26 March 2024

Go Cycle Fund evaluation showcases cycling success in Glasgow

A group of three people taking part in a cycling lesson with an instructor on a tarmac area in a park

The Go Cycle Glasgow Fund, created by Glasgow Life to support the city's cycling activation programme and engage local communities with the inaugural 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, delivered significant, wide-ranging benefits according to an independent evaluation published this week.  

Conducted by Glasgow Centre for Population Health, the Go Cycle Glasgow Fund Evaluation highlights positive impacts across 5 key priority areas, including, accessibility, reducing barriers to participation, engaging under-represented groups in the city, and sustainability. 

Community groups could apply for up to £10,000 to create accessible and sustainable cycling projects, to inspire more local people to take up or return to cycling. Priority was given to groups working with young people, women, people with disabilities, low-income families, and minority ethnic groups, making it possible for more people, regardless of background or ability, to enjoy the benefits and power of the bike.

The impact was measured through an online survey, with feedback collected from 26 out of 29 funded organisations. To read more on their impact visit https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/news/go-cycle-fund-evaluation-showcases-cycling-success-in-glasgow