Walking & Wheeling Festival 2024

Glasgow to Host First Walking & Wheeling Festival from 11– 24 May 2024

A celebration of walking and wheeling is set to take place in with a launch event at Glasgow Green on Saturday 11th May. The term ‘wheeling’ can be defined as an equivalent alternative to foot/pedestrian-based mobility and includes wheelchairs, mobility scooters and rollators.

The free launch event from 11am – 3pm will have a range of activities for families and people of all ages and abilities including guided walks, outdoor games, mini health checks, arts and crafts, taster sessions for adapted bikes, face-painting, music and information stands. There will be a procession around the Green at 1.30pm led by a community brass band.

In the two weeks after the main event, the Festival will continue with themed walks across the city, including history and heritage strolls, a teddy bear's picnic for young children and longer hikes - booking is required.

The Glasgow Walking & 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.

Councillor Angus Millar, Convener for Climate and Transport at Glasgow City Council, said: "The Walking & Wheeling Festival will offer lots of fun and interesting activities to take part in next month, and at the Glasgow Green event on 11 May, there will be the chance to find out more about what is being done in Glasgow city centre and beyond to make it easier for people who walk or wheel to get around our streets."

Caroline Austin, Engagement Officer for Sustrans, said: "Walking and wheeling are great ways to get around and explore your local area, and even to get into the city centre! Leave the stress of the car at home and improve your physical health and overall wellbeing. We strongly encourage everyone to join us at Glasgow Green on 11 May and take part in all the fun activities on offer."

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