CYCLISTS are to thank the workmen building a new bike lane with a Saturday morning tea break.

Community groups and locals are planning to ride down the completed stretch of the South City Way with tea, coffee, cake and tattie scones for the people working on the lanes.

Organisers want to thank workers for their efforts creating the safe cycle space.

And they are calling for anyone who wants to help out to show their support.

A spokesman for the event said: "We also feel it is important to show other projects in the city that segregated cycle lanes are what people on bikes need, on new and redeveloped streets.

"Final plans for the Byres Road redevelopment are shortly due to go public and GoBike is very concerned that these will not provide a segregated cycling space for people on bikes.

"Help us show Glasgow City Council that we support safe spaces for cycling and that we believe that they should feature in every project going into our roads.

"This is an open invite for everyone to join us to show support.

"Hopefully see you there."

GoBike, Friends of South City Way and Space for People Byres Road are all involved.

The cycle event will leave from the gates at the entrance to Queen's Park at the top of Victoria Road at 11am on Saturday, May 12.