Play on Pedals Mascot Competition!

Are you in Primary 1-3?

Do you go to a school in Glasgow, or to a Cycle Friendly School? 

If yes then PLEASE HELP US!

‘Play on Pedals’ will help all 4 year olds, in Glasgow get cycling before they go to school by teaching them to ride a bike.

We need a project mascot to help us promote our project and we need your design skills!

All you have to do is print off the form below and using your imagination draw and colour us a Play on Pedals mascot.

If your mascot is selected as the winner you will receive a bike and your school will receive some fantastic prizes too.

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Play on Pedals Development Officer Vacancy

participantsThe Play on Pedals partnership is looking for a dynamic, organised and effective Development Officer to co-ordinate our ‘Dream Fund’ project.

Our dream is for every 4 year old in Glasgow to ride a bike before they go to school.

Can you help us make this happen?

This is a 2 year contract, funded by the People’s Postcode Trust’s Dream Fund.

Closing date is 10 March. An all day selection process will be held on 21 March.

Click the links below for further information on the post and for an application pack.

Please note that the closing date is 10 March 2014.   An all day selection process will be held on 21 March in Glasgow.

Play on Pedals celebrates winning the 2014 Dream Fund

Play on Pedal, a collaborative project between CTC, the national cycling charity, Play Scotland, Glasgow Bike Station and Cycling Scotland was awarded £230,000 on Wednesday 29 January in the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund 2014.

Project representatives celebrate funding success at the Peoples' Postcode Lottery 2014 Charity Gala.  L-R Christopher Johnson (Cycling Scotland), Victoria Lieper (Bike Station Glasgow), Suzanne Forup (CTC), Marguerite Hunter Blair (Play Scotland)

Project representatives celebrate funding success at the People’s Postcode Lottery 2014 Charity Gala. L-R Christopher Johnson (Cycling Scotland), Victoria Lieper (Bike Station Glasgow), Suzanne Forup (CTC), Marguerite Hunter Blair (Play Scotland)

The award, which is the largest single amount ever awarded to a Dream Fund project, means every four-year-old child in Glasgow will have the chance to learn to ride a bike before they go to school.

Planned to run from this year until January 2016 to coincide with the Commonwealth Games, the project aims to help children and their families incorporate cycling into their lives. Four-year-olds will be able to receive Bikeability Level 1 cycle training, and will have regular access to bikes, which they will then be encouraged to swap and recycle through project partner Glasgow Bike Station as they grow.

The four charities involved in the development of the project hope to capitalise on the excitement and interest in cycling and create a lasting legacy for the City’s young people and families. CTC Cycling Development Officer for Scotland Suzanne Forup, who headed up the project, was delighted by the grant. She says:

“Allowing young children to experience the fun and exhilaration of cycling independently, and to begin to develop active habits helps them to lead a healthy lifestyle as they grow through childhood and into adulthood. The funding we received from the players of  the People’s Postcode Lottery will help take our project from planning to reality.”

Play on Pedals will work with 50 community organisations, including nurseries, playgroups, disability support groups, health and medical centres, and community centres across Glasgow to create a group of cycling ambassadors. These will be instrumental in targeting every family in their community and getting them cycling.

Play on Wheels was the working title for this project during the submission process.  Play on Pedals is the actual project title.