Join the Cycle Challenge
Residents in Castlemilk, Toryglen, King’s Park and Croftfoot are being urged to get on their bikes by Glasgow City Council.
But it is all for a good cause, with the city set to take part in the European Cycle Challenge.
Glasgow wants everyone to get on two wheels and record the distance they travel throughout May to help the city compete to be the best cycling city in Europe.
The challenge is open to everyone. Any journey that includes Glasgow as part of the route will go towards helping the city win.
As well as commuting and daily travel, they also encourage people to get on their bike at the weekend or on days off and enjoy a cycle ride and record their route.
Andy Waddell, head of infrastructure services at Glasgow City Council’s land and environmental services, who is a keen cyclist and will be taking part in the challenge, said: “This competition will support the council’s new cycling strategy which we hope will transform Glasgow into the most bike-friendly city in Scotland.
“Through this competition we will be able to map cycling journeys into and around the city as well as encouraging new cyclists to take their bikes to work. This will inform us where people are cycling on a day-to-day basis and help us target the investment in cycle routes across the city.
“Glasgow knows only too well the huge health benefits from active travel as well as the environmental advantages for the city. I know I’ll be taking part in the challenge and encourage everyone to join Team Glasgow and help us win this challenge.”