout out to our volunteers who contributed most of our mileage. Mikey cycled 356.4 km and Davy cycled 252.1 km within the boundaries allowed by the challenge; however over the month, Davy cycled 625.2 km which put him in 20th place on the Glasgow leaderboard.  Congratulations (and a tub of chamois cream) to both of them, but a big thanks to everyone who added some mileage to our team.

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Bike Week is an annual opportunity to promote cycling, and show how cycling can easily be part of everyday life by encouraging ‘everyday cycling for everyone’. The 2017 event will take place from Saturday 10 through to Sunday 18 June.

Demonstrating the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling, the week aims to get people to give cycling a go all over the UK, whether this be for fun, as a means of getting around to work or school, the local shops or just to visit friends. For more information check out the Bike Week website.

 

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and this year it’s taking place from the Thu 1 to Wed 7 June 2017. It’s an opportunity for everyone to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers that make the world a better place.

Here at DRCET we involve volunteers in all the work that we do including workshop mechanism and assistants, community clean up assistants, Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteers (NIVs) and community cycling champions.

We also want to recruit volunteers across each of the community council areas we cover (Scotstoun, Whiteinch, Yoker, Thornwood, Knightswood, Jordanhill and Broomhill) to promote a range of environmentally friendly actions from recycling to picking up litter – you’ll lead the way and encourage others to join in.

We’re also looking for local people to join our Board – so if you are interested in improving the local area and would like to help develop DRCET then we’d like to hear from you.

You can contact Sarah on sarah@dumbartonroad.com for more information.

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As part of our We Go Pedal Cycle Friendly Communities project we will be holding more bike breakfasts. The first will be on Thursday 11 May at Balshagray Crescent in Whiteinch from 7.30am to 9.30am!

So pop along and you can get a free Dr Bike check, pick up lots of cycling and active travel related information, find out more about the Cycle Friendly Communities project and get free juice and refreshments! What’s not to like! We look forward to seeing you down in Whiteinch! Download the poster here BikeBreakfast_Poster_May17

And don’t forget if you haven’t already done so please sign up to Team We Go Pedal as part of the European Cycling Challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
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DRCET is a recognised Scottish Charity (Charity No SC035954) and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland (Company No SC273114). Registered office as shown above.

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