Assemble from 2200hrs (that’s 10 o’clock at night) in the car park of the John McIntyre Building of Glasgow University

(it’s the building just inside the Main Gates at the TOP of the hill)

Ending at The Kinning Park Complex at about midnight

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: http://www.facebook.com/events/188252364618051/

Part of Glasgow University’s “Climate Week”


February 2012 Critical Mass and meet-up – This Friday

Recently Facebook revamped the “groups” feature so that existing members had to pop back and rejoin the group to keep receiving messages and event invitations. So two days ago the size of the Glasgow Critical Mass Facebook Group was 5 members. Including the 4 of us who were Admins beforehand.

However, in the last 48 hours we have had half a dozen new members join up, and in a fit of wild enthusiasm I’ve put up a ride event for this Friday.

Facebook page for the ride:

* http://www.facebook.com/groups/6202696383/10150536640106384/?notif_t=like#!/events/358281470859159/

Facebook page proper, for anyone that would like to join or rejoin:

* http://www.facebook.com/groups/6202696383/10150536640106384/?notif_t=like#!/groups/6202696383/

First Daylight Ride of the Year!!!

Thanks to everyone that came this evening and made it such a good ride. I can’t stress enough what a pleasure it was to have a nice tight ride without unnecessary provocation or aggro.

Conversation on the ride and and afterwards was pretty productive, leading to the following suggestions:

  • I should get myself organised and post up the flyers I have been banging on about
  • We need to have a masterclass on “corking” “the dynamic of Mass motion” so the uber-cyclists can ride as fast as they want without leaving the pack behind
  • there may have been other stuff but I was drinking and very tired…

I’ll try and get a flyer up in the next 24 hours if possible, then get some information on corking up. Then maybe even a flyer on corking, who knows? The sky’s the limit.

UPDATE – There was also a ten minute conversation on traffic light sequencing, focusing on how to AVOID going through on red, which someone has misreported as “rules regarding when to run a red light”

Since this is such a wallbanger I’ll do another post on just this topic, covering what we talked about, but not just yet as I’ve gone a bit mental with the posts in the last 24 hours.

Summer fun!

Next Critical Mass is on Friday August 27th, meeting at 6 in George Square as per usual.

There do seem to be more cyclists on the streets than there used to be, particulalry on the occasions when we have nice weather.  There also seem to be more bike-related enterprises.  Glasgow Bike Shed has now opened in the Barras market, and offers reconditioned bikes and advice on maintenance and cycling safety.

On Sunday the Broomielaw will be closed to cars for Glasgow Sky Ride.  There are various events on at Glasgow Green, featuring Chris Hoy and, er, Lorraine Kelly.  Still, if it gets people on their bikes…

June Critical Mass a big success – roll on July!

June Critical Mass in Glasgow

Photo: Robert Mercer

We had a great turnout (and pretty good weather) for Critical Mass on June 25th. We hope to see the same people and more on July 30th for the next one!

Glasgow Cycling Festival

Coming up this month: Glasgow Cycling Festival.  A week of cycling-related events – races, films, competitions and socials.  You can find out more at http://glasgowcyclefestival.cruxof.it/

Glasgow Cycling Festival flyer