Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle

Experience the incredible joy of cycling along the vibrant and scenic roads of Glasgow's city centre, taking in the rich history and modern charm of this dynamic urban landscape, on Sunday 9 June 2024.

Join in the fun on Sunday 9 June!

Everyone’s welcome at Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle – a brand-new cycling event for all ages, abilities and backgrounds taking place on a four-mile loop in Glasgow city centre.

Official Event Day Countdown






Explore the Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle Route

Join us for an exciting day exploring Glasgow's iconic landmarks by bike! The Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle route will take you on a journey through some of the city centre’s most famous areas, including Glasgow Green, Trongate, Merchant City and George Square.

You’ll be able to hop on and off your bike wherever – and whenever – you choose and do as many laps of the route as you like from 10:00 until 16:00 on Sunday 9 June.

And don’t miss the two free Festival Zones at George Square and Glasgow Green!

Led Rides

Join our Led Rides to and from the event

If you're taking part in Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle, why not join a free Led Ride to safely guide you to and from the event?

The Led Rides are supported by Ford’s Park the Car campaign, which encourages drivers to leave their cars at home for short journeys and cycle instead. More details on how to join one of our Led Rides will be available soon – sign up now for updates and we’ll be in touch with more info!

Partecipants with disabilities

Participants with disabilities

Get the lowdown on taking part, as well as the Event Day access and support on offer.

Festival ZoneS

Don't miss the free Festival Zones!

Take a break from the Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle route to visit the two free Festivals Zones at George Square and Glasgow Green.

Enjoy a variety of bike-based activities and family-friendly entertainment, as well as music, games and delicious food and drinks. From face painting and street performers to stunt displays and have-a-go activities, there’s something for everyone!

Bike hire

Hire an OVO Bike 

Don't have your own bike? Don't worry – you can still take part in Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle with an OVO bike! There are more than 50 docking stations across Glasgow, so you'll be able to pick up a bike and get riding with ease. Locate your nearest docking station or visit OVO Bikes’ website for information on how to get started. 


Ford’s Park the Car initiative

Ford is serious about reducing carbon emissions and preserving the planet for future generations and it is taking dramatic steps in order to do so. Ford is targeting carbon neutrality in Europe by 2035, including all of its vehicles, production facilities and supporting logistics.

However, preserving the planet and building a safer, healthier world requires more than electrified vehicles – in fact, sometimes it requires no vehicle at all. This is why Ford launched the Park the Car initiative, to encourage people to make healthy and informed choices about their travel habits, especially over short distances. Walking and cycling can help improve both physical and mental health, as well as ease traffic congestion in built-up areas.

Ford is partnering with a number of organisations, businesses and charities to enable as many people as possible to Park the Car. Ford's partnership with RideGlasgow highlights its commitment to encouraging car users to choose active travel for shorter journeys – and to its ambitious roll-out of electric vehicles and net zero targets.

Supporting Glasgow's Strategic Priorities: Encouraging Cycling for a Healthier Community

Ford RideGlasgow FreeCycle is committed to getting more people cycling in Glasgow, promoting active travel for shorter journeys and contributing to the city's climate and health goals.

The event is a fully inclusive, free-to-enter, traffic-free leisure, community and family bike ride that aims to get more people cycling in Glasgow, more often, and more safely.

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