Play on Pedals

Recent Project Activity

Bikes for children aged 2-5
Urgent call for bike donations to help Play on Pedals Press Release
Play on Pedals, an initiative designed to teach every 4-year-old in Glasgow how to cycle, is seeking donations of small children’s bikes as part of a city wide Bike Amnesty.
The Play on Pedals launch event outside the Glasgow Bike Station
Play on Pedals says a big 'thank you' after incredible first year Blog
Suzanne Forup, CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, leads the partnership behind Play on Pedals - a Glasgow-based initiative that is enabling pre-school children to explore the playful side of cycling.
Team CTC in Scotland - Suzanne, Polly, Bryan and Carrie
Meet CTC's 'Team Scotland' Blog
CTC's Assistant Head of Development in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, introduces her small but perfectly formed team. You can meet them all at the CTC Scotland AGM and Gathering on 22 November in Edinburgh, where they will be talking about their projects alongside campaigners from CTC Scotland.
Aileen McGlynn OBE and James McCallum with children in Glasgow
Top cyclists support Play on Pedals News
Play on Pedals has received support from two of Scotland's cycling heroes - triple Paralympic Gold medal winner Aileen McGlynn OBE, who recently scooped two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games, and James McCallum, who won bronze in Melbourne in 2006.

Play on Pedals website

Project Objectives

Wee Mc Wheelie logo was designed by 7 year old Mia Coppin

Play on Pedals is a project funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and winner of the 2014 Dream Fund, receiving £232,000 - a record individual award; Play on Pedals is only possible thanks to the support of  players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Play on Pedals is a partnership between CTC, Cycling Scotland, The Bike Station Glasgow and Play Scotland and is recognised by Glasgow City Council as a Community Based Games Legacy project delivering a very positive Legacy pre and post-Games'. 

Working with local ‘hero organisations’ and community groups over the next two years, Play on Pedals will ensure all 7,500 four year olds across Glasgow have the chance to learn to ride a bike before they start school.

Play on Pedals will do this by:

  • Working alongside project partners to distribute a 500-strong bike fleet of balance and pedal bikes across the city
  • Acknowledging 50 'Hero Organisations' who will receive training, resources and support to develop Play on Pedals within their local communities
  • Providing training for 500 volunteers to become instructors, tutors and basic bike mechanics
  • Co-ordinating 'bike swaps' through which families can exchange bikes for new sizes to suit childrens' needs
  • Supporting small community events and organising 'Glasgovia', a huge celebratory family ride across the city in 2015.

You can keep up to date with Play on Pedals on Facebook and Twitter or email Polly Jarman for more information. 




  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC): A company limited by guarantee, registered in England no.25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales No 1147607 and in Scotland No SC042541

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