Byres Road & Lanes Business Improvement District (BID) is pleased to host a 2-day event in support of European Mobility Week. Kicking off on the 17th September with cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont, the event then continues on the following day, 18th September, with a partial road closure of Byres Road and a variety of activities.
- Mark Beaumont
12noon – 2pm, Hillhead Library
British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont will talk about his life as an active traveller, including a Q&A and book signing.
Byres Road (University Avenue to Chancellor Street)
• The-Clan Stunt-Team
Come and watch Big Air Show, where you'll see the Clan's talented riders pulling off huge jumps, flips and other tricks at 11am, 2pm and 4pm.
• The Healthy n Happy Shake Machine
The “Healthy n Happy Shake Machine” is an exercise bike and smoothie maker in one. Pedal the bike and within minutes you will have a delicious and nutritious smoothie!
• Free Wheel North
Bike try outs for people of all ages and abilities. Our friends at Free Wheel North will be bringing along a mixture of adult and children's bikes, multi person bikes and special needs bikes. Why not try the conference bike?
• Fuel Efficient Driving Simulator
Come try the driving simulator and learn to drive economically! The simulator provides a hands-on experience of how fuel efficient driving techniques can save you money and reduce your CO2 emissions.
• Walking Tours
Local historian Ann Laird leads a walk through Victorian times in Byres Road. These 30 min walking tours run at 11am, 1pm and 3pm
• Street Re-design
Join Sustrans Scotland who well help you re-imagine Byres Road using temporary mock—ups such as trees, cones, bales of hay and washable paint. With their help, the local community is encouraged to visualise Byres Road in a whole new way.
• Operation Play Outdoors
Passionate about play and the outdoors, Craig and his team will lead traditional children's street games throughout the day, allowing people of all ages to join in.
- Glasgow Bike Tours
- Hop on a bike tour a discover some of Glasgow's hidden gems. Free taster sessions at 2pm and 4pm.
Our uni cyclists will be brightening up the day of Byres Road shoppers, circulating the area and keeping everyone in a good mood.
• Glasgow Bike Station
Local social enterprise The Bike Station will be on site with a joint Dr Bike/Fix Your Own Bike Session.
• Nextbike UK
NextBike will be at the event to help you register for their cycling sharing scheme. Take one of their bikes for a free trial, and keep an eye on this page for a the free voucher, allowing you to cycle to the event at no cost.
• Enterprise Car Club
It’s possible to be a car user without being a car owner; come and meet Enterprise Car Club and learn about their car sharing scheme.
Byres Road & Lanes BID recognises the financial contribution of Business Improvement Districts Scotland (BIDs Scotland) and Transport Scotland, without which this weekend of events would not be possible.