Play Together on Pedals

A Play Together on Pedals session in Glasgow
A Play Together on Pedals session in Glasgow

Play Together on Pedals

Play Together on Pedals works with families across Glasgow and Edinburgh to help them start pedalling together. The fun and freedom of cycling helps children develop key life skills, brings physical and mental health benefits, and encourages families to make short journeys without a car.

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Cycling is brilliant for kids – it’s fun, great physical exercise and helps develops their independence. Play Together on Pedals teaches preschool children to cycle through a playful programme delivered in nurseries and through community organisations. It’s a partnership between Cycling UK, Cycling Scotland and Play Scotland.

Encouraging parents and families to get involved is vital to creating sustainable behaviour change. That’s why Play Together on Pedals offers family-friendly try out sessions and drop-in activities, so that families that are new to cycling can build confidence, get advice, test equipment and discover local routes.

Since 2014, the project has helped to teach more than 8,000 preschool children in Scotland to ride a bike. This helps them to develop important life skills like coordination and balance. It also breaks down the barriers young people face to participating in physical activity – especially important in areas of health inequalities and multiple deprivation.

Cycling together helps families gain independence, maintain a healthy lifestyle and have a lot of fun too! Access to a sustainable, low cost way to travel encourages families to leave the car at home – so cycling is not only a healthy way to travel, there are also many environmental benefits too.

You can keep up to date with Play Together on Pedals on Facebook and Twitter.

Play Together on Pedal in Glasgow is funded by Glasgow City Council through the Smarter Choices Smarter Places fund. Play Together on Pedal in Edinburgh is funded by Transport Scotland.

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