Get on your bike this summer in Glasgow

Families from across Glasgow are invited to join Forestry Commission Scotland on a bike ride through Glasgow’s woodlands and greenspaces.

On Sunday 25th June, Forestry Commission Scotland is hosting a ‘Woodland Wheels’ day out for those who want to explore the city’s great outdoors by bike. Riders will be cycling from the Southwest Community Cycles to Cuningar Loop, Rutherglen. Bikes are provided for those who do not have their own.

The cycle ride, which is 10 miles each way and free to attend, is part of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Engagement programme, aimed at encouraging a diverse range of minority groups and faith communities to explore outdoors. People new to Glasgow are also encouraged to join the cycle to find out more about their new local forests and woodlands.

Romena Huq, Engagement Officer at Forestry Commission Scotland, said: 

“Cycling through our woodlands is the perfect way to get a bit further afield and explore more of the stunning scenery and it’s a great way to spot wildlife. A qualified herbalist will be joining the cycle to point out the medicinal properties of common trees and plants and lead activities such as outdoor cooking or making a herbal remedy over the campfire.

“Forestry Commission Scotland work together with local communities to organise events like these to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to spend time in their local woodlands and greenspaces. Our Woodland Wheels Rides programme offers people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to get outdoors and explore on a bike for free.”

The event and bikes are free of charge, provided by Forestry Commission Scotland, and need to be booked in advance.

If you would like to take part in this cycle, book your place by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

For more information about the Woodland Wheels Rides and events contact Romena Huq This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Event details

Date: Sunday 25th June 2017 Time: 10am – 5pm (please be there sharp) Location: Southwest Community Cycles 2092 Pollokshaws Road Glasgow G43 1AT (Pollockshaws West Train Station) Please book in advance and bring a packed lunch.

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.