12 April 2024

Walking and Wheeling Festival coming to Glasgow next month

The Glasgow Walking and Wheeling Festival, which celebrates walking and wheeling and promotes active travel, will take place on Glasgow Green on 11 May.

The free festival will have a range of activities for families and people of all ages, including health walks around Glasgow Green, outdoor games, free bike repairs, taster sessions for adapted bikes, free health check-ups, music, face painting and arts and crafts. Glasgow City Council's Avenues team will also be available to provide updates on the development of these city centre public realm projects.

The Glasgow Walking and Wheeling Festival is being organised by the Glasgow Avenues Programme in partnership with Glasgow Life, Sustrans and is supported by a number of organisations who are volunteering to deliver the event.

Wheeling can be defined as an equivalent alternative to foot/pedestrian-based mobility and includes wheelchairs, mobility scooters and rollators.

People can drop into the festival on the day between 11am and 3pm on 11 May. In the two weeks after the main event, the festival will continue with theme walks across the city, including history and heritage strolls, a teddy bear's picnic for young children and longer hikes - booking is required.

Local artists Walker and Bromwich are working with local schools and communities to prepare a Festival Procession.

Information is available at: Walking and Wheeling Festival (arcgis.com).