Breakout sessions

Our 2023 breakout sessions explored key issues: road safety and infrastructure, access to bikes and storage, and cycle training.

Concern about road safety is the number one barrier to more people cycling. This session explored the actions needed to tackle dangerous driving, as well as the importance of a network of cycle paths, separate from people walking and driving, to help people cycle more safely.

  • Becca Thomas (New Practice)
  • Daisy Narayanan (City of Edinburgh Council)
  • Simon Bradshaw (Cycling Scotland)

Improving access to bikes and having a safe space to store them is a social justice issue. We heard from projects in Edinburgh, Fife, and Dundee on projects working to break down barriers to more people cycling:

  • Kate Spalding (Fife Council)
  • Matthew McLachlan (Edinburgh High School)
  • Russell Pepper (Dundee City Council)

Learning how to cycle is vital in helping more people to travel by bike, particularly for children, women and under-represented groups.

  • Gordon Smith (Scottish Borders Council) and David Collins (Cycling Scotland)
  • Katharine Cory (University of Strathclyde / Shawlands Bike Bus) 
  • Madhavi Apparala (ScoreScotland)