Get set for a wheely good time this spring

Wonky bike fun is on offer for those brave enough to try it!
Wonky bike fun is on offer for those brave enough to try it!

Pedalwise have got the wheels in motion and is set to host a cycle festival in Rouken Glen Park later this month.

The event, which takes place on Saturday March 18, is a great opportunity for families and residents of all ages to enjoy the, fun and feel-good health and environmental benefits of cycling.

Locals can also find out more about the cycling events, services and training provided at the Pedalwise Bike Hub.

Activities include “wonky” bikes, smoothie bikes, a mobile mountain bike trail, electric bike try outs, a treasure trail and bike ride for wee legs and a chance to win lots of great prizes and find out how you can help keep East Ren “green”.

Plus, there will be the chance to get your Bike ID’d with details placed on the National Bike register, keeping it safe and secure, and find out about the bike services and activities available across East Renfrewshire.

Gordon Keenan, chief officer for Neilston Development Trust’s and its Pedalwise ER project, said: “The Pedalwise ER Spring Cycling Festival will be a wonderful day for the community, and visitors to the Park, and will help put Rouken Glen Park on the map as a great place to cycle.

“Neilston was recognised last year as Scotland’s first cycle friendly town and now we wish to take that message out and promote the whole of East Renfrewshire as a place where more people cycle and people cycle more, keeping healthy and helping to reduce carbon emissions in the process!”

Duncan MacIntyre, chairman of East Renfreshire Sustrans Volunteers, said: “The Pedalwise Bike Hub is a fantastic new resource in East Renfrewshire in support of cycling.

“There’s a great bunch of committed staff and volunteers at NDT’s Bank Bike Hub & Cafe in Neilston and now here at Rouken Glen working really hard to make cycling accessible, safe and fun for all sorts; not just the blokes in lycra!”

Make sure to get along to the Pedalwise ER Spring Cycling Festival Saturday, March 18, 11am-3pm.

For more information on the event, travel and services, or to download a flier, visit email or call 0141 561 1201.