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Glasgow is gearing up for a month of cycling as the city launches its first Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge, which will take place throughout May.

And Team We Go Pedal will be taking part! Last year we had 15 cyclists who cycled a total of 1838.8 km and we are looking to beat that this year!

Cyclists are being urged to sign up for the new event, run by Glasgow City Council, and record their routes to help improve the city’s cycling network.

The Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge is about all types of cycling and getting out on your bike. It’s about getting fitter and having fun through cycling. It doesn’t matter if you are just out for a pootle along the canal or if you are out on a training ride or your mountain bike. Throughout May people are being encouraged to try to use your bike that bit more often and log those miles that you do via the Naviki smartphone app.

Taking part in the month-long challenge will help create an accurate picture of how cyclists travel about the city and ensure future investment is made in the right places and the challenge is open to anyone who cycles within the Glasgow and Clyde Valley area.

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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!

Issue 6 of the West Glasgow Pedallers We Go Pedal news recently spring from the printing press! Check it out to find out lots of useful info about getting into cycling and making our local neighbourhoods more cycle friendly!

The latest issue is full of useful info about cycling in and around Glasgow including info about Knightswood BMX track, the European Championships, Go Bike monthly rides, Bikeability, Bike Week 2018, Glasgow Critical Mass, Womens Cycling Forum news about this years Pedal On Parliament, and lots, lots more.

There is also an opportunity for you to win a De’ils On Wheels upcycled clock which is made from old bike parts!

So what are you waiting for – download the newsletter here – WGP_News_Issue6_Spring2018 – and you will find copies popping up in various places in the local area including community centres, medical centres and libraries.

We’d really like to hear you feedback on the newsletter so once you’ve had a chance to read it let us know what you think – and if there’s anything you would like to see in future issues just let us know!

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ApplefieldWe will be hosting weekly volunteer gardening sessions every Thursday at Gartnavel Applefield garden every Thursday until 31 May. The sessions will start at 10.00am and finish at 12.30pm.

Gartnavel Applefield garden contributes to improving the environment around the Gartnavel site for the enjoyment of patients, staff and local people.

Volunteers will be able to help with a wide range of tasks including building and installing raised beds, preparation and filling of raised beds, installing a polytunnel, landscaping the gardens and general weeding.

If you want to come along to any of the sessions please get in touch or you can just turn up on the day. As the work is outdoors, please dress for the weather.

community-calendarThis event is listed on our online community calendar along with lots of other events in the local area and beyond – check out the calendar to see what else is going on! 

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Ambitious plans for a floating Dial-a-Bridge along the River Clyde have been released today. This follows recent news that the proposed opening bridge from Yoker to Renfrew may be sunk.

According to information released by the company behind the scheme, “the floating Dial-a-Bridge will bring the utmost convenience to people wanting to cross the river, matched with outstanding 21st century technology, design and engineering.”

The design of the bridge is such that the middle floating section has two large, extendable ramps at either end which can be raised and lowered. This means that the bridge will be able to go to lots of different locations along the river no matter how wide the river is or the tide conditions at the time.

Avril Poisson, the company spokesperson said, “This proposal will transform how people cross the River Clyde and will become a 21st Century icon of engineering in an area steeped in engineering tradition. We are using the very successful Dial-a-Bus concept. People will be able to phone up and the bridge will come to them to let them cross the river. There will also be a Smart phone app and people will be able to raise and lower the ramps from their phones. How amazing is that?”

Critics of the plans have questioned the timing of the annoucement but Avril said, “Having Easter Sunday fall on the 1st April was perfect timing for this announcement. The floating Dial-a-Bridge is a cracking development and really egg-citing times for all involved in urban transport planning and bridge design.”

Local Councillors were unavailable for comment as they were in the middle of an egg-hunt in the City Chambers.

We think that some people will be hopping-mad about this proposal – what do you think???

BigPedalSustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge inspiring pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

Sustrans Big Pedal will run for 10 days from 23 April to 4 May 2018 and is open to individual classes as well as whole schools.

On each day, schools compete to see who can get as many of their pupils, staff and parents cycling or scooting to school. A school’s best five days will determine their final position, but they can log journeys on all ten days if they wish.

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Glasgow City Council, along with all Scotland’s local authorities, will once again support WWF’s Earth Hour from 830pm to 930pm on Saturday 24 March, joining 9 million people across the UK and 186 countries and territories from every continent on the planet.

The Council will be holding an event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Kelvingrove Park offering a range of family friendly activities from 6pm to 10pm onwards including an evening nature walk led by RSPB Scotland and an Illuminated Night Ride led (please register to book your place).

In Glasgow the council will switch off the lights at the City Chambers, the Clyde Arc Bridge, the Riverside Museum, the Mitchell Library and Winter Gardens on Glasgow Green and other landmarks switching off include Glasgow Cathedral (courtesy of Historic Scotland), Cranhill and Drumchapel Water Towers (courtesy of Scottish Water) and Glasgow University joining others around the world such as the Eiffel Tower and Sydney Opera House!

Glasgow City Council is hosting an event at Kelvingrove event will be able to do this during the evening.

Earth Hour in the UK takes place from 8.30 to 9.30pm on Saturday 24 Marchwww.wwfscotland.org.uk/earthhour #EarthHourUK and #PromiseForThePlanet

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Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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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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