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Getting more Glaswegians on bikes is the name of the game

Glasgow community charity, Free Wheel North is holding a Try Cycling Open Day tomorrow in the city between 10am and 3pm so if you know anyone who might like to give two wheels a go why not tell them to pop along.

The event will take place on Glasgow Green in the small park just behind the people's palace "just look out for bikes of all sorts and that will be us" Alec McKinnon from Free Wheel North told us.

Free Wheel North's mission is to unlock "the energy of the city landscape" and the people who live within by promoting cycling and walking - activities that promote both physical and mental health and help to engage people in tackling the problems of poor street design in urban environments.

To find out more about Free Wheel North visit their website www.freewheelnorth.org.uk although beyond the homepage it does seem to be a work in progress at the moment.

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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Paul J [885 posts] 5 years ago
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Doing this on a weekday, entirely in working hours, seems less than perfect. How much of a turn-out can they get? Shame they weren't able to organise it for the weekend  2