Aye Cycle Glasgow is an online hub for all things cycling in and around the city of Glasgow.
We launched in June 2019 to profile cycling organisations across Glasgow; featuring events, led rides, routes, maintenance tips, locations to buy and donate bikes, learning information, and stories from everyday Glasgow cyclists.
Aye Cycle Glasgow is here to celebrate and profile the city’s cycling organisations whose initiatives enable people to choose cycling and keep pedalling.
With information on cycling to work, campus, school or simply for fun, there are a wealth of benefits you can experience and enjoy by simply getting on a bike.
Here you will find easy to navigate Glasgow-based information about accessing a bike, learning to ride, improving your skills, cycle safety, and keeping your bike running and secure. We also have information on getting out and about and involved in rides, events and more around the city. All the services and activities featured are offered by charities and community based organisations who specialise in the promotion of cycling.
A Collaborative Approach
Glasgow has a wealth of information, experience, and activity to help people get into cycling, and sustain those that already are.
However, prior to the launch of Aye Cycle, there was no platform that captured this information. There were loads of great organisations supporting cycling across Glasgow but it was often unclear where specialities existed. The cycling landscape became confusing, particularly for those new to cycling.
Aye Cycle evolved from conversations with service users, cycling partners, travel networks and forums in Glasgow and consists of 16 partner organisations who came together to capture all things cycling related in an online hub.
Cycling in Glasgow
Glasgow invests in cycling and is seeing the benefits. Across the city, positive change is happening and there is plenty of public support to do more. Sustrans’ Bike Life Glasgow 2018 report found that:
- There are substantial benefits to Glasgow from people cycling, including 18.6 million trips made by bike in the city and up to 13,087 cars taken off Glasgow’s roads by bicycles each day.
- There is potential for more people to ride bikes with 7% of Glasgow residents usually cycling to and from work and 33% of households within 125 metres of a cycle route.
- There is public support to make more cycling happen in the city, with 78% of residents wanting to see more money spent on cycling and 82% supporting the building of more protected roadside cycle lanes.
The city has over 300km of cycle lanes including the city’s current City Ways. We also benefit from the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and the Play on Pedals scheme teaching pre-school children to cycle. Across Glasgow you can join one of many led rides for adults and families, with rides suitable for all ages and abilities organised almost daily! Glasgow is really committed to ensuring cycling is for everyone.
Aye Cycle has been made possible with funding from the Climate Challenge Fund, Paths For All Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Fund and the Glasgow Eco Trust.