We have been asked to remind you all of the European Cycle Challenge, with the following words from one of the keen cyclists who works for the City Council cycle unit:
“Now is the time to get cycling and do something for yourself and all other cyclists.
Glasgow has signed up for the European Cycling Challenge and needs your help.
The challenge is based around a route tracker called cycling365. It will help us build a map of where people are cycling and help us improve routes, junctions and cycle parking.
During the month of May we would like all cyclists to submit your routes. Whether cycling to work, just going to the shops or even just out for leisure.
We have a target to get over 2000 active participants in the challenge, this would give Glasgow a very real chance of winning the challenge.
Routes can be recorded on the cycling365 app, on a gps device or submit them manually.
As a reward, everyone who signs up and completes the challenge will get one of our bandanas. Not only that, we currently have over 100 fantastic prizes
everyone will be entered into the prize draw.
Join the Challenge, Make Glasgow a Cycling City!
Dr Collin Little
Glasgow City Council
Land & Environmental Services
231 George Street
Glasgow, G1 1RX
tel: 0141 287 9483
There’s also a video, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKhK3yQL9DU
and it’s interesting to compare Andy Waddell, Head of Infrastructure Services at Glasgow City Council – he’s the man in the red jacket and cycle helmet who speaks quite a bit in the video – who is on his own bike, with the Leader of the Council, Frank McAveety, who was last seen on STV on Monday last week wobbling along on a city hire bike!