International Women’s Day… and Cycling.
by Iona Shepherd, Co-convenor, GoBike

A very happy International Women’s Day to you all! On this most excellent day and also the centenary of the Women’s Suffrage Act being passed, we would like to share some facts on women and cycling with you to celebrate.

Did you know that the bicycle is considered instrumental to the emancipation of women? Not only did the transportation and independence it provides give immense freedom to women at the turn of the century, but it was also central to many of the campaigns run by the suffrage movements. The Cycling Scouts division, for instance, was formed in 1907 to help spread the message of suffrage wider afield to urban areas.

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FoEheadingFriends of the Earth Scotland are hosting a FREE Spring Activist Gathering on Saturday 17 March 2018 10.30 – 16.30 in The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 3UU.

Whether you’re new to activism or a seasoned campaigner, help map the way ahead to a Fossil Free Scotland.

This event is open to members, supporters, local groups and anyone else who wants to find out more about what FoE Scotland do and how to become part of Scotland’s climate justice movement.

Activists from across Scotland will deliver sessions including:

  • Climate campaigning in 2018: Scotland’s new Climate Bill
  • Where next for anti-fracking campaigners in Scotland?
  • Making air pollution history: a vision for clean transport
  • Divesting to make fossil fuels history
  • Creative campaigning and audacious activism
  • Intersectional approaches to climate justice

Please note that bookings made through Eventbrite will be used to plan catering for the day, so please only book your (free) spot if you are sure you can attend! #lovefood #hatefoodwaste

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Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN) recently launched their first Pocket Guide to Glasgow Social Enterprise and DRC Environment Trust and De’ils On Wheels both feature in the guide!

This comprehensive guide is packed full of information on social enterprises in Glasgow. Inside you will find GSEN membership organisations broken down into categories where it will be easy for you to find out what products and services GSEN members offer, handy descriptions and that all important contact information.

This guide will also help you explore what a social enterprise is and understand the diversity; while also drawing attention to the scale and highlighting the impact they are having on the social, economic and environmental life of the city.

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green-gym-6The 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 March are:

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 or Peter Kane on 07856 607109

These events are 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!

play-on-pedals-wee-mcwheelie-logo-small1Play On Pedals are running FREE drop-in sessions at Scotstoun Leisure Centre from March – May and De’ils On Wheels will be helping to deliver the sessions.

The sessions will take place from 1-3pm in the outside hall at Scotstoun Leisure Centre.

  • Sunday 18 March 2018
  • Sunday 15 & 29 April 2018
  • Sunday 13 & 27 May 2018

There are also sessions being held elsewhere in Glasgow. You can find out more on the Play On Pedals website and Facebook page and on the flyers below.

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The Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) and Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) invite you to meet and hear from Councillor Anna Richardson about how she has been heading up the Glasgow City Council Sustainability Agenda since last year’s elections. The event will be from 6.00pm – 8.00pm on Thursday 1 March 2018, at Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ

This is your chance to find out about how sustainability fits into the Council’s plans: what is happening in relation to environmental protection and pollution, transport and carbon reduction.

Key projects include:

  • South City Way cycle route
  • City Centre Low Emission Zone
  • New bridge at Polmadie
  • Plastics reduction in Council facilities

As always, there will be an opportunity to ask Anna questions directly,
and to chat with other members afterwards. The cost for SEDA Members and GCHT Friends is £3 and non-members is £5. Book your ticket online.

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Sustrans Scotland are encouraging people to sign up to the Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge which will take place during March. The Scottish Workplace Journey Challenge is all about taking part and encouraging more people to change the way they travel.

Simply register your workplace team and encourage colleagues to join you in logging walking, cycling, public transport and car-sharing journeys to/from work or for business travel.

What is the Challenge? From Thursday 1 March to Saturday 31 March, Sustrans want to get as many people as possible travelling to and from work by walking, cycling, public transport and lift-sharing.  Anyone who works for an organisation in Scotland can take part, and we’ll be giving out loads of prizes along the way.Compete on your own or as part of a team, all you have to do is register and start logging your journeys to get on the leaderboard. Find out more at 

De'ils On Wheels Bike Workshop

WH Malcolm campaign

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@

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

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Legal stuff

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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