A free Glasgow festival has been announced to help encourage women into cycling.

Women on Wheels, Glasgow’s community cycling hub for women, is hosting the event at Queen’s Park on Saturday, July 8.

The group wants to empower women of all backgrounds and abilities to become confident cyclists.

This includes those that have never ridden a bike and will be given extra support to learn.

The day will include family-friendly activities like, learn-to-ride group lessons for complete beginners and those who want to get back on a bike, hour-long confidence-building led rides around Glasgow, maintenance classes covering safety checks and roadside repairs, and craft making.

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Activities will take place in Queens Park at the Victoria Road entrance between 11am and 5pm.

The Festival is supported and funded by EventScotland through the Community Cycling Fund.

Shgufta Anwar, Founding Director of Women on Wheels says “We are super excited to invite women to our free Cycle Festival In the run-up to the UCI Cycling Championships being in Glasgow over August.

“Women are less likely to cycle than men and have so many more barriers and we are working actively to help reduce their barriers to get more women on a bike/back on a bike in time for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.”

Robbie Clyde, Head of EventScotland, said: “EventScotland is delighted to be supporting Women on Wheels through the Community Cycling Fund which is enabling opportunities for more people to enjoy the benefits of cycling through a range of events and activities as we move closer to the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

“Events play an important role in our communities, enabling us all to connect, enjoy and share memorable experiences - having them in our calendar further strengthens Scotland’s position as the perfect stage for events.”