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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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Citizens Advice Scotland recently published the findings of a bus users survey in the Your Bus, Your Say report. Over 4,600 people responded witht he highest number of responses being from Glasgow. The three most important issues to people were service frequency, punctuality and value for money.

CAS has explored the experience of bus passengers over the past few years. In 2016, they undertook a bus users’ survey which looked at transport issues in rural areas, and led to the Round the Bend report

Following this, they wanted to explore what bus passengers want which led them to undertake a public survey, asking consumers what aspects of their bus services they are satisfied with and what they are unsatisfied with. CAS also asked what issues were most important to consumers in relation to buses.  This report analyses this ‘Your Bus, Your Say’ survey which was completed in 2017.

Some of the headline results are shown below and the report can be downloaded from the CAS website.

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Glasgow City Council is developing a new vision for parks and greenspaces in Glasgow and they are holding an online consultation which will run until Friday 11 May.

The Council are keen to make sure the vision of what Glasgow’s parks and greenspaces may look like, and what roles they will perform in the future, comes from the communities that use and love these spaces. Please note that the consultation only covers sites that are owned or managed by Glasgow City Council.

Following a series of workshops with Friends of Parks Groups, Community Councils and Parks User Groups a report was published in January 2017 which identified the following issues:

  • Communication
  • Improved Parks Forum
  • Community Growing
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Re-wilding
  • Activities and events

The Council are now consulting via the Council’s online consultation hub.

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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Sustrans Scotland will be holding a wildflower meadow creation volunteer workday from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Monday 16 April just past the entrance to the National Cycle Network at the end of Greenlaw Road, Yoker G14 0PG.

The day will look at habitat management to encourage wildflowers. As part of the workday we will talk about why to create and manage wildflower meadows and how to go about it and what tools to use, as well as about tool care and health and safety. We will then spend the day removing invading scrub, targeted wildflower seed sowing and potentially wildflower plug planting.

Please bring:

  • Sturdy shoes, preferably boots
  • Clothes appropriate for the weather
  • (Some!) muscles and (lots of) enthusiasm
  • Packed lunch

Sustrans will provide tools; protective equipment, e.g. gloves; tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please remember that we encourage sustainable travel – if possible, please consider cycling or walking to us, or using public transport. The nearest train station is Yoker. Otherwise, please consider car sharing.

For more information please contact Laura White, Sustrans Volunteer Coordinator (Routes) on 07786 525946.

Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2018 HSBC UK | BMX National Series are being held on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June 2018 at the brand new Glasgow BMX Centre  Knightswood, Archerhill Road, Glasgow G13.

This will be the first major event to be hosted at the new Glasgow BMX Centre in Knightswood and volunteer marshals are required to ensure the safe running of the event – no experience necessary although the minimum age is 16yrs.

The event will see around 2000 people including competitors, spectators and event support arrive at the facility for two days of fast paced racing at this world class BMX facility.

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