IN my column this time I would like to tell you about some fantastic sporting opportunities in our area.

We have a huge variety of opportunities, including cycling, table tennis, tennis, fitness camps, walking football, walking groups, gymnastics, football, boxing, karate, taekwondo, yoga - the list is endless.

Drumchapel Cycle Hub is led and run by volunteers. There is a ladies cycling group that goes out on a Monday evening and includes an easy bike ride and group cycling skills for all levels of experience, while on Thursday evenings there is a confident adult’s bike ride.

Sunday morning is for children cycling. There are about 80 who attend on a regular basis and they come from all over the west of Glasgow. This group is for any age of child and support is given to all.

Wednesday is for people who need a bit of extra cycling support due to age or ability or health conditions.

For more information and to book your place go to (this is #socialprescribing in action).

Huge congratulations to Anne Glass, who founded and runs Drumchapel Cycle Hub, for her well-deserved award as Sports Volunteer of the Year: I can’t think of anyone who works harder.

Also, huge congratulations to Alec Watt for his Lifetime Achievement Award in Sport for his amazing contribution to Glasgow Eagles.

Drumchapel United FC are another fantastic and award-winning group in the area. They have footballing opportunities for kids of all ages and loads of volunteering opportunities too.

The club is volunteer led and run and 3,000 children engaged with the club last year. They are expanding to include community wellbeing and mental health. Find out more on Facebook at Drumchapel United AFC or on Twitter @DrumchapelU.