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Corpus Christi Primary School in Knightswood has some wheel-y great news – they have just become a Cycle Friendly Primary School, a nationally recognised award from Cycling Scotland. Corpus Christi is only the 9th primary school in Glasgow and the 350th in Scotland to achieve the Award.

The school has been working really hard over the past few months and has really lived up to it’s motto – We Try Our Best To Be The Best. The school, which has over 400 pupils, has been undertaking a range of cycling and active travel related activities as they worked towards the award. Two groups of pupils have completed their Bikeability Level 2 on road training; the Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSOs) have undertaken a survey of teachers and parents that was used to help develop the School Travel Plan; pupils have attended a School Run Summit; they have undertaken a zig-zag campaign and pupils also took part in the Council’s Clean Air Day celebrations.

The School celebrated their achievements with a Bike Day for the whole school which saw guest speakers Markus Stitz (the first person to cycle around the world on a singlespeed bike) and Charline Joiner (Scottish racing cyclist and Commonwealth Games silver medalist) bring their bikes to school to speak to the pupils about their experiences.

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Glasgow Wood Recycling, a thriving social enterprise based in Whiteinch, has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Employer Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling for staff, volunteers and trainees. Achieving the award was made possible with funding from the Cycle Friendly Employer Development Fund.

Glasgow Wood Recycling was assessed against a range of criteria – they have a cycling champion, they have improved their cycling facilities including installing a new cycle shelter (made from recycled wood!), bought tools and a bike stand, bought a pool bike and have undertaken bike maintenance training. All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

Glasgow Wood Recycling is the 153rd workplace in Glasgow to achieve the award and they join over 525 Cycle Friendly Employers throughout Scotland. In addition, Glasgow Wood Recycling entered a team into the recent Glasgow and Clyde Cycle Challenge which took place throughout May. The team finished second overall cycling over 4000kms and one of the GWR team finished third in the individual standings, cycling nearly 1200km!

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In partnership with Glasgow Wood Recycling we will be holding a Bike Breakfast from 8am to 10am on Thursday 7 June 2018 at Barclay Curle House, 739 South Street, Whiteinch, Glasgow G14 0BX

The Bike Breakfast will run from 8am to 10am and we will be offering free drinks, fruit and pastries, information on cycling and walking and a FREE Dr Bike check!

The Bike Breakfast is part of joint celebrations – firstly Glasgow Wood Recycling have achieved their Cycle Friendly Employer award and secondly next week is Bike Week 2018 where we are encouraging everyday cycling for everyone.

We will be set up just outside Barclay Curle House at the entrance to the Barclay Curle Complex so why not pop down and say hello!!

See the poster below or check out our Facebook event page.

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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.’

St Paul’s Cycle Friendly Primary award

St Paul’s Primary School in Whiteinch has recently achieved the nationally recognised Cycle Friendly Primary School Award by demonstrating a clear commitment to increasing cycling in the school for pupils, teachers and parents.

The school was assessed against a range of criteria – the school has a cycling champion, an up to date active travel plan, delivers Bikeability Scotland’s Level 2 on road training to the pupils, pupils undertake regular litter picks on the local cycle network and the school has a great cycle shelter too! All clearly demonstrating that they fully deserved this Award.

The school also promotes cycling in the local community by working with De’ils On Wheels community bike workshop and being in involved in the We Go Pedal project to promote and encourage more people to cycle, both of which are run by local environmental charity Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust (DRCET).

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20150905_WhiteinchBikeClub_01Transport Scotland have released statistics on transport and travel in Scotland from the Scottish Household Survey 2015. The ‘Transport and Travel in Scotland’ report found that 2.2 per cent of people “usually” cycled to work in 2015, down from 2.4 per cent in 2014.

Among those who did not cycle, nearly a third said they were put off by “too many cars on the road” or because “traffic travels too fast”.

The publication includes a range of statistics about the journeys people make, and how they travel.  The proportion of adults travelling the previous day has remained roughly the same at 77 percent.  Cars/vans remained the most popular mode of transport and were used for two thirds of journeys, walking and cycling accounted for another quarter and roughly eleven per cent were by public transport.

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BikeChain_CycleFriendlyEmployer_AwardCongratulations to BikeChain Glasgow, based on Dumbarton Road in Scotstoun, which recently became a Cycle Friendly Employer.

The Cycle Friendly Employer Award is for Scottish organisations committed to increasing cycling, and has been developed with support from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives with the aim of providing tools and incentives to promote cycling in the workplace; rewarding those organisations already working hard to increase workplace cycling as well as providing ‘best practice’ guidance on commuting and a tool to help improve a sustainable travel plan

CS_CycleFriendlyEmployer_LogoThe Cycle Friendly Employer Award is one of a suite of awards developed by Cycling Scotland to help promote and support cycling locally and make our workplaces, schools, campuses and communities more cycle friendly. Currently there are only a couple of award holders in the local area! However the We Go Pedal project is in discussions with Cycling Scotland as to how the Awards can be rolled out in our neighbourhoods!

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