Glasgow meet will take place on November 8th at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Jon Snow to chair Cycling Scotland conference

This year’s Cycling Scotland Conference will be chaired by television presenter and CTC president Jon Snow.

To be held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow on November 8th, the conference will discuss how national and local initiatives are helping to increase cycling.

Delegates will not only hear about initiatives in Scotland, but also about experiences from other local authorities and cities in the UK, including the Mayor of London’s ambitious vision for cycling from Cycling Commissioner for London, Andrew Gilligan.

The conference will see the launch of the National Assessment of Local Authority Cycling Policy, bringing together active travel professionals, campaigners and local and national politicians to give the opportunity to network, learn from each other and support cycling in Scotland and beyond.

Key speakers and participants include:
· Jon Snow, President CTC and Channel 4 Newsreader
· Keith Brown MSP, Minister for Transport and Veterans, The Scottish Government
· Councillor Archie Graham, Depute Leader and Exec Member for the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow City Council
· Councillor Frank McAveety, Convener, Sustainability and the Environment Policy, Glasgow City Council
· Andrew Gilligan, Cycling Commissioner for London
· Alison Johnstone MSP, Co-Convener, Cross Party Group on Cycling
· Ian Aitken, Chief Executive, Cycling Scotland
· Craig Burn, Chief Executive, Scottish Cycling

Ian Aitken, chief executive of Cycling Scotland, said: “I am very much looking forward to holding this year’s conference in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. The launch of the National Assessment of Local Authority Cycling Policy ties in well with the refreshed Cycling Action Plan for Scotland, which reiterated the Scottish Government’s vision of ten per cent of everyday journeys being by bike by 2020. Earlier this year, the Ministerial Cycling Summit saw elected members and heads of transport meet to discuss support for a wide variety of cycling policies. The Cycling Scotland Conference is always a popular event and I would encourage people to register early to avoid disappointment.”

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