Get Active on Byres Road, European Mobility Week, 17 and 18 September, 2016


Mark Beaumont – Hillhead Library, 17 September 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Mark Beaumont the cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author will talk about his travels, discuss his book with Q and A Session.


Hillhead Library – 348 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8AP


18th September – Get Active Programme

Information and Activities Cycling, Walking, Driving

Byres Road (University Avenue to Chancellor Street)


The-Clan Stunt-Team 

Come and watch Scotland’s Cycle Stunt Team with their Big Air Show where riders perform flips, tricks and spectacular jumps. 

The Healthy n Happy Shake Machine

Try out the “Healthy n Happy Shake Machine” – the exercise bike and smoothie maker in one. Pedal the bike and within minutes you will have a delicious and nutritious smoothie!

Free Wheel North

Free Wheel North will provide an assortment of bicycles for you to try – including bikes for adults and children, multi-person bikes and bikes for people with special needs.

Fuel Efficient Driving Simulator

Try a driving simulator and learn to drive economically – hands-on experience of how fuel efficient driving techniques can save you money and reduce your CO2 emissions.

Walking Tours

Walk with Local historian Ann Laird and learn of Victorian times in Byres Road. Walks last for 30 minutes – join a walk at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Street Re-design

Sustrans Scotland helps you to re-imagine Byres Road using temporary mock—ups such as trees, cones, bales of hay and washable paint. Visualize a completely different Byres Road.

Operation Play Outdoors

Join in traditional children’s street games – for people of all ages.

Glasgow Bike Tours

Hop on a bike tour a discover some of Glasgow’s hidden gems. Free taster sessions at 2pm and 4pm.


Uni cyclists will show off their skills, providing entertainment on Byres Road


Glasgow Bike Station

Dr Bike/Fix Your Own Bike with local social enterprise The Bike Station.

Take advantage of a free bike check over, free incentives to keep you cycling all year round and Bike Register marking from Police Scotland

Nextbike UK

Register for Nextbike’s cycle sharing scheme. Take one of their bikes for a free trial.

Enterprise Car Club

Learn about Enterprise Car Club’s car sharing scheme.


The Event has been organised by Byres Road BID as part of European Mobility Week 

‘EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK is encouraging local politicians and the public to look at smart and sustainable mobility as an investment for Europe. ‘

  European Mobility Week Chose Mobility That Moves Our Economy Forward (Download PDF)

BID Event on Facebook

Book Tickets 

Full details and tickets.


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