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The HSBC UK Let’s Ride street festival for anyone on a bike is coming to the streets of Glasgow on Sunday 26 August.

The roads will be closed to traffic and open to people and there will be music, food and drink, fun and games, demos, giveaways, activities, challenges, face painting – it’s all happening.

It’s free to enter, you get to see your city in a different way and it’s a fun, active, family-friendly day out. You don’t have to go the 5k distance – just as much or as little as you want. And you don’t need to be an experienced cyclist – there are no cars on the road, you can wobble, zig-zag and stop as much as you like.

You just need to be up for some fun. Everyone’s invited – see you there!

Register for your free place here https://www.letsride.co.uk/events/glasgow

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The Glasgow Connectivity Commission recently published an interim report of initial findings in which it stated “a significant rewiring of Glasgow’s transport system is required if the city is to keep pace with other leading European destinations and compete for skills and investment.

Chaired by leading transport academic Professor David Begg, the Commission has been looking at measures to support inclusive economic growth by enabling more people to live, work and visit the city region.

It was established by Council Leader Susan Aitken at last year’s State of the City Economy conference and is due to present its policy recommendations this November.

The commission has heard evidence that comparable cities which had created people-friendly environments, reduced pollution and congestion and developed high quality public transport networks were best placed to attract inward investment and highly skilled workers.

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Are you interested in improving cycling in Glasgow? If so then why not get along to CycleHack Glasgow, which  is being held from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 August at Many Studios, 3 Ross Street, G1 5AR (just near the Barras).

CycleHack is a 48 hour event which brings people together to improve the experience of cycling and is taking place across the globe in August 2018.

You can be a part of a passionate group of people who want to make cycling better in our city. The weekend is a fun, hands-on and playful way to have ideas. Over two days we will build and test them, in the real world. You will hear from inspirational speakers and learn about design tools, to help think outside the box.

Our team of experienced designers will be there to support and guide you through the weekend. Plus there will be serious snacks! Book via Eventbrite! Read the rest of this entry »

The next Critical Mass Glasgow bike ride will take place on Friday 27 July – meet at 630pm in George Square.

Critical Mass is a leaderless ride, free and open to all, where cyclists take to the city centre streets to promote cycling as the best means of urban transport. It happens in many cities around the world. Glasgow get on yer bikes!

Check out the Facebook event listing for more info

There are a couple of local people undertaking fund raising walks for great causes over the coming months which we wanted to let you know about…

Firstly Councillor Michael Cullen, one of the local Councillors for Ward 13 Garscadden and Scotstounhill, is doing a fundraising walk raising funds for Brothers In Arms Scotland along the Forth & Clyde canal from Kirkintilloch to Yoker Resource Centre on Saturday 28 July. He will be raising awareness about men’s mental health, currently the biggest cause of death in males under 40 years old. He  You can support the Councillor here https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michaelq-cullen

Secondly Morven from Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre is undertaking the 26 mile Rob Roy Mighty Hike on Saturday 1 September to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. You can support Morven here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/morven-quinngavin-blair
Good luck guys!!

We are delighted to be hosting the GoBike Call for Action Day from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 28 July at Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL. The event is FREE to attend but you need to book your place!

The event is aimed at people in the Greater Glasgow area who are looking to push things forward for cycling in the city and beyond. Showcasing GoBike’s recent campaigning activity and successes, the day will provide attendees the opportunity to meet, discuss and collaborate with other like-minded members and volunteers

If you have a passion for helping make Glasgow and surrounds a healthier, happier and more pleasant place to get about, our Call for Action Day is the essential cycling date of the summer. Book your place now – tickets to this exciting campaigning event.

So why not come along and find out how you can get involved and also help shape Go Bike’s current campaigns. Oh yes, and there will be cake.

GoBike is the Strahclyde Cycle Campaign and exists to promote cycling by campaigning for good cycle infrastructure in the Strathclyde area of Scotland, and is active mainly within Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire.

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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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