Full Conference Programme

Please note the conference programme may be subject to change without prior notice.

Monday 30 October:  various locations

12.00 – 16.00:  Study Tours

A range of study tours in and around Glasgow.  Click here for more information.  Bikes can be provided on request in the registration pages.

18.00 – 19.30: Civic Reception, Bikeability Scotland Awards & Cycling Champion of the Year Awards

Hosted by Glasgow City Council at the City Chambers, George Square.  Drinks and light refreshments will be served.  Click here for more details.

Tuesday 31 October: Technology and Innovation Centre, George Street, Glasgow

08.45 Registration, exhibition,  networking and refreshments

Conference hosted and chaired by BBC Sports presenter Rhona McLeod

09.45 Morning plenary session

  • 09.45 – 10.00 Introduction by conference host Rhona McLeod
  • 10.00 – 10.30 Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands
  • 10.30 – 10.50 Welcome to the City by Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convenor for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction
  • 10.50 – 11.00 Round up from Rhona

11.00 Refreshments, Exhibition and Networking

11.45 Morning plenary session (continued)

  • 11.45 – 11.55 Maureen Kidd, Chair, Cycling Scotland
  • 11.55 – 12.45 Karen Haley, Indianapolis Cultural Trail

12.45 Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

13.45 – 15.05 Breakout Sessions:  

Delegates will be able to choose one of three in-depth sessions, allowing delegates to participate in more debate and really to get into the big issues that affect our daily work in getting more people cycling more often.  Click here for more details.

15.05 – 15.20 Refreshments

15.20 Afternoon plenary session: Making cycling safer and more attractive.

  • 15.20 – 15.40 Chief Inspector Craig Linton, Road Policing Division Area Commander (West), Police Scotland.
  • 15.40 – 16.00 Michele Bryans, Acting Manager, Connswater Community Greenway
  • 16.00 – 16.10 Q&A session

16.10  Conference Summary by Rhona McLeod

16.15 Conference close.


Delegates can choose either the full 2-day package, including the Study Tours and Civic Reception on Monday 30 October, or the conference day only on Tuesday 31 October.

Bring along your bike to take advantage of the Dr Bike basic bicycle servicing offered by Bike for Good throughout the day.   With a van packed full of tools, lubricants and small spare parts to help you stay on the road, their experienced mechanic will carry out a 20-point check over, adjusting what is required and supplying and fitting small consumable parts, such as brake blocks and cables. Each bicycle will receive a detailed feedback form, informing the bicycle owner what work has been carried out and what additional work is required.