Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle Promotes City’s Cycling Culture

Glasgow Cycling

The upcoming Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle event, scheduled for Sunday, June 9th, aims to enhance Glasgow’s cycling legacy by offering a unique opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy cycling on traffic-free roads in the heart of the city.

This free event, organized in collaboration with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life, builds upon the city’s commitment to becoming more bike-friendly, as demonstrated by its status as the UK’s first UCI Bike City and the success of last year’s UCI Cycling World Championships.

Participants in the inaugural Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle will traverse a scenic four-mile loop, passing through iconic landmarks such as Glasgow Green, Merchant City, and George Square. Along the route, Festival Zones will provide opportunities for riders to engage in free, family-friendly activities.

Bailie Annette Christie, Glasgow Life Chair, highlighted the city’s dedication to promoting cycling as a means of improving physical and mental well-being. She encouraged people from all backgrounds to join the event and experience the joy of cycling.

Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events, praised Glasgow’s cycling heritage and the event’s role in promoting active lifestyles and supporting sustainable transportation initiatives.

Lisa Brankin, Chair & Managing Director of Ford Britain & Ireland, expressed Ford’s commitment to promoting cycling through initiatives like the Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle.

The Festival Zones, located at George Street and Glasgow Green, will offer a variety of activities, including bike stunt shows, cycle skills training, and entertainment for all ages.

Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle will take place from 10:00 to 16:00 on Sunday, June 9th, with Festival Zones open throughout the weekend. For those without a bike, OVO bikes will be available for rent at docking stations across the city.

By leveraging Glasgow’s existing cycling infrastructure and investing in future enhancements, the city aims to further promote cycling as a sustainable mode of transportation and recreational activity for residents and visitors alike.

To learn more and register for Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle, visit