Help the city in its Cy­cle Chal­lenge

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

The coun­cil 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, is a keen cy­clist and will be tak­ing part in the chal­lenge.

He said:“This com­pe­ti­tion will sup­port the coun­cil’s new cy­cling strat­egy which we hope will trans­form Glas­gow into the most bike­friendly 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.”

Good cause Colin Mack­in­tosh sets a good ex­am­ple, tak­ing to his bike for Parkin­sons UK.

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