About

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 and up-to-date 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.

 

Crossing the Clyde at Bells Bridge, image courtesy of Bike for Good

 

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.

Aye Cycle Glasgow Partners

  • Alexandra Park Bike Hub

    An East End based community bike hub supporting local people into cycling.

  • Bike for Good

    Changing lives through cycling, working towards the vision of an environment where everyone benefits from riding a bicycle.

  • Bikes for Refugees

    Providing donated bikes to refugees and asylum seekers. Helping people to access services and make important connections with communities.

  • Common Wheel

    Using bikes to support people with mental illness and dementia to lead a meaningful and satisfying life.

  • Drumchapel Cycle Hub

    Offer a number of opportunities for cycling and learning to cycle for all ages and experience. Membership options available.

  • Free Wheel North

    A cycling development charity working towards creating a fairer, healthier society by enabling people of all ages and abilities to cycle as part of their everyday life.

  • Glasgow Bike Tours

    Locals and visitors can experience Glasgow by bike, see more and visit locations not possible to reach by bus or car.

  • Glasgow Community Cycling Network (GCCN)

    A collaboration of organisations delivering cycling activities across Glasgow, supporting people that may not typically engage with cycling.

  • Glasgow Eco Trust

    Empowering local people to come together to make improvements to their local community for the benefit of all, including the De'ils On Wheels community bike workshop.

  • GoBike

    Campaign for better infrastructure, policy, and political support for cycling to be a safe, efficient, clean and healthy mode of active travel for everyone, of all ages and abilities.

  • Lambhill Stables Bike Hub

    Located in a community owned and run space on the bank of the Forth and Clyde Canal, the Bike Hub encourages cycling as an affordable and healthy form of transport, provides opportunities to gain new skills and reduces the environmental impact of used bikes going to landfill by recycling them.

  • nextbike

    nextbike is Glasgow’s city wide bike hire scheme.

  • On Bikes

    Making cycling available to everyone and having fun whilst doing it.

  • Play Together on Pedals

    Year round free drop-in sessions across Glasgow where under-5s can gain cycling skills and progress from balance bikes to pedals.

  • Soul Riders

    A true community-led organisation they refurbish donated bikes that can then be given back to the community, carry out repairs on members' and the public's bikes and offer mechanical training.

  • South West Community Cycles

    Getting as many people cycling as possible whether for health, transport, reduced costs or reduced carbon emission reasons.

Bike for Good

65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX, UK

Common Wheel

77 Chapel Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, G20 9BD

Drumchapel Cycle Hub

Drumchapel Sports Centre, 195b Drumry Road East, Glasgow, G15 8NS

Free Wheel North

Glasgow Green Cycle Centre, Templeton Street, Glasgow, G40 1AT

Glasgow Bike Tours

69 Clouston Street, Glasgow G20 8QW, UK

Glasgow Eco Trust

Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow, UK

Lambhill Stables Bike Hub

Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD

On Bikes

30 Langdale St, Glasgow G33 1EW

Soul Riders

4 Forth Street, Glasgow G41 2SS

South West Community Cycles

Pollokshaws West Railway Station, 2092 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT

Bike for Good

539 Victoria Road, Glasgow, G42 8BH

Common Wheel

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, 76-136 Fordneuk Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow, G40 3AH

Free Wheel North

The White House, 1641 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0DZ

Glasgow Eco Trust

o De'ils On Wheels Ground Floor, 40 Kingsway Court, Glasgow, G14 9SU