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Over 55’s Women’s Heritage Bike Ride

20th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Five women are cycling leisurely towards us over a pedestrian bridge. It’s a summer day and the sky is blue.

Glasgow’s East End has plenty of bicycle related history: from the factory which produces the early bicycle, to the velodrome which hosted the Commonwealth Games. Follow our volunteer guides who’ll lead us at a gentle pace allow cycle paths with frequent stops to learn about some of the pioneers of women’s cycling.

Over 55’s Women’s Heritage Bike Ride, Saturday 20th August, 1pm to 3pm, Free, 55+

Five women are cycling leisurely towards us over a pedestrian bridge. It’s a summer day and the sky is blue.
Credit: Belles on Bikes

Back in 2014, our volunteers developed this women’s heritage bike ride and uncovered lots of great stories about women’s relationship with bikes: from the pioneering athletes of the 1930’s, to how fashion was influenced by women taking to this new mode of travel, via the Victorian fear that cycling would cause women irreparable damage.

Hear more as our volunteer guides lead you at a gentle pace along cycle paths (no hills) with frequent stops to learn about share some key events in women’s cycling history.

We’re offering this led bike ride for women over 55 of all speeds, but please note this ride will be a slow pace with lots of breaks.

“Great pace, interesting stops and enjoyed learning about the East End.” – Bike ride participant


This event is for Women* over 55 only. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here. You will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


Next Bikes are available for hire at Bridgeton Cross and Glasgow Green (subject to availability). Please visit www.nextbike.co.uk/en/glasgow/ for more information. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you.


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Over 55’s Women’s Heritage Bike Ride (20/8/22)
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20th August
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267