Play on Pedals

Recent Project Activity

Child learning to ride a bike
Play on Pedals enables over 7,000 pre-school children in Glasgow to ride a bike Press Release
Play on Pedals, a project that is enabling every pre-school child in Glasgow to learn to ride a bike, celebrated a milestone this week by reaching over 7,000 children with this important life skill.
Cycling safely in Clackmannanshire
Highlights of Cycling UK in Scotland in 2016 Blog
It’s been an incredible year of growth for Cycling UK in Scotland. Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, takes us through some of the highlights of 2016 and then her own Christmas wishlist.
Suzanne Forup
Showcasing Cycling UK Scotland Blog
Suzanne Forup, Cycling UK Head of Development Scotland, is busy campaigning ahead of the Scottish election, supporting the Women's Cycle Forum and speaking at The Women and Cycling Conference, The Cycle Touring Festival and Sit Less, Get Active.
Play on Pedals training at Drumchapel
Play on Pedals is the best by smiles! News
CTC is helping thousands of Glasgow four-year-olds to learn to ride a bike through the popular Play on Pedals project – and it’s been fun all the way.

Play on Pedals website

Project Objectives

Wee Mc Wheelie logo was designed by 7 year old Mia Coppin

Play on Pedals is a project funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and winner of the 2014 Dream Fund, receiving £232,000 - a record individual award; Play on Pedals is only possible thanks to the support of  players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Play on Pedals is a partnership between CTC, Cycling Scotland, The Bike Station Glasgow and Play Scotland and is recognised by Glasgow City Council as a Community Based Games Legacy project delivering a very positive Legacy pre and post-Games'. 

Working with local ‘hero organisations’ and community groups over the next two years, Play on Pedals will ensure all 7,500 four year olds across Glasgow have the chance to learn to ride a bike before they start school.

Play on Pedals will do this by:

  • Working alongside project partners to distribute a 500-strong bike fleet of balance and pedal bikes across the city
  • Acknowledging 50 'Hero Organisations' who will receive training, resources and support to develop Play on Pedals within their local communities
  • Providing training for 500 volunteers to become instructors, tutors and basic bike mechanics
  • Co-ordinating 'bike swaps' through which families can exchange bikes for new sizes to suit childrens' needs
  • Supporting small community events and organising 'Glasgovia', a huge celebratory family ride across the city in 2015.

You can keep up to date with Play on Pedals on Facebook and Twitter or email Polly Jarman for more information. 

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cycling UK is a trading name of Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no: 25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales charity no: 1147607 and in Scotland charity no: SC042541. Registered office: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX.

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