Sunday, August 23, 2009

Skyride Glasgow

Skyride Glasgow - 06
Originally uploaded by barry_williams.

Today I decided to something energetic...

Years ago I bought a bicycle and used it about 4 or 5 times and then stored it in the shed or garden occasionally washing it...

Skyride is a push to get more cyclists out and about, so they closed portions of the roads between Glasgow Green and Bells bridge. Marshalls and police then directed thousands of cyclists around this traffic free circuit.

I went around the circuit twice - enjoyed the atmosphere and regained my cycling enthusiasm, I even signed up for a "Skyride local" around Bellahouston park next week!!

This was quite a large event and included some celebrities (Sir Chris Hoy, Ross Edgar and Gethin Jones) along with mountain bike stunts and extreme BMX. I could even say I cycled along with Chris Hoy - but so did a few hundred others...

Quite fun - this photo is of "Rock God" one of the tricyclists who played out music whilst doing the circuit. I quite liked the "make some noise" drummers from Real Radio under Glasgow Central Bridge along Broomielaw.

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