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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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BikeLibrarySource: TES

Glasgow has among the highest levels of child poverty in the UK and is hoping to ensure every child has access to a bike by opening a “bike library” in 70 of its primary schools.

Glasgow City Council is planning to buy 1,400 bikes at a cost of £350,000 in a bid to encourage more children to cycle to school. The council has also set aside another £80,000 to cover the cost of employing two people to maintain and repair the bicycles.

The scheme – which will see each school involved receiving 20 bikes – has been introduced at the suggestion of Green councillors in the city. The schools that will be targeted are those already signed up to cycling proficiency scheme, Bikeability Scotland, with the bikes likely to be loaned out to a child for the entire school year.

Martha Wardrop, the Green councillor for Glasgow’s Hillhead, told Tes Scotland that although cycling to school was on the rise in Glasgow the city’s figures remained lower than Edinburgh’s.

The percentage of students who cycled to school in Glasgow rose from 1.4 per cent in 2008 to 2.8 per cent in 2016, according to the Hands Up Scotland Survey conducted annually by walking and cycling charity, Sustrans Scotland. But the percentage of students who cycled to school in Edinburgh in 2016 was 5.7 per cent, the survey found.

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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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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 April 2018
  • Sunday 13 & 27 May 2018

PLEASE NOTE THE SESSION ON 29 APRIL HAS BEEN CANCELLED!

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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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 

We Walk, We Cycle, We Vote campaign and Go Bike are organising a FREE training day in Glasgow on Saturday 3 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.

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.

For some of us, that means carrying off the balancing of supporting new (and possibly controversial) initiatives from the powers that be – while still continuing to hold them to account. For others, it means making sure our local areas don’t miss out or get left behind in the dash for active travel money. Either way, campaigners old and new will need new skills and new ideas as we move into a potentially exciting future.

For more information check out the Eventbrite page or the Facebook event page.

Taking 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 Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March 2018.

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

  • Indoor Cycling Track and Indoor Bosch Mountain Bike Track
  • 360 Cycling Challenge
  • Kids Active Zone
  • Marathon Challenge
  • Show Theatre/Celebrity Guests
  • Sports Stars – Track/Road/Outdoor
  • Climbing Walls
  • Indoor zip wire
  • Segway Course
  • Triathlon Challenge
  • Active Zone

www.scottishcyclingrunningoutdoorpursuitsshow.co.uk/

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
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