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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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foe_clean_air_0021-previewFriends of the Earth Scotland has published a list of Scotland’s most polluted streets in 2016, showing that streets in many parts of Scotland continue to have unsafe and illegal levels of toxic pollution seven years after a legal deadline and despite a Government plan to comply with clean air obligations.

This includes Dumbarton Road and Hope Street here in Glasgow which are among the 9 most polluted streets for nitrogen dioxide emissions.

There are now a total of 38 Pollution Zones in Scotland where air quality safety standards are regularly broken, up from 33 last year. In 2016 new official Pollution Zones were declared in Linlithgow and Newton in West Lothian, Johnstone and Renfrew in Renfrewshire, with another new one in Edinburgh’s Salamander Street coming into force later this month.

Levels of air pollution in our cities is causing an unacceptable public health crisis. FoE Scotland are asking you to write to the party leaders of Scotland’s cities today asking them to make an election pledge to deal with air pollution by developing plans for a Low Emission Zone and investing in walking and cycling in their city.

GetActiveDrumchapel_HeaderThe big Get Active Drumchapel community event will take place in Drumchapel Park from 11am to 3pm on Saturday 17 September.

There will be a great range of activities for all ages and abilities to try, completely free of charge, featuring:

and lots more activities for the whole family.

And if you get your activity card stamped after trying out activity, you get free food and drink too! More info on the Facebook event page!

 

OverTheWall2016This years “Over the Wall” summer, multi-arts festival will take place in the grounds of Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow on Saturday 27 August 2016 from 1pm to 5pm.

There will be a wide range of activities including community theatre, live music, information, art, live music and we will be along with our pedal powered smoothies so why not pop along and enjoy a great, family day out!

The Festival is part of the annual art in the gart programme; this programme is a collaboration between NHSGGC northwest mental health services and Third Sector organisations and artists to enable access seven days a week and out of hours to participation in meaningful activity which to support mental health recovery and wellbeing.

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WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_CropAs part of Bike Week 2016 the We Go Pedal project will be holding a Family Cycling Extravaganza from midday to 4pm on Saturday 18 June in Victoria Park, Whiteinch G14 9NW. The event will take place near the main entrance to the park on Victoria Drive North.

There will be lots to do at the event including:

  • Dr Bike checks
  • Cycle skills course
  • Play On Pedals
  • Free Wheel North accessible bikes and trikes
  • Bling-your-bike
  • a juggling uni-cyclist
  • active travel information
    • Go Bike
    • Sustrans Scotland
    • We Go Pedal and Whiteinch Bike Club
    • Good Moves Health Walks
    • South West Community Cycles
    • Friends of Victoria Park
  • Health Walks in the park
  • and a bike recycling point

The event and all the activities are FREE so why not pop along with the family and have a great day out.

Check out De’ils On Wheels on Facebook and Twitter and follow #wegopedal and #BikeWeekUK too!

You can download the poster for the event here WGP_CyclingExtravaganzaPoster_Final

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VolunteerDropInFlyer_CropVolunteers’ 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 Wed 1 to Sun 12 June 2016. 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, and we want to recruit more volunteers. We’re looking for people who are passionate about cycling to become community cycling champions, promoting and supporting bicycle activities in their local area, or to act as commuting buddies, supporting people who are new to cycling with getting to work by bike.

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 – if you are interested in cycling or in improving the local area and would like to help develop DRCET then we’d like to hear from you.

If you’re interested in volunteering and would like to find out more then you can join us on Thursday 2 June 2016 from 10.00-11.30am for a cup of tea and a chat at the Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre . Alternatively you can contact Sarah on sarah@dumbartonroad.com for more information. Or download the flyer here Vols week drop in poster

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connect-banner-for-euro-cycle-challenge-270-x-612The European Cycling Challenge is now over half way through and cyclists in the 52 cities across Europe which are competing in this year’s event have clocked up a total of 2.2 million kilometres of which nearly 1.75 million km count towards the respective cities!

And how is Glasgow doing I hear you ask? Not too bad. Glasgow currently sits 16th on the leader board with nearly 34,000 km clocked up – although this is well short of the leaders Gdansk who have amassed over 400,000 km so far! I wonder if they’ll make the 1 million mark??

Over 1000 cyclists have signed up to Team Glasgow and nearly half of these have cycled at least 10 km. As for We Go Pedal we have 11 people signed up to the team and we have clocked up 592 km so far and we sit 10th in the Others sub-team leaderboard.

One of the reasons that Glasgow has signed up to the challenge is that all the GPS data that the cyclists log gets turned into a heat map which provides the council with an extremely useful insight into cycling patterns and habits in the city and other neighbouring local authorities. The city heat map and a close up of the map for G13 and G14 is shown below.

There is still time to get involved so sign up today and let’s help get Team Glasgow into the top ten!

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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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