Dr Bike - the mobile bicycle repair and maintenance experts - are setting up repair and refreshment stations on two key COP26 cycling diversion routes to encourage people to leave their car at home and get on their bikes during the climate change conference.
The Dr Bike stations on Kelvinhaugh Street and Broomielaw will have two mechanics on hand to provide expert bike advice as well as a free comprehensive 20-point bike safety check which could include replacing inner tubes, cables and brake blocks as required.
Whilst your bike is being checked, free refreshments will be available, including organic vegan sausage rolls, chocolate cookies and hot beverages. Biodegradable ponchos will be handed out, as will rechargeable lights to ensure everyone can use their bikes safely through the winter.
The Dr Bike stations will be available from Tuesday 2 November until Thursday 4 November as well as Monday 8 November, Tuesday 9 November and Friday 12 November. Station operating hours will be 0730-1000 and 1600-1800.
The Dr Bike stations will be operating at Broomielaw on 2 Nov (AM), 3 Nov (PM), 4 Nov (AM), 8 Nov (AM), 9 Nov (PM) and 12 Nov (AM) and on Kelvinhaugh Street on 2 Nov (PM), 3 Nov (AM), 4 Nov (PM), 8 Nov (PM), 9 Nov (AM) and 12 Nov (PM).
The Scottish Government’s Smarter Choices, Smarter Places travel behaviour programme has provided the cash for the stations.
The council is urging people to leave their car at home during COP26 and to use public transport, walk, wheel or cycle instead. Whilst some cycle ways have been temporarily closed as part of the COP26 security operation, alternative routes are available and have been signposted accordingly.
Full details of all the road network, footpath and cycle way closures are available on the Get Ready Glasgow website. The website also has details of diversions and day-by-day ‘heat’ maps which show where there will be congestion relating to COP26 events.