Learn about Dublin and Glasgow public bike hire schemes at the Cycling Scotland Conference

Posted by Katie Wright / 31/10/2014

    nextbike glasgowCycling Scotland Conference: Public bike hire inspiration from Dublin






Cycling Scotland Conference looks forward to welcoming  Rob Grisdale, Managing Director of NextBike UK and former Major of Dublin Cllr Andrew Montague, the pioneer of  one of the worlds most successful bike hire schemes to this year’s Cycling Scotland conference.

  • Rob Grisdale will lead a study tour on Thursday 13th November , taking delegates from the City Chambers to the Glasgow Bike Station to hear more about  Glasgow Nextbikes, the biggest mass cycle hire scheme outside of London.
  • Cllr Montague will then address the Conference on Friday 14th November as a plenary speaker, sharing his inspiring journey of  transforming Dublin into a cycle-friendly city with one of the world’s most successful public bike hire schemes.

cllrmontagueCllr Andrew Montague

robgrisadle2 Rob Grisdale, MD of NextBike UK

Sign up for the Cycling Scotland Conference 13 & 14 November

Key facts: Success for cycling in Dublin:

  • Back in 2009 the Dublin Bike hire scheme was launched, championed by Cllr Andrew Montague and according to the Guardian newspaper has become one of the most successful bike hire schemes in the world.
  • The number of bikes has trebled since the scheme began to 1,500 and has recently reached 50, 000 members.

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Key facts: Cycling on the rise in Glasgow:

  • Since 2007, cycling in the city has reportedly risen by 207%.
  • In June 2014, the launch of Glasgow NextBike Public Bike hire, the first of it’s kind in Scotland, saw over 400 bikes become available for hire in what will eventually become 31 locations around the city.
  • NextBike Glasgow saw over 20,000 hires in the first 9 weeks of operation.


Cycling Scotland Conference
13 & 14 November 2014

The Cycling Scotland Conference, taking place on 13th and 14th November at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, Glasgow, will be chaired by Philip Darnton, Executive Director of the Bicycle Association.
Tickets, further details of speakers and programme along with exhibition opportunities are available at:


Tweeting about the Conference? Please use #csconf14 and @CyclingScotland


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