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Date: Friday, 8th November 2013
Venue: Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Emirates Arena, Glasgow (1000 London Road, G40 3HG)
Thank you to all who participated in this year's Cycling Scotland Annual Conference which took place on Friday, 8th November at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.
Key speakers and participants include:
Chair: Jon Snow, President, CTC and Newscaster, Channel 4 News
Keith Brown, MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans, The Scottish Government
Cllr Archie Graham, Depute Leader and Executive Member for the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow City Council
Cllr Frank McAveety, Convener, Sustainability and the Environment Policy Development Committee, Glasgow City Council
Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Commissioner for London
Alison Johnstone, MSP, Co-Convener, Cross-Party Group on Cycling
Ian Aitken, Chief Executive, Cycling Scotland
Craig Burn, Chief Executive, Scottish Cycling
John Lauder, Director, Sustrans Scotland
Susan Swarbrick, Group Senior Features Writer, Herald & Times Group
Maureen Kidd, Director, Cycling Scotland and PhD at U. of Glasgow investigating the impact of the 2014 Commonwealth Games on young people living in the East End
…and roundtable workshops with representatives from campaign groups, local authorities, the Scottish Government and community groups. Please see the agenda for more information.
This year’s Cycling Scotland Conference provided a series of informative and inspiring speakers, discussing how national and local initiatives are helping to increase cycling. Delegates heard not only about national initiatives in Scotland – such as the refreshed Cycling Action Plan for Scotland – but also experiences and expertise from local authorities – such as study tours to new infrastructure in Glasgow, community groups, campaigners and other cities in the UK such as London, with the Mayor’s ambitious vision for cycling in the city. This was delivered amongst the backdrop of the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome which provides a real link to next year’s Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and how cycling can benefit from the Games and its legacy.
The conference brought together active travel professionals, campaigners, volunteers and national and local politicians to not only hear from the numerous speakers, but also to learn from each other and network to help support cycling in Scotland and beyond.
We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again at next year’s event.
Cycling Scotland, Company Number SC252907, Scottish Charity Number SC029760