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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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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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We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike have re-scheduled their co-hosted FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 31 March at The Whisky Bond, 2 Dawson Road, Glasgow, G4 9SS.

The training day is an opportunity for anyone who wants to campaign for cycling, walking and more liveable towns and cities to meet, share ideas and learn. It should offer something for everyone from those just starting out to experienced campaigners. A list of confirmed workshops is shown below.

The elections may be over for a while, but #walkcyclevote continues! With the Scottish Government ‘Programme for Government’ announcement in September doubling the active travel budget it has never been more important to work together to ensure that investment pays off.

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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 www.scotland.getmeactive.org.uk 

Living Streets Scotland would like you to join them in Edinburgh for their first Scotland Walking Summit: Steps to stronger towns and cities which will take place on Wednesday 21 March 2018, 9.15am to 2.00pm at the Council Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ.

Come and join Living Streets Scotland to hear how towns and cities across the UK and beyond are creating world-class places for walking. The summit will bring together decision-makers, business leaders, place-makers and campaigners to discuss how we can create world-class towns and cities for walking in Scotland.

Walking towns and cities are economically stronger and resilient. Prioritising pedestrians over vehicles helps to reduce costly congestion and increase footfall encouraging business activity, whilst creating places to attract business and investment.

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Living Streets Scotland is pleased to offer a free half-day Streets for Everyone workshop from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at Many Studios, 3 Ross Street, Glasgow G1 5AR

The workshop is for people who would like to explore approaches to making streets inclusive and accessible for disabled people by involving local communities and is based on a recent collaboration between Living Streets Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and the Centre for Inclusive Living Perth and Kinross.

A new case study (“Streets for Everyone”) describes this programme of community street audits over the past two years which aims to improve the walking environment for disabled people. The case study considers wider lessons for how to make ’streets for everyone’.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone wanting to promote more inclusive local streets including: people from community groups, access panels, local authorities, and partners from public health and other sectors. There will be opportunities to discuss participants’ specific objectives and learn from each other about the opportunities and challenges likely to be encountered.

You can book a place via Eventbrite.

Do you want a better Byres Road for People? Join Space for People Byres Road and GoBike on the afternoon of Sunday 25 February at a public meeting at Hillhead Library, 348 Byres Rd, Glasgow G12 8AP.

If you are coming along then you can meet up before the meeting to walk or cycle up Byres Road to the Library where there will be a public meeting where Space for People will present their vision of a Byres Road for People.

Local councillors have been invited and anyone else who is interested in making a better Byres Road is welcome to come along.

  • For cyclists – meet at 14:15 at the Riverside Museum and cycle the length of Byres Road to Hillhead Library
  • For people walking – meet at 14:15 outside Nam-Tuk, south of Partick Cross
  • Meeting – starts at 15:00 in the small hall in Hillhead Library

If you’re interested in creating a better Byres Road then please do come along.

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