It might have been the weekend but we’ve been working hard at POP HQ, as we finalise more pop-ups – and the latest three to be announced show that age is no barrier either to cycling or to wanting better conditions for cycling. Indeed, from eight year olds to the over eighties, and everywhere in between, there’s bound to be a POP event for you – just check out our growing list.
Making the Lane in North East Glasgow
- Cumbernauld Road (Riddrie Library)
- Friday 26 April
Community organisation ‘On Bikes’ is helping people in North East Glasgow enjoy the freedom of cycling – but the roads in the area are just too wide and too fast for cycling to be a comfortable option for most.
As well as sharing the results of their survey of why young people don’t cycle, On Bikes will be creating a human cycle lane to give everyone an experience of what it’s like to cycle on a stretch of road without traffic. Find out more here – or sign up on the event page to let the organisers know you can help.
Braving the school pickup in Inverness
- Crown Primary School, Inverness
- Friday 26 April
Crown Primary School is yet another school whose kids would love to cycle regularly to school – but the road conditions make it almost impossible – with a five-way junction on the approach to the school.
Nothing daunted, the pupils will be having an afternoon of biking events, with parents asked to also cycle the school pickup, with a group departure offering safety in numbers for parents and children (note that this is an event for the school staff, pupils and parents only)
Tackling barriers in Musselburgh
- Musselburgh Station
- Saturday 27 April
The inspirational Cycling without Age initiative shows that age should be no barrier to getting out by bike – but sometimes barriers are barriers! Musselburgh is blessed with two NCN routes which should offer the CWA trishaws the perfect place to take their passengers out to feel the wind in their hair. But chicane barriers make access almost impossible to not just trishaws but other non-standard bikes.
Bring your trike, cargo bike, tandem, trailer, recumbent, handcycle or other non-standard bike (or even a laden touring bike) for a go at the Musselburgh ‘obstacle course’ to draw attention to how barriers like these exclude those cyclists who need access to traffic-free routes the most. More information here – or sign up on the event page