Play on Pedals

Recent Project Activity

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.
Polly Jarman, CTC Development  Officer, Play on Pedals
Play on Pedals in Glasgow Blog
Polly Jarman is the new Development Officer for CTC’s Play on Pedals and her mission is to get every 4 year old in Glasgow riding a bike.
The team behind Play on Wheels
CTC leads collaboration to get every four-year-old in Glasgow cycling News
A new CTC-led project will allow every four-year-old child in Glasgow the opportunity to learn to ride a bike thank to The People's Postcode Lottery
Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) Scotland
What is CTC up to in Scotland Blog
CTC is a UK wide organisation, but at the same time it has a distinctive CTC Scotland 'region' which represents and deals, as best it can, with all the specifically Scottish issues.

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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