Glasgow Cycle Festival is a celebration of all things bike related. Funded by the 2014 Celebrate It fund, this two week festival has something for everyone – whatever your age or experience. From beginner rides to pedalled powered cinemas, check out the full programme here: Glasgow Cycle Festival Multi Page PDF
The festival is being delivered by Glasgow Bike Station, CTC, Glasgow Women’s Library and Free Wheel North:
- Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bicycle recycling charity and social enterprise which has recycled and refurbished more than 10,000 bikes since it opened in 2010, diverting them from landfill in the process. Many of these bikes can be found back on the road, sold, with the proceeds of sale being invested back into the promotion of cycling in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Find at 65 Haugh Road.
- CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling. CTC works to protect and promote cycling to create a healthier, cleaner world, now and for the future. CTC want the UK to be a place where it’s easy and safe for people of all ages to cycle, whatever their ability, background or income. CTC encourages all types of cycling, on the road or off it. CTC supports you if you already ride, or would like to ride, to work or school, for health, touring, sport and leisure – or just because it’s fun.
- Glasgow Women’s Library is a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements. Find GWL at 23 Landressy Street, around the corner from Glasgow Green, to borrow or browse over a cup of tea, or to find out more about them and their programme of events, reading groups and exhibitions.
- Free Wheel North redresses the health deficit of Glasgow, through its impact on active travel. Free Wheel North offers group cycles to youth groups and schools, primarily in deprived areas with low activity levels. FWN also run a Cycling Centre on Glasgow Green which opened in Summer 2011 and supports people with disabilities access cycling, ensuring that cycling is an option for all”
Many thanks also to Glasgow Road Cycle Meet-up, Storybike, Maryhill Integration Network, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Cycle Speedway, Abi Wingate and Kate Rawles who have all contributed time and effort into the programme.
Final thanks to the Forestry Commission who have also funded elements of the programme.