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Glasgow Bike Club Update

It’s been a busy few weeks catching up with all the Glasgow Peer Mentors, finding out who braved the weather on their bikes and who chose to hibernate over Christmas and New Year. Everyone was dead keen to get stuck back into some training and move forward with Bike Club.
Glasgow Bike Club at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Hey guys,

First update of the year for Bike Club Glasgow.

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Space for Cycling Campaigner Training Day

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
Free

The national Space for Cycling campaign aims to create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere.

Highland Cycle Ability Centre

Opened on the 23rd May 2013 by paralympian hand-cyclist Karen Darke, we are the first all-abilities cycle track in Scotland. 

The Centre is run by The Watermill Foundation Ltd (a Scottish registered charity SC042811) with one very simple aim: to give everyone a safe and enjoyable place to come and ride a bicycle, regardless of their ability.

January Ride: Burghead Revisited

Setting off from Elgin Academy (free parking), and heading up Covesea Road and Drainie Road to Duffus, then following the Coastal Cycle Path through Hopeman to Burghead. We'll return via the B9013 and Route 1 to Elgin, with a quick climb and then a lovely downhill to finish :)

Distance: 20.67 miles
Type: On NCN1 and Quiet Roads
Hills: Just good ol' Brumley Brae

Lewis's Story - how Bike Club helped

Through funding and support from Bike Club, Lewis Balsillie has grown and developed from a teenager who went along to a school club to a young leader and peer mentor.
Lewis Balsillie

Lewis first became involved in Bike Club when he attended Liberton High School club in S2 (aged 13). Previous to this, he had no real experience and saw this as a good chance to try something a bit different, improve on skills and gain confidence.

2015 Kirkpatrick Macmillan Rally

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Rally/Festival
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The 2015 Kirkpatrick MacMillan Rally will be held at the Barnsoul Caravan and Camping Park near Shawhead in beautiful Dumfries and Galloway. 

Well located within D&G's quiet road system the Rally features rides over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 22nd to Monday 25th, including the well known Sunday Breakfast Ride to Keir Mill (Kirkpatrick MacMillan's birthplace, and where he constructed the first pedal driven bicycle). 

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Glasgow Bike Club trains even more young people

It has been busy and exciting few months at Bike Clubs in Glasgow, Bryan Jardine and the team have been training new Peer Mentors and Cycle Trainer Assistants.
Glasgow Bike Club - Ride Leader Attendees and Tutor

Bike Club Glasgow update time. I’m pleased to report that we finished 2014 on a high. We have had a really busy and exciting couple of months since the last blog in Glasgow and beyond.

Four of our peer mentors - Abdi, Michael, Jon and Jack - successfully completed their Cycle Trainer Assistant training under the expert tutelage of John Nicholson from Youth Scotland. This took place at The Glasgow Bike Station over four sessions, which was great. I also took part in this training alongside the peer mentors.

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The Highlands, Glens and Western Isles Audax on TV

A documentary about the Highlands, Glens and Western Isles Audax will be broadcast on Tuesday 9 December on BBC 2 Scotland at 7pm. It features CTC members and volunteers who ride the tough route every year.
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Thousands of CTC members have ridden in and organised Audax rides across the UK, but many newer cyclists have never heard of them. Audax is a growing sport with most rides of 100km or 200km in a relaxed non-competitive environment.The documentary 'Sore in the Saddle', which is part of the Adventure Programme series, follows different cyclists as they attempt the ultra-audax The Highlander, which is officially known as the 'Highlands, Gl

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New Peer Mentors at Bike Club Glasgow

Bryan Jardine, the Bike Club Officer in Glasgow is busy training young people to become Peer Mentors and pass on their passion for cycling.
Abdi Ibrahim

Bike Club in Glasgow is now in phase 3 of the project and we are now working to build a team of Bike Club peer mentors. Our goal is to recruit and train 15 young volunteers aged 16-24. Each peer mentor will establish and lead a new sustainable Bike Club cycling group based in their local community project or youth group. They will have the support of staff and volunteers at the place where the project is based and on-going support from the Bike Club team in Scotland.

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Blazing Saddles needs your vote on 24 November!

Suzanne Forup, CTC’s Assistant Head of Development in Scotland wants you to make a phone call on 24 November. It could help change the lives of people with disabilities across Scotland.
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CTC partner Blazing Saddles, a project of disability charity FABB Scotland, is one of the shortlisted charities in with a chance of winning £48,435 through the People’s Millions public phone vote.

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