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GoBike – Strathclyde’s Cycle Campaign – in association with Pedal On Parliament presents GoBike Call for Action campaign workshop.

The workshop will take place from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 29 July at City Park campus, 368 Alexandra Parade, Dennistoun, Glasgow G31 3Au. Tickets to this exciting campaigning event are free but limited – book your place now!

GoBike are delighted to invite you to our inaugural campaigning workshop event. The workshop is aimed at people in the Greater Glasgow area who are looking to push things forward for cycling in the city and beyond.

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Dumbarton_Waterfront_PathwayA new £2.5 million waterfront pathway linking Dumbarton Town Centre to Dumbarton Rock has secured planning permission to progress to delivery.

The 1,140 metre coastal walkway, approved by Councilors at Planning Committee, will be delivered by December 2019 and will be ideal for walkers and cyclists. The walkway will also be used by tourists and visitors to the historic Dumbarton Castle directly from the town centre.

The Council will work with landowners including Dumbarton Football Club, Turnberry Homes, Lidl, Culross/Dunbritton and Historic Environment Scotland to deliver a high specification pathway including a wide walkway and cycle path connecting the Town Centre with Dumbarton Castle.

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nextbike that runs city bike-sharing schemes is celebrating hitting its 500,000th rental in the UK.

The firm, nextbike, recorded the landmark trip in Glasgow, where it operates what it describes as one of its most successful schemes. The rider on the journey travelled from Bellgrove Station to George Square in the city centre.

Julian Scriven, managing director of nextbike UK, said it was an important milestone, “We are delighted with how well the scheme has been received generally in the UK and even more so to see it used so comprehensively in Glasgow by people from all walks of life,”

“There is the assumption that rental bikes are mainly for tourists but we have found that city dwellers are among the highest number of users, making the most of them for all kinds of journeys throughout the day and night.”

Councillor Anna Richardson, city convener for sustainability & carbon reduction, said: “As an avid cyclist, I’m delighted that Glasgow bike users have reached this amazing milestone.

The bike hire scheme in the city is a wonderful way to encourage more residents and visitors to use alternative modes of transport and help reduce our carbon footprint as well.’

The Get Glasgow Moving Campaign are holding a local election hustings event from 7-9pm on Wednesday 26 April at Renfield St Stephen’s Centre, 260 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JP.

They are also asking people to sign their petition calling on the Council and other key stakeholders to deliver a world-class, fully-integrated & accessible, publicly-owned, public transport network for everyone in our city.

“Investing in public transport is essential for expanding our city’s economy, addressing inequality and social isolation, reducing toxic levels of air pollution and tackling climate change.”

So take a minute and sign the petition now!

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Pedal on Parliament dates have been set for 2017 and this year, with the local elections looming, Pedal on Parliament (PoP) will be held in three cities in Scotland. On Saturday 22 April there will be rides in Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and on Sunday 23 April there will be a ride in Glasgow.

Over the past year there has been some serious backlash against cycling projects across Scotland. With bike lanes removed in Ayr and Perth, the Bears Way project extension thwarted, and even Edinburgh having a bit of a wobble over its East-West route, it’s clear that it’s not just our national politicians that need but persuaded, but also our local councillors.

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scropsTaking you from off-road to on-track, Scottish Cycling, Running and Outdoor Pursuits Show (SCROPS) offers an experience that will bring you the heart of cycling, running & outdoor pursuits all under one roof at the SECC from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March 2017.

There will be loads of things for people to do including:

  • Indoor Cycling Track and Indoor E-Mountain Bike Track
  • Street Velodrome Racing
  • Kids Active Area
  • 12hr World Record Attempt
  • Marathon Challenge
  • Show Theatre/Celebrity Guests
  • Sports Stars – Track/Road/Outdoor
  • Climbing Walls
  • Segway Course
  • Triathlon Challenge
  • Active Zone

movementpark_launch_weekendMovement Park is Glasgow’s first purpose built facility for movement competencies, offering a range of sporting activities designed to improve physical literacy for all ages and they are based on South Street in Whiteinch!

They are holding their launch weekend from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March so why not pop along and find out what all this movement is about! The space looks amazing!

Movement Park are Glasgow-based charity that uses sport and movement based activities to enhance the lives of the local community. Based in a converted warehouse in Whiteinch, Movement Park is an innovative multi-activity facility. At the heart of what they do is a social ethos to make a difference not only to health and wellbeing of the local community but also employability and social cohesion.

You can keep up to date with what they are doing on their website, their Facebook page and their Twitter feed!

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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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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