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Lady_CyclingWomen in UK cities have a positive perception of cycling, yet 73% never ride a bike.

Almost three quarters (73%) of women living in seven major UK cities never ride a bike for local journeys.

Despite this, over two-thirds (68%) say their city would be a better place to live and work if more people cycled, new data reveals.

Women: reducing the gender gap‘, published by Sustrans, details women’s travel habits, views and attitudes towards cycling.

The report, which is part of the Bike Life project, is based on an ICM independent survey of over 7,700 residents living in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Greater Manchester.

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GoWildCompSustrans Scotland are calling on people to send them photos of the National Cycle Network in Scotland to be in with a chance of winning fantastic prizes!

They’re inviting people who enjoy the National Cycle Network of all ages, backgrounds and photography experience levels to submit their best images of the National Cycle Network in Scotland. They’re looking for photos that reflect the National Cycle Network as an amazing place to spot wildlife and experience nature when travelling by foot or bike.

They’ll be offering some fantastic prizes for winning entries, and shortlisted entries will be featured on the Union Canal for visitors to see during the month of August, as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

There are three categories for participants to enter, with a prize awarded for the winner of each category

  • Category 1 – Wildlife on the Network, Scottish Wildlife Trust – What wildlife have you spotted when walking or cycling on the National Cycle Network? This could include a bumblebee buzzing about some flowers, a fox crossing your path or any other wildlife you come across.
  • Category 2 – Canal Magic, Scottish Canals – Have you spotted any #CanalMagic when walking or cycling on the canal towpaths? This category is looking for fantastic images of the wildlife that call the canals their home, from swans and kingfishers to water voles and roe deer.
  • Category 3 – Natural Network, Sustrans Scotland – This category recognises the National Cycle Network as a place to see stunning scenery. We’d love to see any shots of mountains, forest, bodies of water or hills on your National Cycle Network route.

Closing date for entries is Monday 18 June 2018.

Source: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/scotphotocomp18

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 May 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!

Sustrans Scotland will be holding a wildflower meadow creation volunteer workday from 10:30am to 3:30pm on Monday 16 April just past the entrance to the National Cycle Network at the end of Greenlaw Road, Yoker G14 0PG.

The day will look at habitat management to encourage wildflowers. As part of the workday we will talk about why to create and manage wildflower meadows and how to go about it and what tools to use, as well as about tool care and health and safety. We will then spend the day removing invading scrub, targeted wildflower seed sowing and potentially wildflower plug planting.

Please bring:

  • Sturdy shoes, preferably boots
  • Clothes appropriate for the weather
  • (Some!) muscles and (lots of) enthusiasm
  • Packed lunch

Sustrans will provide tools; protective equipment, e.g. gloves; tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please remember that we encourage sustainable travel – if possible, please consider cycling or walking to us, or using public transport. The nearest train station is Yoker. Otherwise, please consider car sharing.

For more information please contact Laura White, Sustrans Volunteer Coordinator (Routes) on 07786 525946.

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!

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 February 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!

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 January 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!

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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
t: 0141 433 0427
e: getinvolved@
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Wed 11am-3pm, Thu 1pm-5pm
40 Kingsway Court, Scotstoun, Glasgow G14 9SU
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e: deilsonwheels@
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