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 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

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.

Aye Cycle Glasgow Partners

  • Alexandra Park Bike Hub

    An East End based community bike hub supporting local people through maintenance classes, free bike hire, children's learn to ride lessons and active travel projects.

  • Bike for Good

    Based across two hubs in the South and West of Glasgow selling new and refurbished bikes and providing bike loans, cycle lessons, led rides and community projects.

  • 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

    Making cycling activities inclusive and accessible for people of all ages, learning styles and abilities by providing affordable bike hire, cycling skills sessions and supported group rides, as well as children and family cycling activities.

  • 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

    A range of bike tours for both locals and tourists, visiting attractions, hidden gems and locations not accessible by car in Glasgow.

  • 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

    Community bike workshop in Scotstounhill providing sales, services and repairs, Dr Bike checks, parts, spares and accessories, donations and volunteer opportunities.

  • 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 led space on the bank of the Forth and Clyde Canal providing affordable sales and servicing, repairs and bike hire for both adults and children.

  • nextbike

    Glasgow’s city wide bike hire scheme offering affordable and easy bike rentals including e-bikes, available through pay as you go or annual membership rates.

  • On Bikes

    A community project using active travel to tackle inequality, poverty and lack of investment in the North East of Glasgow. Part of St Paul's Youth Forum.

  • Play Together on Pedals

    A preschool and family cycling project offering year round free drop-in sessions across Glasgow for under 5s to gain cycling skills and progress from balance bikes to pedals.

  • Soul Riders

    A community led organisation that refurbishes donated bikes to be given back to the community, carry out bike repairs, offer mechanical training and leisure rides.

  • South West Community Cycles

    A Cycle Resource Centre providing hires, maintenance and repair, secure park and ride facilities, cycle lessons, commuter confidence building, play on pedals, led rides, and a mobile Dr. Bikes service for those without access to such equipment and services.

Alexandra Park Bike Hub

Alexandra Park Bike-Hub, Alexandra Park Street, Glasgow, UK

Bike for Good

65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX, UK

Bikes for Refugees

Unit 57, Elder Park Workspace, 100 Elderpark St, Govan, Glasgow G51 3TR

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

De'ils On Wheels, Kingsway Court, 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

Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL, UK