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New bike racks have been installed at Knightswood Community Centre on Alderman Road. The racks are a welcome addition to the Centre and will make it easier for centre users who cycle to make full use of the facilities.

We have been working with the Community Centre and Glasgow City Council to get the racks installed as part of our Cycle Friendly Communities project.

The Community Centre, which is now run by the community through the Knightswood Community SCIO, offers a range of services and activities and also has a Cafe open 6 days a week.

Thanks to the team at Glasgow City Council for installing the racks.

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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 »

Green Gym 6The West Glasgow Green Gym will be holding sessions during May.

The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

The dates and locations for May are:

  • Wed 10 May – St Ninian’s Primary School – tidying up playground and front of school. Meet at entrance to St Ninian’s, 2150 Great Western Road, G13 2AB
  • Wed 17 May – holiday week
  • Wed 24 May – cycle path NCN754 at Blairdardie next to canal – litter pick and general tidy up on both sides of canal. Meet where Blairdardie Road meets with Gorget Ave and Rotherwood Ave, G13 2AD
  • Wed 31 May – cycle path NCN756 at Kelvindale Road – litter pick and general tidy up. Meet where Kelvin Walkway meets with Kelvindale Road, G20 8JU

Sessions run from 11.00am to 2.00pm. Tea and coffee are provided and we usually stop for this about 12.30pm. If you need any more information, are unable to attend a session or have any problems locating the meeting point, please contact Margaret at Drumchapel Life on 0141 944 6004

St Paul’s Cycle Friendly Primary award

St Paul’s Primary School in Whiteinch has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Primary School Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling in the school for pupils, teachers and parents.

The school was assessed against a range of criteria – the school has a cycling champion, an up to date active travel plan, delivers Bikeability Scotland’s Level 2 on road training to the pupils, pupils undertake regular litter picks on the local cycle network and the school has a great cycle shelter too! All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

The school also promotes cycling in the local community by working with De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop and being in involved in the We Go Pedal project to promote and encourage more people to cycle, both of which are run by local environmental charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET).

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PlayOnPedalsPlay On Pedals are running a Spring programme of FREE drop-in sessions across the city over the next few months. In the local area this includes:

  • Sun 28 May, 11 and 25 June, 1-3pm, Scotstoun Leisure Centre
  • Every Sunday, 10-11.30am, Drumchapel Sports Centre

Or you can find out more on the flyer below and on the Play On Pedals website and Facebook page

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De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

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Contact Details

Main Office
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
dumbartonroad.com

De'ils On Wheels
Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
m: 07515 879747
e: deilsonwheels@
dumbartonroad.com

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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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